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I went to the drive-thru window and gave them my gift card my daughter gave me for my birthday, it was a $20 card. I ordered a combo and went to the next window, they gave me a bacon burger, but I didn't want bacon and I didn't want onions... but they added that too. My wife checked the order before we left the window. When I questioned the manager about it (he was of Indian, Middle Eastern descent) and he wanted to see my receipt, but the first window did not give me one. He said that I didn't pay for my meal and didn't give me back my food or money.

I called the police and told them about my situation, and requested that they write a report, since I was in Law Enforcement now retired, but they said there is nothing they can do about it... So, we left. I never go to Wendy's anymore since then and it's been around a year now. I wanted to add this problem to Consumer Affairs so other people can see this and write in about their experience. I went to the Wendy's on RT 31 in Flemington, NJ.

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Upon visiting my local Wendy's this evening (7th st in Altoona PA) I went to the ladies' room and found the single stall to be clogged with feces. I went to the counter and informed staff and they sent a man to clean it. When ordering our food I noticed that the woman was wearing plastic gloves, handling money and credit cards, and then proceeding to handle food in the same gloves. As I also work in food service (and have some common sense) I know this is a huge food safety violation. But that was nothing compared to what else occurred this evening. It wasn't the kitchen being absolutely disgusting...dirty counters, fryer bins that would turn anyone's stomach, food all over the floor and clearly kicked into piles under the fryer unit. It wasn't the fact that there were no clean tables. It wasn't the fact that someone finally came to clean the tables around us while we were eating...spraying a nauseating cleaner which made it difficult to eat.

What really scarred me for life was when the same man who had been asked to unclog the toilet filled with feces just minutes earlier came to our table and rather than inform us of the survey on the back of our receipt, reached his hands onto our tray where our food was lying unwrapped as we were eating to grab the receipt and show us the survey! That was it. I couldn't eat another bite. You better believe I completed their survey! This location should be shut down! I will NEVER enter this restaurant again...let alone eat there. At the very least management needs to be replaced, and food safety needs to be enforced. If this restaurant is allowed to continue operating as is, I can guarantee they'll be facing several lawsuits. It's only a matter of time.

I honestly have no idea how these people haven't been shut down or fined! Food safety is a very serious issue and can be fatal. Dave Thomas would be ashamed to have his name associated with such a vile disgusting restaurant. This specific location was just remodeled...they should have followed suit and replaced management as well because they're just going to run it into the ground. Meanwhile, I'm looking forward to the day when they get a surprise inspection! Damn. I should have taken pictures.

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There's a sign... hiring inquire within, that means inside but when I ask they said "go online" and a guy said "we only hire young people." And the other issue is the coupons given for 2017 it says from 1-1-2017 to 2-15-2017 but they won't accept it on the first of January. I'm turned back feeling betrayed.

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I recall many years ago when Wendy's made a decent batch of chili. It had all the standard ingredients that a fast food chain could safely use. Since then the quality has crashed. Recently my wife hankered for some Wendy's chili. What she brought home was nothing but beans... and a good number of them were tough skinned kidney beans. As for the meat... there was none. Chili is more than just a pot full of beans and (very) mild mixture. Chili means chili meat, beef. This stuff Wendy's passes for chili doesn't has half the amount of their cheapest hamburger. No more for me... I'll make my own with a better balance of quality beef and pinto beans, not tough skinned kidney beans.

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I went to Wendy's on Sherman Ave in Muskegon MI! I had 10 on a gift card and the lady ran it through. Said it was declined. I told her I just looked the amount up and that it had 10. She said sorry it was declined very rude! She wouldn't run it again! I showed her online that it was 10 and she said, "Well, it declined. Don't know what to tell you!!" So I gave her cash and later went to get a frosty and it went through. She said well it didn't last time so!! She very rude and I don't appreciate how she acted!! If she would have ran the card through again it wouldn't have been a big deal! People need to learn how to appreciate customers!!

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Wendy's location at 2442 Osborn Rd in Saint Mary's Georgia is the worst Wendy's I have been to in the last two month... Both times in the last month I see an employee selling and doing drugs at work. While I was in drive thru I notice the car in front of me wasn't getting food that they were getting something else handing to them thru the window. It was small so I was unable to see what it was. The last time I was at Wendy's I went in to sit with my mother-in-law and the employee that was working both the front and back was cursing profane to the customers and other employee. The same employee that was cursing was the one I seen with my own two eyes selling the drugs. Her name is **... I did not keep my receipt for either time.

