Wendy's Re-opens

Carolina Restaurant Group tore down the Wendy’s on John C. Calhoun Drive in November and rebuilt it. The new restaurant is scheduled to open March 12.

The Wendy's at 746 John C. Calhoun Drive is scheduled to re-open March 12 after being torn down and completely rebuilt.

"It will be the latest and greatest of everything from Wendy's," Carolina Restaurant Group President Quint Graham said last year when announcing the new restaurant.

"It will be a very attractive design and a very attractive facility,” he said.

Graham could not be reached for comment Friday.

Charlotte-based Carolina Restaurant Group purchased both the John C. Calhoun Drive and Citadel Road restaurants in February 2018.

It closed the John C. Calhoun Drive restaurant April 15. The restaurant was torn down in November.

The Citadel Road Wendy’s restaurant, located off of U.S. 601 near Interstate 26, has remained open. The company plans to renovate it in the future.

The restaurant’s new design features recycled materials and LED lighting, as well as Energy Star equipment, including high-efficiency HVAC systems. The costs are lower for franchisees.

The restaurant will employ about 40 when it reopens. It employed 20 when it closed, according to company officials.

Wendy’s is an Ohio-based company with more than 6,700 fast-food restaurants across the world. It plans to remodel 70 percent of its restaurants by 2020, according to Forbes.

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Gene Zaleski is a reporter/staff writer with The Times and Democrat.

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