Wendy's coupons were in the mail today. At 1 pm it was quite crowded. The drive thru especially from the time I entered to left the parking lot. I was surprised they had one window to pay and receive food, also only one box to order. MCD re-build has two of both. There were three times as many people working as before in the old building, which was knocked down and they started from scratch. They still had only two cash registers but the counter is a couple feet longer so new people aren't talking over your food while you wait on fries. Parking lot now flat with easy road access to 501 and rear road. This Wendy's should do double the business as the former. It was closed, however, for a couple months, but in the long run worth it.
I assume Conway SC? I live in Hampton and the nearest Wendy's is the Hilton Head Is market or about a 45 minute ride, you are fortunate indeed even though the Hardees here does a good job with breakfast.
I know what I see on a firsthand basis of the 10 Wendy's around me -- completely pack during lunch and lines out the door and into the streets at the drive-thru. That level of activities are hardly seen these days at MCD or BKW. Back in 1998-2000, lines were out the door at MCDs but these days, its no longer true. WEN is in growth mode and taking away shares of other QSR. I'm happy to report I picked up MORE SHARES of WEN today. I believe they are very much oversold for odd reason. There is no expectation for any surprise in this earnings.