New Wendy’s gets squared away

Published 12:03 am Saturday, August 4, 2012

MARY KATHRYN CARPENTER/THE NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT — A dump truck waits Friday afternoon to pour its load of asphalt into an asphalt spreader. From the spreader, the asphalt is distributed over the dirt surface that will soon be the parking lot of the new Wendy’s.

NATCHEZ — With construction of the new Wendy’s scheduled to wrap up in 11 days, local Wendy’s lovers could be enjoying Frostys and fries before Labor Day.

Carlisle Corporation Marketing Manager Kristin Budzak said the company will set the grand opening for the restaurant, which will be located at 288 Seargent S. Prentiss Drive at the old Trace City Toyota location, next week.

“We’re certainly doing our best to be open at Labor Day,” Budzak said.

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Labor Day is Sept. 3.

Budzak said the remaining construction work is fairly minimal, and the restaurant should be handed over to operations Aug. 13 to prepare for the opening.