Recently, QSR Magazine featured Dave Thomas and the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption as part of the publication’s 20th anniversary issue. They interviewed Wendy's franchisees and executives who shared stories about the lessons they learned from Dave, and how his values are brought to life each and every day.
Our founder Dave Thomas believed everyone has an obligation to put back into life more than what they take out. With that in mind, Wendy’s was founded with the belief that a company should do more than just sell a product or service. We believe in giving back to our local communities and continuing Dave’s legacy, which is why Give Something Back is one of our brand’s core values.
You ever have one of those moments in life, stuck at a traffic light, or sitting at your desk while listening to horrible elevator music because you're on hold with a service provider and suddenly you have a moment of shame creep in while thinking back on some small decision you regret having made in your life? Like that time when you were 13 and stole a lipstick from a local drug store only to be caught by your momma and forced to return it and face the humiliation of your actions? Or that time you kissed that drunk person in the back of the bar because you were lonely and had no better options, only to sober up the next day and realize you kissed a toad and please don't ever let your family find out because they'll never let you hear the end of it?
Well, now that y'all know I'm a reprobate, this post is NOT about those type of small moments.