Wendy's Hamburgers Wants Chesterfield Business
Valvoline would be next door.
Wendy's, a hamburger chain known for square meat patties and its "Frosty," wants to move into Chesterfield Valley.
City planners said Monday night that proposals for a Wendy's were in the works for a spot near an incoming Valvoline oil changing business in Chesterfield Valley.
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Wendy's founder was orphan Dave Thomas, who named the business after his daughter. The first store opened in 1969 in Columbus, OH, according to the company's website. Thomas supported programs for children as his business prospered. He died in 2002 at age 70.
The company took a financial beating nationwide in March 2005 when a San Jose, CA woman put a severed human fingertip into her Wendy's chili and claimed it was from the restaurant. The disgusting hoax was uncovered and she was prosecuted, and jailed. But prior to the discovery, Wendy's lost millions of dollars in business as customers avoided the chain.
Wendy's was known as the first hamburger fast food restaurant to add a salad bar, back in the 1970s, and proved successful.