We parked at this Wendy's on Colfax for just a couple of minutes, walking down only a block on the same street to quickly buy a ticket from the Ogden.
Literally 3 minutes later, we returned to find our car GONE. I approached several people at the entrance, who apparently were scoping things out and alerting their tow trucks of anyone who would park and then set foot off the property for even a moment. One man said very clearly that he watched us walk away, and didn't feel there should have been any obligation on his part to alert us. But how was he to know that we weren't intending to go to Wendy's directly after leaving for something? Seriously! His response, of course, was that he couldn't have read our minds... So why not ask us, and then tow us after a reasonable amount of time if we didn't return? What a jerk!
He did tell me that if I would call the number on the sign, they (Excalibur Towing) would call me back within 15-20 minutes. They never called me back at any time during the night. I finally called them myself about an hour later and found out their location.
Thankfully, I was able to get some quick money and a ride because of someone driving from the Springs. Two hours later, I finally made it over to the ?location? of Excalibur's yard at 38th and Brighton Road. They were so secretive about the location of this place that - literally - the man on the phone told us to park in an empty Appliance Store lot at midnight and wait for a tow truck to arrive and show us the way. Once all was said and done, it cost me $288, CASH ONLY. Very shady. And I originally just wanted to save myself 20 bucks in Ticketmaster convenience fees by buying straight from the Ogden!
What's more, after communicating with Wendy's themselves, it wouldn't have even mattered if I actually bought something there and then left for a few minutes. Excalibur would have still towed me! That's leaving the property, of course.
Bear in mind, this parking lot isn't really a Wendy's parking lot. They fool you... it's an Excalibur-owned lot that's made to be a trap for predatory towing purposes. Disgusting! They apparently park their tow trucks in a nearby alley and in ""NO PARKING"" spaces on the public street.
And the food? Well, it's just Wendy's, haha. It probably smells and tastes just like any other.
Pros: Close to the Ogden Theatre if you need a quick bite
Cons: Malicious, predatory towing