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  • Civil Disobedience Expected In Fast Food Pay Fight

    09/02/2014 6:22:58 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 2,2014 | Candice Choi
    NEW YORK (AP) -- McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the industry's workers.
  • Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

    09/01/2014 3:14:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 107 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 1, 2014 5:55 PM EDT | Candice Choi
    McDonald’s, Wendy’s and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the industry’s workers. Kendall Fells, an organizing director for Fast Food Forward, said in an interview that workers in a couple of dozen cities were trained to peacefully engage in civil disobedience ahead of this week’s planned protests. Fells declined to say what exactly is in store for the protests in around 150 U.S. cities. But workers involved in the movement recently cited sit-ins as an example of strategies they...
  • Burger King in Talks to Buy Tim Hortons (tax inversion cited as reason)

    08/24/2014 4:59:02 PM PDT · by tellw · 55 replies
    WSJ ^ | 8/24/14 | Liz Hoffman and Dana Mattoli
    <p>Burger King Worldwide Inc. BKW +1.01% is in talks to buy Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc., THI.T +2.79% a deal that would be structured as a so-called tax inversion and move the hamburger seller's domicile abroad, according to people familiar with the matter.</p>
  • Just Who Is That Wendy's Girl?

    07/17/2014 9:52:04 AM PDT · by Rides_A_Red_Horse · 108 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 16, 2014 | Lizbeth Scordo
    She’s got copper-colored locks, a peppy personality, an ethnically diverse group of friends, and she knows how to talk millions of Americans into buying a Monterey Ranch Crispy Chicken Sandwich. She’s the Wendy’s Girl. The actress who has played the all-knowing, slightly kooky burger lover for two years is a 28-year-old Alabama native named Morgan Smith Goodwin. (She added her second surname after marrying Dave Goodwin, manager of New York City restaurant Gramercy Tavern.) And while her character has remained nameless in the fast food chain’s TV commercials, it’s not a far stretch to assume she’s Wendy, the freckled little...
  • Food fight: Rising income disparity and the struggle for higher wages

    05/15/2014 7:42:33 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 15 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | May 15, 2014 | JACQUELINE NELSON
    Steven Wilkerson spends long hours working alone at three restaurants in a Hess gas station in Tampa – a Dunkin’ Donuts, a Quiznos and a Godfathers Pizza – all for just $8.50 (U.S.) per hour. Three years ago he made just $7.50. The 28-year-old former U.S. Marine tried to find a role in communications, and later security, after his tour of duty in Iraq. He went to more than 30 interviews, but was told repeatedly that he didn’t have enough experience for jobs he wanted. “You know, everybody tells you when you’re in the military you’ll get any job you...
  • WATCH: Wendy’s Employee Assaulted In ‘Smack Cam’ Attack - Perps Put It Up on YouTube

    04/28/2014 10:41:39 AM PDT · by montag813 · 24 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 04-28-2014 | Jason DeWitt
    by Jason DeWitt | Top Right NewsIn an attack reminiscent of the “Knockout Game,” a Wendy’s employee was assaulted in what is known as “Smack Cam” - the latest sick trend of the "thug culture." In the video posted on YouTube, a teenage boy is recorded at an Austin Wendy’s Tuesday night going up to 16-year-old Calaybra Jones pretending to order. The teenager then smacks her across the face before running out into a getaway car. WATCH:
  • NY City Council Member Barron And Community Leaders Oppose Denny’s in East New York

    01/13/2014 6:26:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Black Star News ^ | January 13, 2014 | Special to the Black Star
    Brooklyn - Council Member Inez Barron is opposed to her Council district being the site for Denny’s Restaurant reported new location on Pennsylvania Ave between Linden Boulevard and Stanley Avenue. “It is insulting for Denny’s to seek to come into a community that is Black and Latino. Just as we fought successfully to keep Wal-Mart with a similar history of discrimination and low wage workers with minimal benefits from coming to our community, we will wage the battles necessary to keep Denny’s out,” Councilmember Barron says. "Denny’s racist and discriminatory past cannot be ignored. In 1994, Denny’s paid out an...
  • Police: Wendy’s employee drops pot in burger

