Our Wendy's Pantops participated with a local benefactor in giving bikes away to children in the Charlottesville, VA area in December 2022.  Special thanks to the benefactor for allowing us the privilege of assisting him in this very worthwhile endeavor and to our management and staff at our Wendy's Pantops location in Charlottesville for making this a wonderful event for the children and their families.  We are thankful that we can assist in making a difference in the communities that we live and work in.


Congratulations to our Wendy's Walkertown for their VOC inspection results.  We are proud to have Jessica Childress, Daphne Scott and her management team and crew as part of our Catie Food Systems team.  Daphne said it best in her email, "Team work makes the dream work.  A big thank you to my DM, Jessica for pushing us daily to be better than the day before."  It takes all of us to make Catie Food Systems, Inc. successful and we all benefit from that success.  Looking forward to wonderful things in 2023 for Daphne Scott and her team.


We are pleased to announce the following organizational changes and promotions within our company.  These changes represent a significant investment in improving operations as well as positioning the company for further growth.  We are confident these changes will result in significant improvements in all aspects of restaurant performance for all dayparts.  Furthermore, this will provide the resourses to deliver superior customer service, exceptional food quality, and consistent food safety practices for breakfast, late night and every hour between.

Effective, June 27, 2022 Tiffany Dent will be promoted to Director of Operations.  Tiffany has 22 years of Wendy's experience.  She has held every postions of restaurant management, including general manager for several locations.  Tiffany became a District Manager in 2012 and she has developed mnay of our currect general managers.  She is currently managing a market of 11 restaurants, which demonstrates her leadership abilities.  District Managers, Carolyn Hamlett, Redina Allen, and Tim White will report to Tiffany.

We are also pleased to announce the promotions of Jessica Childress and Dennis Wilson to District Manager.  Dennis and Jessica have a combined 30 years of Wendy's experience.  They both have demonstrated the coaching and development skills that are critical to the DM role.  

The new reponsibility layout is shown below.  Please join us in congratulating Tiffany, Jessica and Dennis on their well-deserved promotions.


Carolyn Hamlett - Appomattox, Farmville, South Boston, Altavista, Verona,  Waynesboro

Redina Allen - Stoneport, Harrisonburg 1, Harrisonburg 2, Fishersville, Staunton

Tim White - Plank Road, Charlottesville 2, Pantops, Ruckersville

Jessica Childress - Riverside, Reidsville, Oak Ridge, Airport, Walkertown, Franklin Turnpike

Dennis Wilson - Rocky Mount, Smith Mt. Lake, Blacksburg 1, Blacksburg 2, Radford



Congratulations to our District Manager, Carolyn Hamlett, our Farmville Wendy's General Manager, Jessica James and the Farmville management team and crew for obtaining the status of WeU Training Restaurant.  Catie Food Systems Inc. appreciates the hard work that Carolyn, Jessica and her management team and crew put into obtaining this certification.  CONGRATULATIONS ON A JOB WELL DONE!!!!


Catie Food Systems/Shirley May Restaurant Group are proud of the employees that we have working for us and we wanted to take the opportunity to show our appreciation to our employees.  


Effective in April, Catie Food Systems/Shirley May Restaurant Group started a drive to reward our employees for referrals.  Each employee referral awards both the person who refers the employee and the new employee.  If the new employee stays 90 days additional bonuses are to be paid out.


We closed our existing Wendy's Restaurant in Radford, VA located at 7406 Lee Highway on May 3, 2020 and reopened a new Wendy's Restaurant at 3368 Peppers Ferry Boulevard on May 11, 2020.  On September 6, 2020 we closed our Wendy's Restaurant located at 1636 Seminole Trail  Charlottesville, VA.  

