12.) The First Wendy's

  • 05/07/2019 12:00 AM
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Today, there are just shy of 7,000 Wendy's worldwide.

In December 1969, Dave Thomas opened his first Wendy's – complete with square hamburger patties, their signature chili, and delectable Frosties – in Columbus, Ohio. 

Thomas named the restaurant after his daughter, Melinda Lou "Wendy" Thomas.

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