I confess that this post may not be fair, but it is irresistible. Wayback to 1984, video:

From PJ Media:

One in Five Wendy’s Restaurants Is Out of Beef

“Where’s the Beef”? the old Wendy’s commercial asked. Now, Wendy’s customers are asking that question in real life.

An online analysis by Stephens, Inc. shows that about one in five Wendy’s outlets is listing beef products as “out of stock.”

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