It’s a Vanilla Frosty that will save Cambie Street

Vanilla Frosty

Originally uploaded by sevenworlds16.

Maybe they’re going to be rolling them out across Canada, or maybe it’s just a Hail Mary Pass [wp] marketing promotion to try to save a location that’s getting the screws put to it by City Hall, but the Cambie Street Wendy’s is selling the Vanilla Frosty. Now granted its next to impossible to get to the Cambie location from downtown thanks to the Cambie-riffic traffic situation.

I haven’t been to a Wendy’s in a while, other than the Cambie one to sample the Vanilla Frosty, so I don’t know if they’re being sold at other locations but help if you’re curious about a treat that Americans have been enjoying for awhile then make plans to head on over.

While you’re there stop by some of the local stores and do some shopping. Let’s face it as much as the Skytrain needs expanding and as much of an investment in the future it is, they’re getting royally fucked over by the whole situation.

12 Comments so far

  1. Raul (unregistered) on December 6th, 2007 @ 12:25 pm

    Great job promoting Jeffery. Yeah, Cambie merchants are being adversely affected but I just hope that Vancouver people will want to rally behind them and buy their products. Honestly, I’d like to see Vancouver people have more than liquid oatmeal in their veins (that’s a Mexican expression that means that people in Vancouver don’t seem to be irked by the demise of Cambie St. businesses). I hope they will have actual blood in their veins and buy Cambie merchants’ products. (Ok, I’m sounding repetitive here).

  2. giselle (unregistered) on December 6th, 2007 @ 4:56 pm

    the demise of wendy’s wouldn’t be a bad thing

  3. (unregistered) on December 6th, 2007 @ 5:57 pm

    Wendy’s going out of business will save Cambie Street.

  4. Alex (unregistered) on December 6th, 2007 @ 10:09 pm

    I think it would be terrible if that Wendy’s location closed. Sometimes, a longstanding chain restaurant can be just as much a local landmark as a small grassroots business.

    Besides: that’s the location that Tina works at. She has amazing hair, makeup, and especially amazing glasses. She’s this Philipino chic in her mid-30s. Every time I see her, I feel happy.

  5. Jeffery Simpson (unregistered) on December 6th, 2007 @ 10:29 pm

    “the demise of wendy’s wouldn’t be a bad thing”

    Well it’s not like the entire chain is going to close or anything.

    “Wendy’s going out of business will save Cambie Street.”

    Errr… okay. How is that?

  6. Ron C (unregistered) on December 7th, 2007 @ 1:55 am

    Maybe it has something to do with eliminating the surface parking lot at Wendy’s….

  7. nitpicker (unregistered) on December 7th, 2007 @ 10:42 am

    “as much as the Skytrain needs expanding”

    The Canada Line (previously RAV) is not in anyway affiliated with SkyTrain, other than they’re both operated under the TransLink umbrella.

    Yes, SkyTrain does need expanding, they’re just not doing it anywhere near Cambie Street.

  8. Amanda (unregistered) on December 7th, 2007 @ 11:02 am

    Those vanilla frosties are disgusting!

  9. (unregistered) on December 8th, 2007 @ 9:30 am

    What the fuck does that mean, the Canada Line isn’t affiliated with the Skytrain? Are you trying to infer that it is not Vancouver public transit? That it will not look exactly like the current Skytrain?

  10. Jeffery Simpson (unregistered) on December 8th, 2007 @ 10:48 am

    I was wondering too so I checked Wikipedia:

    “The line will be the third in Greater Vancouver, Canada, though it will not use linear induction motor technology as the existing SkyTrain lines do; it is unclear whether it will be branded as a third SkyTrain line.”

    Truthfully there’s nothing implicit in the name “SkytTrain” about how it runs, just that it’s like a train that’s elevated above ground.

    I could be wrong but I haven’t heard anyone officially say that this was not considered a SkyTrain line.

  11. nitpicker (unregistered) on December 18th, 2007 @ 6:33 am

    Actually, no one involved has ever called it SkyTrain. They’ve called it RAV or Canada Line, but never SkyTrain. Except those who don’t know better.

    Different track. Different trains. Different technology. Different operating company. Different staff. Different operations centre.

    They are completely unrelated except they are both rapid transit lines operated under the Translink banner.

  12. Jeffery Simpson (unregistered) on December 18th, 2007 @ 8:30 am

    Well then that’s clearly a branding mistake, either they’re wrong to not brand it SkyTrain, since there’s nothing inherent in the name that refers to what sort of track, train or operations centre used, or they’re just really bad at getting the RAV name out there.

    In a contest between how the builders see something and how the public sees it the name the public uses will win.

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