Title: Dave's Way: A New Approach to Old-Fashioned ...
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons , New York
Publication Date: 1991
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Small 4to. Grey paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. 256pp. Illustrations. Near fine/very good. Jacket spine slightly sunned. A tight and handsome third printing, boldly signed and inscribed in black marker on the title page "To Lily / Best Wishes / Dave Thomas." Lily Tolpo (b. 1917) is a noted sculptor and wife of famed Lincoln sculptor Carl Tolpo (1091-76). Comes with a photocopy of a 1996 snapshot showing Tolpo at a podium presenting Thomas with a tabletop version of her life-size "Lincoln-Douglas in Debate" statue (the original of which stands in Freeport, Illinois). Bookseller Inventory # 38649
Synopsis: In his autobiography, Dave?s Way, Dave Thomas shows how you can succeed in life through hard work, integrity and humility. From his early years as a busboy, to his days in the army and throughout his career at Wendy?s, he was always motivated to make something of himself. His passion for fresh, never frozen beef, laid the foundation for turning Wendy?s into more than just a restaurant chain, but creating opportunities for millions of people to share in his dream. Arguably one of the greatest restaurateurs who ever lived, the book is full of advice on how to run a successful business, operate a customer-focused restaurant and market your company with honesty. Dave?s success in business is outshined only by his belief in giving back to others, making him a role-model philanthropist. Dave?s Way is wonderful guide for anyone looking to succeed in life. His old-fashioned American values still hold true today as an inspiration and roadmap to others. All profits from the sale Dave?s Way are donated to The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.
About the Author: Dave Thomas was born on July 2, 1932 and became one of the most successful restaurateurs in America. In 1969, he founded the iconic Wendy?s Old Fashioned Hamburgers and grew it into the world's third-largest quick-service hamburger company, with nearly 6,500 restaurants around the globe. Dave starred in more than 800 commercials and published three books. Inspired by his own upbringing of being adopted when he was six weeks old, he established the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption in 1992. He passed away January 8, 2002.
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