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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:27 PM

You may also want to avoid that swill at Wendy's "restaurants"

Also Wednesday, a Wendy's franchise owner took the unusual stance of posting signs of support for his rival.

Jim Furman, CEO of Tar Heel Capital, confirmed to WIS TV in Columbia, S.C., that his company put up messages such as "We stand with Chick Fil A" outside Wendy's restaurants Wednesday. He said he didn't know how many signs were posted.

Furman didn't reply to requests for comment from USA TODAY.

Tar Heel Capital owns 75 Wendy's in North Carolina and South Carolina.

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Reply You may also want to avoid that swill at Wendy's "restaurants" (Original post)
Tom Ripley Aug 2012 OP
Panasonic Aug 2012 #1
joeybee12 Aug 2012 #2
TreasonousBastard Aug 2012 #9
hughee99 Aug 2012 #11
Le Taz Hot Aug 2012 #3
Aerows Aug 2012 #15
phantom power Aug 2012 #4
On the Road Aug 2012 #5
Tom Ripley Aug 2012 #7
cherokeeprogressive Aug 2012 #16
Tom Ripley Aug 2012 #20
RebelOne Aug 2012 #6
JI7 Aug 2012 #8
alphafemale Aug 2012 #10
RedCappedBandit Aug 2012 #12
DemocratSinceBirth Aug 2012 #13
ThomThom Aug 2012 #14
Lizzie Poppet Aug 2012 #18
NightWatcher Aug 2012 #17
WorseBeforeBetter Aug 2012 #19

Response to Tom Ripley (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:31 PM

1. Hm.

 

I haven't even eaten at Wendy's since Dave Thomas died.

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Response to Tom Ripley (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:33 PM

2. I don't think Chick-Fail-A are franchises like Wendy's are...

That way any Chick-Fail-A is owned and operated by the asshat Dan Cathy/

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:02 PM

9. They're not. More like 7-11 where...

the company owns the store and you run it and split the profits. Most other franchises you own the store,buy stuff from them and pay them fees, keeping the profits.



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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:07 PM

11. Are you sure?

The Chick-fil-a in New Hampshire is co-sponsoring an LBGT Pride festival.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/08/01/chick-fil-a-store-breaks-with-founder-to-sponsor-lgbt-pride/

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Response to Tom Ripley (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:34 PM

3. The last time I ate at a Wendy's

was in 2004. I got their chicken nuggets and was VIOLENTLY ill for the next 24 hours. So was my husband. Never again.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:49 PM

15. I got sick from a Wendy's too

I wouldn't eat from there if you paid me money.

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Response to Tom Ripley (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:34 PM

4. It's beyond me why a business owner would want to get sucked into this vortex.

Serve your fast food, collect your money. It's a winning formula.

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Response to Tom Ripley (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:54 PM

5. You Do Understand

that unlike Chick-Fil-A, this is being done by a franchise owner?

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Response to On the Road (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:56 PM

7. Yes I do, but it would be a shame if the whole chain suffered because of that bigot

a shame
a real shame

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Response to Tom Ripley (Reply #7)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:28 PM

16. Yeah... a real shame if tens of thousands of people innocent of any kind of bigotry

suffered because of your need to boycott one franchise owner.

A real shame indeed.

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #16)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:33 PM

20. Well, I guess that businessman really doesn't have a lot of business acumen, does he?

He should have thought of how his actions would reflect upon the Wendy's brand.

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Response to Tom Ripley (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:56 PM

6. Since I have become a vegetarian, I have not eaten

at Wendy's or Chick-Fil-A in over 10 years.

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Response to Tom Ripley (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:59 PM

8. there was a guy who owned some el pollo locos who was anti gay

and i remember the exact location was given so people can avoid the ones he owned.

i think he had funded the anti same sex marriage side during prop 8.

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Response to Tom Ripley (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:02 PM

10. He was told to back down by the Wendy's company.

This is probably the same guy that BLARES christian fundie radio into the dining area. I'm in SC and all the chains in my area do that.

I was already boycotting his stores because of that.

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Response to Tom Ripley (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:08 PM

12. Well, they both serve shit food. nt

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Response to Tom Ripley (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:14 PM

13. Wendys Corporate Told Him To Take The Sign Down

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Response to Tom Ripley (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:43 PM

14. Maybe someone should tell the home office of Wendy's,

he could lose is deal if there is something in his agreement about politics.
It's just bad business to begin with.

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Response to ThomThom (Reply #14)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:50 PM

18. They did. The signs were only up for a few hours.

The very same say as those signs went up, Wendy's corporate office issued a statement: "This is one independent franchisee's personal opinion. We are proud to serve customers of varied races, backgrounds, cultures and sexual orientation, with different beliefs and values. Bearing that in mind, this franchisee has decided to remove the messages from his restaurant signs."

I have no doubt Corporate told them "take down the signs...now."

FWIW, I don't eat at either one. I'm a piscatarian...and that does not extend to fast-food fish sandwiches. Ugh.

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Response to Tom Ripley (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:44 PM

17. I just hope that Krystals doesnt get into the political fray

and unless what they did was truly horrible, I'd still eat their burgers

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Response to Tom Ripley (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:57 PM

19. Gawd, what a crap website... and it's down.

http://www.tarheelcapital.com/

"The website is currently being worked on. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please stop back soon.

Thanks,

Web Admin"


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