    12/06/2013 12:51:04 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 69 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 11:29 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 | Marcus K. Garner
    ... "Upon arrival at home, she took her food out of the bag and noticed a strange odor in her hamburger,” Gaddis said. “When she opened it, she discovered a partially smoked marijuana cigarette.” The woman took the burger and her receipt back to the restaurant and reported it to the manager and called police. “They were able to speak with the suspect, who admitted that she was responsible,” Gaddis said. “She had been smoking while she worked. When she was fixing the burger, part of the marijuana fell into the burger.” ...
  • Wage Strikes Planned at Fast-Food Outlets

    12/02/2013 4:42:55 AM PST · by Biggirl · 43 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Published: December 1, 2013 | Steven Greenhouse
    Seeking to increase pressure on McDonald’s, Wendy’s and other fast-food restaurants, organizers of a movement demanding a $15-an-hour wage for fast-food workers say they will sponsor one-day strikes in 100 cities on Thursday and protest activities in 100 additional cities.
  • Kerry Kennedy, Farmworker protest Wendy's in NYC

    05/23/2013 10:46:03 AM PDT · by oxcart · 6 replies
    <p>Short AP articles must be excerpted to 50% at all times.</p>
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    05/17/2013 8:37:17 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 145 replies
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  • Wendy’s might close up to 130 restaurants

    03/09/2013 4:01:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | March 1, 2013
    As Wendy’s Co. continues its effort to modernize restaurants, up to 130 U.S. restaurants could be closed in the coming year because they are not making enough money to be worthy of being remodeled or rebuilt. The news came yesterday as the Dublin-based company announced earnings for the fourth quarter and full year. Wendy’s is beginning the third year of its Image Activation program to raze, rebuild or remodel nearly half of its 600 company-owned stores by the end of 2015. So far, the Dublin-based fast-food restaurant has rebuilt 58 company-owned stores since 2011, and it plans to rebuild or...
  • Backlash Against Wendy’s, Taco Bell Franchisees for Cutting Hours and Blaming Obamacare

    01/09/2013 3:57:44 PM PST · by drewh · 77 replies
    Media Bistro ^ | January 9, 2013 12:11 PM | By Elizabeth S. Mitchell
    Backlash Against Wendy’s, Taco Bell for Cutting Hours and Blaming Obamacare By Elizabeth S. Mitchell on January 9, 2013 12:11 PM Few things grab the public’s attention like a celebrity-backed boycott, protest, or backlash against a specific brand or company. Today, Wendy’s and Taco Bell find themselves on the wrong end of just this sort of upheaval. Roughly 100 Wendy’s employees in the Omaha, Nebraska area will have their weekly schedules reduced to 28 hours a week so that they will no longer qualify for the health care benefits that “Obamacare” mandates for full-time employees. A Taco Bell in Guthrie,...
  • Why Mal Reynolds Would Be Disappointed with Nathan Fillion

    01/09/2013 10:54:42 AM PST · by Marcus · 22 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | Jan. 9, 2013 | Mark R. Whittington
    A group of celebrities have decided to boycott Wendy's because that company is alleged to have cut hours for its employees to get out from under the requirements imposed for Obamacare. There are two things wrong with this. The first wrong thing is that only a single Wendy's franchise owner is taking this course of action and not the entire chain. The Washington Free Beacon reports that the franchise owner in Omaha, Neb., (not southern California) is taking this action because he cannot afford to provide the health care insurance that Obamacare requires for his full-time employees. It is either...
  • To Sidestep Obamacare, Wendy’s Reduces Hours for Hundreds in Nebraska

    01/09/2013 8:09:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 08 Jan 2013 02:35 PM | Michael Mullins
    Employees at various Wendy’s restaurant locations in Nebraska will work fewer hours this year, reportedly due to costs associated with Obamacare. Under the new healthcare law, businesses with 50 or more “full-time” employees must offer health benefits to their staffers working between 32 and 38 hours. Non-managerial workers at Omaha-area Wendy’s will see their hours cut to 28 hours a week, according to local NBC affiliate WOWT. … The number of employees in Omaha who will be affected by the decision is in question. The Huffington Post reported approximately 300 staffers, while WOWT reported 100 workers. There are 11 Wendy’s...
  • Celebs Mangle Facts, Call for Wendy's Boycott Over ObamaCare Cutbacks

    01/08/2013 10:17:35 PM PST · by chessplayer · 45 replies
    Liberal celebrities are piling on the Wendy's fast food chain, facts and economic realities be darned. Dan Savage, Nathan Fillion and Sarah Silverman are tweeting for others to join their Wendy's boycott after news leaked that the hamburger chain will be slashing some workers' hours due to restrictions placed upon them by ObamaCare. Too bad the trio didn't read the fine print - or look beyond standard far-left outlets like ThinkProgress. The worker cuts in question are only applicable to a handful of Wendy's outlets, not the whole chain itself.
  • Local Wendy's cuts employee's hours due to Obamacare costs

    01/08/2013 7:40:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/08/2013 | Rick Moran
    An Omaha-based Wendy's franchisee is cutting all non-management workers' hours to part time in order to avoid paying health insurance to its employees. The cost of Obamacare was cited as the reason: ********* The company has announced that all non-management positions will have their hours reduced to 28 a week. Gary Burdette, Vice President of Operations for the local franchise, says the cuts are coming because the new Affordable Health Care Act requires employers to offer health insurance to employees working 32-38 hours a week. Under the current law they are not considered full time and that as a small...
  • Omaha Wendy’s Franchise Forced to Cut Employee Hours Thanks to Obamacare

    01/08/2013 2:29:46 AM PST · by lowbridge · 30 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/ ^ | january 7, 2013 | jim hoft
    An Omaha Wendy’s franchise announced it would cut hours for 100 employees due to the new Democrat Obamacare health plan. WOWT reported: A fast-food chain is slashing employee hours so franchise owners don’t have to pay health benefits. Around 100 local Wendy’s workers have learned their hours are being cut. A spokesperson says a new health care law is to blame. “Thirty-six to 37 hours a week.” That’s how many hours T.J. Growbeck works at the 84th and Giles Wendy’s restaurant. The money he earns helps him pay for the basics, but that’s not the case for all his co-workers....
  • World's largest Wendy's franchise owner stands with Chick-fil-a after controversy

    08/01/2012 11:37:57 PM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 59 replies
    WBTV.com ^ | Aug 01, 2012 | Chris Dyches
    BOONE, NC (WBTV/WIS) - The owner of the largest Wendy's restaurants franchise in the world showed his support for competitor Chick-fil-a with a message on some signs in the Carolinas. WBTV has learned of at least one Wendy's sign in Columbia, South Carolina that read "We stand with Chick-fil-A" on Wednesday morning. A couple of hours later, that sign was taken down.
  • Restaurant Red Alert: Lunch Customer Claims Finger Tip Found in Salad

    04/05/2012 11:57:10 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    WTSP ^ | Apr 4, 2012 | Beau Zimmer
    Joey Brooklyn's is a restaurant best known for its amazing pizza. Located next to Janus Live in downtown St. Pete, it's popular with both the late night crowd and corporate customers for lunch. "What I'm most proud of is our ingredients. We're very, very choosey," said Joey Brooklyn's co-owner, Jane Aberro. "Everything is fresh. And I spend a fortune on cheese! I have to have the best cheese." But on February 27, a state inspector with the Division of Restaurants documented 11 violations, six considered critical. Among the most serious problems were pepperoni and mozzarella cheese held at 47 degrees,...
  • Wendy's overtakes Burger King as No. 2 U.S. burger chain

    03/19/2012 8:27:26 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 139 replies
    CNN ^ | Monday, March 19, 2012 | James O'Toole
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Wendy's is taking a bite out of Burger King in the fast food business. Dave Thomas's restaurants became the No. 2-selling hamburger chain in the country last year, industry research firm Technomic said Monday, pushing Burger King back to the No. 3 spot. Burger King had been No. 2 spot since at least 1972, the earliest year for which Technomic has data. Wendy's (WEN) U.S. sales totaled $8.5 billion last year, edging out Burger King and its $8.4 billion. Wendy's has roughly 5,900 locations in the U.S. compared with Burger King's 7,200. McDonald's (MCD, Fortune 500),...
  • You can't reinvent the burger; you can remake it

    09/19/2011 8:49:01 PM PDT · by mylife · 160 replies
    The Dickenson Press ^ | 9/19/11 | AP
    <p>You can't reinvent the burger; you can remake it NEW YORK (AP) — When Wendy's decided to remake its 42-year-old hamburger, the chain agonized over every detail. A pickle chemist was consulted. Customers were quizzed on their lettuce knowledge. And executives went on a cross-country burger-eating tour.</p>
  • Wendy's Opens First Fast-Food Restaurant in Russia

    08/24/2011 1:10:33 PM PDT · by klpt · 20 replies
    voanews.com ^ | August 24, 2011 | Jessica Golloher
    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,"...
  • Vicious Attack On Wendy's Worker (Per Drudge "pack of wild teens")

