Picture the inside of a fast food restaurant. Big menu board, plastic booths, those brown trays, sticky with ketchup from the last customer … the kind of place you get in and get out.
The Wendy’s in Columbus, Ohio’s, Clintonville neighborhood takes a different approach. Rajeev Sabharwal, an executive at Wendy’s, is standing on the restaurant’s outdoor patio, underneath a string of twinkle lights.
"We've got the heat lamps over here, we've got some real nice, comfortable couch seating sitting out here, so something like you'd see in your backyard," Sabharwal said.