FIRST WENDY_S FAREWELL

Frequent customer Ken Dray photographs a picture of restaurant founder Dave Thomas’ daughter Melinda Lou, nicknamed, “Wendy,” Thursday, March 1, 2007 in Columbus, Ohio. They came in droves, regulars and first-timers, braving long lines and cold rain to order burgers, fries and milkshakes at the very first Wendy’s restaurant, closing Friday, March 2, 2007 after 38 years downtown because of a long history of lagging sales. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)