Saturday, September 30, 2006

Where's The Beef?

I don't eat a lot of fast food, but when I do, more often than not, it's Wendy's. Which is why I'm distressed to learn that all three Champaign-Urbana Wendy's Restaurants are closed. One building has been demolished, the busiest on North Prospect is just sitting there empty, and I haven't been in the area of the third in Urbana. Hopefully another Wendy's will pop up in town, but if not, it will never be forgotten. The greatest Wendy's moment is the night Tolemite ate three Wendy's triple cheeseburgers in about 90 minutes. If you've ever seen or eaten a Wendy's triple, you know what an amazing accomplishment that is. Tolemite & the Triple Triple. Sounds like a Stephen J. Cannell series.

Speaking of, who remembers SONNY SPOON, a Cannell show that showcased the fasttalking charm of star Mario Van Peebles, who played a private detective who used disguises and cons to flim-flam the bad guys? It may have been too light for its Friday-night time slot, and it just eked out a pair of half-seasons. It wasn't bad though, and Mario's dad Melvin Van Peebles often guest-starred.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hate that wendy's closed. I love frosties. I mean really really really love. It's bad enough we don't have a white castle...but now no wendy's. I say we blow this popsicle stand. --rockgoddess

Rob said...

A number of Wendy's locations here in Canada were twinned with the Tim Horton's chain after Wendy's International purchased them. I'm not sure whether or not new outlets are still opening as a shared ventures, though. Most of the Tim's locales that I've seen have been just Tim's, though we do have a Wendy - Tim's combo in town and there is another twenty minutes away.

Tolemite said...

Fairly certain that at some point in the future the Triple Triple will prevent me from being able to buy life insurance.

Bill for Short said...

Three triples... hmmm.. Marty.. have you forgotten about the burger nook? Do I no longer impress you? I laugh at three triples in 90 minutes... much love....

Marty McKee said...

YEAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, Billy in the hizzie! I remember going to the Burger Nook and buying six cheeseburgers for about $2.49 and eating all six of them at the counter, along with fries and tasty Red Can. The Burger Nook is now gone, isn't it?

Bill for Short said...

Burger Nook is still around I think.. but gone semi corporate... big store... lots more room.. less grease...bad mojo....

But remember... 6 doubles in 20 minutes.... that's an acomplishment..not to downplay the three triples.. but 90 minutes? I win the sprints man... the sprints....