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Wendy’s terrible service!

On the afternoon of December 4th 2007 I made my usual stop to the Wendys Restaurant near my office to grab a Frosty and a salad. While waiting to hand the employee my money he and a co worker were saying very inappropriate things about me. "I would steal dose' glasses" isn't exactly a hospitable thing to say to a customer. As I was driving away and after having my quarter tossed at me, the one employee decided to yell "GAY BOB" as I was putting my car into DRIVE. I will never eat at wendys again. I have tried to email the corporate to complain and on the website it says that the complaints are down for maintenance. I tried calling the store and asking for the manager but the guy said he was the manager. I recognized the voice, how am I supposed to complain if the person who you are supposed to complain to was the one in question!

If anyone checks the wendys website and says it is up, please tell me. If nothing is done about this, I have no problem going to a lawyer with discrimination.

Thanks.

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Aug 27, 2008 3:34 pm EDT

8/26/07 My husband and I came from a doctors appt. to get a simple meal to go at Wendy's. He orderded a hamburger with cheese and a coke. I ordered a spicy chicken sandwich with no mayo and a salad. We also left our change for the clerk. When we arrived home my husbands coke was not there. We havn't eaten Wendy's for about 2yrs. We are not fast food people. I remember the spicy chicken sandwich to be much bigger with more spices. It tasted terrible. It had no taste. I ate the salad. My husband ate most of his burger which looked like mush to me. Well that evening his stomach ached. I had to give him pepto bismul and a heating pad. I got sick the next day. I had the runs and felt miserable. We vowed never to go to Wendy's again. What a change after 2yrs.

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12:00 am EDT

Wendy’s bug baked on my potato

I ordered a baked potato and some other food,I was eating it and when I turned the skin over there was a bug that had been roasted with the potato you could see the legs and the antennas. I showed the manager and he said he couldnt be sure if it was a bug. I asked him if he could be sure that it wasn't and he said no and then he gave me 1.20 to cover the cost . and that was it...I did not cause a scene in front of all the other customers, but I could have especially after the way I was treated. I dont think it should be taken lightly when a customer finds something so discusting in their food.

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Nov 01, 2007 8:58 pm EDT

I had the same experience tonight in Ottawa Ontario Canada - ordered a baked potato at the drive through window and when I had eaten about half of it at home I saw that there were two "bug like" things on the bottom. Needless to say, I freaked out, threw up (I was so grossed out) and called the Wendy's to tell them. We're talking about 1-inch long, black-brown color, looks like antennae and legs, a head and a body. The shift supervisor told me that it could possibly be the potato "veins" that maybe weren't scrubbed off before the potato was packaged and sent to their store.

I'm going to show a public health inspector tomorrow just for my peace of mind. If it turns out to be a potato part, then it's not a huge deal (although, for good customer relations they should really make sure that those things are not going out looking like that). If it turns out to be two bugs - I'm going to freak out.

Ugh.

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Wendy’s poor service & food!

Recently, my husband and I stopped in for a quick dinner. We both ordered single combo's. I should begin by saying... up until this point Wendy's was my favorite fast food restaurant. Well, we ordered and sat down. I looked at the fries and they looked horrid. And tasted the same. Kind of mushy and had some kind of crumbs all over them. Never had this before. So I opened my sandwich and discovered it to be cold and it looked like it had sat there since lunch. I took the meat off and looked at it and the middle was semi-warm... like it sat on a hot plate, but the edges were hard and dark. I sat trying to decide if I would just eat it and not complain, when my husband decided to take it back. He told them it was cold and old and could we get a fresh one. They took it back and a couple of minutes later gave him another. Well, it was hot, but something made me take it off the bun and I couldn't believe it. It was the same old burger... they just microwaved it to get it hot. And this made it even harder. I couldn't even eat it. So my dinner consisted of some yucky fries. We just left then, because I just didn't feel like getting the same rude and thoughtless kind of behavior... not to mention what I may have gotten in the next burger.

This was in Thomasville, NC on Juian Drive.

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Wendy’s you'll never catch me at a wendy's again!

