South Charlotte

Local Wendy's will return

There's been a Wendy's at the corner of Matthews-Mint Hill Road and U.S. 74 since 1984, and Carolina Restaurant Group's Kevin Marsh said there will continue to be a Wendy's there.

He's just not sure yet when it will reopen.

The restaurant has been closed since Sept. 3, when a roof fire that started in an exhaust fan above the fryer and chili stove did extensive damage to the building and equipment.

Marsh says representatives from Carolina Restaurant Group and its insurance company are negotiating whether the building will be razed and rebuilt or the existing structure will be remodeled. Either way, Marsh says, as soon as a decision is made, they will begin getting the necessary permits. Employees have been dispersed to other locations throughout Charlotte until the Matthews Wendy's reopens.