Jordan May
Block 3

DAVE THOMAS
Personal History
 Hometown: Atlantic City New Jersey
 High school: life[2]Thomas did not graduate from
  high school unt...
Business history
 He opened his first Wendy's in Columbus, Ohio, in
  1969. (This original restaurant would remain
  oper...
Company

 He founded the Wendy’s Franchise
Products
 Frosty
 Hamburger
 Baked Potato
Leadership Characteristics

 Dave Thomas is
   Goal Oriented
   Has Personal Initiative
   Self Confident
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Dave Thomas

  1. 1. Jordan May Block 3 DAVE THOMAS
  2. 2. Personal History  Hometown: Atlantic City New Jersey  High school: life[2]Thomas did not graduate from high school until later in his adult life, when he obtained a GED. One of his first cousins (Greg Bach) was influential in Dave's business  Family :he spent much time with his grandmother Minnie Sinclair, whom he credited with teaching him the importance of service and treating others well and with respect, lessons that helped him in his future business.  Parents: He was raised by two adoptive parents, Rex and Auleva Thomas
  3. 3. Business history  He opened his first Wendy's in Columbus, Ohio, in 1969. (This original restaurant would remain operational until March 2, 2007, when it was closed due to lagging sales.)[3] Thomas named the restaurant after his eight-year-old daughter Melinda Lou, whose nickname was Wendy, stemming from the child's inability to say her own name at a young age. According to Bio TV, Dave claims himself that people nicknamed his daughter quot;Wenda. Not Wendy but Wenda. So one day, I looked at her and said...'I'm going to call it Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers'
  4. 4. Company  He founded the Wendy’s Franchise
  5. 5. Products  Frosty  Hamburger  Baked Potato
  6. 6. Leadership Characteristics  Dave Thomas is  Goal Oriented  Has Personal Initiative  Self Confident

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