SELMA, TX - JUNE 11:  A general view of atmosphere at Wendy's before Eva Longoria  Parker kicks off their third annual "Father's Day Frosty Weekend" (June 20-21) which benefits the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption at Wendy's on June 11, 2009 in Selma, Texas.  (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for Wendy's)
The Special Frosty Machine Dedicated To The Founder
Of Wendy's
By Chase Shustack
Dave Thomas, better known as the man who founded the fast-food juggernaut Wendy's, enjoyed sampling the fruits of his legacy — or the soft-serve of his empire. In one particular legend, the CEO of Wendy's requested not just a Frosty in his home but an actual working machine.
Sometime in the late 1990s, Thomas called the engineering department and requested that a Frosty machine — an actual, working machine — be brought to his island home on Buckeye Lake in Ohio. To commemorate the grand occasion, it was decided to call this particular machine the "15,000 Frosty Machine," and it was installed in Thomas' home.
The Wendy's founder would be very close to a Frosty machine not just because he liked it, but perhaps to also ensure strict criteria were followed, as Thomas' idea of a Frosty was a dessert "so thick you had to eat it with a spoon." For something that seems so simple, it's clear that there is a lot of history behind this cold and creamy treat.