"Totally inexcusable. This involved one restaurant and the employee is no longer there. We're reinforcing proper procedures," Bob Bertini, a spokesman for Wendy's wrote in an email to the Journal Sentinel
The photo, which went viral Wednesday after it was posted on Reddit, came out a week after a picture of a Taco Bell employee licking a stack of tacos went viral.
After investigating the the matter, Taco Bell released a statement announcing the employee had been terminated.
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International food chain Wendy's issued a response Wednesday following the release of a photo in which an employee is eating the restaurant's famous Frosty ice cream straight from the machine.