Wendy’s was investigating a viral photo that appeared to show a worker eating soft-serve ice cream straight from the machine.
The picture was posted to Reddit on Wednesday morning.
It surfaced less than two weeks after a photo of a Taco Bell employee licking a stack of taco shells made headlines.
The name of the Wendy’s employee and the location of the franchise remained unknown.
If it was real, the photo was “totally inexcusable,” Wendy’s spokesman Bob Bertini said.
Wendy’s was investigating and would take appropriate action, according to Bertini.
The employee in the Taco Bell incident was identified and fired.