Bill Binns

Why Are Wendy’s Burgers Square? Blame Dave Thomas’ Grandma

Always listen to your grandmother. That’s the takeaway we’re getting from the story of how Wendy’s iconic square burger patties came to be. [More]

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Police: Wendy’s Customer Trashed Restaurant Because She Was “Dissatisfied” With Her Order

It can no doubt be frustrating when you’re not happy with your fast food order, but taking out that anger by trashing the restaurant is not a productive way to deal with your emotions — and it’ll also get you in trouble with the police. [More]

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Wendy’s Blaming Weak Sales Growth On Cheap Groceries That Keep People At Home

When you’re a national fast food chain, you can’t just sit back and coast — you’ve got to constantly increase sales to show you’re growing. Wendy’s is the latest chain to report weaker-than-expected sales growth, results the company is blaming on the fact that groceries are cheap, meaning more people are eating at home. [More]

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Wendy’s Quietly Getting Rid Of Antibiotics In Chicken

The same week that McDonald’s publicly touted that its chicken menu items are now 100% free of antibiotics, Wendy’s quietly changed its policies to establish a timeline for ridding its birds of antibiotics that are deemed medically important to humans. [More]

Nicholas Eckhart

Wendy’s Has Another Update On Their Payment Breach, Knows What Data Was Taken

As you may remember, earlier this summer, fast food and salad experience restaurant Wendy’s confirmed that “considerably more” than 300 of its stores fell victim to a malware attack starting in late 2015. Now, the fast food giant is spilling the chili beans on what customer information the hackers took. They extracted cardholder names, credit and debit card numbers, and card expiration dates. [More]

Nicholas Eckhart

Number Of Wendy’s Restaurants Hit In Malware Attack Now ‘Considerably Higher’ Than 300

Wendy’s, a fast food chain that serves burgers, fries, and salad experiences, has had some recent issues with malware. Specifically, they announced last month that about 300 franchisees had been hit with malware that breached customers’ card data. The investigation continued, though, and so did fraudulent charges. It turns out that there was another piece of malware lurking in payment systems. The number of stores hit is “considerably higher” than the company originally thought. [More]

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Guy Who Threw Alligator Into Wendy’s Drive-Thru Window Gets Probation, Ordered To Stay Away From Wendy’s

Remember the guy who chucked a live alligator through the open window of a Wendy’s drive-thru? Of course you do, because who throws alligators? He’s now paying for his self-proclaimed “stupid prank” with a year of probation and an order to stay away from the chain restaurant. [More]

The Wendy’s Company

Wendy’s Is Not Serving Salads, They’re Serving A ‘Salad Experience’

We’ve been talking about brand experiences here lately, with Cadillac opening a cafe and art gallery to explain what their brand feels like, and American Girl is building a new store that they hope will immerse fans in the brand. Well, fast food can do that, too: that’s why Wendy’s isn’t just serving salads in their restaurants. Their new chicken-quinoa offering is a salad experience. [More]

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Wendy’s Customer Claims Daughter’s Soda Came With Slimy Razor Blade

There are many things one would not want to find in their beverage, but a slimy razor blade has got to be one of the least appetizing. That’s what a mom in New Hampshire said she found in the bottom of a Wendy’s soda her daughter was drinking. [More]

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Prank Caller Strikes Minnesota Burger King, Workers Break All Windows

Back in February prank callers preyed on fast food restaurants like Jack in the Box, Burger King, and Wendy’s, instructing workers to break every window and door or face certain disaster. The prank hit again in Minnesota over the weekend, when employees of a Burger King smashed the store’s windows, following directions from what they thought was a fire department official.  [More]

Class Action Claims Wendy’s Negligently Exposed Customer Payment Info In January Breach

Class Action Claims Wendy’s Negligently Exposed Customer Payment Info In January Breach

Back in January, Wendy’s confirmed that it was looking into a data breach, adding later that it had found malicious software designed to steal customer information on computers that operate its payment processing system. As one might imagine, that didn’t go over well with some customers: a new class action claims the fast food chain was negligent in exposing its customers’ credit and debit card information to attackers. [More]

A Wendy's manager says she was bitten by an angry customer.

Angry Wendy’s Customer Arrested For Biting Manager For Mixed-Up Order

Fast food restaurants occasionally mix orders up; that’s why most of us spot-check our food before leaving. And while it’s acceptable to be a little perturbed when your order is wrong, it’s not acceptable to express your discontent by biting the manager.
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Man Arrested For Allegedly Throwing A Live Alligator Into Wendy’s Drive-Thru Window

There are a few things alligators do well: chomping on stuff, looking like dinosaurs, and gliding around in swamps, marshes, and the like. They are not good at flying, however, and as such, should not be tossed carelessly into the drive-thru window at Wendy’s. A Florida man was arrested recently for allegedly attempting to do just such a thing. [More]

Wendy’s Ditching “Now That’s Better” Motto For Something “Deliciously Different”

Wendy’s Ditching “Now That’s Better” Motto For Something “Deliciously Different”

While McDonald’s and Burger King have dominated the fast food slogan wars over the years with memorable phrases like “You deserve a break today,” and “Have it your way,” Wendy’s hasn’t really had a hit since the “Where’s the beef?” mania of the 1980s. But that hasn’t stopped the company from trying, as it ditches “Now that’s better” for the new “Deliciously different.”
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Arizona Wendy’s, Jack In The Box Hit By Prank Calls Instructing Workers To Break Restaurants’ Windows

If you work at a restaurant, or any other business with windows, take note: don’t listen to anyone who calls and tells you to break every window and door you can lay your hands on. We already heard about Burger King workers in California who fell prey to that prank recently, and now it seems the staff at both an Arizona Wendy’s and a Jack in the Box have played Simon Says, demolition version, as well. [More]

Nicholas Eckhart

Report: Wendy’s May Be Latest Victim Of Credit Card Data Breach

A burger and some chili or a baked potato seems like a great meal idea in this miserably snowy winter weather so many of us are having. Unfortunately, reports are saying that if you bought that tasty treat from Wendy’s with a credit or debit card recently, it may come with an unwanted side of fraud.

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Wendy’s Customer Says She Found Bugs In Baked Potato; Restaurant Says They Are Sprouts

Wendy’s Customer Says She Found Bugs In Baked Potato; Restaurant Says They Are Sprouts

Yet another fast food customer is claiming she was served up a little unwanted something extra with her meal, while the restaurant says it only looks like she was served up some bugs with her order.

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Burger King Introduces 5-Item Value Meal For $4

Burger King Introduces 5-Item Value Meal For $4

In an effort to attract new customers and bring old ones back, fast-food restaurants are bringing back value menus. Don’t call them dollar menus, though, even when the items do cost a dollar each. Or, in the case of a new value meal deal from Burger King, 80¢ each. [More]