Pregnant Woman Demeaned At Subway: ‘This Is Fast Food, Not Fine Dining’ (Video)

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A pregnant woman was belittled by a Subway employee for a seemingly simple request when ordering her meal.

“I’m expecting, and doctors recommend that you don’t eat deli meat unless it’s thoroughly heated,” said mother Kassidy Small, who is 30 weeks pregnant with her second child. “Usually when I eat at Subway I ask them to microwave my meat and then toast it.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, deli meat must be heated to 165 degrees in order to avoid the bacteria risk in pregnant women, as reported by WHO-TV News.

On April 9, she went to a Subway restaurant in Adel, Iowa. As recalled on her Facebook page, Small said she asked the employee to microwave the meat for her foot-long ham sandwich. He ignored her request, even after she explained she was pregnant.

“I was a little bit in shock and was just going to let him get away with it because I am non-confrontational,” she wrote.

However, the woman behind Small in line was appalled at the exchange and demanded that the employee remake her sandwich.

“The man, getting frustrated with the lady’s requests for him to make me a new sandwich, completely snapped!” Small recalled. “He said that there are 20 people in line and he has already made 90 sandwiches today. He then said ‘THIS IS FAST FOOD, NOT FINE DINING!’”

The employee used a thermometer to prove the meat was hot enough. It was 140 degrees.

“I was in tears and that’s embarrassing in public,” Small told WHO-TV. “It’s easy for a pregnant woman to cry but I was also upset because of what just happened,” Small said.

Small and the woman left the store without food. They went to a gas station to get a sandwich, and upon hearing the story, the establishment paid for Small’s food.

According to Subway restaurant manager Jan Gute, a retraining effort for the restaurant has been established following the incident. It is uncertain whether the involved employee will be fired.

Source: WHO-TV, Kassidy Small/Facebook / Photo Credit: Huffington Post

Tags: customer service, dietary restriction, medical request, Pregnant woman, Subway
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Woman Reportedly Finds Cigarette Butt In Her Krispy Kreme Doughnut (Photos)

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An Australian woman was shocked after she says she found a cigarette butt baked into her pregnant friend’s Krispy Kreme doughnut.

The woman took to social media on May 11 to express her concern after her friend took a bite out of the contaminated doughnut, Daily Mail reported.

“Earlier this afternoon I was with my friend whilst she was eating a Krispy Kreme doughnut, she took a bite into her doughnut and spat it back out, to find a cigarette butt cooked into the doughnut,” the woman posted on the company’s Australian Facebook page.

The Port Macquarie woman posted photos to support her claims. The pictures show what appears to be a cigarette butt embedded into the middle of a half-eaten doughnut.

She said she believes the employee who made the doughnut must have been smoking while in the kitchen and added that the cigarette butt could have caused severe consequences for her pregnant friend.

“I’m so horrified to think that this huge company lets the employees smoke whilst cooking these doughnuts,” the woman wrote. “This could have seriously affected the health of not only my friend but her 5-month-old unborn child.

“We are seriously disgusted by this!” she added.

The woman’s post has since been removed, the Daily Mail notes.

In April, another woman complained about a Krispy Kreme employee, claiming the company needs better hygiene guidelines.

“I noticed a woman worker outside picking up cigarette butts with her non-gloved hands,” Amy Powell Nemeth wrote in her post. “She came into the building and immediately went to the back where they make the doughnuts WITHOUT WASHING HER HANDS, and picked up trays.

“Needless to say, it will be a while before I eat there again,” the woman said. “Just can’t get that picture out of my mind.”

Sources: Daily MailFacebook

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

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