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Wendy's faces a p.r. nightmare: a severed finger in a bowl of chili

When a severed finger makes its way into a fast-food order, the first phrase that comes to mind generally isn't victim corporation. But that's how an assistant district attorney described Wendy's last week after a patron claimed last month that a manicured fingertip had been served with her chili in San Jose, Calif. The ghastly publicity, which has cost the restaurant chain an estimated $1 million a day, eased a bit last week when the supposed finger finder was arrested for trying to shake down the fast-food giant. Anna Ayala, 39, a Nevada resident with a history of suing companies and...

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