Suwannee Democrat


December 19, 2013

Wendy’s open for business in Jasper

Jasper — As of 2 p.m. Wednesday, a new Wendy’s Restaurant opened to the public in Jasper, adding to the thousands of other Wendy’s Restaurants around the globe.

In 1969, Dave Thomas realized a childhood dream and opened his very first Wendy’s Restaurant in Columbus, Ohio. Since that time, the company has expanded and is the world’s third largest quick-service hamburger company that includes more than 6,500 franchises and company restaurants in the U.S. and 27 other countries and U.S. territories worldwide.

In Jasper, a private open house was held on Monday, Dec. 16, with a limited number of invited guests, who got to experience all things “Wendy” with a free meal and look around the establishment. Wendy’s is located at the S&S plaza on US 129 at the I-75 interchange where the former Lester’s Grill used to be.

Lester and Ann Scaff were the guests of honor, along with local dignitaries who came out for the ribbon cutting ceremony.

There are two entrances, one from the street and one from inside the S&S store. With 68 seats available, there is plenty of room for diners to sit and enjoy their meal while watching television on two overhead screens. Electronic preview boards near both entrances display the day’s specials to help diners make a choice. This Wendy’s also has the latest and greatest freestyle Coke machine that offers 130 flavors of soft drinks, all out of one machine.

Wendy Thomas, a.k.a. Brandy Padgett, was the official greeter at the front door and acting General Manager Chris Grinstead said, “She’s the most beautiful Wendy in North Florida.”

For a change of pace and an enjoyable dining experience, come check out the new Wendy’s Restaurant in your hometown of Jasper.

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