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Fast Food Worker Fired Over Comment On Receipt


By Cooking Panda

The franchise owner of the fast food restaurant apologized for the misconduct of one of its worker who has been fired for embarrassing and fat shaming a customer.

The North Carolina man said he felt really humiliated and embarrassed when he saw a moniker “chubby” written on his receipt after visiting the Wendy’s Gastonia.

The customer, Jimmy explained that he placed an order for himself and his fiance. “The employee asked me of my name while at the register and I clearly articulated may name Jimmy to her” Jimmy shue said. After which she replied “okay thanks” and handed the ticket to me.

However, just like every other day ” I wasn’t expecting anything awful” Jimmy said only to take a glance look at the receipt that was given to me and saw a name different from my name, “chubby “ instead of Jimmy. Which he says was an attempt to make taunt of his weight. 

Shue said he felt reluctant to own up to the slur and wanted to ignore, not until one of the employees called him up for the order and still address the same name  “chubby” as written on the ticket. 
“That’s not my name, but that’s my order,” shue said. I walked straight to the patron, grabbed my ticket and walked out angrily because I felt very embarrassed as everyone in the restaurant started laughing”.“I felt that I was being targeted because of my weight and that’s not a right treatment for anybody “shue said reporting to newsmen.

Unfortunately, the franchise owner was not available at the time of the incident , but Jimmy didn’t fail to reach out to Wendy’s corporate.

When the incident got to Wendy’s they issued a statement apologizing to shue and said the employee involved has been immediately fired. A spokesperson for Wendy’s says “ the matter has been investigated and appropriate actions are being taken. “we worked very hard to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for our employees and customers.” 

Although writing insulting names on receipts is nothing new as an Alabama woman also claimed she was insulted to be a crazy b—h after ordering for burger without cheese at a fast food restaurant.

However, not all notes left on a customer receipt has been bad as some are still being appreciated for their patronage. 

Related: Waiter Caught Off Guard By What Was Written On Receip

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Help This Guy Win A Year’s Worth Of Wendy’s Nuggets (Photo)


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Look, I’m sure you have better things to do with your time, but just in case you don’t, you could be wiling away the minutes by helping this guy achieve his dream of receiving a year’s supply of Wendy’s chicken nuggets.

I’m not endorsing you to help this man; I’m just saying you could if you wanted to.

Basically, Mashable reports that a man named Carter Wilkerson tweeted out to the fast food chain:

“Yo Wendy’s how many retweets for a year of free chicken nuggets?”

Wendy’s is sort of famous these days for totally slaying the Twitter game, and replied cheekily back to Wilkerson that he needed 18 million retweets, and they’d reward him with his nugs.

“Consider it done,” Wilkerson replied.

Challenge accepted?

Of course, 18 million is an impossibly high number of retweets to receive. For context, do you remember the photo that Ellen DeGeneres took when she was hosting the Oscars? You know, that one selfie chock full of the most famous celebs cheesing it up in their gowns for the camera.

Yeah, that picture only received 3.2 million retweets, so Wilkerson never really had a chance.

However, that hasn’t stopped supporters from rallying behind his cause and tweeting at Wendy’s to give him his nuggets.

“Honestly has gotten way more RTs than we expected,” Wendy’s replied to the many tweets being sent their way, which seems to bode well for Wilkerson. Even if he doesn’t complete the initial challenge, it sounds like the fast food chain is willing to send him some sort of nuggety consolation prize, doesn’t it?

Do you think Wilkerson should receive free nuggets for his tweet? Or what do you think would be a fitting gift for him to get, if Wendy’s does decide to treat him to some freebies?

Sources: Mashable, Wendy's/Twitter / Photo Credit: Wendy's

Tags: chicken nuggets, fast food, free nuggets, twitter fame, Wendy's
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Wendy’s Removes Spicy Chicken Nuggets From Their Menu


By Cooking Panda

If you’ve been having no luck trying to find Wendy’s Spicy Chicken Nuggets, you’re not alone. We’re all slowly realizing that those spicy little snacks are disappearing from menus around the country. What gives?

