Wendy’s to close its prototype

COLUMBUS Ohio Wendy’s said it would close the chain’s prototype restaurant, opened here in 1969 by Dave Thomas because he believed there was a huge opportunity for a quick-service concept serving freshly made hamburgers.

Franchisor Wendy’s International Inc., the descendant of that original store, said the unit was no longer economically feasible. It noted that the restaurant did not have a drive-thru, and parking was limited.

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