Gross! Wendy's worker busted on camera
An employee of the fast-food chain is caught chugging a Frosty straight from the tap, adding to a recent string of disgusting fast-food images.
The American public's stomachs are just now untwisting themselves after taking in images of a since-fired employee at Yum Brands' (YUM) Taco Bell licking a stack of shells, a similarly terminated KFC employee licking a pile of mashed potatoes, a sacked Burger King (BKW) employee stomping on a bin of lettuce and another Taco Bell employee nuking his career by urinating on a plate of nachos.
A Wendy's spokesman would not identify the worker or the location where the Frosty foul took place, according to USA Today. "Obviously, the employee broke the rules," the spokesman told the newspaper. "He is no longer at the restaurant. The franchisee is meeting with the restaurant team to reinforce proper procedures."
Listen, we get it. Fifty-two percent of American workers hate their jobs and 284,000 college grads are earning minimum wage in gigs that aren't much of a challenge for them. Productivity has almost nothing to do with wages anymore and the incentive for workers to do bad jobs well is shrinking with their paychecks.
That said, eww. Boredom isn't an excuse to assault the public at large with bodily enzymes and secretions. Even when you're careful enough to avoid contact with the food and machinery, as the Frosty guzzler appeared to be, a mind-numbing job isn't improved by a daylong brain freeze at 41 calories per ounce.
Plus, do you really want to incur the wrath of Wendy's? It's the one giant fast-food chain that more than half of all Americans actually like and you're cutting off your supply of Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburgers for the foreseeable future just to freebase some Frosty today.
Also, corporate food service workers, haven't you caught on to the fact that anything remotely out of the ordinary that happens at your job with a smartphone nearby is going to end up on Reddit, and then just about everywhere else? It's basically the fast-food industry's de facto human resources office.
The people who do this need to start going to jail for it. This sort of food tampering is dangerous and it is illegal. Send a few of these punks to jail (this one and the taco bell licker too) and maybe you can cut down on this sort of stuff.
Note to Wendy's and Taco Bell: Prove to me that you are serious about stopping this stuff by pressing charges against these punks or I simply will eat elsewhere.
I stopped eating fast food approximately 5 yrs ago. I ordered an angus burger and when I took my first bite realized they didn't remove the wax paper that's used to separate the burgers. That was enough for me to realize I'm eating fast food at my own risk. But I have to say this really grossed me out. I thought the ice cream was at least the safest thing you can get there. My idea of fast food is pizza.
I have heard my share of horror stories about disgruntled employees in all different kinds of restaurants. Any employee that would intentionally try to harm an innocent customer is someone who has way bigger issues. It is irrelevant how rude the customer is or how the customer treats you. I don't think the fact that fast food employees get minimum wage make it okay to behave this way. The fast food industry, in my opinion, are money hungry beyond reason. They never cared about the fat content or calories or the health of their customers. The public pounded on this new easy & cheap way to eat. In order to sell cheap food (which isn't so cheap anymore btw) they have to hire cheap help. The young man that decided to suck the frosty machine made that decision because he wasn't paid enough? I feel sympathy for his parents if they raised him better or blame them if they didn't.
Well, I would strongly recommend that Wendys Corp DOES reveal the location of that incident, not only immediately but very publicly because I am certainly NOT going to any Wendys restaurant, ever again, until I know where that happened. Furthermore, each and every person and business on all of my email lists will be notified of this and I'm sure that many will agree with me.
p.s. WENDYS, BRING BACK THE DILL PICKLES!!!! THE NEW ONES ARE AWFUL!!
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