Foodbeast writer Constantine reports that he realized his own local Wendy’s wasn’t carrying the spicy nuggets any longer, which ruined his usual road trip routine, so he decided to try and get to the bottom of things. The statement he got from an actual Wendy’s spokesperson, however, led to a brick wall. He was told that he should try the Spicy Chicken Sandwich, or perhaps the new Asiago Ranch Chicken Club, spicy style.

“Wendy’s Spicy Chicken Nuggets are available in select cities across the country, and the traditional Chicken Nuggets are still available at all Wendy’s restaurants. Customers who are fans of Spicy Chicken Nuggets can opt for our Spicy Chicken Sandwich. Wendy’s also recently added an Asiago Ranch Chicken Club that can be ordered Grilled, Spicy or Homestyle.”

While those are very tempting options — the Spicy Chicken Sandwich being my main Wendy’s go-to — the question about the actual spicy nuggets wasn’t quite answered. All that was really said about the disappearance of the menu item was that it’s still available in some select Wendy’s locations. What does that mean? Why are they disappearing?

Ohio’s WCMH News touches briefly on the subject, which is proof that those of us who have noticed the slow disappearance of the nuggets aren’t imagining things. WCMH reports that one Wendy’s spokesperson has said that Wendy’s plans on adding new products to the menu. Maybe a new product will be something similar to the spicy nuggets?

My biggest concern is that perhaps the spicy nuggets weren’t making much of a profit, which means Wendy’s probably wouldn’t have much of a reason to bring them back. It’s so surprising to me actually, because Wendy’s really has the best spicy chicken, and nuggets in general, when compared to other fast food spots.

I guess we’ll see what happens. In the meantime we can enjoy Wendy’s chicken sandwiches spicy-style. That’s not too much of a compromise, since they’re delish, too.

Sources: Foodbeast, WCMH News / Photo Credit: Wendy's/Instagram

Tags: Spicy Chicken, Wendy's, Wendy's Chicken Nuggets
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Here’s How To Make A Giant McNugget (Video)


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Anyone who loves chicken nuggets will appreciate this cooking competition. Who can make the best giant chicken nugget?

Julia and JP of Hellthy Junk Food on YouTube face off against one another in the video below to see who can make the best giant chicken nugget. Julia takes inspiration from the boot-shaped McNugget of McDonald’s, while JP tries to have it all with a more Wendy’s-like nugget stuffed with McDonald’s nuggets.

Watching the difference in cooking methods is fascinating, to say the least. You won’t even realize seven minutes have passed. Julia is very measured and organized in her endeavor, while JP takes the more “fly by the seat of your pants” approach. At least, that’s how it appears to me. While Julia measures flour, and all sorts of different spices, like turmeric, allspice and chili powder, JP sticks to the essentials: flour, bread crumbs and egg. Interestingly, Julia dipped her nugget in egg as a last step before freezing her boot nugget. I didn’t see that coming, and I’ll bet that’s what ultimately made the difference between winning and losing. Or at least, made the difference between breading that stays intact, vs. JP’s breading, which fell off the nugget.

Julia’s nugget was also thinner and more firm once completed. It actually looked like a McDonald’s nugget.  A huge McNugget. JP’s idea of stuffing the large nugget with smaller ones probably caused his demise. At least, that’s my only guess for why his final product was squishing out weird pinkish juices? Spoiler alert.

Anyway, the real results are based on the taste-test. At least, that’s how I’d base it. In the end, Julia’s nugget looked a lot tastier. JP’s didn’t look too bad, but I just can’t get around the nuggets in the middle. I think that was a bad, and rather unappetizing, choice. Had he not stuffed the nugget, the competition would have at least been a bit closer. I liked the breadcrumbs in the batter idea, and felt that Julia should have used them as well. JP could have also made his a bit thinner, so that it would have stayed together better. Check out the video and decide for yourself:

Source: Hellthy Junk Food/YouTube / Photo Credit: Hellthy Junk Food/YouTube

Tags: chicken nuggets, mcdonald's, Wendy's
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Here’s How To Get Free Wendy’s Frosties


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If you’re ready to go on a major Wendy’s Frosty binge, or if you’re just looking for something to hand out at Halloween other than the typical candy, Wendy’s has got you covered.