    01/25/2011 5:57:54 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 140 replies
    Fox NY ^ | 25 JAN 11 | BY ANDREA DAY
    <p>MYFOXNY.COM - A fight broke out at a Wendy's in Queens Village, leaving one of the workers seriously injured. The disturbing scene from inside the Wendy's was captured on a phone. In the video, you can see the cashier get pummeled to the ground by teenage girls.</p>
  • Wendy's Robber Whines About Skimpy Haul

    08/02/2010 5:01:54 AM PDT · by Dem Guard · 10 replies · 2+ views
    AP-Charlotte Observer ^ | August 2nd, 2010 | Unknown
    Calls back twice to complain the small haul. lol See link.
  • Police Say Wendy's Robber Called Back To Complain

    08/02/2010 4:58:07 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies · 4+ views
    WSB-TV ^ | August 1, 2010
    ATLANTA, Ga. -- Police are searching for a man who robbed the Wendy's on Piedmont Road Saturday night. A Wendy's employee told police she was walking towards the drive-thru just after 11 p.m. when a black man wearing a ski mask approached the drive-thru with a gun. She told police the man told her to put the cash drawer on the counter. Atlanta police said the robber grabbed the cash drawer and took off on foot. A witness told police he saw a man drop something near the bushes by the InTown Suites nearby. Police found the cash drawer in...
  • Messed up order leads to a fast food fight

    06/13/2010 5:47:03 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies · 1,143+ views
    Kalamazoo Gazette ^ | June 13, 2010 | Paula M. Davis
    KALAMAZOO — Kalamazoo police say a Wendy’s fast-food order gone awry turned into an fight that sent soda, burgers and French fries flying as tempers flared early Saturday morning. Two customers of the Portage Street Wendy’s were arrested on charges of assault and excessive noise following the dust-up.
  • Finger-in-Chili Woman Banned From Wendy's

    03/12/2010 3:39:14 PM PST · by Baladas · 8 replies · 556+ views
    AOL News ^ | 03/12/10 | David Knowles
    March 11) -- Anna Ayala will not be dining at a Wendy's restaurant anytime soon. The woman who gained infamy in 2005 when she planted a severed finger in a bowl of Wendy's chili is out of prison. One of the conditions of her probation is that she never set foot in the fast-food chain again. In her first interview since her release, Ayala admitted to CBS affiliate KPIX-TV that she had cooked the finger in a bowl of chili and later transferred it into a Wendy's container. "I cooked it," she told KPIX. Ayala said that, following a Wendy's...
  • Wendy's chili 'Finger Lady' back in San Jose, but banned from restaurant

    03/11/2010 1:25:17 PM PST · by SmithL · 23 replies · 1,069+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 3/11/10 | Bruce Newman
    She cooked it. Say what you will about the half-baked scam perpetrated by Anna Ayala at a San Jose Wendy's five years ago, the finger she supposedly discovered in her chili was medium well-done. And no one would know that better than Ayala: She was the finger-food chef that day. "I cooked it," Ayala said, making a clean breast of her crime for the first time in a televised interview with Joe Vazquez of CBS-5. Ayala's attempt to shake down the fast-food chain attracted worldwide attention, forcing the San Jose Police Department to assign six investigators to the case and...
  • Truck driver choked on chili before crash

    02/02/2010 6:39:03 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 17 replies · 554+ views
    upi ^ | Feb. 1
    TYNGSBORO, Mass., -- A truck driver who drove his flatbed truck into the side of a Massachusetts home said he had lost consciousness due to choking on some Wendy's chili. Eric Gremm, 59, said he was driving the truck with a load for Sherburne Lumber of Tyngsboro, Mass., Wednesday when the Wendy's chili he was eating "went down the wrong pipe," the Lowell (Mass.) Sun reported Monday. Emergency responders said Gremm lost consciousness and crashed into the side of a two-family house. "I didn't even realize it happened," he said. "I'm glad I didn't knock two houses down. I sure...
  • NC Doctor Removes Plastic Fragment Lodged in Lung