Wendy's Restaurant Radford,VA

Congratulations to our 2018 A Team.  We had 19 of our Restaurants score an A during their Wendy's International inspection.  Below is a list of the stores and their scores:

SML                                 93.3                  3/08/2018

Rocky Mt.                        90.5                  5/15/2018

Waynesboro                    91.9                  3/29/2018

Oak Ridge                       93.2                  8/14/2018

Walkertown                      92.8                  9/17/2018

Airport                              91.4                10/17/2018

Franklin Turnpike             90.5                10/31/2018

Farmville                          94.1                12/14/2018

Radford                           92.3                 10/23/2018

Blacksburg 1                    90.1                  6/13/2018

Altavista                           90.5                  3/14/2018

South Boston                   92.8                11/06/2018

Charlottesville 1               90.1                11/06/2018

Charlottesville 2               90.1                  9/13/2018

Pantops                            90.0                 3/30/2018

Harrisonburg 1                 90.3                  6/10/2018

Harrisonburg 2                 92.8                11/09/2018

Verona                             90.8                 11/06/2018

Stoneport                         93.2                  6/09/2018


Congratulations to our Managers and their teams for making the grade. We are proud to have such dedicated managers working for us, who strive to be the best that they can be.  



Catie Food Systems is proud of our District Manager, Danielle Cook and the team of dedictated employees that represented Wendy's at the Virginia Tech Hokie football game on Saturday, November 17, 2018.  John Gaca wrote a very nice article about our team of employees and managers representing Wendy's so well at the game in the Wendy's December 2018 Issue of the Wendy's newsletter (see photo).  They served up 1200 Dave's singles, 250 Frosty sundaes, and roughly another 800 regular Frosty's.  This is the second year that Danielle has taken a group to Lane Stadium to serve up Wendy's food to Hokie fans.  Thank you for representing Catie Food Systems and Wendy's.


Melissa Shaver, Catie Food Systems General Manager for our Wendy's Stoneport (Harrisonburg), was welcomed to the Top 200 GM Conference in Columbus Ohio on Monday, April 23, 2018.  Melissa will spend the week being celebrated as one of the 200 top GM's for Wendy's Restaurants across the United States.  Catie Food Systems is proud to have Melissa Shaver as part of our team and we congratulate her on this well deserved honor.  (The picture is of Melissa and Wendy's Chief Operating Officer, Robert Wright).

Melissa, Bob Wright (COO)

Today, April 23, it's with heavy hearts that the Catie Food Systems team says goodbye to one of our own, Sharon Wimbush.  Sharon joined Catie Food Systems in September of 2007.  She served as General Manager at our Wendy's South Boston for years and in 2017 she was transferred to General Manager for our Wendy's Danville Franklin Turnpike location.  She was a valued member of our team and her cheerful face and happy attitude will be missed.

Sharon Wimbush, beloved GM

Our Wendy's in Fishersville was excited to prepare 93 meals for a group of Boy Scouts on their journey home from the big Boy Scout Jamboree in West Virginia on Friday, July 28.  Wendy's Fishersville welcomes the Boy Scouts.


On Tuesday, June 7, 2016 several of our Wendy's Restaurants hosted a Wendy's Night Out fundraiser to benefit the MDA Summer Camp.  We have been selling camp mobiles for several weeks at all of our Wendy's stores in addition to the fundraisers to benefit this worthwhile cause.  Our Wendy's-FT had a special visit from Wendy that night.  The character of Wendy was played by Carley Watlington, daughter of Katherine Watlington.  Carley is a camp participant and we were truly honored to have her visit with us.  Catie Food Systems/Shirley May Restaurant Group is pleased to announce that we raised $10,096.25 to benefit the MDA Summer Camp through our camp mobile sales and the Wendy's Night Out fundraisers.  

Wendy visits MDA Fundraiser

On Tuesday, June 7, 2016 our new Wendy's Stoneport in Harrisonburg, VA participated in Chocolate Ice Cream Day by visiting Bellaire at Stone Port Assisted Living Facility and taking all the residents and staff a chocolate frosty.  Mike Garber-General Manager, Jennifer Weller-Assisted Manager, and McKenna Haines (playing the part of Wendy) traveled to Bellaire with the chocolate frostys and visited with the residents.  Thank you to the staff and management at our Wendy's-Stoneport for taking the time for this special visit.

Wendy Visits Bellaire
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