Nuggets of Wisdom

Friday, January 27, 2012

Random Friday: Wendy’s "Hot Drinks" Music Video

Welcome to a new installment I would like to call Random Fridays—where I take a break from politics as usual and share something, well, out of the ordinary.

Today I’m sharing a music video in a series of training videos created by Wendy’s in the early 90s. Yes, instead of instructing new employees how to serve their food, Wendy’s decided to train them a’la Schoolhouse Rock-style music videos. I must say, the concept is rather ingenious, and the music very catchy.

The music videos included songs such as “Cold Drinks,” “Chili Can Be Served With Cheese,” “Grill Skills,” and the one I’m featuring, “Hot Drinks.” I learned about these videos from SpoonyOne’s riff on them, and both he and I agree: of all the videos, “Hot Drinks” is the best. It really makes me crave a hot drink, even though I rarely drink anything hot. Heck, most of these videos make me crave Wendy’s. (Fortunately, there’s one down the road from me!)

Anywho, here’s the video, along with the lyrics. Enjoy!

Coffee, decaf, hot tea, and hot chocolate,
Those are the hot drinks that you serve so get it,
Hot cups come in two sizes,
Small and large are filled as the need arises.
Coffee’s holding time is 30 minutes, that’s how long,
It can stay there before it starts to taste too strong.
HOT HOT. Careful when you pour it.
Hold it steady upon the counter let it set.
Pour it in until the coffee reaches the line.
Pop a top on it.
get’s a lid, every time. Wendy’s coffee tastes so fine.

Hot Drinks, really get you goin’.
Warms you up, when you feel you’re slowin’
Wendy’s we always serve it right away.
Add a smile and have a nice day.

Next is decaf you brew it just like coffee.
Use the orange pot it makes it easier to see.
But if you’re using the packets in your store.
Put it in the small cup and furthermore.
Add hot water up to the line and stir it in.
Put a lid on and serve it on the tray again.
Get a small cup when you’re ready for hot tea.
Fill with hot water it’s easy as can be.
Put the lid on and serve the teabag on the top.
If they want lemon it’s very nice,
don’t think twice, give the guest a juicy slice.

Hot Drinks, really get you goin’.
Warms you up, when you feel you’re slowin’
Wendy’s we always serve it right away.
Add a smile and have a nice day.

Grab a small cup when you’re makin’ hot cocoa.
Pour the packet and then you add your H20.
Use a clean spoon and stir till it’s all mixed up.
Toss the spoon out and
put the lid, on the cup, things are really looking up.

Hot Drinks, really get you goin’.
Warms you up, when you feel you’re slowin’
Wendy’s we always serve it right away.
Add a smile and have a nice day