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Do not order a Frosty from the Wendy's Englewood, Oh store. The frosty is not the same texture as other Wendy's stores. The frosty is almost like a bad glass of milk. Yuck! The Wendy's store in Tipp City, Ohio makes an excellent frosty. Wendy's management needs to have the Tipp City store train the Englewood store on how to make a frosty. I sincerely think this would fix the issue.

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Wendy's Taco Salad - I paid over $7 for the large and looked like the small. I heard everything came separate, but when I got my order the chili was on top and I questioned and told I have to order to go. Was my first time ordering. So I got the salad and I noticed that a lot of the salad underneath was rotten. I ate most of the top and I had ordered a Jr. Bacon CB too. Well that saved me from actually going up and complaining. I was hungry. I know better next time.

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Location: Whitby, Ontario, Canada. Baldwin Street location. Today I went to Wendy's after work to eat. Ordered 2 Jr cheeseburgers and was told to pull up to the window, so I did. When I got to the window, I heard a female worker in there mocking me and my way of speaking, complaining and whining that I asked for the cheeseburgers to be plain - which is not hard to do at all. She also expressed that it would be funny to put everything on it (out of spite), but fortunately that didn't happen. This is the third incident in less than 6 months, involving bad attitude from the staff, or outright disrespect at this location. I dismissed them before, but not this time. I'm never going to that location ever again. It costs too much to put up with that kind of nonsense.

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What part of NO cheese do you not understand? Why do I have to reorder my food because of cheese, even the employee repeats it back to me. 3 times in one visit. Really? I've even heard the people in the back complain "she changed her mind" no I didn't. The other customers heard and knew what my order was. Rude employees. And another visit we didn't get anything we ordered. Too bad I was on the highway or I would have taken it back. Get it together!!

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On Monday November 14th 2016 I visited Wendy's fast-food restaurant on Roosevelt Boulevard in Key West. Myself and my girlfriend ordered a burger each and then we went back and ordered another one. We spent about $16. We decided to go to Wendy's because we were going to watch a movie that did not start for an hour later. When we finished our meal my girlfriend said she wanted to go looking at clothes in a store close to Wendy's so I said I would just catch up on my emails and wait in Wendy's until she returned. What guy likes to go clothes shopping right?

The restaurant was almost empty and I was just using my cell phone when the manager Mike came over and told me I needed to leave as I had stayed more than 15 minutes after finishing my meal. I could not believe my ears. I am a 50 year old company CEO and I could not believe that I was being treated like some homeless person. I understand that it's not my house and they don't want people staying there if they are busy but I was in there less than 45 minutes total. Surely they should be using some initiative when applying policies. I will never step foot in another Wendy's restaurant ever again.

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I would just like to know why the hamburgers are always cold. This is the second I have ordered a Jr Cheeseburger Deluxe and when I receive it, it's completely cold. Cheese isn't melted, one measly tomato, one piece of onion and one pickle. I have gave it another try and this is just pathetic. They need stronger warmers or something. This is just sad.

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On Oct. 12, 2016 at 8:20 PM Store #00003614 we ordered salads, baked potatoes, and Frostys. They were out of salads, baked potatoes and Frostys. We did order something not like customers behind us whom left store without buying. What's going on at this store. We've been eating here for years. Location: 1636 Seminole Trail Charlottesville, VA 22901. (434) 973-6226. Should we try eating there again??? Oh! Also, no chili.

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I used to love their Chili. But now, it's nothing but a bowlful of beans and they're mostly old and overcooked. I barely get a teaspoon of 'meat' and there is absolutely zero gravy added to the bowl. What has happened? Does the manager of the Cedar Hill TX Wendy's dump cans of old navy beans into the chili when nobody is looking? Or does this crap come pre-mixed in gigantic plastic bags and then dumped into a pot? How cheap can you get? Their chili, as presented to customers, is no longer edible. It was bad enough they eliminated the light red kidney beans and chose navy beans instead. Now you might as well ground it up and make hummus with it and even that will taste awful. TERRIBLE CHILI.

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When you are treated rudely at a restaurant, it doesn't matter if the food is good or bad. The Wendy's at 7009 Veterans Blvd in Metairie, LA has the same problem many fast food restaurants face... employees with horrid attitudes who treat customers rudely. While going through the drive-thru on Tuesday evening 10/11/2016 at approx 7 pm. I had the displeasure of being serviced by a young ** lady who refused to speak or even look at me. Her hand extended out of the window holding my bag of food with not a word or gesture acknowledging my presence. I said thank you, but she slammed the window. Many fast food restaurants have pleasant employees who appreciate the business customers give them. Chick-fil-A is always a pleasure to visit. I will spend my money elsewhere in the future.

