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Arbys to buy Wendys in all stock deal for $2.34 Billion
Entered on: April 24, 2008 1:11 PM by BigFatty

Arbys is buying Wendys??






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From: BigFatty Entered on: April 24, 2008 1:14 PM






This is F'ed up!  An end to Fast Food Burger Goodness at value prices. Cry

From: Ross Entered on: April 24, 2008 7:23 PM

Well, I'm a fan of both but I am no Fatty-level conisseur... what exactly is the objection?

From: BigFatty Entered on: April 25, 2008 5:48 PM

You asked a very good question, Ross.  And, a very dangerous one at that.  You see, the Arbys Mafia doesn't want you to have the answers.  Did you notice that JA went down soon after you asked the question?  Arbys don't play.  The real reason I moved to Budapest was because I HAD to.  I made the mistake of questioning Arbys about changing the 5 for $5.95 to 5 for $6.95.  The next morning I woke up with a Bacon Cheddar Melt in my bed.  Did I fall asleep with it in my bed?  Maybe.  Or did Arbys put it there to send a message?  Maybe.

Ok... the real reason.  Company values.  I am a HUGE fan of Dave Thomas (RIP).  He was an amazing food marketeer.  Before Wendy's, he was the driving force behind KFCs success.  He knew what customers wanted and he knew how to deliver it.  Wendy's did have a slump about 20 years ago... and I think at this point he was not so active in the company.  So he came back and started running things again.  This is when he started doing the comercials.  Quality improved, new products where offered, but he never strayed from his Wendy's concept.  He kept the brand strong.

Arbys does not mesh with the Wendy's Culture.  C'mon - They sell their Jr Roast Beef for almost $2.00.  That is a $.99 item if I had ever seem one!  Arbys did improve with their product offerings about 10 years ago when they introduced their Market Fresh Sandwiches and still offer a good signature sandwich from time to time.  Their problem is they are too damn expensive.  And worse... they are no Dave Thomas.  Wendy's was his baby - and yes he did name it after one of his daughters.  Arbys buyout of Wendy's is putting in a corporate management team that is Arbys-minded.   Our only hope is if Arbys allows Wendy's to operate under its own management culture and just sits back and collects the checks.  I wish that will happen, but no.  Things will change.  They will clear out redundant corporate management and the slow demise of my favorite fast food joint will begin.  Oh, Wendy's will not go away.  It just will not be the same ever again.

I just hope I can have a Baconator before its gone.  Checking plane tickets tonight.

From: BigFatty Entered on: April 25, 2008 5:53 PM

I just realized I am one erudite mofo on Fast Food.  There is tons more stuff I can go on about.  Oh well - put that on my headstone.  Here lies BigFatty.  One erudite mofo on Fast Food.

From: The Bone Entered on: April 25, 2008 10:35 PM

Arby's + Wendy's = Fat Ass, you shouldn't eat either. Eat real food the way nature inteded and your legs won't hurt when you go for a walk.

From: Ross Entered on: April 26, 2008 7:50 AM

LOL!  Way to take the wind out of his sails, Bone.  This was the Fatty/Bone equivalent of the Sauve On The Town Gear comment made to Johnnybells back in the day.

Still, Fatty, you do have an impressive working knowledge of fast food.  But I think Bone makes a good point.  The only way this knowledge is worth having is if you somehow profit from it, rather than pack on the pounds.

From: Ross Entered on: April 26, 2008 7:52 AM

Oh, and yes, the site was down, I apologize.  It's been doing that more and more lately - it doesn't crash per se, but just kind of stops responding.  I have to stop/restart it to get it to come back.  I'll have to do some diagnostics when I get a chance and see if I can figure out what the problem is.

From: BigFatty Entered on: April 26, 2008 10:55 AM

Shit Negro - it will take a lot more than a Bone chiding to knock the winds outta Fatty's sales - especially on burgers!  I had 2 cheeseburgers today and I am looking forward to a tasty one tomorrow night!

Anyways - I am eating real food the way nature intended....  with BACON!  Can I get a witness??  A bacon cheeseburger is completely natural....  Naturally tasty that is.

Bone is not so sweet anyways.  I know his Kryptonite - Ben and Jerry's.  Put a tub of that in front of the Bone and he will not stop until the carton is gone!  This is very true.

From: Bunky Entered on: April 26, 2008 11:54 AM

You guys touch on two points I mentioned to Zilla yesterday:

Fatty's discussing his sadness over the recent Arby's/Wendy's news in great detail after Bone just ripped him for being a fat ass. I was looking forward to Bone's sympathic response, and he didn't disappoint me.

Ross' ongoing Process Fornication with the Multi-Player Website over the last couple of weeks. Maybe you will join us for some online nonsense this weekend.

I am hoping to make some LIVE time this weekend. I haven't been online too much lately. I am trying to weene myself off the XBOX boob and be a little healthier. My trainer went full Bone on me and now I am full of guilt.

From: Ross Entered on: May 30, 2008 10:56 AM

I was just mentioning to a friend Zilla's tired old chant of "Grade D Beef!" whenever Taco Bell is mentioned, and decided to look into it.   I'm pleased to say that he's entirely full of Grade D shit.

From: NickNick Entered on: May 30, 2008 10:56 AM

This is a given. 

From: Jackzilla Entered on: May 30, 2008 3:17 PM

Re: Grade D Beef - Fit For Human Consumption:

In my defense, I was told this by one of my customers that worked at Taco Bell at the time.  He seemed credible and it explained my own personal experience (though granted merely anecdotal evidence) of having stomach aches after having ate Taco Bell.

I stand corrected.  Thanks for ruining my fun, Bert.  Wink

From: Ross Entered on: May 30, 2008 10:00 PM

Damn, way to take the wind out of a brotha's sails... I was looking for a scrap! :)


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