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Perrysburg Wendy's to be first in area to get new store design

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This Wendy's on Dixie Highway will undergo a remodeling with a new design.

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Wendy's restaurant wants a change, and its restaurant at 26630 Dixie Highway in Perrysburg will display the Columbus-based company's new design in September.

The fast-food chain has rolled out its new store design in about  100 restaurants around the country, but none yet in the Toledo area, said Kitty Munger, of Wendy's marketing team. 

The renovations include an outdoor patio, large glass windows, and a contemporary exterior design. Inside, there will be booth, table, bar, and lounge seating, the latter with leather chairs. They will also introduce Wi-fi, a television, and a fireplace. 

The change also will mean new uniforms for employees and digital menus.

Becky Williams, the franchise owner of this Wendy's store, could not be reached for comment on when the location will close for the work to be done or for how long it will last. It also was unclear why this restaurant was chosen to be the first in the Toledo area to have the design change.

Wendy's spokesman Denny Lynch said they hope other franchise owners decide to bring the new design to other stores in the Toledo area.

"Becky Williams called and wanted to remodel that location," Mr. Lynch said.

He said it usually takes four to six weeks for the restaurant to be closed during the remodeling. As of Tuesday, employees at the store s didn't know when it would be temporarily closing.

Changes were approved by the Perrysburg Municipal Planning Commission. Planning and Zoning Administrator Brody Walters said it was the first re-branding of Wendy's in our area.

"The design is part of our brand transformation initiative," said Ms. Munger.

Contact Matt Thompson at: mthompson@theblade.com, 419-356-8786, or on Twitter at @mthompson25.

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