You have some explaining to do, Wendy’s.

You’d think that if “quality [were their] recipe” that it would apply to all aspects of the business, including making sure that their spelling and grammar is of quality material.

Thanks to Matt for:

14 Responses to “You have some explaining to do, Wendy’s.”


  1. 1 Sçium June 16, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    I don’t think it’s the company’s fault itself, it seems as if one of the cashiers drafted it in their spare time, as if to reassure customers, even though it wasn’t nessecery. BUT I agree, FAIL.

  2. 2 Peter June 16, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    How is this ironic?

  3. 3 Madrugada Jones June 16, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    Are you saying tomatoes are not a quality vegetable? To see my CARTOONS click on my name link.

  4. 4 Sçium June 16, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    It’s ironic because misusing English doesn’t represent good grammar.

  5. 5 Peter June 17, 2008 at 9:29 am

    Where does it say anything about them having good grammar?

  6. 6 Sçium June 17, 2008 at 10:22 am

    You would just come to expect that from somebody with ‘good quality’, I would think.

  7. 7 Scott June 17, 2008 at 11:02 am

    The irony is that their slogan is “Quality is Our Recipe” when in fact, Wendy’s is pretty crappy…

  8. 8 daddy00 June 17, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    The quality of the sign about “tomato’s” is the ironic part when situated directly below the logo about quality. But I expect spelling and punctation of this “quality” when dealing with fast food restaurants.

  9. 9 David June 17, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    Does this mean that Wendy’s wasn’t serving tomatoes in the past?

  10. 10 Aaron T. June 17, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    David: Yes, in the U.S. there’s been a major recall of tomatoes due to salmonella poisoning over the last couple of weeks.

  11. 11 Cat June 17, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    I would think if grammar were my blog’s focus I would know how to employ the subjunctive mood.😉

  12. 12 Harrison June 18, 2008 at 12:05 am

    @Aaron T: You seem to have forgotten, it was the FDAs fault that the tomatoes were recalled. See previous post.

  13. 13 SecondsOut June 19, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    Shouldn’t that be, “if quality were their recipe?” English Fail might also FAIL. Oh, now I see that Cat beat me to it.

  14. 14 szaszhareen June 21, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    fast food managers are all completely terrible with english. the GM and assistant at my store are both college grads, yet when faced with the task of putting together a three or four sentence note they somehow manage to make more errors than i thought possible. i’ve started carrying around a red pencil or pen and anonymously correcting all of their errors.


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