Tonight I decided to run and pick-up Wendy's (Mint Hill North Carolina Store #58) for a late night dinner (9pm) to watch with the game. I ordered at the microphone and as always, I was the only one to say please and thank you, but this is not even the point. I pulled around to the first window and paid the 8.43 bill with my debit card. Which the girl who did not even look at me took to swipe. The guy in the area talking with her must have thought the window was completely closed even though anyone with half a brain could see it wasn't and said, "she's really getting her snack on." and giggled. Now maybe this just comes with age and is probably why when I called to complain to the manager I never even mentioned this, but how can you make a judgment call like that in a drive thru and Wendy's is not cheap. So, make your own call on that one. The second window is where all my trouble(s) started and ended. Now I always make it a point to smile at everyone hoping that it is contagious and in turn will at least make the interaction a little nicer even if I look like a smiling fool. I smile and get nothing but a look of irritation. The large Frosty I have ordered to share with my husband has been over poured and I can see them put the lid on it and let the rest just slide down midway. The girl sees it and if it were not for her getting her own hand in it and our eyes meeting she would have just left it alone but now she must half assed wipe it off, leaving plenty of frosty to cover my hand and congeal in my cars pull out drink carrier. But see this isn't her fault it's mine because I should have known better than to order the Frosty in the first place, knowing that my odds of this taking place were very high. Then the door comes open again two medium bags are thrown out the door at me, a sideways glare imparted and the door goes shut. Now since she said not a word to me I expect that the order has not yet been filled and spend another 15 seconds or so waiting. Until I decide to look and see that my baked potato, 3 bacon jr cheese burgers, and order of (4) chicken nuggets is in fact in the bag. Now at this point I had probably been sitting there an additional 30 seconds for no good reason, sitting there foolishly waiting for, "here's your order ma'ma." at the very least. I was not dressed properly to go in the store and demand to speak with the manager and I am glad I wasn't. I needed time to cool off. But as soon as I got home I did call and spoke with a person who said she was the manager of that store and let me tell you no wonder those kids do as they please. She had absolutely no idea what to say to me. No, sorry, that is not acceptable, this will be worked on, nothing like it. She basically said nothing at all. I was not looking for a coupon either. There are not enough coupons to fix what is wrong with places like this. I told the manager that when I was in high school I worked at Wendy's and we were taught to give direct eye contact, say hello, please, thank you, you're welcome,here's your order, do you need anything else?, have a great day/afternoon/night, drive safe. That if we over poured something we got a new container and either transfered the frosty into that or dumped that into the back of the machine and poured a new product. We could not just throw away inventory like the frosty cups but that could be washed later in hot soapy water and put back next in line. But then again bottom line all of this would mean someone would actually have to work. I must be getting old I am starting to sound like my parents but even they say that my generation was never this bad, not as good as theirs but no where near like this. You'll never catch me at a Wendy's again.

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Columbus, US
Nov 05, 2010 7:29 pm EDT
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You pay for what you get. This isn't a five-star restaurant-- it's fast food. Don't act so surprised. If you want better service, then be willing to pay for it.

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sharon92
Orlando, US
Apr 08, 2010 1:27 am EDT

i stopped going to wendy's years ago...the service is the worst ever...at any wendy's...I've been chased out of a parking lot by crazed wendy's employees because they refused to give me lettuce and tomato, called all sorts of derogatory names everytime I went through the pick up window, had been lied to by wendy's workers, about having certain items in stock...and the list goes on-- and these were at different locations...wendys is terrible

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Albuquerque, US
Jan 03, 2009 5:00 am EST

How are you dressed properly for driving, but not walking into a store?

Anyhow, I agree with you completely. Being polite is extremely important when you're working with the public. Direct eye contact is a little difficult for me, because I'm shy of people, but I'm always as courteous as possible when taking customer's orders. Anything less is unacceptable.

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Jul 02, 2008 9:48 am EDT

Wendys At Corner Of Eastway And Central Ave. Charlotte, N.C. Went through Drive-thru and ordered food. Told to pull up and wait for order. After 30-45 seconds, rude employee told me to "Move my mother-f**king car", before anyone had brought me my order.
Complained online, never received an answer.
Gave store a second chance 6 months later. Received a dollar off coupon through email, took coupon to store. Was told coupon was invalid, and that "I must have printed dis on some kinda copying mochine", and that it did not look real. Complained online again, never received an answer. I will never eat at any wendys ever again.

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Wendy’s uncooked skin on grilled chicken sandwich!

