DUBLIN, Ohio –- The higher-ups at Wendy’s are investigating an employee who was photographed eating straight from a soft serve ice cream machine.
The photo went viral on websites like Reddit, leading many to say, “gross!”
The person who uploaded it to the web said, "I was going to buy a frosty from Wendys until I saw the employee do this."
The photo itself, however, doesn’t look like it was taken by a customer.
A spokesman for Wendy's responded late Wednesday to the claim.
"If true, this is totally inexcusable. We are investigating and will take action," Bertini wrote in an email to the Journal Sentinel.
About two weeks ago a photo of a Taco Bell worker licking a stack of tacos went viral online, leading to an investigation there. The employee was fired even though executives said the stack of old tacos was actually on the way to the trash bin anyway.