Wendy’s is currently investigating an employee who was photographed eating directly from the soft serve ice cream machine Wednesday (June 12).
A Reddit user named Not Ordinary Grass posted the photo with the caption, “I was going to buy a frosty from Wendys until I saw the employee do this.”
Bob Bertini, a spokesman for the fast-food chain, tells the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel in an email, “If true, this is totally inexcusable. We are investigating and will take action.”
Interestingly, the Reddit thread is calling B.S. on the original poster of the photo, pointing out that the picture appears to have been taken behind the counter, so perhaps the photographer is a fellow employee and not actually a customer.
Either way, still kind of gross, though at least the employee isn’t putting his mouth on the actual ice cream dispenser … right?
This comes just 10 days after the now-famous photo of the Taco Bell employee licking a stack of taco shells.