For the remainder of the month of October, Wendy’s is selling $1 coupon books which include 5 free Jr. Frosty coupons. The idea is that you can give them out at Halloween, but a more appealing option might be to hoard them and stay in. No judgments here.

According to Brand Eating, 85 cents of each coupon book will be donated to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, where it will be used to help further the goal of helping foster kids find their forever homes. Pulls at the heart strings, doesn’t it? What better time to think about the kids than right around trick-or-treat season?

According to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, over 100,000 children are currently waiting to be adopted. The website reports that this foundation is “America’s only national nonprofit charity dedicated solely to finding permanent homes for the more than 100,000 children in foster care.”

So, can you think of a better reason to buy a booklet of coupons? I can’t. Actually, I might buy quite a few…To help the kids, of course. Not because I want a bunch of free Frosties.

Sources: Brand Eating, Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption / Photo credit: Wendy's/Twitter

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Mom Claims Wendy’s Gave Daughter Marijuana-Dusted Fries


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A Wendy’s in Huber Heights, Ohio, is under inspection after a woman named Dezeray Risner says she recently received an order of fries from the fast-food chain that was dusted not with salt, like one might expect, but with marijuana.

As My Dayton Daily News reports, Risner claimed she stopped by the Wendy’s restaurant on Oct. 11 with the intention of grabbing some food for her 4-year-old daughter to munch on that evening.

After a few bites, Risner claims her daughter quickly complained, saying that her fries “tasted funny and were ‘yucky,'” per the Huber Heights police report.

Risner’s daughter reportedly attends a daycare right next door to the Wendy’s in question; unfortunately, she says her daughter only began complaining after they had traveled 10 to 15 minutes away from the fast-food chain.

“So I told her to spit it in my hand, (and) I just kind of reached my arm back,” Risner said. “She did and when I looked at it, you could see it. It was chewed up with the french fries. There was the weed in there, the wrap that it goes in or whatever. I freaked out.”

Concerned, the police report states that Risner called the Wendy’s, but the manager claimed nobody at the store had marijuana. So, Risner took the matter to the police department to report the incident.

While two of the Wendy’s employees admitted to smoking marijuana, nobody was found to have any drugs after a police officer performed a consent search on the shift manager and three employees.

“I shouldn’t have to check my child’s food for drugs,” Risner said. “That wasn’t professional at all. … My biggest issue right now is to acknowledge it. Apologize. And if it has to go farther, than it will go farther, but that’s not my concern right now.”

Since the incident, Wendy’s has released the following statement:

”Please know all of our customers as well as the quality and integrity of our food are a top priority at Wendy’s and we are taking this very seriously. We are currently conducting a thorough internal investigation and the Human Resource and Legal departments are both fully cooperating with police in their investigation. We will get to the bottom of this issue as soon as possible. It is as important to us as it is to the community.”

Source: My Dayton Daily News / Photo credit: Dezeray Risner via My Dayton Daily News, Evil Shenanigans

Tags: fast food, French fries, Marijuana, Wendy's
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Lover Of Wendy’s Frosties? You Can Now Get Them For 50 Cents!


By Cooking Panda

Frosty fans, get ready for a summer treat!

For a limited time, Wendy’s Frosties will be available for 50 cents at participating locations. During the dog days of summer, there is no easier way to perk up your spirits than by purchasing a tasty, cold treat for less than a dollar.

There is no limit to the number of chocolate and vanilla Frosties you can buy, according to Brand Eating, so stop in and pick a few. Surprise the family with these refreshing treats when you come home from work. Put a smile on your coworkers’ faces by coming back from lunch break with some Frosties to get them through the day.

However, the deal gets even better than that!

In addition to the 50-cent Frosties, Wendy’s is also launching a promotion with Major League Baseball and For those of you who enjoy both baseball and Wendy’s Frosties, the co-promotion is offering 34,000 lucky fans the opportunity to enjoy a free MLB.TV premium subscription for the rest of the 2016 regular season.

