Tuesday, January 8

Scintillating blogging today, eh? Well, I've been writing columns instead - complete one and a half so far. I have to finish reading one book tonight, then write my book review column tomorrow on the following:

Triumph: The Power and the Glory of the Catholic Church by H.W. Crocker

The Truth of Catholicism: Ten Controversies Explored by George Weigel
The Fall and Other Poems by J. Bottum.

Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy's, has died. As it happens, I've lived in two places with Dave connections. He got his start in the restaurant business as a teenager in Knoxville, washing dishes at the downtown icon, Regas. Soon thereafter, he moved here to Fort Wayne, where he worked at a place called the Hobby House Restaurant, eventually featuring the chicken of a certain Colonel Sanders, and then working in one of the original franchise groups of KFC. In the late 60's he took the money he made from that and started Wendy's.

If you go to this page and scroll down, you can see a photo of a young Dave Thomas with our local Komets hockey team.

My question is - whatever happened to the salad bar? Do any Wendy's still have them? That was the main attraction of Wendy's when it started - also the fact that they bussed your table for you. Do they do that anymore?

Blogger's back. It seems to have been down most of the morning. I'll be blogging off and on today as I work on a couple of columns and a book review for OSV.


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