Wendy’s Chili Eater Gets Fingered For Larceny

Okay, I couldn’t resist that headline.
But last night, Anna Ayala was arrested by San Jose police yesterday. There’ll be more details coming from the police this afternoon.
There was some damage done to Wendy’s brand and sales, especially in San Jose and Ayala’s hometown of Las Vegas. Despite the jokes and the gross-out factor involved, I think Wendy’s will be just fine. They did everything they could to see if the finger came from their employees or suppliers, and was fairly open about the whole thing. Good PR move.

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About Dan Goldgeier

Blogging on AdPulp since 2005, Dan Goldgeier is a Seattle-based freelance copywriter with experience at advertising agencies across the U.S. He is a graduate of the Creative Circus ad school, and currently teaches at Seattle's School of Visual Concepts. In addition, he is a regular columnist for TalentZoo.com. Dan published the best of his TalentZoo.com columns in a book entitled View From The Cheap Seats: A Broader Look at Advertising, Marketing, Branding, Global Politics, Office Politics, Sexual Politics, and Getting Drunk During a Job Interview. Look for it on Amazon in paperback and e-book editions.