The Philadelphia Streets Department Just Made an Example of Wendy’s

Don’t shovel snow into the street. Or else.

Don’t shovel snow into the street. Or else the Philadelphia Streets Department will publicly humiliate you on Twitter:

And on Facebook, where they posted photos of the offense:



That’ll fix you, Wendy’s!

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  • WendysFan

    At least they shoveled unlike all the other businesses down the street.

  • JT

    Don’t shovel get a ticket, shovel and get a ticket. Where do they propose you put the snow ?

    • QuestionAllTheThings

      I guess the most logical answer would be anywhere but a travel lane.

    • BodizzlePA

      You’re only required to shovel a walkable path, NOT the entire sidewalk. This was overkill on Wendy’s part.

  • Pedestrian

    1000’s of people are visiting our City for the Flower Show, it sure would be nice if our guests could walk around town and on our sidewalks without falling on their rear ends. Not clearing the side walks of snow and ice is hazardous at best. Thank you Wendy’s for clearing your sidewalk…to the curb !

    • BodizzlePA

      Yes, thank you for creating an easy means for traffic to slide up onto the sidewalk and mow down pedestrians. Businesses are only required to clear a safe path, NOT the entire sidewalk. This was overkill on Wendy’s part.

  • BodizzlePA

    Good. Shoveling snow into the street is a considerable traffic hazard. And the only requirement is providing a path, not the entire sidewalk. On the other hand, I hope the City goes after all violators, including landlords of residential buildings.

  • AbovePhillie

    We live in Spring Township in Berks County and just received a letter with a copy of the ordinance for snow removal where the penalty is one-thousand dollars. That seems excessive to us. So if we shovel out our drive and then the plows go thru and snow it all in, we cannot put any of that snow on the road for we get this fine. $100 is more reasonable than $1000!

  • Coleen McCrea Katz

    That sidewalk is plenty wide enough to shovel the snow to the side, provide a wide path for walking, and NOT put the snow in the street!

  • 4sureurdumb

    really at least they shoveled the snow. lazy asses and bodizzle put the shut to the up. shut yo mouth everyone could take a lesson bs to fine someone for shoveling some snow………. Obviously you have nothing better to do then to harass Wendy’s for shoveling while rapists and muggers roam free. Good example yay you…..

    • BodizzlePA

      You are a rare form of idiot aren’t you?

  • Antonio

    That chick that plays Wendy on the TV commercials is hot.

  • Elmar17

    So the city believes it is better to have uncleared pedestrian walkways than to put a tiny bit of snow into an area that is salted and only used for parking? Also if they don’t clear the public sidewalk they are also fined.

    In what kind of mind does this policy make any sense – oh in a politician or a bureaucrat’s mind

  • Camille Whittick

    No ticket for the places not shoveled?