Friday, April 22, 2005

Infamous Finger

Turns out all the hullabaloo about the Wendy's chilli-finger soup was a scam. Breaking news on CNN over this authors lunch break apetized his tummy indeed. Turns out that soup is again safe to eat. Turns out that one may indeed be too litigious in this country (sorry Milberg Weiss). You see, the finger-feaser is now going to be prosecuted. And I believe for attempted larceny...? Sounds pretty steep. But my favorite was this excerpt from the Fox news online story:

Earlier Thursday, Wendy's International Inc. announced it had ended its internal investigation, saying it could find no credible link between the finger and the restaurant chain.

All the employees at the San Jose store were found to have all their fingers, and no suppliers reported any hand or finger injuries, the company said.

Wendy's also has hired private investigators, set up a hot line for tips and offered a $100,000 reward for anyone who provides information leading to the finger's original owner.

Well sweet Wendys, you just made yourself a sale. I know I'll be hungry at least one more time today.