Dave Thomas opened the first Wendy's  in November 1969 in Columbus, Ohio. He modeled the fast food restaurant after Kewpee Hamburgers in his hometown  Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Dave Thomas opened the first Wendy's in November 1969 in Columbus, Ohio. He modeled the fast food restaurant after Kewpee Hamburgers in his hometown Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Overlooks the brilliantly blue Atlantic. 13 restaurants and bars to experience. A 72-par, Dave Thomas golf course.

Overlooks the brilliantly blue Atlantic. 13 restaurants and bars to experience. A 72-par, Dave Thomas golf course.

Dave Thomas....quite fitting...famous tombstones - founder of Wendy's restaurant chain. Business man who was in competition with Col Sanders (KFC) at the time. - RIP

Dave Thomas....quite fitting...famous tombstones - founder of Wendy's restaurant chain. Business man who was in competition with Col Sanders (KFC) at the time. - RIP

Wendy's founder, Dave Thomas American international fast food restaurant chain founded by Dave Thomas on November 15, 1969, Columbus, Ohio. Thomas named the restaurant after his eight-year-old daughter Melinda Lou, whose nickname was "Wendy".

Shaping Columbus: Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy's

Wendy's founder, Dave Thomas American international fast food restaurant chain founded by Dave Thomas on November 15, 1969, Columbus, Ohio. Thomas named the restaurant after his eight-year-old daughter Melinda Lou, whose nickname was "Wendy".

90s kids- Things that will make you feel really old - Dave Thomas hasn't made a new Wendy's commercial in 11 years. He died in 2002.

43 Things That Will Make You Feel Old

90s kids- Things that will make you feel really old - Dave Thomas hasn't made a new Wendy's commercial in 11 years. He died in 2002.

Dave Thomas, adoptee, founder of Wendy's and the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

Dave Thomas, adoptee, founder of Wendy's and the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

$1,500,000, 5 beds, 4 baths, 4700 sq ft in Chapel Hill, NC 27514. For more information, contact Dave Thomas, Go Realty, 919-452-9943

$1,500,000, 5 beds, 4 baths, 4700 sq ft in Chapel Hill, NC 27514. For more information, contact Dave Thomas, Go Realty, 919-452-9943

There's a big difference between falling in love with someone and falling in love with someone and getting married. Usually, after you get married, you fall in love with the person even more.Dave...

There's a big difference between falling in love with someone and falling in love with someone and getting married. Usually, after you get married, you fall in love with the person even more.Dave...

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