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Dublin, Ohio: Dave Thomas Statue, Wendy's Memorabilia

Pose with a larger-than-life statue of Wendy's founder Dave Thomas, then walk inside the world's fanciest Wendy's to view its exhibits, including Dave's first test griddle.

4555 W. Dublin-Granville Rd, Dublin, OH
Northwest of Columbus. I-270 exit 17A. Drive east on US Hwy 33 for one mile, cross the river, and continue straight through the stoplight. You'll see the Wendy's on the right.
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Waterford crystal hamburger.

Dave Thomas Statue, Wendy's Memorabilia

The crystal burger is back!

[Stephen Francia, 01/21/2022]

Wendy's founder, Dave Thomas.

Dave Thomas Statue, Wendy's Memorabilia

This isn't the first Wendy's restaurant, as the sign over the door might lead you to believe, but it is their flagship store, chock full of memorabilia and historic artifacts. Items include original concept drawings of the Wendy character, crew member pins, and bobble heads of founder Dave Thomas and Wendy. Although something was missing: the $105,000 Waterford crystal hamburger. Nowhere to be seen. Maybe the McDonald's Hamburglar had something to do with this!

[Mike Gassmann, 09/20/2021]

The "1st restaurant" sign is an artifact from the actual restaurant in Columbus, Ohio, that displayed many historical items.

Dave Thomas Statue, Wendy's Memorabilia

There's an exhibit inside with paraphernalia and a timeline documenting the history of Wendys' - and photos of the real Wendy.

[Jennifer Kefer, 06/27/2021]

Dave Thomas statue.

Dave Thomas Statue, Wendy's Memorabilia

Very swanky Wendy's, with small museum room off to the side with a lot of memorabilia including the iconic "Where's the beef" ad campaign. Just down the road from Wendy's HQ.

[Ohio Tourist, 04/01/2015]

Waterford crystal hamburger.

Dave Thomas Statue, Wendy's Memorabilia

Worth a stop if you're a fan of Wendy's (or "Where's the Beef?").

[The Wanderer, 06/02/2014]

Where else can you go to see a $105,000 Waterford crystal rendition of a Wendy's hamburger, complete with sculpted pickles, onions, tomatoes and lettuce?

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