Food News

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.

In the meantime, keep your eyes peeled here for updates on closing arguments. And read here for the whole story.

New Times on Facebook | Clean Plate Charlie on Facebook | Melissa on Facebook | Clean Plate Charlie on Twitter | Melissa McCart on Twitter | E-mail Melissa |

KEEP NEW TIMES BROWARD-PALM BEACH FREE... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Food Critic
Contact: Melissa McCart