January 31, 2005

Wendy's

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I haven't been to Wendy's Restaurant for years, but I have been to Andrew and Maureen's house, as recently as Saturday afternoon, in fact. It was there that I wondered, aloud, about the future decor of that fine fast-food establishment.

For my readers who come from lands bereft of Wendy's: the tables there are covered with old-timey newspaper ads from the 19th and early 20th centuries, ads for products like Mr. McGillicutty's Patented Shaving Elixer, High Quality Reducing Undergarments, and so forth. It's great fun to visit when you're a kid and eat hamburgers and french fries, and stare at the table, and laugh with your parents and your brother, and then stare at the table some more. When you return by yourself many years later and reflect nostalgically on that magical time when you were an integral part of a loving nuclear family, it's rather depressing, so depressing that you stop going to Wendy's altogether. Americans know what I'm talking about, right people?

What I wonder is this: in one hundred years, will the tables be covered with web pages from the late 20th and early 21st century? If so, I hope my head is mounted on a robot so I can still be alive and explain to people what those ads were all about.

Posted by cradle at January 31, 2005 8:31 PM
Comments

Ok, now it really sounds like you're watching too much Futurama!

Posted by: Maffalda at February 4, 2005 10:56 AM

Were you at a Wendy's recently that still had these tables!? I loved them, but do understand your point in your post. Just curious as to whether you were remembering this, or if there is still a restaurant out there that hadn't gotten rid of them.

Posted by: pengy9 at September 9, 2005 11:53 PM

My dad is the general manager of 2 Wendy's resteraunts. Neither of these, one old and one new, have such tables. I don't know which one you went to but you can't make a general statement about all Wendy's resteraunts unless you've been to them all. The Wendy's cooperation supports my family as it does many others, don't be a hater.

Posted by: Kourtney at November 2, 2005 9:23 PM

I have one of those old funky tables with the chairs with the orange cushions, and would like to sell them, if you or somebody you know of would make a reasonable offer! My uncl owned a few stores in Indiana and ohio and I kind of inherited them. They are very cool and I don't know when the last time was that I saw one anywhere else, I dont think wendy's have them anymore, 9since the 80's)

Posted by: Noah at October 5, 2008 12:36 AM

I too have one of those tables. They no longer appear at Wendy's. I was curious on the value of the tables.

Posted by: Kathy at October 21, 2008 2:28 PM

I adored the tables. Wendy's or someone should sell retro shelf liner with the 1897 Sears Roebuck catalog etc,, What newspaper or catalog did the tables feature:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joeross/3347432611/sizes/o/in/photostream/

Posted by: judyjowers at November 13, 2012 11:49 PM

I adored the tables. Wendy's or someone should sell retro shelf liner with the 1897 Sears Roebuck catalog etc,, What newspaper or catalog did the tables feature:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joeross/3347432611/sizes/o/in/photostream/

Posted by: Anonymous at November 13, 2012 11:50 PM

I adored the tables. Wendy's or someone should sell retro shelf liner with the 1897 Sears Roebuck catalog etc,, What newspaper or catalog did the tables feature:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joeross/3347432611/sizes/o/in/photostream/

Posted by: judyjowers at November 13, 2012 11:50 PM
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