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Warrenton could get area's first Wendy's

Wendy's flagship restaurant in Dublin, Ohio (Courtesy Wendy's)
By Cindy Yingst, Friday, April 6, 2018

A Wendy’s fast-food restaurant could be on its way to Warrenton.

A representative of the company submitted plans to the city this week for a 2,400-square-foot restaurant in the Warrenton Highlands shopping center across from Home Depot.

Plan submitted by Baysinger Partners Architecture in Portland include a drive-through window, 11 tables inside the restaurant and several more on a patio.

At its busiest times, the restaurant could do up to 170 transactions per hour.

The proposed Wendy’s location was in the plans for Warrenton Highlands as a spot for a drive-through restaurant when the 52,000-square-feet shopping center opened in late 2011. It is just under half an acre and zoned general commercial.

The Highway 101/Ensign Lane intersection is the busiest in the city.

Baysinger has asked for a pre-application conference, which interim Planning Director Kevin Cronin said he planned to set up Wednesday afternoon.

The conference allows the designers to ask questions and get feedback from the city about design and licensing requirements and other construction issues.

Wendy’s was founded by Dave Thomas in 1969 in Columbus, Ohio. It is the world’s third largest hamburger fast-food chain after Burger King and McDonald’s and has more than 6,500 locations.

Some of the food items that set them apart are square-shaped burgers, “frosty” desserts and chili.


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