Dave Thomas was the founder of Wendy's. He started his career after an unlikely meeting with Colonel Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken. Thomas was interviewed by Joel Engardio for the POV magazine column "When I Was 25" where successful people talk about their formative days. The POV essay was written by Joel Engardio based on his recorded interview with Thomas.
Essay (below) published September 1997.
Edited audio from interview (click here) from June 1997.