I just purchased a grilled chicken sandwich at Wendy's today. I noticed the sign said new sauce. Well the sauce was unnoticeable, but the fact that the skin was still on part of the piece of chicken after I had taken several bites was not. Now I am hoping that the chicken was cooked! The size of this sandwich was about half it's size originally, maybe they should say "mini" grilled sandwich. I was very disappointed, I love Wendy's and especially their chicken - but I want it: skinned and completely COOKED!

Dee Tate - Sugar Hill, GA.

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Stockbridge, US
Jan 25, 2010 12:50 pm EST

I'd like to first say that I love Wendy's, not AS good as they used to be, but then again who is these days?. Had the Grilled Chicken sandwhich and was not very pleased. It tasted like it had been cooked in the microwave for a space shuttle trip. Watered down and watery..not worth the cost, maybe closer to a buck 99. Tptally agree with it being cooked or not. hmmm?

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A black female clerk/cashier/server at the I-49 Store in Many La. walked away from white customers, after serving black customers in line, only to return to the other counter for another black customer ignoring the customer waiting to order for 10 minutes. There was not so much as a comment to the white customers while waiting to order or when they were...

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Wendy’s bad service and bad food

I visited wendys drive thru to order over $20.00 worth of food for our office and was treated very rudely by the person taking the order by saying gruffly "what else' after everything i said. "next window" no please or thank you. You feel like by the time you have your food thrown at you, why bother to go there. The rudeness happens at every visit at this wendys in delray beach, fl on east linton blvd after this visit i am not going back. My taco salad was soured. The tomatoes and the lettuce was so bad i threw the salad away.

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I had not been to wendys in years so I decided to take my two children there. We were eating our food when my 7 year old daughter said "Yuck I am not eating this." She showed me her sandwhich and she had taken a bite of a dead bug that was in her sandwhich. I took the sandwhich back up to the front. The manager was standing right at the counter talking...

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Wendy’s very poor service!

On August 1 2007 I purchased two Southwest salads from Wendys on Tyndall Parkway in Callaway Florida. I drove home (approve 6-8 miles) to discover that my chili for the salads were not included in the bag.

I called Wendys talked to the manager who explained that I could drive back 6-8 miles to pick up the chili or come back anytime to get the chili. What really got me about it was he (the manager) stated that he noticed the pick up window attendent failed to give me the chili.

Also the next day I made special trip to Wendys to pick up the chili... I ordered two more southwest taco salads to go as I did the day before.

I let the manager know what I was told the day before ...that I could pick up the chili anytime... she looked on some clipboard and stated she couldn't issue two chilis because there was no proof of the phone call or a note from the other manager.

I even produced the receipt from the day before and explained that yes I received the salad but not the chili that is supposed to "make" the salad. At that point I was embarrassed and made to feel like a deadbeat or criminal fro even asking for what I paid for the day before.

Well today August 3rd I finally received the two chilis by sitting at the order speaker until a manager via speaker said he would issue the two chilis. I guess if the police were called I could have been arrested for trespassing?
Maybe that is the answer to fastfood restaurant complaint resolution!... hit em in the drive up lane!

But I do not like being treated like a criminal for something that I paid for and was not issued due to a mistake by an employee then snubbed by not one but two managers!

The money paid was the least of the problem the chili was the next least problem the major issue is the treatment of the legitimate customer's complaint.

I will return to this Wendys only under a real dire circumstances such as the earth stopping and my vehicle crashing into Wendys by the inertia of the earth stopping on it's axis!

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Jun 03, 2009 11:31 pm EDT

I went through the Wendy's, Walker, LA location last night and have NEVER been treated so RUDELY! It took us about 10 minutes in drive-thru to place an $8 order because the lady kept talking to someone we couldn't see (we could see her). We were the ONLY ONES in line. Finally about about 10 minutes of starting and stopping and confusing the order we were asked to drive up. The food was "chunked" at us. No receipt offered or in the bag. The 10 pc. nugget wasn't put in the nugget box but a large french fry box. We had to ask for a second straw - we had ordered two drinks. We had ordered a dressed burger from the $1 menus and received ketchup with a little bread and meat (which was hard and old or overcooked). We went drove around the building back to the window to report the error - the burger was snatched and a piece of lettuce and tomato thrown on it - I had asked for mayo...guess they were out or something since it wasn't added. Then the burger was thrown back out the window at us and the window slammed shut...no, thank you, have a nice night, or anything. Don't intend to go back...Sonic is across the drive going into Walmart and the $1 burger from their menu is MUCH better, fresher and the service 2000% friendlier!

