Woman says she found bugs in her Wendy’s baked potato: “I was instantly disgusted”

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INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana — The Health Department is investigating a claim from a woman who says she found bugs in a baked potato she ordered from Wendy’s.

Raeshawn Andrew calls the situation a nightmare, and says she wants the restaurant to be held accountable.

Andrew says she eats at the Wendy’s restaurant in Castleton, a heavily commercialized neighborhood surrounding the original southern terminus of Interstate 69 on the northeast side of Indianapolis, once or twice a week because it’s close to work.

On Wednesday, January 20th, Andrew said she ordered her usual baked potato — and as she was eating it, she says she saw bugs underneath the potato.


Andrew was offered a refund — but she then called the Marion County Health Department.

An inspector on Friday found no bug-related violations at the restaurant, but didn’t dismiss Andrew’s claim.

The store’s owner, Ohio-based Cedar Enterprises, says what Andrew found was cooked sprouts from the potato — but Andrew disagrees.

“There’s antennas. There’s legs. These are bugs. I picked it up to hold it to show it to her and there were two more bugs right next to each other. I’m like, I dropped it. I was instantly disgusted,” said Andrew.

Health Department officials say there’s no history of pest or bug violations at the restaurant.



    Looks like an ant to me too……yuck! Yet another restaurant chain I’m crossing off my already long list of no-no’s.

  • Fred

    If the health inspectors gave the store the ‘all clear’, I’d bet she’s looking for deep pockets. Didn’t her Mother ever tell her that there’s starving people in China who would kill for that food????

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