Interested participants need to take a photo of themselves enjoying a Frosty. Wendy’s wants to see how customers enjoy their Frosties; so feel free to take a picture at a Wendy’s restaurant with your friends, take a walk with your treat, eat it outside, or dunk some fries into it.

Next, participants need to post a photo on their public Twitter or Instagram accounts with the hashtag #50centFrostyMLB. Private social media accounts and current MLB.TV subscribers are not eligible for the promotion, according to the official promotion guidelines.

Within 24 to 48 hours after the photo has been uploaded on the @wendysmlb Instagram account or the @mlbtv Twitter account, participating baseball and Frosty fans will receive a direct message with instructions to activate the MLB.TV premium subscription.

The redemption period ends on August 31 — or while supplies last — and the MLB.TV subscription is valid until October 2. The contest is open to legal residents of the United States who are 18 years of age or older, so younger participants may need to ask a parent or guardian to participate and take a photo with them.

Sources: Brand Eating, MLB, (2) / Photo credit:

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Girl Finds Deadly Razor Blade In Fast-Food Soda


By Cooking Panda

Most people don’t expect to encounter a life-or-death situation while sipping from a cup of soda at a fast-food restaurant. Unfortunately for Aubrey Simonds, however, that’s exactly what happened to her daughter on April 29 in Keene, New Hampshire.

Simonds posted to Facebook a photo of a razor blade she found in her young daughter’s soda at their local Wendy’s. The razor blade is covered in brown filth, and its discovery prompted a swift investigation by Keene’s health department.

While the little girl did take a couple sips from her drink before her mother spotted the deadly object, sources report that she is unhurt.

After a thorough examination, health officials now believe that they have ascertained the origin of the razor blade. According to sources, the blade was originally used to scrape food and grease from the restaurant’s stoves before being improperly disposed of in a trash can. Another employee spotted the razor blade in the trash and transferred it to a cup, planning to throw it away safely later in the day. However, before the employee could do so, a third worker grabbed the same cup and filled it with soda, handing the deadly drink to Simonds’ unwitting daughter.

Despite the incident, the Wendy’s in question remains open and Keene’s health department will not take any disciplinary action against the restaurant. However, Keene officials did suggest that local eateries review training procedures to avoid future accidents.

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Sources: Grub StreetSentinel Source / Photo credit: Aubrey Simonds/Facebook via Sentinel Source


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Restaurant Employees Destroy Windows Following Prank Calls (Video)


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Various Burger King restaurants were the victims of odd prank calls that resulted in tens of thousands of dollars of damages (see video below)

According to Grub Street, Burger King restaurants in Oklahoma, Minnesota, and California received prank calls claiming that the building would explode unless employees smashed the windows.

In Coon Rapids, Minnesota, Burger King employees received a phone call from someone who said he was from the local fire department, as reported by WTVC. The caller said the employees needed to relieve the pressure of the restaurant by breaking the windows.

“Officers arrived and found that the manager and employees of the Burger King were smashing out the windows,” said Sgt. Rick Boone. “The manager explained they’d received a phone call from a male who identified himself as a fireman who said there were dangerous levels of gas in the building and they had to break out all the windows to keep the building from blowing up.”

“It is a little upsetting that they would try to give the fire department a black eye,” said Thomas Larman, with the Shawnee Fire Department. “We would never do anything like that. We’re here to serve the public, protect the public.”

Employees said the situation was very strange indeed, but they merely followed the manager’s orders after receiving the phone call.

“I guess I was a little scared,” said Burger King employee Ethan Grewe. “My other coworkers were doing it.”

Other fast-food restaurants have experienced similar pranks, such as Jack in the Box restaurants in Tucson, Arizona, and a Wendy’s in Phoenix. At a Burger King in Morro Bay California, in addition to employees breaking the windows, a manager also crashed his car into the restaurant.

It is uncertain if one person is to blame for all the prank calls.

Sources: Grub Street, WTVC / Photo Credit: The Telegraph

Tags: Burger King, Jack in the Box, prank calls, property damage, Wendy's
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