Pizza Hut is one of the most popular pizza chains in the world, but we’d be lying if we were to say that we won’t at least think twice before the next time we have the hankering to order a large pepperoni.
The Pizza Hut employee — scratch that — the former Pizza Hut employee who was caught last month on hidden camera urinating in a sink at a Kermit, West Virginia restaurant has shut down the restaurant for good.
Pizza Hut recently announced that the situation was something it did not want for those who frequented the West Virginia restaurant, so the company opted to close the branch permanently.
Needless to say, Pizza Hut is embarrassed by the actions of the former district manager who was caught on hidden camera, according to USA Today.
The video, which was obtained by West Virginia news outlet WOWK, clearly shows the employee casually walk up to the sink, unzip his pants and urinate directly into the empty sink. Nobody else is seen in the video, so perhaps the employee was alone and thought nobody would ever know that the urination occurred.
Of course, one has to ask, how dirty are the bathrooms at Pizza Hut if the employee thought it actually would be a better idea to urinate in the kitchen?
Following the introduction of the video into the news, Pizza Hut said the following:
“First of all, we are embarrassed by the actions of this individual. Pizza Hut has zero tolerance for violations of our operating standards, and the local owner of the restaurant took immediate action and terminated the employee involved.”
Even though the employee was fired and the restaurant was closed, WOWK is reporting that people in Kermit are still talking about the incident. Though — to be honest — there can’t really be a whole lot more to talk about in Kermit, West Virginia.
Some of the responses are what you would expect. Ricky Brewer, who lives nearby, said the following:
“I just don’t trust anybody after it happened once, plain and simple.”
While that kind of response is expected, apparently not everyone is on the same page. Either that or some are more forgiving than others. One of the more forgiving people is Charles Jude, a “regular” at the Kermit Pizza Hut.
“If it was cleaned, washed, fixed up I wouldn’t care a bit to eat there.”
What about you? Does this news make you think twice about eating at Pizza Hut?