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Wendy's restaurant set to arrive in Mitchell

A Wendy's restaurant is pictured in Ohio in this 2015 photo. (Courtesy photo)

It appears frosty treats, baked potatoes and square-shaped burger patties are around the corner for Mitchell's restaurant scene.

Wendy's is planning to open a Mitchell location. An advertisement at the job website indeed.com shows that a franchisee is hiring a general manager to work at the Mitchell location currently being developed.

Company officials did not respond to The Daily Republic's request for comment this week. The restaurant is planned for the area near the intersection of Burr Street/State Highway 37 and Spruce Street in Mitchell.

Currently, there are eight Wendy's locations in South Dakota — all operated by franchisees — including stores in Aberdeen and Yankton, and three sites each in Rapid City and Sioux Falls.

By its own description, Wendy's is the third-largest quick-service hamburger-focused restaurant in the world. At the end of 2018, Wendy's had 5,825 restaurants in North America. The company, founded in 1969, opened 152 new restaurants in 2018, while closing 77 generally underperforming restaurants.

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