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Baton Rouge, US
May 17, 2009 12:15 am EDT

On May 16 2009 I purchase a order of Nuggets and an order of Fries from Wendys in Baton Rouge La on Flordia Blvd, when I was given a half of box of Fries and some Nuggets that taste like they been fried in the same grease from that morning through drivethru.

When I discover the half of box of fries I went back to the window and inform the manager about the fries. He then took the fries with attitude right in front of me throw the fries down got more fries, remind you that it was raining, and handed them to me in the rain and not in a bag, and didn't say sorry or anything.

I hope something can be done about, because I love to eat at Wendy's and I would hate to stop my business and a lot of others as well because of the bad attitudes and bad customer service.

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Wendy’s extremely poor service!

I was at work and my husband went through the drive thru at Wendys in Newburgh, Indiana to get some lunch to bring to me. He ordered a Fried Chicken Sandwich with lettuce, tomato & extra mayonnaise and a small chili with extra onions & cheese. When he got here ( which is 3 min. away from Wendys ) my sandwich had nothing on it and the chili had no extra anything, to top it off, the chili was cold (not cool, cold). These are restaurants that claim to have great food, fast and good service. I called to get this taken care of and the manager was very nice, however, she asked me for the recipt. It was not in the bg so I called my husband and he said they did not give him one. I called her back and she said she could not find the order on the computer at all. I aid " well, I have the food right here but I am at work and cant get it back to you at this time. I told her she 0robably ought to watch her employees because my husband was charged $5.07 for this order and it should be on the computer". She told me I could pick up another order after work but that did not help me for lunch at work. My complaint is " Hire more responsible people in restaurants ".

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Middletown, US
Sep 20, 2011 6:06 pm EDT

Went inside at the Middletown Wendys... NO line..I was the only one...got my entire order wrong. I ordered three combo meals...and got a different sandwich for each! I didnt check it being that it wasnt busy and how could they possibly mess up my order! I will think twice before I decide to go back there again. And having to feel bad about the orders when i got back to the office... and being told this isnt what i ordered.

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kass
San Jose, US
May 12, 2009 5:28 pm EDT

I went to Weny's on Jackson and Mckee (san Jose) on my lunch. I ordered a Ceaser Side salad and a couple of other things, While I was eating my salad I saw a dead fly in my salad which grossed me out, didn't felt like eating anymore i felt sick to my stomach felt like vomitting...I beleive the employees should clean the salad very well before packing it, wansn't quite happy about my service. I also didn't like the workers attitude wasn't very pleasent, She also didn't ask me if I wanted anything else. I just told them I wanted my money back. She was a little bit rude at first, when i brought back the salad. And I also called back to get the restuarants # they hung up on me twice, I called again they never picked up.
My overall experience was completely bad and the worst ever... Would not go back there again...

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Aug 03, 2008 2:21 pm EDT

If it was a 2 window store the person handing out the order may not have know your order and working at a fast food restaurant is not an easy job. When you paid your money did you only pay for 2 milkshakes and was it at a different window? The main issue is did you get what you wanted before you left the store?How do you know the manager was not sincere? Being a manager and trying to make every customer have a perfect visit every time is a difficult job and very stressful. The manager did say she was sorry for the mix up and you did get what you ordered. So why would you not revisit this store or any other Wendy's?

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May 06, 2008 7:33 pm EDT

5-6-2017 8:45P.M. I was coming home from my daughters award ceremony at school and she wanted a chicken sandwich from Wendy's 79th Bridgeview, IL 60455. I ordered 2 strawberry milkshakes and a number 6. I got to the window and paid for the order. The drive thru lady gave me my milkshakes and said have a nice night and closed the window and walked away. I can see thru the window the manager and another staff member holding my order and saying who does this belong too. I could not believe the poor service given, They finally figured out it was my order and opened the window. I stated to the lady how could you take the order and not remember the order. It was not like it was busy their was no one in front of me nor in back of me. She got an attitude and rolled her eyes and closed the window.When I did not move from the window the manager came to the window and said she was sorry for the mistake but it was not sincere. I felt she was just trying to get rid of me. I want your restaurant to know that without customers their would be no Wendy's. I will not stop at that Wendy's anymore. I have a Mc donalds, White Castle, Taco Bell, that would be eager to take my money. I hope you train your managers and staff to better classes in customer service.

