Wendy’s Worker Doing Funny Voices Shows (Again) How Easily We Are Amused At The Drive-Thru

(Marcus A.)

First of all, let me be clear: There is absolutely nothing wrong with a drive-thru worker, or any fast food employee, trying to lighten the mood and amuse customers. But I’ve got to wonder if perhaps the bar for personal interactions is set so low during those transactions that if a worker shows even the least effort in entertaining people, it’s like the most extremely hilarious moment of everyone’s lives, ever. [More]

A Times Square protestor being arrested this morning (photo: Pete Nagy)

Dozens Of Arrests Made In Fast Food Wage Protests Around Country

As we mentioned earlier this week, supporters of higher wages for fast food workers staged protests in cities all over the country today. According to reports, a number of these demonstrations resulted arrests. [More]

Wendy’s Worker Claims She Was Fired Over Ovarian Cyst

(Marcus Heinrich)

A woman in Alabama has sued the owner of the Wendy’s franchise she worked at for six years before being fired for “job abandonment” earlier this year. She says she didn’t abandon her job, but that she was having an ovarian cyst treated. [More]

Drunk, Angry Customer Pulls Employee Through Wendy’s Drive-Thru Window

The employee was pulled through that wee window and then further assaulted by the customer. (Photo: Google Maps)

One might think that working at a fast food drive-thru window would provide some measure of protection from angry customers who want to leap over the counter and do bad things to you, but that is apparently not the case. [More]

Wendy’s Testing Out Build-Your-Own Sandwich Idea

Wendy’s Testing Out Build-Your-Own Sandwich Idea

In our experience, most Wendy’s stores have been willing to mix and match sandwich elements to suit customers’ individual preferences, but at two restaurants near Wendy’s global HQ — where everyone is a perky redhead who never seems to put on a pound, in spite of all the fast food she devours — the burger chain is currently testing a program that makes this build-your-own idea official. [More]

Between 2009 and 2013, the sodium levels of this KFC meal actually increased by 11%, according to the CSPI survey.

While Other Restaurant Chains Cut Down On Sodium, KFC Meals Have Been Getting Saltier

With an increased concern about the role high sodium levels play in high blood pressure, kidney disease and other health issues, a number of restaurant chains have been attempting to cut back on the salt in recent years. A new review of meals from 17 of the nation’s most popular fast food and family eateries shows that most chains are slowly reducing the amounts of sodium in their food (though it’s still very high), while a small number of others have actually gone the other direction. [More]

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Now that we know where all the bars are (hey, Wisconsin), where’s an American supposed to get a burger after a few beers? It’s back to the maps, with this handy illustration of which of the seven major burger chains is closest, depending on where you live. Mmm, crunching numbers. [via FlowingData.com]

Man Falls Asleep At Wendy’s Drive Thru, Wakes Up To DUI And No Fries

Man Falls Asleep At Wendy’s Drive Thru, Wakes Up To DUI And No Fries

Maybe he was just waiting for a fresh order of french fries? Or perhaps he was just too sloshed to remember that the local Wendy’s drive-thru wasn’t a hotel. Either way, we should probably just be happy he parked his car and didn’t ram it into the building three times. [More]

The Consumerist Quiz: Test Your Fast Food Calorie IQ

(Scott Lynch)

Earlier this week we told you about the most calorific appetizers, entrees, and desserts at the nation’s biggest sort-of-but-not-really Italian chain restaurants. While most of those dishes were well into 4-digit territory, most of us chow down on fast food more than we do at casual dining restaurants. [More]

A scene from the resulting YouTube video.

Wendy’s Worker Victim Of New Awful Thing Kids Are Doing Now: The “Smack Cam”

File this one under Newest Scary Thing Youngins Are Doing To Freak Adults Out: A Wendy’s employee says a two kids approached her at work with a video camera, only to smack her in the face and run away laughing. Cue news outlets blasting “SMACK CAM THREAT HITTING YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD?” all over the evening news. [More]

Being Naked At The Wendy’s Drive-Thru Won’t Get You A Baconator, But It Will Get You Arrested

Being Naked At The Wendy’s Drive-Thru Won’t Get You A Baconator, But It Will Get You Arrested

No shirt, no shoes, no service – even in the drive-thru lane. A 52-year-old Pennsylvania man faces a number of criminal charges after allegedly driving to the pick-up window at a Wendy’s naked, not once, not twice, but three times. [More]

Which Other Restaurants Have Dough Conditioner Azodicarbonamide On The Menu?

Which Other Restaurants Have Dough Conditioner Azodicarbonamide On The Menu?

Last week Subway announced that it would stop using azodicarbonamide, an ingredient known as a dough conditioner that’s also a chemical found in yoga mats, shoe rubber and other synthetic leather. It’s recognized as a safe ingredient in the U.S., but is banned in Europe and Australia as a food additive. But of course, Subway isn’t the only fast food restaurant to use it. So where else can you find azodicarbonamide? [More]

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Wendy’s Announces New Requirement To Ensure Crate-Free Pork Production By Suppliers

Wendy’s is taking their commitment to animal welfare seriously. No, they aren’t going to stop selling animal products, but they are taking steps to ensure their pork suppliers are accountable for phasing out gestation crates. [More]

Consumerist Presents The 19 Worst Ads Of 2013, Brought To You By Consumerist

Consumerist Presents The 19 Worst Ads Of 2013, Brought To You By Consumerist

While we all have that one friend who is constantly littering our Facebook timelines with YouTube links to “Hilarius!” [sic] commercials, most of us hate advertisements. Even the ones that are funny or interesting the first time you see them will inevitably begin to grate after you see it for the 10th time in an hour. But some ads never even earn that initial chuckle, and instead go right to pushing that nerve that makes you want to body-slam your beloved 55″ TV. [More]

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Wendy’s Employee Arrested After Dropping Joint In Customer’s Burger

It’s one thing to get caught smoking marijuana on the job. It’s another to be caught because a customer finds a partially smoked joint in her hamburger. [More]

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Your Wendy’s Chicken Sandwich Should Not Be Served Medium Rare

A frequent knock against fast food chicken is that it’s dry and overcooked. But a leathery slab of chicken would be preferable to this pink-in-the-middle sandwich some unlucky Wendy’s customer bit into. [More]

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Study: Low-Paid Fast-Food Employees Cost Taxpayers $3.8 Billion A Year

As McDonald’s own suggested employee budgets indicate, it’s not easy to support yourself or a family on just a job behind the counter of a fast-food restaurant. And a new study claims that the 52% of non-management fast-food workers who take home some sort of federal subsidy are costing taxpayers around $4 billion a year. [More]

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McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s Employees In 50 Cities Planning To Walk Off Job Today

If you’re in the mood for a Whopper, Baconator, or Big Mac today, you might be in for a wait, as some employees at two of the nation’s largest fast food chains have pledged to stage a walk-out today in protest against the low wages paid to workers in the fast food industry. [More]