Once you've been in one fast food joint, you've pretty much been in all of them, save one: an Orlando Wendy's franchise has updated its interior from the traditional and altogether boring style we've all come to know and hate into something chic, an almost inconceivableword to have describe a fast food restaurant. But what else do you call a place with a lounge, Wi-Fi and faux fireplace for atmosphere?
Mike Parson didn’t feel as if he were in a fast-food joint at a newly renovated Wendy’s with a lounge, faux fireplace, Wi-Fi and separate counters for orders and pickup.
“It feels more like a hangout,” said Parson, 22, a University of Central Florida student.
That’s exactly what Wendy’s was aiming for with its design in the restaurant, which will be used in new and remodeled restaurants from now on.
“We’re moving a little bit toward the fast-casual,” said Craig Madanick, a Wendy’s field-marketing manager.