Wendy's International Inc.

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2014

    Fast-Casual Pizza Chains Vie for a Slice of the Denver Market

    Restaurateurs around Denver are really hoping you'll get on board with their fast-casual pizza concepts; time and money are being spent perfecting dough recipes, building health-conscious angles, and firing up custom ovens to blister crusts in the amount of time it takes you to swipe a debit card. B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    Reader: Paying Someone $15 an Hour to Take Orders at McDonald's is Insane

    Our post about a protest by fast-food workers that led to three arrests sparked debate among readers about marchers call for a $15 per hour wage. Some found the demand reasonable, while others didn't -- including this commenter. See also: Photos: Three Arrests in Fast-Food Worker Protests for Highe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2014

    Happy Hour at Charlie Brown's: Cheap Drinks and Secondhand Smoke

    Now, this is more like it: a real happy hour at last. The legendary Charlie Brown's in Capitol Hill is well known to the city's bar-crawlers and chain-smokers, but also to a new generation of students and hipsters who appreciate a place with cheap drinks -- and food served all night. Even with the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2014

    The top five dumbest restaurant promotions

    TGI Fridays may have ditched its servers' flair, but it hasn't completely abandoned a flair for really dumbass promotions. The chain recently announced its "Endless Appetizers" summer promo offering all-you-can-eat appetizers for $10 per person. Diners choose one appetizer and get unlimited refills; ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2014

    On the closure of Furr's and the death of cafeteria food: did we ever enjoy a cheap buffet?

    When I heard that the last Furr's Cafeteria in Colorado had closed, I was sad. But only in the nostalgic-for-something-I-haven't-been-nostalgic-for-in-a-long-time kind of way. Furr's had become a place I always talked about visiting as an adult -- mostly to see if it was as good as it was when I was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2013

    DIA's Final Approach bathrooms offer no final relief after 10 p.m.

    Even as Denver International Airport pushes forward with its South Terminal expansion, it's updating parts of the airport that were outdated almost from the day DIA opened in 1995. The toll booths on Pena Boulevard proved a real bottleneck; they were moved closer to the parking garages, and the area ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2013

    The Original Hamburger Stand is the place to go for food-pocalypse

    With fast-food burger-giants like McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's and Carl's Jr. hogging so much attention, chains like The Original Hamburger Stand are often shrugged off or ignored altogether -- even when paired with Tastee-Freez. I was definitely guilty of driving by -- until I saw a banner outs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2012

    Avoid your family! Eat at Boston Market for the holidays

    Some of the best holiday memories are made in the kitchen. The wafting aroma of ham and reheated Hawaiian rolls, the rush to make sure the cream of mushroom soup moistens that green bean casserole, the agonized sighs after reading the calorie count on the Sara Lee pie box. And, if you are me, the sc ... More >>

  • Film

    October 18, 2012
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    August 30, 2012

    Blue state v. red state: Which Colorado do you live in?

    Colorado is a key swing state in the upcoming presidential election. In polls, Colorado looks like a toss-up between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, with leads shifting back and forth by the day -- and which way the vote ultimately goes could decide the national outcome. By the numbers, though, this s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2012

    Wendy's new breakfast menu -- not quite McDonald's, but reason to rise and shine

    Wendy's is currently the third-largest hamburger fast-food chain -- behind Burger King at number two, and McDonald's in the catbird seat -- and the company taste-testers are rolling out a new breakfast menu in select locations, complete with breakfast sandwiches, biscuits & gravy and, of course, bre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    The fifteen most popular fast-food chains -- and why some don't matter

    Business Insider's recent list of the most popular fast-food chains in the U.S. -- put together by food industry research firm Technomic -- served up the fifteen biggest earners in the biz. I've definitely contributed dough to some of these establishments -- but eschewed others in favor of my health ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    Renaissance Festival in Larkspur safe from wildfires and open this weekend

    The Colorado Renaissance Festival in Larkspur is safe from wildfires and will be open with free admission for children 12 and younger this weekend only. We'll be there photographing our favorite costumes and chowing down on our latest obsession, turkey legs. Festival-goers can enjoy a 16th century ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    Wendy's new summer berry items -- ditch the chicken and toss the cookies

    Why did the chicken breast fillet cross the road? To get the f*ck away from Wendy's employees who would most certainly cook it into a salty, leathery hunk of dreck. Wendy's just rolled out two fresh berry-oriented seasonal menu items for summer: the Berry Almond Chicken Salad and Strawberry Shortca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    DIA wants to make your passenger pick-up wait more pleasant with food court, bathrooms!

