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Dave Thomas (the founder of Wendy’s) was a high-school dropout. He was afraid his success would convince teens to drop out of school, so at age 60, he went back and got his GED.

Dave Thomas (businessman)

This article is about the American fast food owner. For other people with a similar name, see David Thomas.

Rex David Thomas (July 2, 1932 – January 8, 2002) was an American businessman, philanthropist, and fast-food tycoon. Thomas was the founder and chief executive officer of Wendy’s, a fast-food restaurant chain specializing in hamburgers. He is also known for appearing in more than 800 commercial advertisements for the chain from 1989 to 2002, more than any other company founder in television history.

Early life and education

Born in Atlantic City, New Jersey, his biological father’s name was Sam and his biological mother’s name was Molly. Thomas was adopted between six weeks and six months later by Rex and Auleva Thomas, an… Continue Reading (6 minute read)

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