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NC Restaurant Specializes In Finger Food

In Wilmington, N.C, Clarence Stowers got more than he bargained for when he ordered a chocolate custard at the drive through window of Kohl's restaurant. Stower's custard also contained the fingertip of a Kohl's employee, something he learned a bit too late.

"I'm sick at my stomach. I just can't get that taste out of my mouth," Stowers said.

This isn't Kohl's first case of serving finger food to customers, last year a different employee lost a fingertip in the same machine. Guards were installed over the blade, but apparently they weren't sufficient to prevent the restaurant from intentionally serving a chunky version of the chocolate custard again.

PR officials at Wendy's are expected to have wicked hangovers tomorrow...

Officials Investigate Finger Found in Custard [WECT]


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Hey, I'm only sorry that it... (Below threshold)
penny:

Hey, I'm only sorry that it wasn't me. I could deal with 10 minutes of shock and an evening of nausea for the high six figure settlement he's definately getting. Repulsion is seldom so lucrative. Anyone have a thought on the best places to eat where dismemberment is more likely to occur?

(An aside: Bullwinkle, will you marry me? We'll keep the engagement short and I won't do a Greyhound on you.)

You need to read several st... (Below threshold)

You need to read several stories of this & watch the video. This was a complete accident and the restaurant never intended to serve the finger and did not break and rules, regulations or safety procedures.

That this guy can't get the taste out of his mouth? Yea right. That taste is the green $$ that he is salivating for. Also, he didn't return the finger to the owner so it could be sewed back on. Now THERE is a lawsuit.

In other news, look for KFC to finally retire the slogan "Finger lickin' good"

Uh, bullwinklette might not... (Below threshold)
bullwinkle:

Uh, bullwinklette might not approve of that Penny, but if you want to send me some revealing photos (with one of your liquor stores in the background) I'll be more than willing to consider it.

I guess it never ocuured to... (Below threshold)
bullwinkle:

I guess it never ocuured to anyone to empty the custard machine out and make a new batch as soon as they saw their co-worker running around screaming while waving a bloody stump in the air. Minimum wage laws truly prevent many people from being paid what they are worth and if this doesn't that to everyone's satisfaction I don't what would.

I was thinking the same thi... (Below threshold)
penny:

I was thinking the same thing when I read it.....the blood curdling scream, the bloody stump, the 911 call.....but, the custard keeps on rolling. What's wrong with that picture?

With many blood/fluid born ... (Below threshold)
-S-:

With many blood/fluid born fatal infections, it's no small thing to seek even otherwise mighty damage awards. Just think of yourself as healthy and then suddenly facing imminent decline-toward-death and how you'd fee about it if/when it was caused by some negligent person/group.

But, I, too, always wonder about these incidents since whoever lost whatever body part had to be causing a bit of an uproar just afterward...not like food manufacturers and fast fooders don't realize they need to stop and 'reset.'

I once found several huge and intense black hairs in a frozen meal thing I'd purchased from COSTCO. Never complained but I also never bought that manufacturer's products again.

I can just see it now, COSTCO refusing to accept the problem. I shop there but it's not like places like that take customer concerns too seriously. I don't understand how these complaints actually prove where and when they found what, since anyone can allege anything (and they do) and then arrange the circumstances afterward.

I also never order Chinese ... (Below threshold)
-S-:

I also never order Chinese food delivery after reading about certain behaviors by some who they employ, as with other fast food places.

In fact, I never eat fast food. I get a pizza SOMEtimes from a local place, but it's a place that is accountable to the neighborhood, just saying.

I don't know about a... (Below threshold)
talbot:


I don't know about anyone else but this is one more episode of someone trying to capitalize on someone else's mistake. Huge mistake, I admit, but why do all mistakes have a monetary price? Hell as far as I am concerned, this man who found the finger is taking full advantage of the situation.

And I totally agree ... (Below threshold)
talbot:


And I totally agree with Dwayne's comment about the real grounds for a lawsuite. Seems to be that the guy is entitled to get his finger back.

The owner said that they... (Below threshold)

The owner said that they were unable to warn anyone before the chocolate custard was served, NBC 17 News reported.

Stowers said that he isn’t giving the finger back, and he wants a lawyer.

How on earth would they be unable to warn anyone before the custard was served? How is that possible? Did the employee not notice his finger was cut off until an hour later or something? Geeze, even if they had found it right away they still shouldn't have served a drop of that custard since biologicals of some sort would still be in there.

Sounds like they need to hang a warning over the custard machine "If you cut your finger off, don't serve the custard, idiot"

The owner said that they... (Below threshold)

The owner said that they were unable to warn anyone before the chocolate custard was served, NBC 17 News reported.

Stowers said that he isn’t giving the finger back, and he wants a lawyer.

How on earth would they be unable to warn anyone before the custard was served? How is that possible? Did the employee not notice his finger was cut off until an hour later or something? Geeze, even if they had found it right away they still shouldn't have served a drop of that custard since biologicals of some sort would still be in there.

Sounds like they need to hang a warning over the custard machine "If you cut your finger off, don't serve the custard, idiot"

bullwinkle sez:... (Below threshold)
Cousin Dave:

bullwinkle sez:

I guess it never ocuured to anyone to empty the custard machine out

Reminds me of a bad night, in a fast food place many moons ago, where I spent most of the night cleaning up an ice machine after a waitress accidentally broke a beer glass in it. It was one of those huge chest-sized crushed ice machines. I had to scoop all the ice out (there was ice down at the bottom that had been there since the Paleolithic age), pick out the glass, wash it all down to get the remaining glass, Clorox everything, and then get it going and making ice again (and being called every five minutes to lean in and scoop up some ice because the waitresses couldn't reach all the way down to the bottom of the near-empty machine). It was a pain. But nobody found ice in their drinks, and we didn't get sued.

By the way, this thread cal... (Below threshold)
Cousin Dave:

By the way, this thread calls for some bad puns. I keep trying to think of one, but I just can't put my finger on it. But it's got some lawyer's fingerprints all over it. Maybe someone needs to give him a knuckle sandwich. That would put the thumb on it for sure!

Kohl's needs to turn this a... (Below threshold)
bullwinkle:

Kohl's needs to turn this around, it's always wise to look for the silver lining. Maybe a new ad campaign with a catchy new slogan, "Catering for all kinds of parties; birthday, anniversary, and Donner".

To Raina: According... (Below threshold)

To Raina:
According to the account that I read, the guuy lops off the meaty part of his finger, boss tells him to get to hospital. Boss is trying to get things cleaned up. During all the commotion, the drive-through worker, needing to fill an order, walks from the drive-through window, scoops the custard to fill an order and then goes back. He never heard the hollering and commotion.

A freak accident, for sure, but no intention of harm and no negligence of procedure or rules.

Ca't wait until someone find some REAL toe-fu

It was a pain. But nobod... (Below threshold)

It was a pain. But nobody found ice in their drinks, and we didn't get sued.

I'm guessing you meant no "glass" in their drinks. But I could be wrong. ;-)




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