    To the side of Pena Boulevard is an inadvertent monument to airport planning, pre-9/11: No one in the '90s anticipated the incredible demand for a waiting area far away from arrival doors, and the 116 spaces that Denver International Airport shoehorned into its jerry-rigged, 45-minute waiting area a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    Wendy's new "Signature Sides" -- one outta three ain't bad

    Wendy's just introduced three new "Signature Side Dishes," no doubt to bolster the chain's efforts to keep Burger King out of the number-two fast-food spot -- with McDonald's holding fast at number one, of course. Wendy's had better try a little harder, though, because only one of the three sides is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    The French Press has breakfast options for vegetarian eaters

    ​As difficult as it is to find vegan options at breakfast joints (read: nearly impossible), it's also not always easy to find plain old meat-free entrees. And the farther from central Denver you travel, the more difficult that task becomes. So we were thrilled to discover the French Press, 85 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Pop that tape, it's time to go cruising (and I don't mean the gay kind)

    What's up, ladies?​Last week, I ripped on camping. Because camping sucks. So what does someone do with her summer who doesn't choose misery as a vacation destination? Well, I cruise. Not cruise like the Cheesman Park kind of cruising (though, if you're interested in that, I will be happy to dr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Fake meat to coffee crotch: Our top five favorite restaurant lawsuits

    ​Dunkin' Donuts is being sued again. Danielle Jordan, 47, a diabetic, alleges that the cup of coffee she ordered from her local DDs was laced with sugar instead of the artificial sweetener she'd asked for, and is seeking "unspecified damages" (code for a shload of coinage) after allegedly exp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Wendy Alfredsen fights for daughter's return from Norway, where her other mom took her

    Wendy Alfredsen.​On December 8, 2009, Berlyn Alfredsen, then five-years-old, was taken out of class by one of her adoptive mothers to attend her great grandmother's funeral in Norway. This wouldn't have been notable, except Berlyn's great grandmother was still alive. Wendy Alfredsen, Berlyn's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    Biker Jim gets booted from his 16th Street Mall turf, thanks to the filming of a Wendy's commercial

    The calls have been coming in fast and furious to Biker Jim's cell phone, with befuddled callers wanting to know why the hell his hot dog cart isn't parked curbside at its usual address on the corner of the 16th Street Mall and California Street. Here's your answer: A film crew that's erected a sand ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Top five most ridiculous Denver Yelp restaurant reviews

    ​Members of the Yelp "Elite Squad" in New York City recently received a chiding e-mail asking them, among other things, to stop acting like greedy trolls; to stop freeloading the grub; to quit auctioning off their event RSVPs to the highest bidders; and to quit bringing their entire families ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    Medical marijuana odors: Boulder battles the funk

    ​Talk about the smell of success. Apparently Boulder now has so many MMJ businesses that folks all over are complaining about the ever-present aroma of pot in the air -- and officials are struggling to clear the air.

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Zagat Fast Food Survey gives high marks to local chains Chipotle and Red Robin

    ​Everyone loves to hate on fast-food chains -- but even restaurant ratings experts like Zagat recognize their utility in a rundown now and then. The restaurant rating aggregator just released its third annual survey of fast food faves:

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Wendy's wants to keep it real, but sometimes reality bites

    Is the Bacon Deluxe worth fighting for?​Wendy's, which touts its "real" food, had a real mess on its hands at a Kalamazoo, Michigan outlet when a fight broke out after an order wasn't filled correctly. Officers were called to the scene, where they "encountered a loud disturbance between unsat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Einstein's is liberating its chickens -- or maybe it's not

    ​The Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, which owns several bagel and coffee chains, including Einstein Bros, recently announced that it will start using cage-free eggs in its stores. "We're proud to be launching this initiative and believe that moving in this direction will help improve the tre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010 not for job hunters -- or John Hickenlooper

