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(SFGate)   Finger-pointing begins in Wendy's special digit chili   ( sfgate.com) divider line
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2005-03-28 06:41:51 PM  
Well done, submitter.
2005-03-28 06:54:09 PM  
So... do ya think the planted it? If so, where the heck would she get a finger from? But on the same wavelength, if someone at the processing plant was missing a finger, you'd think they'd notice that too.
2005-03-28 07:02:00 PM  
well, think of it this way...if you found a finger - what would you do with it?
2005-03-28 08:45:30 PM  
You want a finger? I can get you a finger.
2005-03-28 08:51:12 PM  
Really how hard can this be? If it wasn't someone at the restaurant, then it almost had to be someone in the packing plant. They know which plant their meat and stuff comes from, go there, and line everyone up.

Hand check.

Then that asswipe gets fired and an UFIA - perhaps their own.
2005-03-28 09:23:45 PM  
Used to work at wendy's.
They basically make the Chili there from scratch.

the meat is hamburgers that broke up during cooking or were sitting out too long.
The beans are the only thing in cans so the finger would have had to come from a can of beans.
That means it could have come from the plant or it is possible that some Mexican picking beans had leprosy and his finger fell off and into the beans and was the same color/texture as one of those big beans.

But IMHO I think she planted it herself.
Does she work for the medical examiners office?
Where is Quincy when you need him?
2005-03-28 09:36:54 PM  
"Uh, somebody said handcheck?"
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2005-03-28 10:12:31 PM  
Anybody puts a finger in my chili better buy me dinner, first.
2005-03-28 10:35:52 PM  
Who sits around and thinks something like that up, if she planted it?

Like, "oh what a nice evening. Hmm, I'm feeling a little famished. Oh, but I need to make some cash here real quick so I can get some food and pay the rent and crap..uhhh...OK! I've got it! I will sever someone's finger...or otherwise procure one, surreptitiously place it into my Wendy's chili...and...PROFIT! Yesssss"
2005-03-28 11:16:03 PM  
anita, thanks for proving this:
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(From a previous Fark Photoshop contest.)
2005-03-29 01:04:54 AM  
pic of the actual finger

2005-03-29 01:05:29 AM  
Just eat it, eat it, eat it, eat it
Open up your mouth and feed it
2005-03-29 01:06:05 AM  
I was wondering what happened to Dave Thomas.
2005-03-29 01:08:38 AM  

She's giving Wendy's the finger?

2005-03-29 01:09:09 AM  
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2005-03-29 01:10:43 AM  
Is that cat's butthole touching the counter?
2005-03-29 01:11:57 AM  
When they run the fingerprint through the database they'll find it belonged to Elvis.
Marilyn Monroe planted it there.
2005-03-29 01:12:26 AM  
anita [TotalFark]

Used to work at wendy's.
They basically make the Chili there from scratch.

the meat is hamburgers that broke up during cooking or were sitting out too long.

Some guy called in on the radio last week and said basically the same thing. He also said that the beans were the only way the finger could've gotten in there. Hey, so what if that's what they make it from, so be it. It may even taste better (and is certainly quicker to make) than if they started with raw meat. And the chopped beef at the local BBQ place is yesterday's brisket.

I mean, after all, legend says that the Hershey's chocolate formula came about because old man Hershey was cheap and didn't want to waste a tank car full of sour milk. Turned out that sour milk made it taste better.

So is there any truth to the rumor I've heard that Velveeta is made with all sorts of expired cheese returned from supermarkets?

2005-03-29 01:13:16 AM  
still serving it dave's way
2005-03-29 01:15:17 AM  
New Wendy's Menu Item: 99c Chili with *NEW* Mystery fingertips!

2005-03-29 01:16:29 AM  
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2005-03-29 01:20:07 AM  
Monaco Thanks for refreshing my memory, I hadn't thought about that thread in a long time. Hell I had TF when that thread hit.
2005-03-29 01:20:21 AM  
Why did I look at that picture of the finger!? And just what is the glob to the left of the said finger? ewwww
2005-03-29 01:20:44 AM  
I keep wondering if someone is missing a finger, or is Wendy's missing an entire illegal employee?
2005-03-29 01:22:05 AM  
That made me laugh at loud and I can't figure out why. God bless the non-sequitur.
2005-03-29 01:22:36 AM  
Tag line killed me!
Hasn't anyone claimed that they lost the damn finger?
2005-03-29 01:24:38 AM  
oh snap!
2005-03-29 01:24:57 AM  
Monaco: Is that cat's butthole touching the counter?

I'll get the lipstick.
2005-03-29 01:25:23 AM  
she told ABC's "Good Morning America" that knowing a human body part was in her mouth was "disgusting."

Remind me to get her when she's asleep...