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Wendy's, Millville NJ. I have had it with this location because of the chronic shortchanging that takes place whenever I buy coffee. They often leave it at least an inch, sometimes an inch and a half, too low from the top. I could see if it was maybe a half inch, but when I went to complain, the manager gave me a lame excuse "We don't want you to burn yourself" and that they're actually instructed to do that. All that room is enough for 50 creamers!!! It's a very bad reflection on Wendy's because you don't find other places like McDonald's, Burger King, Chick-fil-A, Dunkin' Donuts, etc pulling this kind of crap!!!

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Wendy's review in Makati, Philippines. This Sept. 27, 2016. Avail of their promo. Then the guy I ordered to, said, "Sir, it's FREE to upsize," so I go "Okay, I'll upsize my drink (iced tea)," when the teller tells me, "It's 190 pesos Sir." I said, "What? I thought it just 175," teller said, "You just upsize your drink." The guy confront me and said, "Sir, when I mean it's free, it means the iced tea is free to upsize," I said, "So, why charge me?" Guy said, "It's hard to explain Sir." Well, here's an advice to Wendy's at Makati, Philippines... Don't give a product which is hard to understand.

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This is a new Wendy's that open in Missouri City off of Hwy 6 and their employees has the rudest attitude. I am in the drive thru lane and the greeter is not professional and doesn't greet me like they should. I placed my order and I felt like I was being rushed to place my order. By the time I get to the window, the young lady just blurts out my total. Not saying "hello ma'am, you ordered a blah blah blah, your total is blah blah." I am handed my order and the window closes. No "thank you or have a nice evening." This has happen on multiple occasion. I think they need to train their employees the true meaning of great customer service.

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So I come to the Wendy's in Washington and the cashier was rude by not listening to what I said. Had to repeat myself. And then I asked for a large drink. She gave me a small. Once she corrected herself she only gave me one large cup. I ordered 2 large. Food was **, fries were nasty, no flare, tasted stale. I came here a week ago and my burger wasn't even done. It was mostly pink and they still sold it to me.

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The Wendy's located at 3630 Riverside Dr. Macon, Ga. 30120 is a very bad place to enjoy a good, hot fast food meal. I have visited this location every week for the last 3 weeks and everything I ordered was not freshly cooked, hot or tasted good, from the burgers, fries, loaded baked potatoes. Each and every time I visited. I had to wait in line 10-15 mins. for my orders and still received cold, unfresh foods. I have spent about $60.00 on cold, half cooked, bad tasting food!

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Waited almost 20 minutes in drive thru line, no one was interacting with customers. When I finally did get waited on, the person I spoke with told me they wouldn't have baked potatoes for an hour. Then she asked me to hold on, when she finally came back to me she said they had potatoes. I gave my order, then she asked me to hold on again. Eventually someone else came on and asked for my order, I stated that I did order, she found it and repeated it to me, then gave me the total cost. She asked me to hold on again. I waited.

Then someone else came to the window and asked for my order. I told that person I already ordered. I was asked to hold on again. Eventually she came back and said to pull up to the second window. At the window I was immediately asked to pay another $1 and change, I didn't understand but wanted to get out of there and paid. Then they told me to park out front and my food would be brought to me. I asked if I was supposed to get my drink while there by the soft drinks, then was given my drink.

I waited another good 10 minutes out front for my order, and it never came. So I went inside to wait for it, still took forever. All this procrastinating wasn't for any apparent reason, there weren't any customers inside who were keeping the place busy. Also it struck me that the kitchen floor was really dirty. While waiting for my drink in the drive thru line, the woman who gave me my drink was sweeping the floor while talking to me.

Honestly, I found it odd to do that while telling me my order would cost more and while waiting on me. When inside, it also struck me that her sweeping lacked any accuracy. There were fries and ripped pieces of paper on the floor, right by where she had been sweeping. Still was slow to get my order, everyone just seemed to be in slow mo. The place just seemed chaotically run for no good reason. Plus, when I got my order, it was awful. Hardly ANY cheese whiz on the potatoes I ordered. I had left before I discovered this, and I was not going back. Nothing was going right.