    09/18/2009 4:17:34 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 23 replies · 1,486+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 09/18/2009 | Yahoo News
    RALEIGH, N.C. – Doctors say a North Carolina man who was plagued with coughing fits should be OK now that they have removed a 1-inch piece of plastic from his lung, where it had rested since he apparently inhaled it nearly two years ago while sucking down a soft drink at a Wendy's restaurant. Doctors at Duke University Medical Center say the plastic fragment of an eating utensil — with the Wendy's logo still legible on the side — was likely to blame for the coughing, fatigue and pneumonia spells that plagued John Manley for almost two years.
  • Police search for naked french fry thief

    06/23/2009 2:14:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 612+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/23/09 | Reuters
    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) – Canadian police were on the search on Monday for a brazen thief who snatched a take-away meal while making a naked run past a fast food restaurant's drive-though window. An employee of a Langley, British Columbia, Wendy's restaurant was handing food to a customer waiting in her car when a naked man ran between them, taking off with her fries, and leaving little evidence behind, according to police. "Other than an age range, neither woman could provide further description," police said in a press release.
  • Mother Robs Wendy's With Daughter In Back Seat

    06/19/2009 6:44:14 AM PDT · by inflorida · 18 replies · 739+ views
    www.wftv.com ^ | June 19, 2009 | WFTV
    BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -- A three-year-old girl was taken along for the ride during her mother's crime spree in Brevard County. Cocoa police say it all started in the early hours of Friday morning when the mother, with her daughter in the backseat, decided to rob the Wendy's on US 1 in Cocoa. Police say she was armed with a gun and got away with $600 cash. When the cops showed up, the suspect jumped in her car and took off. Police chased her for nearly 10 minutes and finally used stop sticks on her vehicle. One police car even...
  • Arby's Swallows Up Wendy's

    04/24/2008 7:24:09 PM PDT · by kingattax · 160 replies · 401+ views
    Roast Beef Sandwich Chain Buys Square Burger Biz For $2 Billion (AP) After two past rejections, the owner of Arby's shaved roast beef sandwich restaurants is buying Wendy's, the fast-food chain famous for its made-to-order square hamburgers and chocolate Frosty dessert, for around $2 billion. Triarc Companies Inc., which is owned by billionaire investor Nelson Peltz, said Thursday it will pay about $2.34 billion in an all-stock deal for the nation's third-largest hamburger chain started in 1969 by Dave Thomas. Wendy's had rejected at least two buyout offers from Triarc. Thomas' daughter Pam Thomas Farber said the family was devastated...
  • ROGERS (Arkansas): Teen (anchor baby) disputes officer’s report about shooting

    03/04/2008 2:43:00 PM PST · by pulaskibush · 25 replies · 711+ views
    Northwest Arkansas Times ^ | 02/27/08 | BY MICHELLE BRADFORD & ADAM WALLWORTH
    A Rogers High School student accused of attempted kidnapping and trying to rob his employer recently had started therapy for personal problems, an advocate for the boy’s family said Tuesday. Jim Miranda, a lawyer and Hispanic rights advocate in Bella Vista, said Eduardo “Eddie” Hernandez, 17, suffers lingering effects because he stayed behind in Mexico as a boy while his mother came to the United States to work. “There is a certain amount of resentment that comes with being left behind in Mexico,” Miranda said. “The boy has some issues to work out, and his mother had recognized this and...
  • Two killed in shooting at Wendy's near West Palm Beach

    03/03/2008 3:28:15 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 2 replies · 101+ views
    Monday, March 03, 2008 Update 6:15 p.m.: The victim of the Wendy's shooting has been identified as a 42-year-old Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue Lieutenant Rafael (Ray) Vazquez. Vazquez was on lunch break with his wife and child, said Deputy Chief of Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue Steve Delai. Five other people were shot in the restaurant at lunchtime. Vazquez's wife works for the Palm Springs Police Department. She was hired in 2000 as a dispatcher for Palm Springs Police. In 2005, she became a corporal and now runs the midnight shift. She was uninjured. She had just stepped outside to put...
  • Two Dead and Five InjuredIn Shooting at Florida Wendy's

    03/03/2008 3:06:49 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 10 replies · 90+ views
    AP and Wall Street Journal ^ | 3-3-08 | Associated Press
    <p>WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- A gunman dressed in suit and tie killed one person at a Wendy's restaurant at lunchtime Monday, and shot four others before killing himself, police said.</p> <p>The gunfire sent customers scampering out of the restaurant. Motorists at the drive-thru window also fled, some leaving their vehicles running.</p>
  • Police: Man In Suit Kills 1, Shoots 4 Others In WPB Wendy's

