Wendy's International Inc.

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    May 8, 2014
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    May 5, 2014

    From "Pizza Hat" to "Mash Donald's", Knockoff Fast Food Restaurants Reign Abroad

    Sebastian Gonzales is a 28-year-old former defensive end at Florida International University who knows how to eat. And when it comes to fast food, his allegiances are crystal-clear. "I was obsessed with Chicken Kitchen and addicted to their food," he says of the South Florida chain. "I was eating t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2013

    Weird Food News: Salad Worms, Cheeseburger Sandals, and Jameis "Soda Bandit" Winston

    Our momma always told us not to play with our food, but we sure as hell can't stop laughing at it! From catching Jameis Winston stealing soda at Burger King to the always classy Waffle House parking lot sex, this is a round up of the weirdest food news we could get our hands on. And remember don't c ... More >>

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    April 16, 2013

    Taco Bell Trying to Create Healthy Image: Are You Buying It?

    We know, you and your food-snob friends turn up your noses at fast-food chains. McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, Taco Bell -- "Ugh, gross." "I don't eat that fake junk," you say in public, while secretly passing through a drive-thru while wasted on your way home from the bar. Well, closet junkfoo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    Ten Best Inexpensive Restaurants in Broward County

    Eating out tends to have negative effects on the size of your wallet. And while cooking at home tends to have positive impacts on your cash flow -- and waistline -- it can eat away at your free time. If you're broke and too busy, lazy, or culinarily challenged to cook at home, we have a list of the ... More >>

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    December 6, 2012
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    October 18, 2012

    Shula Burger Opens in Fort Lauderdale

    If ever there were an iconic south Florida name, Shula would be it.The football legend is famous not just for his coaching skills, but his namesake high-end steakhouses, to boot. Now there's a new concept for the Shula brand, in what's often called the "better burger market." This niche includes&nbs ... More >>

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    October 11, 2012

    Bettencourt Dairies: Burger King Supplier Exposed Abusing Cows (Grueling Video)

    Over the past few years, consumers have become increasingly aware of the abuse that takes place in the industrial food system. Public outrage has reached a fever-pitch. Due to consumer demand, many corporations and state governments (including Florida) have even begun banning gestation crates--those ... More >>

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    October 2, 2012

    Another Burger Chain? Burger 21 Sniffing Out South Florida Market

    Google the terms "burger" and "Fort Lauderdale" and more than four million results pop up. Even if you don't count the Big Three burger chains -- McDonald's, Burger King, and Wendy's -- there's still Five Guys, CG burgers, Energy Kitchen, BurgerFi, the soon-to-open Shula burger, Elevation burger in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    Investigators: BSO Deputy Gerald Wengert Sicked Dog on Teen, Lied About It

    Investigators say BSO Deputy Gerald Wengert beat up a 17-year-old and had a police dog chew on him because Wengert's girlfriend told him to.The incident in question happened December 1, 2010: 17-year-old Mark Visconti was driving on Stirling Road in Cooper City after school when he and a passenger s ... More >>

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    April 19, 2012
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    March 22, 2012

    John Goodman Wants a Wendy's Frosty, Drives Up Sales

    ​Even multimillionaire polo players with a penchant for booze can't resist the temptation of Wendy's, the fast-food giant that took the lead over Burger King in sales volume for the first time since it was founded in 1969. According to a report from research firm Technomic Inc., Wendy's sales list ... More >>

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    March 8, 2012

    Crazy Amounts of Food Ft. Lauderdale Could Have Purchased With the $26,350 it Blew on Anti-Panhandling Ads

    ​Ft. Lauderdale has decided to spend $26,350 on anti-panhandling ads. As discussed yesterday, the signs convey a sense that giving change to the homeless is similar to giving food to wild animals. The city argues that panhandling increases drug and alcohol abuse, distracts drives, and leads t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Valentine's Day for Morons: Pizza Hut, Hooters, and More

    almostalwaysthinking.comWe never liked him, anyway.​Personally, we don't love Valentine's Day. It's a forced holiday where you're made to feel bad if you don't have someone to give you flowers and candy.  We're not sure if the new trend is the anti-V-Day, but we can safely say that the follow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Top Ten National Food Stories of 2011

    ​It's the round-up time of the year. To kick off the a.m., we've culled the national stories on Clean Plate Charlie that got the most clicks for 2011. Read on for everything from the riveting to the ridiculous!

