They should just organize a spinoff. Call it the ‘sup restauraunt chain, short for “What’s up?”, where the UP comes from UnderPerforming...
How about turning some of them back into Roy Rogers! I miss Roy’s. Lord knows I bought enough holsters of fries for the long commute home. (In NJ, and I finished them before I got back to NYC, and before Bloomberg was mayor, but I’m sure he was still planning ...)
Earlier this year, we stopped at the one in Greenville, Alabama and it was the dirtiest Wendy's I have ever visited.
I've never seen more empty storefronts in my life. I imagine all the heartache and broken dreams these failed businesses represent.
And then I picture Zippy on one of his five-star vacations.
I never disliked Wendy’s food, but I rarely stopped at them if there was any other choice; and haven’t been in one for over 15 years, because...
I can NOT drive and “drink” a Frosty; and on the road, I’m not interested in going in to sit & eat; I want & need to keep on truckin’.
I could NOT get a SHAKE! And I got tired of asking if they had shakes yet. Not serving milkshakes at a burger joint is like not offering grilled onions & mushrooms at a steakhouse.
I can eat a burger & fries behind the wheel, using one hand and not looking at the food (I know where my mouth and hand are!) but, I can’t do that with a large drink cup & a spoon; and the Frosty could never be sucked through a straw until it melted.
That was okay (The Silver Goblet Milkshake) at Bob’s Big Boy, as I was seated to spoon it up; not trying to drive.
Call me a cliche, but when I get a burger & fries, I want a MILKSHAKE with it.
And, more to the point, a CHOICE of flavors, not Chocolate-Take-it-Or-Leave-It! Yes, MAYBE chocolate; but sometimes pineapple, or banana, or raspberry, or cherry, or a mixture of two or more: that’s why I go to DQ.
I understand that they do (allegedly) have some shakes now; and even a choice of flavors, but it is years too late to entice me back.