Not feeling in the mood for much, I remembered that I had yet to find a Wendy's in my tips across Vancouver. With a few places offering Free Wifi, I found my way over to a Wendy's at 1150 Alberni Street.
Paired with a Tim Hortons, this Wendy's is an anomaly in Downtown Vancouver, it is the only location still around! Even in Ottawa, Wendy's is pulling out of the core with it's only downtown location on Elgin street closing in the spring of 2015. It seems Wendy's is slowly giving up on it's downtown locations in favour of its more suburban locations with a few exceptions that stand out.
|Wendy's Storefront on Alberni Street|
Inside the Vancouver location, it looks like an average Wendy's that has yet to be renovated with the usual fast food style seating. Perhaps this is why this Wendy's is still here, this location is not due for a renovation as a requirement for it's continued operating under Wendy's licensing yet.
I walked to the counter and ordered right away as there was no lineup.
The Order: 1 Single Cheeseburger with a medium fries and a medium Coke.
A short wait and my meal came together. I ventured over to the seating area where only a handful of customers of both Tim Hortons and Wendy's were found. With lots of choices to choose from, I settled into a table for one and unwrapped my burger.
|Single Cheese Burger|
Overall, this Wendy's continues the Dave Thomas tradition of serving up fast food tastes he pioneered. Service was decent at the counter with not a long wait. But with nobody in line, why should there be much of wait? Hopefully this restaurant will stick around downtown unlike quite a few of it's other incarnations.