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The new fresh salad from Wendy's is not fresh. Next time I will go McDonald - is for sure fresh and less expense. SW 120 st and 131 Ave Miami, Florida.

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My daughter applied online. Somehow was told the wrong location and that manager ask our hometown Wendy's if they would like to interview her so one young man did but was not management but would pass it them and come back for a 2nd interview which she did. Regina called her a week ahead. She went in and was so rude and nasty, said she had no prior work experience so can't ask about that! No application so can't ask about that either so nothing to say all this time. She could of simply ask questions from a app or have her fill one out prior or there!!! She has no common sense questions?!? She knew all this prior. Why even ask her to come back?! Who does that? I am disgusted and will never come here again.

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I was giving my order based in the menu listed. In the list there were 2 columns in the value menu. I ordered Crispy Chicken Sandwich. I did not get it right. When I asked the cashier, her name is Francesca, if she can still change it. She got upset and went to the Manager and they all laugh like the I was so stupid to get the wrong order. I told the cashier named Francesca to just leave it because she got upset. The people in the kitchen once again laughed at me. I was so embarrassed. There are people behind me in the line. I wish for a good customer service in this location.

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You missed the buck by taking the BBQ pulled pork sandwich off the menu. It was definitely a crowd pleasure. July 4th... Come on. Now is the season. It's not too late... BRING IT BACK!!! Thanks WENDY'S.

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My husband and I ate recently at Wendy's Trinoma and found out that they have a new promo. It's called 5 for 125. You get to have 5 items for just 125 pesos and the 5 items are: 3 pcs. chicken nuggets, cheeseburger, mac salad, jello and coke. We tried it out because it was very affordable. If you are really hungry and have no other choice, then this is worth it but if you're looking for a more satisfying meal then go elsewhere. The nuggets are just average and same with the burger - I cannot taste the beef patty anymore because it's too thin. It's like they want to satisfy their customers with very cheap prices but they didn't take into consideration keeping the quality of their food products. Very disappointing.

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If it isn't the cold food slung at you from the window, it is exceptionally bad service. As if "There you go" is somewhat similar to "Thank you". I try to get over my preconceived notions but honestly every time I go is just as bad as the last and then I wait another year to try it.

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My husband and I were waiting to order and a previous customer came to area to show that his burger was single and not double as he ordered. The person at register threw it away and ordered another for the person. The manager was angry that he threw it away. "Should have just put another burger on it." I stated to the customer "did you bite into it." He hadn't. So I said to the register person "of course you did the right thing. Anything taken away from that counter can not be fixed with that same food. It's contaminated whether he bit into it or not. You should challenge your manager on this" and secondly he should not have disciplined him in front of other customers.

My husband and myself have been in the food service area for years and we think you need to address this with that manager. It's the Wendy's on Commerce Way in Plymouth, Mass. Thank you. Only hope this manager does not treat all his employees and customers like this. He was tall and young and heavy set. Dressed all in black. Unfortunately we did not get his name.

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Wendy's has always been a family favorite. I was particularly pleased when they came out with a wide breakfast selection that is both very affordable and very palatable. The coffee is something to be much desired though. I have always had a preference to go to the said establishment vs McDonald's or Burger King up until recently when I found out that they pulled out one of the staples I keep coming back to. The chili is Wendy's quintessential food and has been there since time and memorial. This is the food I usually order whenever I can't make up my mind on what to get. Whoever had the idea of removing it from the menu needs to get their priorities straight. I can think of more than a handful of other food that they could have axed. I am still coping with the loss but it has not totally dulled my love for the food chain.

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I recently went to Wendy's near our office to have dinner. As I entered the store, the crew opened the door and greeted me. I appreciated that a lot. Not all food chains are like that. Some show no concerns for their customers. I have been to this food chain where I sat on a table where the plates and leftover food of the previous customer were still on the table. It took me at least 15 minutes for the crew to even notice me and clean my table. It was so irritating. But with Wendy's I have never experienced that. Their crew is polite, friendly, always smiling, helpful, attentive, and fast. They make sure that their customers are satisfied. And I was satisfied with the service they have given me. Kudos to all of them. I will never think twice going back. My experience has been good.

Also the food tastes great. I love their Frosty. I use it as a dip for my fries. So good! Heavenly! They are a perfect combination. Hot and cold. I always have them whenever I watch a movie. I just have one question though... Who is Wendy?? I asked one of the crews but he did know. Hmm. I think that should be part of their training. Learning the history of their business...

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