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Wendy's Opens First Fast-Food Restaurant in Russia
voanews.com ^ | August 24, 2011 | Jessica Golloher

Posted on 08/24/2011 1:10:33 PM PDT by klpt

Wendy’s has opened its first restaurant in Russia, the burgers, fries and even the ice cream drink make you feel just like you are in the United States. But Russia’s rendition of the company’s wholesome red-headed icon, Wendy, is raising some eyebrows.

It was not too long ago in Russia that choice was a dirty word, as this Wendy’s commercial from the 1980s suggests. So anything American in Russia was a big deal.

Like when the very first fast-food restaurant - McDonald's - opened in Russia here on Pushkin Square in 1990.

"It was an incredible deal. I was here," said advertising executive John Rose, owner of Rose Creative Strategies in Moscow. "First of all you have got to remember there were no restaurants, really, in Moscow at the time; very few brands. The excitement it caused was incredible. People did not have a lot of money, and the idea that they could get a Western meal for that kind of money was something special."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; Russia
KEYWORDS: russia; wendys

1 posted on 08/24/2011 1:10:36 PM PDT by klpt
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2 posted on 08/24/2011 1:12:18 PM PDT by dfwgator
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-tn_lUnAFc


3 posted on 08/24/2011 1:14:23 PM PDT by dfwgator
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Wendy, for Russian's.


4 posted on 08/24/2011 1:14:27 PM PDT by Palter (Celebrate diversity .22, .223, .25, 9mm, .32 .357, 10mm, .44, .45, .500)
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I remember this, evening wear, beach wear


5 posted on 08/24/2011 1:15:25 PM PDT by Taffini ( Mr. Pippen and Mr. Waffles do not approve and neither do I)
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To: Palter
Где же говядина?
6 posted on 08/24/2011 1:15:41 PM PDT by dfwgator
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7 posted on 08/24/2011 1:15:48 PM PDT by klpt
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I wonder how the Russians would react to a Hooters restaurant.


8 posted on 08/24/2011 1:17:05 PM PDT by mlocher (Is it time to cash in before I am taxed out?)
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Good news! Thanks for posting. HOORAY Wendy’s!

They’re usually very good but the last 3X here in White Lake, Michigan...when ordering the #1 combo at the drive thru...the hamburger has not been very hot...in fact not even lukewarm. It might be a while before I go back.


9 posted on 08/24/2011 1:18:38 PM PDT by PGalt
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The best commercial of all time.


10 posted on 08/24/2011 1:18:45 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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I wonder how the Russians would react to a Hooters restaurant.


11 posted on 08/24/2011 1:19:32 PM PDT by mlocher (Is it time to cash in before I am taxed out?)
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Will they have borscht on the dollar menu?


12 posted on 08/24/2011 1:19:38 PM PDT by Califreak (Degenerate the faithful with that crazy casbah sound)
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To: klpt

I wonder how the Russians would react to a Hooters restaurant.


13 posted on 08/24/2011 1:19:43 PM PDT by mlocher (Is it time to cash in before I am taxed out?)
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I remember this, evening wear, beach wear

Very nice.

14 posted on 08/24/2011 1:33:30 PM PDT by null and void (Day 943 of America's holiday from reality...)
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I wonder how the Russians would react to a Hooters restaurant.

"I jump in it."

Funny how now in commercials, it's the Russians that are portrayed as the capitalists.

15 posted on 08/24/2011 1:35:48 PM PDT by dfwgator
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“Do you want vodka with that?”


16 posted on 08/24/2011 1:39:19 PM PDT by twister881
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Clinton’s NAFTA in action.


17 posted on 08/24/2011 1:41:59 PM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: Palter

How do you get a side order of this!?!


18 posted on 08/24/2011 5:04:50 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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“Day wear, swim wear, evening wear! Very nice! “Having no choice is no fun’’


19 posted on 08/24/2011 5:06:54 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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Now, what was the original Wendy's slogan?

Ah yes... "Hot 'n' Juicy".

20 posted on 08/24/2011 5:16:46 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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Why does their version of Wendy’s seem so much awesomer?


21 posted on 08/24/2011 6:06:28 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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