Have it your way? Not at a Burger King in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. That is, unless your way includes someone standing in the lettuce on your burger.
An employee at the Burger King recently posted a picture of himself standing in the lettuce bins at the restaurant. The photo was initially posted on 4Chan, a website that allows users to post images and participate in discussion anonymously. The picture included the caption: “This is the lettuce you eat at Burger King.”
Gross? Yes! Disgusting? Yes! Proof that some Burger King employees are idiots. Definitely yes!
The Burger King employee that posted the picture forgot to remove the geo-location tags. Angry 4Chan users quickly identified the Burger King location at which the photo was taken.
When contacted by Cleveland.com, Mike, the Mayfield Heights Burger King manager, said only:
“We don’t believe it is true.”
Bryson Thornton, director of global communications for Burger King, however, confirmed on MSNBC that the picture had been taken at a Burger King restaurant. Thornton also clarified that the Burger King in question is “independently owned and operated by a Burger King franchisee.”
As reported by Scene Magazine, Andrea, a manager during the breakfast shift at the Burger King, assures customers that the employee in question will be fired:
“Whoever this is is getting fired. And whoever the manager was at the time will be fired, too.”
When she eventually saw the picture, she stated simply:
“Oh, I know who that is. He’s getting fired.”
Bryson W. Thornton, Global Communications Director for Burger King, released the following statement about the photograph:
“We are aware of the photo that was allegedly posted by an employee at a Burger King restaurant in Ohio and are taking the issue very seriously. Food safety is a top priority for Burger King restaurants and the company has strict policies regarding its food handling procedures. We are investigating the matter and will take appropriate action as necessary.”
Commented Twitter user Breaking News:
What Is Wrong With This Picture????: This isn’t exactly “my way”… Burger King Employee Posts… goo.gl/fb/UUoSH
— Breaking News (@BreakingNews___) July 18, 2012
My thoughts exactly.
Are you worried about what employees are doing to your food at Burger King and other fast food establishments?