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 listed at $8.5 billion in 2011, compared to $8.4 billion for Burger King.
Perhaps Wendy's has spiked the Frosty to drive up sales. It's not so out of the question, considering that the dessert contains 12 more ingredients than a traditional milk shake.
Or so one might think, when multimillionaire John Goodman took the stand yesterday to defend himself.
Goodman claimed it was a Frosty, not cocaine, that compelled him to
drive his Bentley just before 1 a.m. on February 12, 2010. He was on a
search for Wendy's signature dessert.
Goodman has been charged with vehicular homicide and DUI manslaughter
in the car accident that killed Scott Wilson. Goodman sped
through a stop sign, hitting 23-year-old Wilson's car, sending it into a
canal, where he drowned. Goodman
claims his Bentley malfunctioned at the intersection.
One of ten polo moguls in the United States, polo patron Goodman has been credited with reviving the sport in Wellington, luring
international celebrities to games at his club.
If Goodman's craving is any indicator, the Where's the Beef? campaign should be ditched for a Frostys push.
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