July 31st, 2007
11:48 AM ET
12 years ago

Edwardses celebrate their anniversary at Wendy's

John and Elizabeth Edwards celebrate their 30th anniversary at Wendy's.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - John and Elizabeth Edwards took a break from their hectic campaign schedules on Monday to celebrate their annual tradition - eating their anniversary dinner at Wendy's.

The tradition started on their first anniversary, when the Edwards were in the middle of moving and too busy for a formal dinner. They decided to continue it and have eaten there every year since.

The couple celebrated their 30th anniversary at a Wendy's in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

–CNN Associate Producer Lauren Kornreich

Filed under: Elizabeth Edwards • John Edwards
soundoff (143 Responses)
  1. Pixie, Murfreesboro, TN

    where is Murfreesboro, TN? do they have any *Smurfs* there?!? hee-hee! What’s it like to live there?? thank you, Trixy.


    It's in the center of the state of TN, there are rolling green hills, open country side, and has a very high cow per capita ratio. The Boro rocks!!! Unfortunately the smurf population has dwindled significantly due to suburban sprawl.

    July 31, 2007 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  2. Lisa P. Smith, Atlanta, Georgia

    Congratulations to John and Elizabeth!

    It would be so great to have them in the White house!!!

    I'm so sick of people who complain that "he should take better care of her." Well, this proves that he is doing just that! This is their "Anniversary tradition."

    What do people think, that Elizabeth is supposed to climb in bed and wait to die? Many people are diagnosed with the same, and similar cancer, but they GO ON LIVING THEIR LIVES-raising their kids, going to work, doing the things that they love. Elizabeth is doing what she wants and loves!

    July 31, 2007 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  3. James, Phoenix AZ

    Did John pick up a Wendy's Application?

    I suspect he'll be looking for new work once this election is over.

    July 31, 2007 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  4. allen, jackson, ms

    they're so bogus it makes me want to puke.

    July 31, 2007 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  5. Jenny, Rio Vista CA

    This comment is for all of you that wrote something nasty or negative.

    Get a life.

    Are you so miserable that you have to be so hateful to others.

    Why do you dislike John Edwards so much? What on earth has he done to you?

    For once in your miserable life try to see something nice.... maybe then your life will become better.

    July 31, 2007 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  6. Charles, St. Louis, MO

    Come on now folks! You're telling me NOONE out there can tell me what the Edwardses ordered and ate???

    How many of you out there think the Might "Baconator" was ordered by either of these 2???!?

    July 31, 2007 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  7. Wendy, Peoria, IL


    July 31, 2007 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  8. Thomas, Los Angeles, CA

    You KNOW Arnold Schwarzenegger the Terminator is going to order the *Baconator*!!! hehehe!!

    July 31, 2007 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  9. Sandlapper Rock Hill SC

    To those who imply John Edwards can’t be truly concerned for people on the lower end of the economic scale because he is rich may I say that I am most thankful that there was once a very rich man who had a very big home who became president? He was even looked upon by members of his class as a traitor to his class. At 78 years old I thank Franklin Roosevelt and democrats for Social Security.

    July 31, 2007 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  10. Edward, Los Angeles, California

    Why not have the anniversary dinner at home in private? Looks to me like media coverage......very rich but trying to be regular folks! Must be nice having money and pretending not to have it....maybe he spent too much on the haircut and needs to save money for his campaing? In the end...media coverage.

    July 31, 2007 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  11. cliff jones, honolulu hi

    finally, a candidate that know how common Americans usually celebrate things. Nothing fancy, just a little time together.

    July 31, 2007 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  12. Kirk Ft. Myers, FL

    I didn't realize Wendys was around yet in 1978?!

    July 31, 2007 11:49 pm at 11:49 pm |
  13. Chris, Raleigh,NC

    Some of you are missing the point here. Of course it is a calculated photo op! I don't care that he has money, however, flaunting it in front of us and talking like he cares about the poor shows he is a hypocritcal, misguided person who should not be trusted with our tax dollars. Americans won't be fooled by this nut!

    August 1, 2007 04:23 am at 4:23 am |
  14. Rebecca Aguilar

    Ann in Chapel Hill wrote: "Too bad Elizabeth isn’t running!"

    How about a senatorial campaign?

    August 1, 2007 07:38 am at 7:38 am |
  15. Mark, Philadelphia, PA

    All of those railing against the Edwardses money wouldn do the same thing (buy a large home and eat at fancy restaurants) if they worked hard at putting themselves through college, law school, building a career, and enjoying the fruits of their labor – it's all about money baby and they worked hard for theirs... you can too – it's the American capitalist way... stop being jealous, get off you butt, and go make as much money as you can – that is, if you can you slobs

    August 1, 2007 07:52 am at 7:52 am |
  16. Bill, Herndon, VA

    You can buy a lot of Baconators charging $50K for speeches on poverty.

    August 1, 2007 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  17. Linda - Albany, NY

    I have to agree with Karen from Geneva, NY – well said!

    Besides, who cares where they ate? The fact they've been together for 30 years accounts for something – especially given America's historic divorce rate these days! They must be doing something right.

    August 1, 2007 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  18. Carl, Dallas, Texas

    As a Republican looking for some change, I have decided to vote for this man.

    He is someone I can relate to personally, but his political stance also falls along my line on some issues (like giving full rights on gay marriage, even if you don't feel it's right because you're straight).

    The most important reason I would support him is because I think he is what is BEST for this country... that's far more important than my personal beliefs...

    August 2, 2007 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
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