Dave Thomas Interview
Dave Thomas, Founder of the Wendy's Hamburger chain, is clearly one of the most famous American Entrepreneurs around today.
He opened his first restaurant in 1969, naming it after one of his daughters, Melinda Lou, who was nicknamed "Wendy" by her brothers and sisters.
In that first year of operation sales amounted to a little under $300,000.
Today, with 5000 restaurants in the United States and 34 countries and territories, sales top the $5 billion dollar mark.
More than 5 million customers are served each day in Wendy's restaurants.
Dave Thomas has received every major restaurant industry honor as well as countless Entrepreneur and Man of the Year awards.
It is an honor for us to present an interview with an American original - Mr. Dave Thomas.
Q - Before you build a restaurant in a town, do
you do any market research as to where that restaurant should be located?
Q - When you started franchising Wendy's in 1973,
did you have a hard time convincing people to come on board?
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