Good-bye, Dave…

Kymberlie just IM’d me and told me that Wendy’s Founder Dave Thomas Dies. “Dave Thomas, the portly pitchman whose homespun ads built Wendy’s Old-Fashioned Hamburgers into one of the world’s most successful fast-food enterprises, died Tuesday of liver cancer. He was 69.” Wow. Ok, I don’t know why I have chills, but I honestly do. I guess if you think about it, Dave Thomas has been around most of my life promoting Wendy’s. I’m a child of the 80’s. Where’s the Beef? You know all of that. I think it was his down to earth nature that made him so special. The fact that he was an adoption advocate … well, it seemed to me that he had a good heart. I will miss him, seeing him on the commercials – I guess you don’t realize what a part of your life things like that are, no matter how small, until they are gone.

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

8 replies on “Good-bye, Dave…”

And now I am sad. Goodbye, Dave. Although we loved your food, we hardly knew you.

Can’t wait to see him behind the counter in the great beyond saying, “Welcome to Wendy’s. May I take your order?”

Kinda feels like an uncle has died and today is the day my grandfather died in 1987.

We lost another ’80s commercial icon: Avery Schreiber. Doritos guy.

Clara Peller (Where’s the beef?), Dave Thomas, Avery Schreiber… gone . Makes me feel older all of a sudden.

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