Thursday, June 16, 2011

An Open Letter to the Best Fast Food Establishment

Dear Wendy's,

Allow me to congratulate you on a job well done. We all know that your large combo number one, no onions, with a frosty instead of a drink is second only to your large combo number two, no onions, with a frosty instead of a drink.

I also very much appreciate that you offer oranges with your kids meals as a healthy alternative. My three year old still wants your fries like any normal person, but it is nice to know the option is there.

However, as much as it pains me to do this, I must mention some areas which require improvement.

First of all, make more of yourself. This should be a no brainer, and yet you don't seem to get it. I ask you, why should I have to pass exit after exit on a road trip with McDonald's and Booger King signs at each one with nary a Wendy's in sight? Why should I have to work in downtown Chicago where, despite being the third largest city in the US, you only have one location? And why do you force me to drive 20 minutes each way from my suburban home just to taste of your goodness?

Secondly, on a recent trip to Utah, I was reminded (by my in-laws, touting Utah's livability) that you give out a free frosty with every kids meal, yet you do not do this outside of Utah. We need more consistency here. If you cannot make my life better by giving a free frosty outside of Utah, then please make my in-laws' lives worse by not giving a free frosty inside Utah.

Thirdly, a frosty should always be frosty. The next time I am sold a drippy frosty, I will be forced to take drastic measures.

Finally, your location just off I-294 in Glenview, IL by the Mormon temple has a plugged drain in the parking lot, which will cause a very large and rather deep puddle in the event of a substantial rainstorm, such as yesterday's. Please fix it. My shoes are still not dry.



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