"Clio, Michigan, USA - March 7, 2012: The Wendy's location in Clio, Michigan. Founded in 1969 by Dave Thomas, Wendy's is a chain of fast food restaurants with over 6,600 locations in the US and abroad."
Here's Why Wendy's Got Rid Of Its Salad Bar
By Camryn Teder
Introduced in 1979, Wendy's was the first national fast-food chain to ever have a salad bar in stores, and it was chock full of different ingredients for practically unlimited combinations. The chain slowly began to incorporate so many ingredients that Wendy's salad bar eventually evolved into the Superbar in the late 1980s.
In addition to salads, Wendy's later added "Mexican Fiesta" and "Pasta Pasta" sections to the Superbar as well, and it became akin to an all-you-can-eat buffet. In 1987, there were 35 ingredients available at the bar, and it even included chocolate pudding.
The Superbar was phased out by the late '90s as customers began to prefer portable salad options, with more and more customers opting for takeout over dine-in. It was also rumored that maintaining the Superbar was too labor-intensive for employees.