    03/03/2008 12:51:37 PM PST · by radar101 · 62 replies · 252+ views
    WPBF ^ | 3 MARCH 2008 | WPBF
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Witnesses said a man in a business suit opened fire Monday in a Wendy's restaurant in West Palm Beach, killing one person and injuring at least four others before killing himself, WPBF News 25 reported. The shooter, who is described by witnesses as a tall man wearing a baseball cap and a business suit, reportedly walked out of the bathroom of the Wendy's at Cherry Road and Military Trail around 12:18 p.m. Monday and shot a middle-aged white man standing by the railing near the front counter, killing him, Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office spokesman...
  • At Least 5 Shot, 2 Dead At West Palm Beach Wendy's

    03/03/2008 10:03:39 AM PST · by NonValueAdded · 137 replies · 562+ views
    WPBF Palm Beach FL ^ | Mar 3, 2008 | WPBF
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Authorities said at least two people are dead and five injured after a shooter entered a West Palm Beach Wendy's and shot several people, WPBF News 25 reported. A shooter apparently entered the restaurant at Cherry Road and Military Trail and shot several individuals around 12:10 p.m. Monday, Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue spokesman Don Delucia told WPBF News 25. The shooter then reportedly shot and killed himself, Delucia said. Delucia said that at least five people have been reported injured. Authorities said at least two individuals were killed, WPBF reported.
  • (Breaking) Fireman, gunman dead in Wendy's shooting

    03/03/2008 2:20:20 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 23 replies · 105+ views
    YAHOO NEWS ^ | 03 MARCH 2008 | AP
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - A gunman wearing a jacket and tie wordlessly and randomly opened fire inside a Wendy's during the lunchtime rush Monday, killing a firefighter who'd gone back to fetch his child's toy and wounding five other diners. He then turned the gun on himself. ADVERTISEMENT "This was not a robbery. He didn't demand anything...," said Paul Miller, a Palm Beach County sheriff's spokesman. "Looks like this was just another random shooting like we've seen around the United States." The 42-year-old victim, a Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue lieutenant, had met his wife and child at the restaurant,...
  • Wendy's Purchase Talks Stuck At Crawl

    08/10/2007 10:31:48 AM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 18 replies · 761+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | August 10, 2007 | Monique Curet
    Wendy's purchase talks stuck at crawl Friday, August 10, 2007 3:25 AM By Monique Curet THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH Wendy's International Inc. remains in talks with a potential buyer more than a week after a deadline passed for resolving issues related to the sale process. Neither the company nor the suitor, investor Nelson Peltz's Triarc Cos., is saying much. But if Wendy's is taking a hard stance during the negotiations, it suggests that the company "has sufficient interest from someone else," one observer said. No one is saying who that might be. Peltz, who owns Arby's and controls nearly 10 percent...
  • Wendy's manager shot over chili sauce

    05/31/2007 7:18:40 AM PDT · by freespirited · 37 replies · 857+ views
    AP ^ | 5/30/07
    MIAMI --A manager at a fast-food restaurant was shot several times in the arm early Tuesday trying to protect the chili sauce, authorities said. A man in the Wendy's drive-through argued with an employee because he wanted more of the condiment, police said. The worker told the customer that restaurant policy prohibited a customer from getting more than three packets. The man insisted on 10, reports said. The employee complied, but police said the customer wanted even more. The manager came out to speak to the man, said Miami-Dade police spokesman Mary Walter. The customer then shot the manager, who...
  • I thought this was screams

    11/01/2006 8:57:44 AM PST · by Maceman · 2 replies · 428+ views
    "Please, Senator, tell us that funny joke about a college education, President Bush, our troops and Iraq.""What do ya mean, funny? Let me understand this cause, I don't know maybe it's me, I'm a little effed up maybe, but I'm funny how? I mean, funny like I'm a clown, I amuse you? I make you laugh... I'm here to effin' amuse you? What do you mean funny, funny how? How am I funny? No, no, I don't know... you said it. How do I know? You said I'm funny. How the eff am I funny, what the eff is so...
  • Illegal immigrants sue Wendy's

