Tags: wendys | employee | frosty | photo | fired

Wendy's Employee in Viral Frosty-Guzzling Photo Is Fired

Friday, 14 Jun 2013 10:25 AM

By Megan Anderle

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The Wendy's employee who allegedly guzzled down the fast-food chain's Frosty shakes right from the machine has been fired, a spokesman for Wendy's told the Daily News.

A photo of the Wendy's employee, with his mouth open under a machine of the company's signature milkshakes, as the vanilla confection poured directly into his mouth, went viral after it was posted on Reddit.

Editor's Note: Get the Navy SEALs Cap – Celebrate Our Heroes

"We don't know the exact date the photo was taken, but we believe in it was in May," Bertini wrote in an email. "The incident was totally inappropriate, and we're taking it very seriously."

The employee has not been identified.

A few weeks ago, a Taco Bell worker was fired after he licked an entire stack of taco shells and a photo capturing the incident went viral.

"The behavior is unacceptable for people working in a restaurant," Taco Bell said in a statement at the time. "Our franchisee is responsible for the employment and conduct of his restaurant's employees and he has informed us that he immediately suspended the employee shown in the photo and is in the process of terminating his employment."

The photo was reportedly taken in March at a California Taco Bell branch. The photo was supposed to be a submission to a company-wide contest that encouraged employees to submit photos of themselves enjoying the first bite of a new product, but it was never submitted because it violated guidelines of the contest.

Laura Ries, a brand consultant, told the USA Today that it's very difficult for fast-food chains to stop this kind of behavior from happening. The best they can do is train staff on the possible health and safety risks as well as possible public relations damage by such actions.

Urgent: Obama or GOP: Who’s to Blame for Budget Crisis? Vote Now

"Fast-food companies will never be able to totally prevent this kind of thing," Ries said. "The majority of their workers are young adults armed with cellphones and getting paid minimum wage. It is the nature of the beast."

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
[Error loading the WebPart '']
Value cannot be null. Parameter name: virtualPath
Send me more news as it happens.
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Val Kilmer Weight: Star Sheds Pounds, But Has It Gone Too Far?

Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 18:55 PM

Actor Val Kilmer is drawing attention for his dramatic weight loss.
The "Batman Forever" star, 54, was seen shoppin . . .

McDonald's: Gun Pulled by Man Over Missing Drive-Thru Cheeseburger

Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 20:12 PM

A man in Nashville, Tennessee, is accused of pulling a gun in a McDonald's restaurant and complaining that his drive-thr . . .

Amy Van Dyken: Accident Changed Outlook and 2015 Will Be 'Awesome'

Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 19:57 PM

Olympic gold medalist swimmer Amy Van Dyken is showing an increased appreciation for life after an ATV accident this sum . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved