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August 9, 1989 | SKIP WOLLENBERG, Associated Press
R. David Thomas, the hamburger restaurant chain founder starring in the new Wendy's commercials, has no interest in elbowing Chrysler's Lee A. Iacocca aside as one of America's best known executive pitchmen. The beefy high school dropout who amassed a fortune peddling fast food said he'd just as soon retreat to corporate obscurity if Wendy's ad makers could devise an alternative campaign that would sell hamburgers.
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August 9, 1989 | SKIP WOLLENBERG, Associated Press
R. David Thomas, the hamburger restaurant chain founder starring in the new Wendy's commercials, has no interest in elbowing Chrysler's Lee A. Iacocca aside as one of America's best known executive pitchmen. The beefy high school dropout who amassed a fortune peddling fast food said he'd just as soon retreat to corporate obscurity if Wendy's ad makers could devise an alternative campaign that would sell hamburgers.
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November 21, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Robert L. Barney, chairman of Wendy's International Inc., is retiring from the restaurant chain he helped build two decades ago, the company announced today. Wendy's said it has no immediate plans to name a successor. Barney leaves May 20, the company said. Barney, 52, met Wendy's founder R. David Thomas when the two worked at a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in Columbus in 1964. Barney helped Thomas begin the Wendy's hamburger chain, and served on its board of directors after the Nov.
BUSINESS
February 19, 1991 | From Associated Press
Wendy's International Inc. on Monday reported its earnings rose 35% in the fourth quarter and 29% for all of 1990 as sales at its restaurants increased from year-earlier levels. The company also announced that James Near, its president and chief executive, had been promoted to chairman. Gordon Teter, the former executive vice president for operations, was named president and chief operating officer.
BUSINESS
November 22, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Robert L. Barney, chairman of Wendy's International Inc., is retiring from the hamburger restaurant chain he helped build. Wendy's said it has no immediate plans to name a successor. Barney's departure date is effective May 20, the company said. Barney had conditioned his retirement on the preparation of Jim Near, who became president in 1986, to assume the chairmanship, Wendy's spokesman Denny Lynch said. Near was named chief executive earlier this year. Barney, 52, met Wendy's founder R.
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September 21, 1986
OFFICERS William S. Lund Chairman of the Board Timothy L. Strader President and Chief Executive Officer Diane D. Dailacis Executive Vice President A. Vincent Jorgensen Vice President, Membership Hugh M. Saddington Vice President, Finance Florence (Floss) Schumacher Vice President, Special Events Raymond L. Watson Vice President, Facilities Marylyn Pauley Secretary DIRECTORS R. Bruce Andrews Alfred E. Baldwin Victor H. Boyd Ranney E.
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October 2, 1991 | TONY PERRY
Heavy winter, heavy reading. The sister-city contingent from Vladivostok in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (or what's left of it) has come and gone from San Diego. And left behind a plaintive request of their San Diego hosts: Please to send us books about democracy, free market and capitalism. The official chore of selecting the books fell to the Economic Development Corp., which began by gathering up half a dozen texts on good business management.
BUSINESS
October 16, 1990 | BRUCE HOROVITZ
In just a few weeks, TV commercials for Remington shavers will once again fill the airwaves. As always, these pre-Christmas spots will feature the firm's perky leader, Victor Kiam II, best known for his laughable line about liking the shaver so much that he bought the company. That sappy slogan was supposed to cause consumers to like Kiam so much that they would rush out to buy the shavers. And for years it worked.
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January 9, 2002 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dave Thomas, the folksy founder of Wendy's Old-Fashioned Hamburgers who parlayed his taste for good food and friendly service and an innate knack for talking to people from their television sets into one of the world's most successful fast-food chains, died Tuesday. He was 69. Thomas, an adoptee who over the past decade waged an aggressive campaign to promote adoption in America, died at his Fort Lauderdale, Fla., home of liver cancer, company spokesmen said.
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October 5, 1986 | NANCY YOSHIHARA, Times Staff Writer
July 1, 1985, was to be a momentous morning for Wendy's International. Eggs were on hand for made-to-order omelets, there was French toast in the works and the coffee was hot. Following months of preparation, breakfast was ready. With lots of hoopla and a multimillion-dollar advertising campaign, the nation's third-largest fast-food feeder was making a splashy nationwide unveiling of its breakfast menu.
BUSINESS
April 11, 1989 | BRUCE HOROVITZ
When Archie McDaniel walked into the Chief Auto Parts store in Gardena the other day, all he wanted was some STP oil treatment for his overheated car. But while he walked down the store aisle, his body motion was quickly detected by an infrared device that suddenly blurted out a message--first in English and then in Spanish. The message asked him to purchase a bottle of Turtle Wax. He didn't. "I don't care what the machine says," said McDaniel, a Compton resident who is a production assistant for a Los Angeles film production company.
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