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My husband and I were traveling from DFW airport to SFO airport on 6/29/07. We were traveling out of terminal C. There was a Wendy's restaurant in that same terminal. I ventured to get an egg, bacon, and cheese biscuit before getting on the plane. The plane ride was 4 hours long. Upon arriving to San Francisco to celebrate our 5 year wedding...

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Wendy’s Non employees entering kitchen area

My family and I went to Wendy's after a softball game, it was about 10:00 pm. There were no other customers in the dinning area at that time. We ordered our food, and while we were eating (a girl that did not work there) went into the kitchen area. I saw here go in and did not think anything of it at first. Then my 5 year old son yelled "OOOHH there kissing'!" I turned around and the girl that had entered the kitchen was making out with her boy friend right where all could see! My 9 year old daughter turned around also and was saying that is soo gross! I was shocked that the manager that was on duty at the time had nothing to say about it at all and acted like it was no big deal!

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Wendy’s wendys service is bad!

I went to Wendys on my 30 minute lunch break to try to get a quick bite to eat. I was in the drive through for about 15 minutes before I get to the window to pay for my food. When I get there, I hand the lady my debit card, and she says that their debit card machine is not working. I tell her that I do not have any cash on me. So I can't get my food, and my lunch break is almost over, and I still have to go to another place and get something to eat, stand in line AGAIN, and then I was late getting back to work. If the machine didn't work, a sign should have at least been posted on the drive through. I was really upset about this.

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Bluefield, US
Jan 29, 2011 6:33 am EST

Our credit card machine goes down at random intervals usually when the register is overloaded ( from 40 and 30 dollar orders such as the six drinks and 2 big bags of food as described above) when we put signs up on the menu and speaker box you'd be amazed how NOBODY READS THEM! they just pull up order and then act surprised when we say "I"m sorry our credit machine is down, will that be a problem this evening." the purpose of the LCD screen is for you to confirm your order to make sure its right before! you go to the window, but if your not paying attn. then you wont see it.

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Albuquerque, US
Apr 04, 2009 2:29 am EDT

Sometimes machines break down. It's not the fault of the people who work there. I'm a bit confused, though, that you think someone should put up a sign. Where would the sign be placed?

You should always bring a little cash with you, no matter where you go. Even if you have a debit card, you still ought to be prepared for the worst.

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Jun 17, 2008 4:58 am EDT

Well, sometimes ### happens and lines get cut, or theres no lines in the store working that day, or maybe the machine was broken!

And when it comes to service times, sometimes theyre short handed and one person has to run 2 to 3 positions.

Maybe you should work in a fast food place for a little while to get a better understanding.

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Jul 12, 2007 8:16 pm EDT

Oh, yeah... no forks or knives for the salad and baked potato, either! My daughter works at In and Out and she says this is inexcusable!

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Jul 12, 2007 8:02 pm EDT

My husband left work and stopped at Wendy`s to get dinner for the two of us and our 2 grandkids. He had his hands full with 6 drinks, so one of the workers brought 2 bags of food out to his truck for him. Gets home (it`s a ways away) and find out that there`s NO food for the kids-no burgers or fries and there`s no dressing for the salad. I called the store and could hear a woman in the background saying that yes, she did pack the kids food. I said NO,they got their drinks and that`s all and now they will have to go hungry, and what are you going to do about it? She said the only thing she could do was to have us drive back out there and get it (yeah-right $8 worth of gas!). NO apology whatsoever... and I don`t give a damn attitude to boot! I said you will not get our business again... no reaction.

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May 22, 2007 4:46 pm EDT

I went to Wendy's last week in Euless,Tx. going to get dinner for my husband and myself. When I arrived at work I found that there was a fly in my chili. I called the corporate office and was told that someone would get back to me within 24 to 48 business hours. Such luck! That was 168 hours ago. I gave them my address, cell no, and e-mail address and still no contact from them. They have lost a valued customer. Maybe I should go to the media because I was informed to keep the order and it's still sitting in the fridge. Any suggestions?

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Wendy’s they stole my credit card!

Wendy's Restaurant in the Bronx located on Boston Post road two blocks away from 222nd street. I was a customer at this restaurant on Monday May 7th 2007 at their drive thru window. I had only a $50 bill when I noticed a sign that says they don’t accept any bills larger than a $20. I asked the cashier if I would be able to use my debit card, she said yes and I gave it to her.

