Wendy’s drive-thru worker sings through headset, making visits memorable for 22 years
The voice coming out of the speaker
at the fast food drive-thru usually isn't something you'd remember, unless
you've been to the Wendy's in Hamilton Township, where the man there has been
making visits memorable for 22 years.
If you've ever gone to the
Wendy's drive-thru on Route 33 in Hamilton, you know the voice. For 22 years,
Willie Mckoy has been rocking the headset, giving customers a little something
extra with every purchase -- the sweet sound of his voice.
“It's just natural,” says
Willie. “It comes natural. You treat customers right and they'll come back.
Make everybody smile that's right. Treat people the way you want to be treated.”
The lifelong Trenton
resident started working at the establishment back in 1998. In 2000, they put
him on the speaker and he never left.
“He just brings a
smile to everyone that comes to Wendy's, and he brings a smile to his coworkers,” says his
wife, Connor Wolfe. “It’s a good attitude to be around. It's positive.”
Willie is so beloved by
locals in Hamilton that there is now a fan page on Facebook
devoted to him, and
that's where people upload videos of their visits to his window.