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Notes: Wendy’s a no-show at its own Groveton grand opening

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Dozens of people lined up outside a new Wendy’s at Beacon Center (6634 Richmond Highway) in Groveton — just south of Alexandria — but the restaurant never opened its doors.

The event on Saturday was advertised as a grand opening, with the first 100 customers to be awarded free food for a year, but the restaurant didn’t open, ABC7 reported.

ABC7 reported that word on the grapevine was the Wendy’s did not pass inspection and a spokesperson for the company said the restaurant faced an “operational setback” but will provide an updated grand opening sometime in the future.

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