Wendy’s Denies Us Beverage Freedom
– Chuck D. Finley
I had just finished my sermon at my church and decided to pass up the nicer Sunday Brunch restruants for fast food. I hit the Wendy’s near my house and realized a few things that have bothered me about this fastfood establishment for years.
They deny me beverage freedom. Every other fast food place in the country trusts me and the rest of the nation and even visitors from foriegn nations to take their cup, push a button or lever and get tastey beverages at their leasure. But not Wendy’s. They refuse me and you, the freedom to choose, mix or even change beverages.
First they keep the drink dispenser behind the counter where only some acne’d teen can dispense it for me. Then they refuse to give it to me, so I can sip on it while they let my fries get cold because they need to fry up some patties. Instead it sits on the tray on the counter, meanwhile I am becoming more and more dehydrated.
Finally when I get my food and beverage, I have to walk back up to the line to get a refill. Of course they have a tight cattle corral to funnel you into the cashier. They do this on pourpose so you will not want to break in front of people purchasing their food just so you can get a refill. They really want you to get back in line and go through the cattle corral again. Of course you don’t want to do that, you just want your drink. Perhaps you can wait until you get home.
This is what they want you to think. They are doing everything they can to keep you from your drink and refills that you have rightfully paid for. This is wrong and un-american. I know what you’re up to Wendy’s and I am keeping my eye on you. These are not the business practices that Great American and founder of Wendy’s Dave Thomas envisioned.