Video: Wendy's employee puts hands in icebox, eats ice | KOB 4

Video: Wendy's employee puts hands in icebox, eats ice

Faith Egbuonu
April 12, 2019 07:41 PM

CARLSBAD, N.M. — At a local fast food restaurant, an employee was caught on video doing what some people may find gross.


"What else goes on when you're not looking, you know? I'm just so happy that I caught it in time," said Dalton Gooch, who decided to head to Wendy's on Canal Street in Carlsbad. He wanted to grab a bite to eat after his daughter's softball game Thursday night.

However, his hunger soon turned into disgust.

"I noticed some of the employees in there were putting their hands in the icebox and pulling it out, eating it with their hands," Gooch said.

He asked to speak with a manager. Gooch said he told the manager he witnessed another employee doing the same thing, only to find out it was the manager himself.

"He said, 'yeah, that was me in the back making burgers, so I had the gloves.' I don't feel like that makes it any safer or better," Gooch said.

KOB 4 reached out to Wendy's local franchise operation, Wendgord Corporation, and they provided the following statement to KOB:

"Nothing is more important to us than the high-quality restaurant experience that we provide. Upon learning of this situation, we took immediate action. The individuals involved no longer work for our organization, and we have taken this opportunity to retrain and reinforce our strict food safety and cleanliness procedures with our restaurant team."


Faith Egbuonu

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