Lessons Learned from Restaurant Icon Dave Thomas
It’s difficult to quantify the number of lives that Dave Thomas touched throughout his 69 years of life. From our 6,500 restaurants who employ around 30 employees per restaurant per year, combined with the thousands of children in the foster care system who have been paired with a Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiter, plus all the restaurant support center employees, contractors, suppliers and agencies that serve to support the Wendy’s restaurants…the number must be in the billions and counting.
We’ve written a few times about Dave’s life and legacy – it’s a topic we know well and are quite proud to share, but we were particularly touched when Dennis Hardy, President & CEO of California-based marketing and communications agency EvansHardy+Young, reached out to us and asked for a photo of Mr. Thomas to use on his company blog post.
Dennis worked for Dave very early in his career and Dave left a long-lasting impression on Dennis. Dennis credits Dave for helping him succeed in the food industry, so he wrote a post in honor of his former boss.
As Dennis put it, “Dave believed that hard work, humility and personal accountability were the necessary requisites to achieve outstanding results.”
We hope you enjoy the rest of Dennis’ blog post as much as we do.