Dave Thomas... gone (..sniff..)

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  1. Chris Derby

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    Very sad considering he was such philanthropic man. I will eat at Wendy's this week in his honor.
     
  3. Ryan Wright

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    [​IMG] Bummer. Wendy's is one of my favorite restaurants. Dave, thank you for the unique, tasty square burgers and the "Where's the beef?" commercials I grew up with. You will be missed.
     
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    I had the good fortune of meeting Mr Thomas a few years ago while he was accepting an degree from one of our universities and I must say that he was a wonderful man that was full of enthusiam towards business and especially his life.I will cherish those few moments forever.
     
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    I read of his passing in the WSJ this morning. I will miss his unique blend of 'down home' commercials and quiet demeanor he had in them.
     
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    So long Dave.
     
  7. RicP

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    A true example of what any American can accomplish. A man of the people and responsible for some great food and memorable ads.

    We'll miss you Dave.
     
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    That's too bad. He seemed like a pretty nice guy. Whenever I felt like a fast food burger, it was usually a Wendy's...
     
  9. Carlo Medina

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    I'm going to Wendy's too. Such a personable guy. I will miss his commercials. (did I just say that? surprisingly, I think it's true). [​IMG]
     
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    He was a terrible actor, but he seemed like a great guy.

    I'll have a 99 cent quarter pounder in his honor; it's the best burger for under a dollar that I've ever had.

    /Mike
     
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    We were discussing his passing at lunch today (no, not at Wendy's) and someone wondered out loud: "Wouldn't it be ironic if he died from a massive coronary brought on by eating too much fast food?"

    Would that effect sales?
     
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    I heard it on the radio as I was out and about getting a new washing machine part. I made sure to stop by Wendy's on the way home and I picked up a Quarter Pound Double Stack with Cheese in Dave's honor, and dammit it was the best I ever had!

    Thank you Dave!
     
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    It was a massive heart attack that killed him. A wise man once said:

    "He who lives by the burger, shall die by the burger..."

    In honor of Dave Thomas' life - and death - I will eat a Wendy's Grilled Chicken Salad today!
     
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    Too bad, he seemed like a pretty nice guy. [​IMG]
    Jon
     
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    Actually, it was Liver Cancer that killed him
     
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    Liver cancer? I stand corrected. I heard on the radio this morning that he had a quadruple bypass surgery a few years back and there was speculation that it was a heart attack that killed him.

    Since it wasn't a heart attack, I will now eat a Big Bacon Deluxe tonight instead of a Grilled Chicken Salad.
     
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    The Frostys are on me, fellas... hah

    I'm looking at a Double Cheeseburger and a Zantac 75 for dinner.
     
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    Frostys (Frosties?) kick all the other chains 'shakes' butts. I could go for one now.

    Jon
     
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    Frosty
    Biggie Fries
    so good
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