My card was never handed back to me, I did not realize this until two days later when I wanted to buy gas for my car, went to my wallet there was nothing. Completely emptied my bag to check if it was there but I had no luck. I began to retrace my thoughts and there it came to me "Wendys." I did not go to wendys right then it was only 7 in the morning and I had to drop my daughter at school then head off to work myself. At around 11:45am on Wednesday May 9th while at my desk at work I decided to check my bank account at chase to make sure everything was ok. To my surprise it wasn’t, I had a negative balance of $730.26 approximately $354.73 over the amount I had in my account. I decided to look at the list of my transactions to my surprise someone went on a mini shopping spree with my debit card, buying things from a metro card, to timberland boots. By this time it was around 12 mid day which happens to be my lunch hour. I went to chase with whom I had the account spoke to a manager their and was told what to do to ensure my money will be returned to me. I did as I was told.

Later on that evening I decided to go over to Wendys. I ask to speak to the manager on duty, first a lady came out which was a bit sympathetic but later said at the time I made the purchase she was not present. Another manager came out who knew all about what had happen. He told me the cashier girl gave him my card, this is when I thought he was a little crazy, he said the card was already picked up by a man claiming to be the cousin of the person that’s me, who left my card. This is when I said to him how could you give a card to someone without asking for a picture ID to make sure the names match he started getting nervous and saying more things that really did not make much sense to me. Now I need to know what further actions I should take as I know this is an easy case to solve as these store are equipped with cameras all over.

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Mar 20, 2009 3:40 pm EDT

Did you give them your debit or your credit card? Your title contradicts your statements...

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Sep 13, 2008 1:35 pm EDT

su them (in all seriousness). i believe that would b a legal lawsuit

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Our personal driver assisted us in getting lunch from our favorite place to eat Wendys. We gave him our order he went to the drive through placed the order, received the food as he went to check it the food was open not wrapped properly the stuff was falling out of the burgers into the bag one of the burgers that i ordered was a mushroom melt. But instead...

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Wendy’s discrimination

I worked for these folks for many years! I began as crew and grew into the company until I became General Manager. I ran their stores for several years. The years passed and I never got a formal sit down review of my performance. Generally no review means no raise. I wondered how other managers kept getting raises. The pattern was that the majority of them were women. The funny thing was that if they were not women they were gay males. Now don't get me wrong, I have absolutely nothing against gay people. It's their personal choice, and I'm not bothered by it. The thing is that gay people were seemingly being favored over straights. Here's what was taking place. The district manager that goes by the name of Carmen Caro is well known to be lesbian. She is also notoriously know for partying with "her" managers. She has openly maintained personal intimate relationships with several of her subordinate managers. These are people working directly below her. (and I don't mean that symbolically) She first dated a manager known as Mary. Later, Mary got dumped for Perla. Perla was actually straight at some point, but left her husband and moved in with the district manager. That's right! A lower level manager living in the district manager's house and holding a conyugal relationship with her. Does anyone see anything wrong with that? What about the rest of that cannot compete with that. I mean who in the right mind would compete under those conditions? Well, Mary wasn't going to go down without a fight, and that's exactly what happened. Mary and Perla went at it during an altercation over who would be the rightful district manager's lover. Perla won. Soon there after, Perla was given the highest salary of all managers by a lot. Some mumbo jumbo was made up about some GM so that her store could be taken away and given to Perla. I came across some reliable info from someone at the central office that stock transfers were being made to favor Perla's store and hurt someone else's, like mine. All stock transfers have to be approved by the district supervisor so that if a stock tranfer has the supervisor's signature on it, it is a done deal. This way the supervisor made Perla's numbers look better than what they actually were. Perla is a person who can't hold a conversation in English but here she is making the highest salary after being a manager for less than two years only because she sleeps with the supervisor. On the other hand are we the dedicated, hard working, English speaking, nine year veterans with the company that have not seen a raise in five years being affected by this situation. I kept an accurate log of all my transfers. I knew when, where , what, and how much I had stock transfered eveey time, but I kept getting discrepancies when the monthly reports came out. I got a hold of a company transfer report. This is a reports that details all transfers between all the stores. Surely enough, there were several large made against my store benefiting Perla's. I shared this info with the owner only to be reprimanded for having "confidential" reports. I was told to stop being jealous of Perla's great performance and start focusing on my food cost issues. The supervisor naturally found out and made it a personal mission to go after me. She would show up at my store and complain about the smallest of issues like "this mandarin ckn salad has three too many mandarin wedges" and stuff like that. After about a month of continuous persecution, she told me that I could voluntarily step down or that she would find a way to make it happen. There was an incident at my store where two employees were kidding around and one of them fell down. It is company policy that any incident requiring an accident report need to be announced to the supervisor. I did my job. I wrote up the employees involved and I called the supervisor to ler her know what happened. She told me to fire one of the two employees. I did. Two days later, the employee called human resources up at corporate stating that I had wrongfully terminated him. The supervisor came to my store with the owner to let me know that the incident was "a clear indication that the store was not being handled in the best of ways" so that I was to be relieved of my position immediately. I protested intensely stating that I had been instructed to terminate the employee by her. She denied this and I was again reprimanded for making up such stories. She then suggested that I be sent to Perla's store so that I could be re-trained on how to run a store. Can you imagine the humiliation. I had more that four times the amount of experience and speak English. I was devastated. I began work at Perla's store were my fabulous retraining was reduced to spending ten almost uninterrupted hours running the grill five days a week. I seized to perform all managerial duties. I was forced to work under the care of incompetent shift managers that had months if not weeks of working with the company. How did they become managers so fast? You guessed it! They were gay. In fact, Perla's team consisted of six managers out of which five were either gay or lesbian. Her crew also consisted of an unusually high number of gay individuals. During the weeks at Perla's store, she came in late often, she left early almost on a daily basis and she called in on at least three occasions. I called in sick for the first time in years and got a write up for it! On a rough day when Perla had called in, the owner paid a visit and the store was not running right. I was put on probation because "I was the senior manager on hand and had done nothing to correct the situation". Remember that I was only a grillman working under the command of a futile shift manager. I finally landed a job that paid comparably to the one I was hanging on to. I finally stopped showing up without notice. The day I went to pick my final check, the owner told me that he was deeply disappointed that I had left without letting him know. I replied that I was infinitely more disappointed in the way he had allowed his company to be run. I am not the only that suffered the same fate. At least three other GMs were hunted down around the same time that I was. I am happily employed now and only wanted to share my experiences while working for these people hoping that it might change someone's mind about working for this company.

