Supermarkets and Retail


#3393

explains why you have trouble getting the ears lowered


#3394

I was a Stefan man back in those days. Must’ve been taken in by all those Stefan infomercials that used to air on morning television. I don’t think that chain even operates in NSW anymore?

I remember going to the Stefan salon at the QVB when I was going for a job I really wanted- had the Fabio hair cut off and a facial, the only one I’ve ever had, at Face of Man. I’d just lost a heap of weight so I thought I looked pretty damn hot in my Roger David suit following that makeover. Aren’t I glad “selfies” weren’t a thing back in those days…


#3395

Just curious, anyone here sometimes go to or used to go to Wendy’s? As in the ice cream/Donut King rival.

They’ve really disappeared and changed in recent years, used to love their “megashakes” and hot dogs, now in shopping centres I’m only finding Donut King and tend to just go there for the odd donut and coffee or cold drink in the food courts.

At its expense, others like Schnitz, independent dumpling and asian stores, etc seem to be popping up.


#3396

They still exist? I havent seen one for years


#3397

Used to go to Wendy’s all the time but the one at my work turned into a donut king and they are few and far between now unfortunately :frowning:

Now branded as Wendy’s milk bar


#3398

They still exist, but must’ve been bought out or something, look completely different theee days and as mentioned very sparse. Also very modern with harsh lighting and usually in the middle of thoroughfares rather than a section against a wall in a court.


#3399

Yep, still do a decent shake. Recently went to both Eastland and The Pines. Haven’t had a hotdog for years, not sure if they still offer them. Too many better options at food courts these days.


#3400

Wendy’s was okay for milkshakes, but that’s about it. Their ice cream was never too great and they charged waaay too much for Hot Dogs.

As already mentioned, other food court options have improved over the years, especially in larger shopping centres as the likes of Ben and Jerrys have entered the market.


#3401

There used to be a Wendy’s in Mornington outside Safeway.


#3402

Loved Wendy’s Agro ice cream back in the day.


#3403

I didn’t even know ben and jerrys had any store at all just thought they sold ice cream in supermarkets


#3404

I know they have a stand in some Hoyts Cinemas.


#3405

Wendy’s was another franchise basket case that went belly up. They had over 300 franchises at one stage. Most of them shut up shop but the more profitable ones managed to keep going.


#3406

There’s two still in albury but they look stale as they havnt been upgraded in a while though must be hard being I shopping centers even donut king is the same and havnt upgraded even after the logo chance for donut king


#3407

Oops. :confused:


#3408

Still a classic Wendy’s in Belmont in Geelong.


#3409

Wendy’s got purchased in 2014 by a Singaporean group and it was downhill from there.

NZ-based article but outlines some of the issues.


#3410

Always found it odd that they used the Wendys name in New Zealand when you guys have the unrelated US Wendys chain there.


#3411

Yeah, I think SupaSundae was there first and certainly had more of a nationwide presence as the burger chain was only in Auckland until the last 5-10 years or so.


#3412

No turning back for Max Brenner now.