Site of First Wendy's Restaurant

Site of First Wendy's Restaurant (HM9ES)

Location: Columbus, OH 43215 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 57.771', W 82° 59.639'

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Dave Thomas realized his boyhood dream when he opened his first hamburger restaurant on this site on November 15, 1969. Thomas changed the image of fast food by serving fresh, not frozen hamburgers, hot off the grill with a choice of toppings in a clean comfortable setting. From this location, Wendy's became one of the largest restaurant chains in the world. It all began with Thomas's guiding principle "Quality is Our Recipe" and his dream of serving a "hot 'n juicy" hamburger.
HM NumberHM9ES
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number104-25
Year Placed2007
Placed ByWendy's International and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 12:39am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 329695 N 4425537
Decimal Degrees39.96285000, -82.99398333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 57.771', W 82° 59.639'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 57' 46.26" N, 82° 59' 38.34" W
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Area Code(s)614, 513
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 257 E Broad St, Columbus OH 43215, US
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