Eden Prairie, Minnesota- 14 July, 2009. WAND Corporation announced today its decision to donate a three panel digital menu board for Wendy’s at the Dave Thomas Memorial Classic. This annual golf event for charity has been hosted by Wendy’s FourCrown for over a decade, with the proceeds going to benefit the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. The outdoor triple-panel all-digital menu board is brand-new, field-ready technology, as there are only two other units like the one being auctioned for charity in the world.
By 2009, the Dave Thomas Foundation had successfully matched over 1,000 children with loving families in a permanent environment. In its 20 year relationship with the Wendy’s community, WAND Corporation has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charities, such as the Dave Thomas Foundation, as part of its perpetual drive to give back.
“Wendy’s FourCrown has been a longtime partner of WAND Corporation, and it should give us all great pride that we are able to work together as a team to benefit the worthy cause that is the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption in this way,” said WAND Corporation Chief Operating Officer, Greg Perrill. “We’re pleased to be unveiling the first in a new generation of outdoor digital technology for this charity event,” continued Perrill.
The three-panel outdoor digital menu board that WAND Corporation will donate has an estimated value of more than $25,000 and will be auctioned off at Wendy’s FourCrown’s annual golf event being held at the Wayzata Country Club, 19-20 July. The proceeds from the golf event will go to benefit the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.
“Throughout the years, WAND Corporation has been extremely generous in its contributions to our annual golf event and auction,” said Mike Givens, co-founder and president of Wendy’s FourCrown. “The proceeds raised at this annual event are helping hundreds of kids find permanent homes with loving and caring adoptive parents. WAND Corporation, along with our many other generous sponsors, help raise several hundred thousand dollars each year to benefit this great cause. In addition, WAND Corporation and FourCrown have had a long and productive partnership of providing our restaurants with the latest in new technology and systems to better operate our restaurants,” Givens continued.
Wendy’s FourCrown was the first Wendy’s franchise that WAND Corporation worked with, nearly 20 years ago. Together they have worked as a team as Wendy’s FourCrown has grown to its current size, 59 stores, and enjoy a mutually beneficial, respectful business relationship.
About Wendy’s Fourcrown
Wendy’s FourCrown operates 59 Wendy’s restaurants and is currently the only Wendy’s franchisee in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metropolitan Area and in St. Cloud, MN. Founded in 1985 by Mike Givens and Dan Opitz, Wendy’s FourCrown’s overall objective, “is to have the finest collection of stores, by all criteria, in the entire Wendy’s system”. As a family-owned business, Wendy’s FourCrown has been built on family values and has always sought to do the “right thing” for its employees, customers, and partners, including through charitable donations of time, labor, and financial contributions. For more information please go to www.wendysfourcrown.com
About WAND Corporation
WAND Corporation is the world leader in POS software for Quick Service Restaurants, and a leading innovator in digital menu boards. Much more than digital signage, digital menu board technology shows the customer what they want, when they want it. In addition to its involvement with Wendy’s in Minnesota and throughout the United States, WAND Corporation works with thousands of other QSR restaurants, including Arby’s, A & W, Burger King, Checkers/Rally’s, Church’s Chicken, Dairy Queen, Hardee’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Long John Silver’s, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, and Taco Bell. With over 150 employees and more than 22 years of experience in a rapidly changing industry, WAND Corporation is a nimble, thriving QSR innovator, having never lost the spirit that was the inspiration for its birth in 1987. More information is available at www.wandcorp.com.
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