Thursday, April 24, 2008

Arby's buying Wendy's for $2.3 billion

Actually, the owner of Arby's, billionaire investor Nelson Peltz, is doing the buying, but he also owns Arby's (through a company called Triarc).

Dave Thomas started Wendy's in 1969.

Thomas' daughter Pam Thomas Farber said the family was devastated by the news.

"It's a very sad day for Wendy's, and our family. We just didn't think this would be the outcome," said Farber, 53.

If her father were alive to hear news of the buyout, "he would not be amused," she said.


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Blogger Jim Harbaugh Scramble said...

An update! Hooray, hopefully there will be more of these.

5/01/2008 12:18 AM  
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5/05/2008 5:56 AM  
Anonymous Renae said...

I'm not really a fan of fast food unless it's from the garden to my mouth, but I'm inspired by your passion about the topic. I will be checking in from time to time to hear the good, the bad and the highly-caloric.
I feel bad for the family related to Wendy. I always thought I'd like to have Dave as a neighbor.

5/12/2008 1:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I came across your page and thought that you might be interested in Arby's Rescue Brigade Video Contest. Not only does the winner recieve a $1500 gift card to Arby's, but they also get to star in an upcomming Arby's commercial!!!
Check out the official website,

Just as a heads up, the deadline is June 30th!

Good Luck!!!

6/09/2008 12:33 PM  

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