/ignorance is bliss, especially for me
2005-03-29 01:25:55 AM  
'she told ABC's "Good Morning America" that knowing a human body part was in her mouth was "disgusting." '

I feel bad for her husband/boyfriend...
2005-03-29 01:28:59 AM  
30 seconds earlier and 30 times funnier...

/yeah, being a jerk, I know -- been grading papers all day and need an outlet
2005-03-29 01:29:27 AM  
elkman: anita, thanks for proving this:

I thought everyone knew this. Although they never use day old stuff. Usually it's less than an hour or two old and slightly overcooked.
2005-03-29 01:32:03 AM  
'she told ABC's "Good Morning America" that knowing a human body part was in her mouth was "disgusting." '

Well, she has no future in my bedroom.
2005-03-29 01:34:35 AM  
I have been to that very Wendy's a few times since it's right by a local ice rink. The finger's probably a gourmet comparing to the Chicken Nuggets.
2005-03-29 01:35:28 AM  
All fast food sucks. Eat more sushi.
2005-03-29 01:37:27 AM  
"Suddenly, I chew something that's kind of hard, crunchy," she said Monday. "I spit it out. At first I wasn't sure what it was. We started investigating and poking it, (with) other people, too. That's when we find there's something that looks like a nail."

Did they spit on it? That's the sure test that every kid knows. Whatever it is, no matter where you find it....spit on it.

I can just imagine 5-6 people standing around hunched over this thing and soemone realizes it's a finger and everyone draws back in revulsion...EEEWWWWWW!!!!
2005-03-29 01:39:37 AM  

But doesn't sushi also suck? No cooking: that's about as fast as it gets.
2005-03-29 01:41:19 AM  
'she told ABC's "Good Morning America" that knowing a human body part was in her mouth was "disgusting." '

coulda been worse... coulda been a dead human fetus.
I'd take the chili w/finger over the chili w/fetus anyday
2005-03-29 01:50:09 AM  
2005-03-29 01:52:08 AM  
Had to have been planted. If a worker looses a farking finger and someone doesn't find it ASAP (and I mean stop everything and find it!), all the employees might as well start mailing endorsed paychecks to random PO boxes because the company is doing the same and then closing up! With all the check-n-balances and managers of managers of managers, they can't all care that little about the company or be blind enough to see an employee loose a finger (which comes with a complementory ride to the hospital in a hurry) and responde with "oops". Yet another "daddy needs a new house" scheme IMHO.
2005-03-29 01:54:25 AM  
Is it just me, or does anyone else think maybe the finger tip is all that was left of the owner...

MMM. that Chili is finger lickin good.
2005-03-29 01:58:14 AM  
2005-03-29 01:59:00 AM  
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2005-03-29 02:10:49 AM  
this story is reason 742 i'm a vegetarian.
2005-03-29 02:15:11 AM  
A few days too soon for an April Fool's joke... ha!

That's pretty gross, I got a little sick reading the article.

/yet another reason to never eat chilli.
2005-03-29 02:19:18 AM  
So where is the real journalism these days - why has no one asked the question that is on all our minds - does it taste like chicken or pork ?
2005-03-29 02:32:34 AM  
Has anyone actually tried to gnaw on their own finger because of this thread? Maybe some med students? I thought so. Believe me, it ain't easy. I think you would discover a finger plus some carpals rather quickly, if it was in your chili.
2005-03-29 02:37:26 AM  
Ah, good to see a few others here have "Grill Skill".

Worked at Wendy's summer after high school.

Wendy's chili is a testament to the creativity of Mr. Thomas. Recycling in action.

1. "Chili meat" -- Burgers that were overcooked due to the necessity of having to have at least a few going all the time for when people showed up to buy them. If no one showed up before they got too burnt, they got tossed in a large pan. When the pan got full (or the end of the night), it was covered and transferred to the walk-in. Next day (at least in my experience), they added water and boiled them for a while. Removed the water, then commenced chopping with hamburger flipper things. Bad memory, but I believe they wanted the pieces to be no smaller than a pea and no bigger than a dime.

2. "Spices" -- Instant stuff, came in premeasured pouches, just add water.

3. Beans? I never made the actual finished product (and I don't eat chili, so maybe I'm missing some ingredients), just served it, but I guess they had large cans of them.

So where does a finger enter in? No Wendy's manager is going to neglect seeing an employee bleeding all over. If someone managed to hack off a finger (*highly* unlikely unless procedures have changed, and they'd probably really have to put their mind to it regardless), they'd at minimum toss everything that person came in contact with and given the potential lawsuitarity, probably close down until everything was cleaned well. The magic bag of instant spices? Doesn't seem likely? The beans? Well, I'm unfamiliar with bean canning, but I assume there's some machinery involved that can do that sort of damage. Still, unless it's from out of the country, I think they'd shut down until the piece was found.
2005-03-29 02:37:26 AM  
You think she'll *press* charges?
2005-03-29 02:38:38 AM  
or try out for the *pointer* sisters?

/thank you, I'll be here all week
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