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Wendy’s ripped off twice!

Today Jan.27th I went to Wendys located on Rt.104 in Oswego NY. I ordered a 6.00 salad with extra ranch dressing, a crispy chicken sandwich plain with bbq and a baked potato with extra sour cream and a frosty with extra butterfinger! What I received in my order was a 6.00 dollar salad with no dressing, some big ### chicken sandwich with lettuce and tomato which was more than the dollar i intended to spend, and a baked potato with no sour cream what is up with that! I also got my frosty in this tiny ### cup/ bowl thigy that the manderian oranges come in what a rip! I proceeded to call my local Wendy's where i spoke with the manger Marsha Kray I told her what had happened and explained that I lived far away from the establishment and that with the wind chill I did not want to come back out and besides MY KIDS were hungry! She asked me if I would please come back to the restaurant and she would replace the entire order for my troubles. Since she agreed to replace the entire order I sent my brother back to the restaurant. When he returned all she had given him was a packet of ranch dressing is that really EXTRA! And the crispy chicken sandwich. In conclusion after all this crap I got stuck with a cold ### potato, a melted ### frosty, two cold chicken sandwiches and a salad with a ridiculous amount of ranch how much are in them little packages anyway? Not enough thats how much! I hate wendys and forget DAVE too there both scandalous!

Sincerely
Scott im still hungry Newman!

ps This crappy meal cost me 16.00!

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Victoria Jean
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Nov 12, 2008 2:42 pm EST

Yah I agree with Justin...

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justin
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Jun 17, 2008 5:13 am EDT

Maybe you should consider making dinner at home, would cost you a lot less, and it would be hot, and on top of that you wouldnt have to deal with a bunch of people that truely hate theyre jobs.

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Wendy’s uncooked chicken and cold fries

I had purchased 2 crispy chicken burgers for holiday hangover healing and got possible samonila poisoning instead. My boyfriend consume his burger without thinking that it wasn't cooked. Really though how do large fast food chains think they can treat there customers like another bad moment in a long day, threaten our lives and then simply offer a coupon (thinking you will have something else on there menu) or brush you off in ignorance leaving you with nothing to but post a complaint or sit with pen and paper buy a stamp and walk to the post office. Thank you Wendys on isley avenue in dartmouth nova scotia next time they can keep there uncooked chicken and cold fries for the next person to have o do this.

