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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 …

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. Read More »

Quebec banned ads for toys and fast food aimed at children under 13, resulting in lowered childhood obesity rates.

After studying Quebec households, Sauder School of Business professor Tirtha Dhar found that advertising bans that bar commercials aimed at children resulted in fewer kids eating fast food and kids who weighed less than their national counterparts. In 1980, Quebec imposed legislation that banned advertisements for toys and fast food aimed at children under 13 …

Quebec banned ads for toys and fast food aimed at children under 13, resulting in lowered childhood obesity rates. Read More »