WENDY'S SAYS NO TO "VOTE YES FOR BASEBALL" CAMPAIGN IN NC
The management of 30 Wendy's NC restaurants decided "to
withdraw their participation in the newly-launched campaign"
for an MLB stadium tax in the Triad, according to Justin
Catanoso of the Greensboro NEWS & RECORD. Wendy's was one
of three fast-food chains to agree to be in the "Vote Yes
for Baseball" campaign, but announced that it is opting out
of the initiative. Wendy's Greensboro Dir of Marketing John
Dainotto: "Wendy's is not pro tax. We believe that's an
issue that's got to be resolved by the voters. ... We're not
in favor of promoting the Triad stadium movement." Wendy's
management "initially agreed to provide what it hoped would
be neutral information" about the tax proposal, provided by
the "Vote Yes" campaign, but Dainotto said that Wendy's
"didn't want its customers to think the restaurant was
supporting the tax" (Greensboro NEWS & RECORD, 2/18).