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    October 8, 2011

    Joseph Wilson Was Arrested on Thursday... for the 100th Time

    ​If you ever need to find 50-year-old Joseph Wilson, check the jails first -- he's actually in the St. Lucie County jail right now, marking his 100th trip to the slammer.According to the Port St. Lucie Police Department, a security guard from a Bealls department store called the cops Thursday sayi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Wendy's Natural Cut Fries Not So Natural After All

    Wendy's Fries - they look natural enough..​Wendy's Natural Cut Fries with sea salt sound almost like granola in their commercials. The fast food chain touts that the fries are natural-cut russet potatoes, sprinkled with sea salt for a fry that's better (and better for you). Shocker of a li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2011

    Top Ten Drunchies

    andrew_mc_d​You get home from a long night out and what is the first thing you want to do? Crawl into your bed and hope tomorrow does not bring sickness from the night's mistakes? Yes -- but first, Must. Have. Grease.We all know the feeling. You just can't quite roll into bed until you stuff your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Direct From Philly in Deerfield Beach: Delicious Cheesesteaks in a Gas Station

    Dori ZinnPat's Cheesesteak, stuffed "wit onions" and cheese whiz.​I don't normally condone eating any meal inside of a gas station. While they may have quick bites, they're normally tasteless and not filling. That is, of course, unless you've been inside the Chevron gas station on South Military ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Five Foods (Besides Cookies) That Will Keep Santa Fat

    Flickr: LadyDragonFlyCCHey, Santa, we know you want to keep your girlish figure. ​"Santa: I've grown sick of cookies"We had another chat with Mr. Claus this week (courtesy of and found out that he's tired of eating cookies. Frankly we aren't surprised since he does eat 1,140,000 mill ... More >>

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    December 14, 2010

    Where We Were Eating: The Green Gourmet in Delray Beach

    Deirdra Funcheonthe Green Gourmet in Delray Beach ​Yesterday's "Guess Where We're Eating" challenge featured the Green Gourmet in Delray Beach. Open just over a year, the little eatery features fresh prepared organic foods. The restaurant is owned by Joseph Giannuzzi, who was the executive chef at ... More >>

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    September 13, 2010

    Five Gluten-Free Fast Food Options

    Flickr: dannyrayv​Fast food restaurants still haven't caught on to offering gluten-free options.  P.F. Chang's can coat their lemon chicken in a GF breading, but McDonald's still smothers their nuggets in wheat.That poses a problems to celiacs on the run. But never fear! You may not have a wi ... More >>

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    August 19, 2010

    Five Guys Snags Zagat Award for Best Burger

    ​Zagat posted its annual survey results for fast food this week, rating national fast- and full-service chain eateries in categories like "Top Food for a Mega Chain" (Wendy's) and "Top Healthy Options" (Subway, Jamba Juice). But every survey has its stud, and this year's was Five Guys, who took th ... More >>

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    August 12, 2010

    The Five Healthiest Fast Food Options

    Wikipedia CommonsPlease, just don't eat this.​​Face it, you can't always eat healthy.Now don't argue. There are times when you can't hit up the specialty market to make the gourmet salad. Next option? McDonald's!Yes, we know that's not the best idea. But there are things you can eat to make sure ... More >>

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    July 15, 2010

    National Ice Cream Month: The Finest Fast-Food Fixes

    Flickr: barkStep 1: Remove the lid. Step 2: Ponder National Ice Cream Month.​Bet you can't say that three times fast. And even if you can, so what: You're wasting precious time that could be spent eating ice cream. After all, it's National Ice Cream month, a true cause for celebration -- and where ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    Florida Tomato Shortage Impacting Restaurants Nationwide

