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Broad Street Wendy’s Sign Goes Up

Last March we hoped it wouldn’t be, but it is. A Wendy’s is coming to Broad and Snyder and now have the signage to prove it. Reader Richard Everill III sent us this photo of the the sign going up.

Wendys at Broad and Snyder in South Philadelphia - photo by Richard Everill III for Passyunk Post

It was back in October 2015 when the then-mystery tenant was obtained. However, while folks were none-to-thrilled and shared their thoughts with us, at the  South Broad Street Neighborhood Association meeting on March 15, 2016, there wasn’t as much vocal objection as expected, according to SBSNA president, Peter Zutter.

The zoning application also included plans for a take-out window, but so far we haven’t seen any signs that that’s going to happen.

The property was purchased for $740,000 in 2012. For that kind of money, they could have bought 176,611 of Dave’s Hot ‘n Juicy 1/4 lb. Singles with Cheese.

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17 Responses to Broad Street Wendy’s Sign Goes Up

  1. P Rob March 31, 2017 at 12:35 pm #

    Oh crap. Now I have seemingly easier access to the Baconator. Better call a cardiologist.

    • Alex April 6, 2017 at 8:47 am #

      I lol’d

  2. Anthony March 31, 2017 at 2:07 pm #

    The Wendy’s sign really compliments the architecture of this building nicely. Now all it needs is a nice dog turd smeared on the sidewalk and some piles of trash!

  3. D.Sickels March 31, 2017 at 2:55 pm #

    Great just another place for addicts to stand and ask for change and for the methadon addicts to hangout in swapping pills and other meds.

  4. ProvWitout March 31, 2017 at 5:00 pm #

    Thank god its finally here!! When does it officially open? Loooove frostys! Booooomshakalaka!!!

  5. Leaving Mckean March 31, 2017 at 6:36 pm #

    Very saddening. Why does my block have to suck so much?! :P

  6. Iliveinapark March 31, 2017 at 8:40 pm #

    Fuck y’all. You got a better and more profitable idea? It’s a Wendy’s… not a bar / restaurant that can afford to be open from 5-11. Ya know it’s awkward cheap meat but there are people who need / can’t afford to spend $15+ / person to eat. At least their nuggets are good. And for the record… Why shouldn’t a Wendy’s or other fast food joint have nice architecture? That’s all people bitch about when it’s new construction.

    • Anthony April 3, 2017 at 7:41 am #

      No, but your argument sucks when you tell everyone “fuck y’all”.. If you want cheap food, go to the 9th Street Market and buy some cheap/healthy food. Much cheaper than Wendy’s.

      And the issue is that this block has had aggressive people and tons of trash for years. Wendys will likely keep that problem. Regardless of whether you’re homeless or not, no one should want to live in trash. And no, fast food joints don’t deserve good architecture. They’re pits that make a corporate fortune off feeding the poor disease-bound food, and the poor don’t know any better.

      • Iliveinapark April 4, 2017 at 11:08 am #

        First off, 9th Street is half a mile away from broad Street​, with completely different issues. And if you are referring to the Italian market on 9th then that’s over a mile. So it’s not really a baconator to baconator comparison.
        Second, yes the actual garbage on the ground is / has been a problem. However, you can’t blame that on one business. I know that wind currents will consolidate lightweight trash into areas where very little littering actually occurs.

        Third, “fuck y’all” is directed those who would rather nitpick at what business should be open because they have some personal issues and prefer vacant / blighted building over some use. I admit I would rather see some other business their but I don’t have enough money to put my money where my mouth is. Ultimately, it’s Wendy’s and is just as bad as any food franchise.

        Fourth, the problems you detest on that corner are people with mental health issues. Maybe if they got some help they would be occupying alternate space and getting better, and not be in your sight.

        Lastly, everyone deserves good architecture no matter the circumstances. Maybe, outside of a library those who will patronize this Wendy’s will think better of themselves and choose to walk a mile to get “real food” next time they crave a baconator.

        • Anthony April 7, 2017 at 11:38 am #

          9th Street is ONE example. There are tons of low cost groceries around with cheap food. People just want to make excuses for liking to eat garbage. Regardless, Wendy’s is not helping people from starving.

          Yeah, there are larger issues on that corner for sure. But a garbage fast food place is not helping either. I guess I just want more for my neighborhood.

  7. ProvWitout April 1, 2017 at 7:12 pm #

    Typical democratic liberal people. Want to be down with the poor until it affects them directly. Just like they dont want affordable housing in their nieghborhoods. Keep voting blue to be cool you fakes!!

    • Anthony April 3, 2017 at 7:43 am #

      What does this development have to do with politics, and how are Democrats or Republicans going to have any impact on the Wendy’s at Broad & Snyder?

    • Iliveinapark April 4, 2017 at 11:11 am #

      So where do red voters exist that want affordable housing next door? Trick question… Nowhere.

      • ProvWitout April 4, 2017 at 5:51 pm #

        Not denying that lol nobody wants that garbage living near them!

  8. Michael April 3, 2017 at 12:15 pm #

    Ugh. Combined with the transit “hub,” the school across the street, and the many addicts I am sure Wendy’s will fit in just perfectly. At the same time, why should we expect a restaurant or, say architectural, firm to dish out 700k for a property on Broad and Drugs. So I get why Wendy’s was built and why other “better” choices probably didn’t even bid.

    in an ideal world we’d want that entire block to be razed, wouldn’t we all? Except than we would get the Broad and Washington project (btw, hows that coming along).

  9. Al April 4, 2017 at 11:34 am #

    I just really want them to put a CVS on the block so I can go to all of my favorite drug stores. With three drug stores right there, I would definitely be able to get 2 for $5 canned hams at any given time.

    Let’s be real though: since Wendy’s changed their fry recipe, the fry-in-the-Frosty combo is unbelievably good. Wendy’s also has decent chili and they have baked potatoes–you can literally just buy a ready-to-eat potato there. I think there are worse things for the corner.

    Does anyone else remember when the entire block was full of kiosk vendors and there was an amazing Woolworth’s with a lunch counter? Spain’s Hallmark? As a kid, that block was so exciting!

  10. Lou_100x April 5, 2017 at 12:15 pm #

    Where’s the parking?!

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