    ​Amid the white-hot debates raging over Arizona's new immigration law, it's harder than ever to separate the spluttering from the substance when it comes to immigration policy. Especially if you're trying to make sense of the ├╝ber-patriotic sentiments found online at A pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Storytelling series The Narrators is set to premier this Wednesday

    There's something comforting about listening to stories while sitting in a dimly lit venue with the stench of too many bourbons wafting from your mouth. Well, comforting and potentially boring -- it's a difficult balance to keep an audience intrigued by random true stories told by random people. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    Fast food logos make you impatient

    ​God grant me patience -- or at least a burger. New research with 57 volunteers indicates there's a real reason it's called fast food. After his study, Chen-Bo Zhong at Toronto University came to the scientific conclusion that "fast food represents a culture of time efficiency and instant gra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    Porn site preys on lonely chain-store fans

    ​One day it was Home Depot, the next it was Wendy's, and then a secret admirer told me he'd stopped by "applebees and thought about u." Now I just got an e-mail from someone who spotted me at Starbucks -- at least according to this: Howdy Patricia. not usually this brave, i thought i saw u b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    Porn site preys on chain-food fans: Tickle my baby-back ribs!

    Chili's today, hot stuff tomorrow​"Patricia. this might seem weird at first," read the mash note in my e-mail yesterday. "went by applebees and thought about u." Yes, it seemed weird, because I've been to an Applebee's maybe once in the past decade. But it also seemed weird because I'd gotte ... More >>

  • News

    September 17, 2009
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    March 31, 2009

    The debut of News on the Deuce: Were they trying to make it so funny?

    The idea of Channel 2 rechristening itself as "The Deuce" -- a popular slang term for bowel movements -- in a strained attempt to woo a more youthful audience was mighty amusing. Still, even this decision couldn't adequately prepare viewers for the off-the-rails catastrophe that was last night's lau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    The ten worst fast-food ad campaigns

    Some fast-food ad campaigns work because they're funny -- like the Taco Bell Chihuahua ads from the early '90s, or the more current examples from Jack-in-the-Box, which invite us to send our respects to the fallen Jack (he was hit by a bus on Super Bowl Sunday). Other ads work because they're creepy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2008

    Sonic introduces new dollar menu

    Following in the footsteps of such rival fast-food chains as Burger King, McDonald's and Wendy's, Sonic Drive-In is now offering twelve items for a dollar each on its new Everyday Value Menu. The deals are available all day long, and include the Jr. Deluxe Burger, Chicken Strip Sandwich, Jr. Fritos ... More >>

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    September 17, 2008
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    April 7, 2008
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    April 7, 2008

    The Rest of Denver

    Last week, I received this e-mail (reprinted verbatim) from a Mr. Jason Mason: Sheehan (Mr Anthony Bourdain wannabe) Can you or will you ever give a true review w/stars, forks, diamonds, pokadots, liquor bottles, etc? I've been in the business a long time and have never seen anyone like you kiss s ... More >>

  • News

    February 15, 2007

    The Magic Number

    Illegal immigrants are using stolen identities to work. But whose are they?

  • News

    July 27, 2006

    All the World's a Stage

    Doug and Wendy Ishii are more than mere players in the realms of science and theater.

  • News

    November 3, 2005

    The Need for Speed

    Drive-thru, they said.

  • Dining

    February 10, 2005

    Bite Me

    The Beast of Denver

  • News

    January 13, 2005

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of January 13, 2005

  • Music

    November 22, 2001

    Sideshow Swamp

    A Beck boy no more, DJ Swamp uses headbanger histrionics to blaze his way to the top.

  • News

    March 22, 2001

    'Tis Better to Receive

    The Original Dinner Party is serving up a rotten deal.

  • News

    February 22, 2001

    One for All

    Charter schools are perfect for special-education kids. That's the problem.

  • Dining

    November 23, 2000

    No Mickey Mouse Deal

    Micky Manor serves up old-style Rockybilts.

  • News

    December 9, 1999

    Scenes From a Mall

    A timeline of the Pearl Street Mall

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    July 8, 1999
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    January 14, 1999
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