19 Feb. 1997
Wendy's International Inc. founder Dave Thomas (L) and Ron Joyce, President and C.E.O. of the Calgary, Alberta, based Tim Horton's donut chain, chat February 19 during a break in an afternoon board meeting. Wendy's International announced Wednesday it plans to open 520 new Wendy's shops and 270 Tim Horton stores worldwide in 1997. Thomas recently underwent heart bypass surgery.