Posted: 3:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13, 2013
By Rick Couri
The picture, which appears to have been taken from behind the counter, was posted to the social news site Reddit.
The unidentified employee is shown eating the soft-serve ice cream treat with the caption "I was going to buy a frosty from Wendy’s until I saw the employee do this."
When the photo went viral Wednesday, the fast food chain responded.
In an e-mail to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wendy’s spokesman Bob Bertini says "If true, this is totally inexcusable. We are investigating and will take action."
The incident follows a similar one last week when a Taco Bell employee was photographed licking a stack of taco shells.
That employee has since been fired.