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Wendy's, 676 Saint Andrews Road: late 2000s   10 comments

Posted at 1:14 am in closing

This closing continues a recent series of dead restaurants on Saint Andrews Road. One of the very first closings I did was of the Wendy's on Two Notch in Dentsville. If I recall correctly, I said how much I enjoyed Wendy's when they first came to town, and how they gradually seemed to lose their way as many fast food chains have.

I don't know specifically what happened to this store (being on Saint Andrews can't have helped!), but the last two times I have had occasion to stop at a Wendy's (once in Aiken and once on Forest Drive), the service and food have been very indifferent -- not at all like the can-do! store that could get you a decent burger the way you wanted it almost by the time you finished being rung up. I don't doubt the disasterous ad campaign with the guy wearing the red "Wendy" pigtails helped more than a few of their stores shuffle off this mortal coil as well.

UPDATE 8 September 2017: Added full street address and some tags. Also found this LoopNet listing that says the building is still vacant, but has recently had a plan approved to connect to the traffic light and "would be great for a breakfast restaurant".

Written by ted on February 1st, 2009

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10 Responses to 'Wendy's, 676 Saint Andrews Road: late 2000s'

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  1. This Wendy's closed up shop recently in early December 2008. I remember stopping by the week prior to their closing and grabbing a bite to eat, oblivious of any knowledge to their demise. Then driving by the next week, and surprised at seeing the whole restaurant stripped bare and closed up!

    Clearly, the St. Andrews/Dutch Square area is cursed. :/


    2 Feb 09 at 7:04 pm

  2. Wow. I used to work here when I was in high school...


    23 Feb 10 at 9:00 am

  3. this one I think was in an akward location and Wendy's opened up a few miles up the road at 6019 St. Andrews Road which I think couldn't have helped. I think whatever opens up in its place would do best to have access to the stoplight at the intersection of Jamil Road as it is so challenging to get out of


    8 Jul 10 at 12:33 pm

  4. After checking my photo archive, a photo I took of this place right after it closed allows me to confirm J.P.'s notion of this Wendy's closing in late 2008


    20 Jan 11 at 11:37 pm

  5. Thanks, I'll update the post title closing date.


    21 Jan 11 at 12:29 am

  6. So one day I'm driving up the big hill on St. Andrews Road. I happen to look over at Wendy's, and, at the pick-up window, is an OSCAR MEYER WEINER MOBILE!! I nearly ran off the road.


    23 Sep 11 at 6:55 pm

  7. ted

    23 Sep 11 at 11:01 pm

  8. Folks, I noticed some folks working on what appeared to be the HVAC system on the roof of this building and the lights were on inside giving me the impression that something is about to go down here (will advise if I can conclude anything further)...


    4 Dec 14 at 4:58 pm

  9. @Andrew- Any ideas? A Golden Chick?


    13 May 16 at 12:12 pm

  10. There was a sign listing the space for sale and signage referring them to the Auto Money Title loan office further up St. Andrews I don't see anything and frankly I wish that when something does open that they could sync it up with the traffic signal at Jamil Road...

    I would welcome Golden Chick but I think I also would love to see Popeye's...I've even thought about tearing it down and building some other shop of some sort and then redoing the entrance to sync it up with the Jamil traffic signal...


    13 May 16 at 1:10 pm

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