publication date: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 (part of Fall 2011)

category: Advertising

clue: Her father turned her face into an international hamburger icon, and she's taken his place in commercials.

explanation: Dave Thomas named his hamburger chain Wendy's after his daughter, who grew up to take his place in commercials as an adult. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, Ryan Dunn, and Sarah Kyle

Corporate Mascots: Not every company needs a public face, but it sure helps to have one in the food business, where personality is king. These five people will forever be associated with the food companies that turned them into mascots.

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