“Anna Ayala's claim that she bit down on the finger in a mouthful of her steamy stew on March 22 initially drew sympathy. But when police and health officials failed to find any missing digits among the workers involved in the restaurant's supply chain, suspicion fell on Ayala, and her story has become a late-night punch line.” -Follow That Finger: Wendy's Doubles Reward for Information
The reason police and Wendy’s suspect foul intention is the litigious history of Ayala. She has personally filed several lawsuits against corporations including General Motors and El Pollo Loco.
Wendy’s has now doubled the reward money to $100,000. The economic side of this story is the monetary damage a case like this has had on Wendy’s. People are scared to find the last four fingers in their chili and have turned to substitute goods leaving Wendy’s short on green.