    ​Walking into a Deerfield Beach Tex-Mex restaurant last week, I noticed a handwritten sign on the door. It read, "Due to tomato shortage, customers are limited to one bowl of salsa per table."Tex-Mex without salsa? That's like pizza without cheese. Or sauce.After one of the coldest winters in the ... More >>

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    December 10, 2009

    Beer of the Week: New Belgium' 1554

    John LinnGet old school... about 450 years old.​Unrepentant beer drinkers, rejoice! Each week, Clean Plate Charlie will select one craft or import beer and give you the lowdown on it: How does it taste? What should you drink it with? Where can you find it? But mostly, it's all about the love of th ... More >>

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    November 10, 2009

    Reviewing the Chains: The Cheeburger Cheeburger Classic

    via Flickr user newsongNY​It's about three hours into a four-hour road trip, so I'm finally hitting the home stretch, but I can't wait another hour to get home and eat. So I pull off the Florida Turnpike into the Lake Worth Rest Stop (mile marker 94 for those deranged enough to follow along my gas ... More >>

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    July 27, 2009

    Reviewing the Chains: Wendy's Sweet & Spicy Asian Chicken

    ​I didn't exactly have high expectations when I was tasked with reviewing Wendy's new boneless chicken creations. I've certainly had a square hamburger or two from the red=headed temptress' chain, but it's never the first choice I make. So it's with a very real sense of dread that I walk through t ... More >>

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    January 26, 2009

    The Inspector - 10 Miami-Dade Restaurants with ZERO Violations for 2009

    Lest you think The Inspector is a hater, this week we won't bring you the dirt on local routine-food-inspection-reports. Instead we'll highlight the reports reporting that there is nothing to report. These restaurants were found to be totally violation free on their most recent inspections.Pita Pit ... More >>

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    October 17, 2008
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    August 28, 2008

    Blood Diamonds

    Violent South American thieves are stealing millions in precious gems ... and getting away with it

  • Film

    December 20, 2007

    Define Family

    Testing the limits of familial bonds, one nursing-home application at a time

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    May 30, 2007
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    April 13, 2007
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    March 22, 2007

    A Pinch of Payback

    Another payola settlement promises us better, braver radio. Let's not get too excited just yet.

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2006

    Pulp Brings Down City Manager

    Okay, that header may be overstating things just a bit, but you read about Deerfield Beach City Manager Larry Deetjen's racist airport blow-up here first. Let's face it, Larry Deetjen brought down Larry Deetjen. The Sun-Sentinel's Susannah Bryan tells us this morning of Deetjen's six-month suspensio ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 1, 2004
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    June 24, 2004

    Burning Bright

    Twin tigers light up the screen in Two Brothers

  • Music

    June 3, 2004

    Let's Get Weird

    The Nag Champayons fill the room with a positive vibe

  • News

    March 18, 2004

    Cardiac Cronies

    Enough waste and mismanagement to make you blow a valve

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    March 4, 2004
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    January 29, 2004

    Sliding Scale

    The Trachtenburgs want to show you slides from their vacation

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    November 13, 2003

    Dressed-down Breakdown

    A female columnist drops by a strip joint

  • News

    January 16, 2003

    The Whitest Greens

    Augusta refugees will find everything they want -- and everyone they don't -- at many of South Florida's private clubs

  • Music

    February 28, 2002

    Maniac Rocking

    Where there's a Willis, there's a cult icon who can whup rock's geniuses

  • News

    January 4, 2001

    A Scout for Life

    Gay Eagle Scout Mark LaFontaine nudged the Broward school board to historic heights

  • News

    March 30, 2000

    Declarations of Independents

    Forget strip malls, condos, and highways. Loxahatchee Groves is a place of dirt roads, wild pets, and eccentric residents.

  • News

    November 25, 1999

    Roadkill: It's Not Just an Adventure, It's a Job

    For critter specialists like Wendy Lee Allen, the calls known as DOAs are always the toughest. And the stinkiest.

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    November 13, 1997
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