Wendy's restaurant founder Dave Thomas has died.

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
Best burgers in fast food, as far as I'm concerned. Thanks Dave.



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  • Reply 1 of 43
    Roy Rodgers had the best but ....





    I kind of liked that guy. Sad to see him go. Please don't tell me he had a heart attack?



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  • Reply 2 of 43
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    That sucks. I always like him in the Wendy's commercials. I also think Wendy's is the best fast food place.
  • Reply 3 of 43
    rokrok Posts: 3,519member
    liver cancer...



    and he was a great guy (i lived in columbus, ohio for a few years - wendy's everywhere there, as he founded it there). he was also adopted, and donated a TON of money to adoption organizations...



    remember, steve j. was adopted, too.



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  • Reply 4 of 43
    jeffyboyjeffyboy Posts: 1,055member
    MMMMM....memorial Triple cheeseburger, Frostie and Biggie Fries.



    Jeff
  • Reply 5 of 43
    Save Jack, Dave was the coolest fast food icon.



    Just when he was starting to get this acting thing down...



    Rest in Peace.
  • Reply 6 of 43
    pscatespscates Posts: 5,847member
    Aw, that's too bad. He had a cool, regular-guy presence in those commercials.



    I wonder how Wendy's restaurants are handling it? Do you think the employees are perhaps wearing a ribbon or armband or something? Or that they're put a sign/poster somewhere, acknowledging it?



    Should've gone to Wendy's tonight for a burger, just to assess the vibe/mood.



    <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
  • Reply 7 of 43
    Yeah, I'll miss the ol' guy. <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" /> He was just in his late 60's if I recall correctly. He'd been having some medical troubles for a while and was also diabetic.



    Wendy's is the favorite burger place for colleges since they're open 'til 1 am. There's always a long line around the building for the drive-thru at 12:45 am at the Wendy's nearest to NCSU.
  • Reply 8 of 43
    That's sad, I thought he was quite funny.
  • Reply 9 of 43
    pscatespscates Posts: 5,847member
    Kitty, can you post some more photos on your website?







    But seriously, welcome...
  • Reply 10 of 43
    Thank you PSCates, Glad to be here!



    I plan on posting new ones later this week.
  • Reply 11 of 43
    Now we hear all the cool stuff about Dave. He was an advocate and strong supporter for adoption being adopted himself. He aslo only had a high school degree. Never went to college. One of the cool things is that he thought that if he had then Wendy's would have been and even bigger success. It's nice to hear that rather than, "eff that! I didn't need it!"
  • Reply 12 of 43
    [quote]Originally posted by tonton:

    <strong>Too bad the grim reaper couldn't have taken Carl Karcher instead! </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Who's that and why are we wishing death on him?



    Carl's Jr?
  • Reply 13 of 43
    pscatespscates Posts: 5,847member
    Jonathan, knock it off...



  • Reply 14 of 43
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  • Reply 15 of 43
    pscatespscates Posts: 5,847member
    It's all in the timing...

    Meow.
  • Reply 16 of 43
    [quote]Originally posted by CPatubo:

    <strong>Save Jack, Dave was the coolest fast food icon.



    Just when he was starting to get this acting thing down...



    Rest in Peace.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Yes, R.I.P. He did over 800 commercials (!) and hated doing them. I like the fast food too. Probably go downhill now...
  • Reply 17 of 43
    [quote]Originally posted by tonton:

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    While I don't really wish death on him, and that comment was in bad taste, I don't like the man.



    1. He's racist.

    2. He's ultraconservative and donates millions to pro-life political candidates.

    3. He's a buffoon (have you ever seen his training videos?)</strong><hr></blockquote>



    You didn't answer the question so I had to search it out myself. I guessed right. He is the Carl's Jr. guy. Now what information do you have to support that he's a racist?



    As far as I can tell he supports pro life candidates. What a horrible crime (he gave $30,000 to the red cross too, horror)
  • Reply 18 of 43
    cosmonutcosmonut Posts: 4,872member
    Dave Thomas' expressions, face, and body type all remind me of my dad. I guess that's why I thought Dave was so cool.



    I'll have to tell my dad that... <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
  • Reply 19 of 43
    Yea I'll take your word for it this time
  • Reply 20 of 43
    casecomcasecom Posts: 314member
    <a href="http://cagle.slate.msn.com/politicalcartoons/PCcartoons/fairrington.asp"; target="_blank">Cartoon</a>



    Tasteless? You decide. The Arizona Republic refused to run it.
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