The real-life inspiration for the Wendy's chain is hawking Dave's Hot 'N Juicy Cheeseburger on TV

Although Wendy Thomas has been the face of Wendy's since 1969, she's hasn't appeared in a TV ad campaign until now.

Yep, Wendy Thomas--the real life daughter of founder Dave Thomas, and the girl who inspired the name and logo of the Wendy's fast food chain is making her commercial debut in a series of spots for the Las Vegas market.

Of course, Wendy's dad Dave was made famous by his ubiquitous presence in Wendy's advertising. So, the next-generation connection feels comfortable.

Wendy plugs the new Dave's Hot 'N Juicy Cheeseburger and shares memories of her dad, especially how he loved to try out new ideas for the business and how much he would have enjoyed having a cheeseburger named in his honor.

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