    10/06/2006 10:29:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 74 replies · 2,148+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/6/06 | Rasha Madkour - ap
    HOUSTON - A group of illegal immigrants who worked for Wendy's International Inc. is suing the restaurant chain because the company fired them after discovering it had missed a deadline for joining a federal program that would have helped them attain legal status. The lawsuit, filed Friday in state district court in Houston, is a companion to a similar class-action suit filed last month in Dallas against Dublin, Ohio-based Wendy's, its subsidiary Cafe Express and the Houston-based business law firm Boyar & Miller. The immigrants, who worked for Cafe Express, are seeking unspecified damages. Between the two lawsuits, 40 illegal...
  • Wendy's is first to trim trans fat

    06/09/2006 4:34:42 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 30 replies · 1,028+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 06/09/06 | NEWS WIRE SERVICES
    Wendy's said yesterday it would significantly cut artery-clogging trans fats from its menu, beating market leader McDonald's, which still has not made good on its promise to remove the fats from french fries in the U.S.
  • Bush Visits Ohio to Boost State GOP

    02/16/2006 8:49:23 AM PST · by Coop · 12 replies · 419+ views
    Townhall/AP ^ | 2/16/06 | Deb Riechman
    DUBLIN, Ohio President Bush mixed politics with his prescription for what ails the nation's health care system on a trip Wednesday to Ohio, which was a pivotal state in his re-election and one with key races in this year's midterm elections. The president made his case for health savings accounts at Wendy's International Inc., where 9,000 employees have signed up for the accounts since the hamburger giant began offering them last year. "After more than five years of health care costs going at double-digit rates, Wendy's overall health care costs rose only by 1 percent last year," Bush said.
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 2.15.06

    02/15/2006 3:00:13 PM PST · by GretchenM · 187 replies · 3,224+ views
    Fox News, Yahoo.com, WhiteHouse.Gov ^ | Wednesday February 15, 2006 | GretchenM
    The president went to Dublin, Ohio, to attend a meeting on health savings accounts. Al Hubbard, Director of the National Economic Council, answers questions on this topic on "Ask the White House." Brit Hume interviewed the vice president today about the hunting accident; the conversation will be on Special Report, Fox News, at the usual air times tonight. The vice president called the day of the hunting accident "one of the worst days of my life." Harry Whittington is doing "extremely well" a day after he suffered a minor heart attack, doctors said. He is sitting up, eating, and doing...
  • Nevada couple sentenced in chili finger case

    01/18/2006 11:21:31 AM PST · by SmithL · 41 replies · 1,486+ views
    AP ^ | 1/18/6 | Kim Curtis
    San Jose -- A Nevada couple who cooked up a scheme to plant a severed finger in a bowl of Wendy's chili to extort money from the fast food chain were sentenced Wednesday to lengthy prison terms. Anna Ayala, 40, who said she bit into the digit, was sentenced to nine years in state prison. Her husband, Jaime Plascencia, 44, who supplied the finger, was ordered locked up for more than a dozen years. The pair pleaded guilty Sept. 9 in Santa Clara County Superior Court to two felony charges arising from the chili-finger scam: conspiracy to file a false...
  • CA: Prosecutors ask for maximum sentences for (Wendy's) chili finger couple (Sentencing Wednesday)

    01/17/2006 4:04:25 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 877+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/17/06 | Kim Curtis - ap
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Prosecutors are asking a judge to impose maximum prison sentences for the couple who masterminded the plot to plant a human fingertip in a bowl of Wendy's chili, calling the pair "grifters" who demonstrated "a total selfishness and perceived entitlement to other people's money." Jaime Plascencia, 44, and Anna Ayala, 40, pleaded guilty on Sept. 9 to two felony charges arising from the chili-finger scam: conspiracy to file a false insurance claim and attempted grand theft with damages exceeding $2.5 million. At most, Ayala faces nine years, eight months in prison for her part in the...
  • People Dumpster Diving For Wendy's Promotion

    12/29/2005 5:57:49 PM PST · by wjersey · 9 replies · 1,530+ views
    WCAU (Philadelphia) ^ | 12/29/2005 | Staff
    Dumpster diving has become popular among some fast-food consumers, thanks to a Wendy’s Restaurant promotion for free airfare. Wendy’s has partnered with Coca-Cola and AirTran Airlines in a promotional deal in which consumers who collect 32 soft-drink cups with a yellow ticket on the side can redeem the tickets for a free one-way ticket on an AirTran flight. Sixty-four tickets earn a consumer a roundtrip ticket. Those trying to earn the free airfare can go about it the old fashioned way by purchasing 32 soft drinks, sizes 20 or 32 ounces, from a Wendy’s restaurant. Other collectors have learned that...