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bubba812
Rutledge,ga, US
Apr 13, 2024 1:33 pm EDT

came though today 330 ish ordered my food took more time than i think it should came out 10 mins i had to pull up got on the hwy thought i would eat my fries SURPrize not there got going to come back 5 miles s0 i am owed fries(just spent $ 24

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Larrie Hazelwood
Louisville, US
Apr 01, 2024 9:17 am EDT
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on this date03/14/2024 i order 1 biggie bag,1 chicken sandwich,1 Lg Frie. I chili,2 Frosties and a baked potato and it cost over 30 but when i finally found my receipt it said 19,56 plus and i didn't get my potato or my chili, this is the worst service I've have ever had. Thank you Larrie Hazelwood

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Anthony Covington Sr.
, US
Mar 07, 2024 12:12 am EST
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Why are you trying to drive away your loyal customers with a stupid greedy new pricing scheme? My advice is don’t do it.

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Notthisbitch1
Columbus, US
Jan 21, 2024 4:27 am EST

Our family loves Wendys and it was a shock when we got our chicken nuggets not cooked properly. That has never happened before. We have noticed a change with the workers being rude.

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Salap
Morrisville, US
Dec 27, 2023 2:21 am EST

Incident happened on December 20, 2023 roughly at 2:30pm. The employee named “Shania” did not provide a good customer experience. She was laughing with a co-worker as I explained my order details. The tray of food and the extra ketchup I demanded was left on the countertop without any notice. Very rude and unprofessional behavior.

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Jasmine Keyes
, US
Dec 16, 2023 6:10 am EST
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Ordered a number 7 for breakfast everything was terrible on my bur he r from bread being torn in half to fake cheese to plastic in my egg to no bacon to my sausage being old. Went back the supervisor had an attitude I didn’t want the food nomore

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Vicky Long
State College, US
Dec 16, 2023 7:32 pm EST

December 10 @ 4:30 pm

No fries

Too many condiments on burger

Tried to get through on help line several times

Vicky Long VICLL764@YAHOO.COM or [protected]

I don’t have any more info

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Snowangel@2024@
Lagrange, US
Dec 11, 2023 11:18 am EST

I went Through the drive through Wendy’s in Lagrange Georgia they are very irresponsible

The food was not made right drink was wrong and other sandwich was totally wrong we spent over 20.00 dollars for 1 combo and one Double cheese hamburger which was terrible everything about this order was completely unacceptable

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Joe15159898
Jackson, US
Nov 19, 2023 1:37 pm EST

Dining room never opens up on time really one of their breakfast but now I changed my mind I'll never eat there again boycott in that place Wendy's all together I'm pissed

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Danny9017
Woodhaven, US
Nov 06, 2023 1:45 am EST
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I ordered a five dollar biggie bag and an extra jr bacon burger and was charged 13.45. How is that? It should’ve been about 9 or 10 dollars.

The location was at the jfk Wendy’s location. This happen on October 29 at 12:15 pm

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Wendy's is a fast-food chain that has been serving up delicious burgers, fries, and frosties since 1969. With over 6,700 locations worldwide, Wendy's has become a household name in the fast-food industry. The company's commitment to quality ingredients and fresh, never frozen beef has set it apart from its competitors.

One of Wendy's most popular menu items is the Baconator, a double cheeseburger topped with six strips of bacon. This mouth-watering burger has become a fan favorite, and it's easy to see why. The combination of juicy beef, crispy bacon, and melted cheese is simply irresistible.

In addition to its burgers, Wendy's also offers a variety of other menu items, including chicken sandwiches, salads, and sides like chili and baked potatoes. And let's not forget about the famous Frosty, a creamy, chocolatey treat that has been a staple at Wendy's since the beginning.

But Wendy's is more than just a fast-food chain. The company is committed to giving back to the community through its Wendy's Wonderful Kids program, which helps find permanent homes for children in foster care. Wendy's also supports various charitable organizations, including the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and the National Adoption Day Coalition.

Overall, Wendy's is a beloved fast-food chain that has stood the test of time. With its commitment to quality ingredients, delicious menu items, and charitable efforts, it's no wonder why Wendy's has become a household name.
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