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An expansion project at the Wendy's on Maple Avenue is now complete and local dignitaries gathered for the restaurant's grand re-opening.
The building was built in 1976 and had not been renovated since. It took around a half million dollars and five months of construction to create a new interior, exterior and kitchen.
"We have a new grill so you will be able to get through the drive through faster. It is a hi-tech kitchen, everything in the kitchen is hi-tech and we have a new dining room and we have a display case in here with old memorabilia," says Tim Thompson the Co-Owner of Wendy's.
Thompson says he is very happy with the turnout of the re-opening celebration. Along with the Zanesville Mayor, Muskingum County Commissioners and other dignitaries, the 8th graders from Roosevelt Middle School serenaded the crowd with Christmas carols. But Thompson says the new Wendy's is something for Zanesville to be proud of.
"What it means is we have something to be proud of, when you drive down Maple Avenue and you can see a nice beautiful new building, come in a comfortable environment with the same great food, I think the community is going to be pleased," says Thompson.
Thompson says the exterior of the building is the most modern design around.