So I’m with a friend at the Wendy’s on Rt. 7 in Sterling… all of the sudden he throws down his burger, announces we’re done, and we leave the store before he can bring himself to explain without getting sick.
We had just ordered our food and notices that every table in the place was horribly dirty. He had chosen the least dirty, wiped it with a napkin, and we started eating.
While we were eating, a Hispanic woman came out and started wiping down tables. That’s where my attention span had drifted off. At least they were addressing the problem.
However, as she was using this rag (which admittedly didn’t look all that clean), she passed by a trashcan that was a little over packed. Rather than emptying it, she reached in -with her bare hand- and started rearranging the garbage. If that wasn’t gross enough, she didn’t wash her hands afterward, but picked up the very same cloth and started wiping down the trashcan. And, if that was gross enough, she then proceeded to use that very same cloth, which was just used on the trashcan’s goop, on the tables. …tables that little kids then sat down at and started eating off of.
I’m sorry, but I find this totally disgusting and unhealthy. How can we be living in the 21st century and yet still be nearly a century behind in general sanitation practices? Even plain old common sense says you don’t touch trash and then your eating area.
I used to love going to Wendy’s, but if this kind of thing is going on all over, I simply refuse to take the chance.