Wendy's Fries Had Maggot Crawling In Them, Woman Claims

doctorwho_guru.†=♡ 2012/03/30 00:09:41

DELTA, Colo. -- What a Delta woman says she found inside the fast-food she ordered Saturday has her worried about the cleanliness of the restaurant it came from. It apparently happened at a local Wendy's restaurant where after Angelica Flores Jensen left, she says she found something crawling around in her fries.

It started out as a quick trip for a late-night snack, but it's one Jensen says she'll never forget. "I started eating my fries one by one," she recounted. "[I] glanced down and I thought I saw something move."

It was at that point she says she had spotted something in her food; something she never expected to see.

"It was a little maggot in my fries," she described. "I don't even know if we ate any on our way home. It was just really disgusting."

Jensen claims the small maggot came from the Wendy's store. She says her bag was sealed tight all the way home and when she grabbed for a fry, that is when it started moving.

"All I've heard in return is how sorry they are," she said. "But I want to see something being done. It's really unsanitary and who knows what's going on in [the store]."

We had a chance to talk to the restaurant's general manager. He deflected the responsibility. "One thing that I kind of am obsessed with is cleanliness," he said. "We don't think it came from us."

Despite the assurances his store is not to blame, the manager says his staff is triple-checking everything just in case.

"We called the health department, we called Orkin," he listed. "They were here and checked us out."

While the manager continues to investigate where the maggot might have come from, he has offered to refund Jensen's meal. But, she is not sure she wants to go back to the restaurant at all.

"I don't think I'll ever be going to Wendy's or any other fast-food restaurant again," Jensen said.

Jensen does plan to stop by to get her money back sometime this week. She says she has no plans to sue Wendy's and just wants the restaurant to be checked.

Officials at the Delta County Health Department say the 3-4mm long maggot in this case is the larval stage of a Confused Flour Beetle. This type of insect is traditionally found in cereals and flour and is commonly uncovered in restaurants and homes.

Officials say they are not sure if they will ever know where it came from, but they are asking the restaurant to inspect its goods as a precaution.
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  • Willy 2012/04/01 23:02:07
    How did it survive the deep fryer? It must be a tough little bugger.
  • Freedom4 2012/03/30 21:11:18
    Yes, because maggots can survive a fryer
  • byz 2012/03/30 12:49:23
    Honestly, it was probably the most nutritious part of the meal.
  • shadow76 2012/03/30 05:37:56
    It could have come from anywhere and why call the media if she is not sueing.
  • G 2012/03/30 05:21:47
    Gross. Her maggots had fries in them?
  • matthew G 2012/07/28 03:45:30
    her fryes had a baby
  • Jorge Enriquez 2012/03/30 02:40:14
    Jorge Enriquez
    i want one fries
  • ✞ॐGuru Joshॐ✞ 2012/03/30 02:12:32
    ✞ॐGuru Joshॐ✞
    That's just gross.
  • ready46xwu 2012/03/30 02:10:11
    I don't 'buy this'!
    I've eaten @ WENDY's too much,
    over the years!
    and their FRIES come out nearly blistering hot! (& wonderful)!

    aaaaAAAAHHH maybe a fall @ the gas station will get U $$$$
  • Kaimeso 2012/03/30 02:08:55
    Oh boy, deep fried maggots (or whatever),... Sounds like another case of "finger" in the chicken nuggets or penis in the pickle jar,....
  • goatman112003 2012/03/30 01:48:18
    That must be one hell of a tough maggot that survived freezing and then getting deep fried for 3 minutes and was still moving. For all I know it might of fell off her clothing.
  • Willy goatman... 2012/04/01 23:07:30
    Maybe from between her legs.
  • goatman... Willy 2012/04/01 23:18:29
    Possibly but I wouldn't go that far.
  • Georgia50 2012/03/30 00:53:06
    Nice try, Brainstein. Maggots eat dead flesh. Fries are plant food, and they just came from a deep fryer. Even if maggots were found on french fries, the most likely explanation would be that they were put there (either by an employee or the complainant).
  • Mike 2012/03/30 00:24:32
    I find that very hard to believe - egg larvae on hot greasy fries I don't think so - law suit
  • Rick 2012/03/30 00:22:21
    If I were her, I don't think I'd eat those...
  • 666_Maggots~Mr. Arrogant Jew 2012/03/30 00:16:36
    666_Maggots~Mr. Arrogant Jew
    That's why I don't eat fast food.
  • Sinister Ken Doll™ 2012/03/30 00:16:07
    Sinister Ken Doll™
    why complain about the extra protein????

    lol, but in all seriousness, that is just nasty
  • Willy Siniste... 2012/04/01 23:08:46
  • jimbo999 2012/03/30 00:10:54

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