Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy's fast food stores, died today (Tuesday 01/08/02) of an undisclosed cause. For those not in the US, Wendy's is one of the 3 main burger+ chains in the US, and for decades we've seen Dave Thomas, himself, pitching new styles of sandwich on tv, giving Wendy's this we're-not-really-just-here-to-take-your-money feel, which, as most anyone can attest, always made Wendy's feel like more of a down-to-earth place to eat.
I was hoping i'd be able to enjoy Dave Thomas' commercials with my children, and their children, but I will never have the chance to do so. The closest I've ever gotten was watching a commercial describing the bacon cheddar melt with my dog. And it wasn't even my dog.
Dave, sir, you'll be missed.