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Lettuce photo gets 3 Burger King workers fired

By Associated Press


MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio » Burger King says three workers were fired after a photo posted online appeared to show an employee stepping on lettuce in bins at a northwest Ohio restaurant.

The hamburger chain's statements to Ohio news outlets didn't directly confirm reports that the picture was taken at a restaurant in the Cleveland suburb of Mayfield Heights.

Burger King Corp. says the franchisee that runs the independently operated restaurant quickly investigated the matter, and three employees were terminated.

The company says it won't tolerate such violations of its strict procedures for safely handling food.

It didn't comment on the circumstances in which the photo was taken. News outlets say the picture was posted on the free-for-all website 4chan.org, and GPS data embedded in the photo led to the restaurant.

Burger King Corp. is a unit of Burger King Worldwide Inc.

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Manapua_Man wrote:
Why would anyone do such an idiotic thing in the first place... and then post it on-line for everyone to see? And furthermore forget to hide the GPS location data on the photo? Ba-booze!
on July 19,2012 | 06:10AM
sak wrote:
Stupid is what stupid does. It's tuff being born stupid.
on July 19,2012 | 07:58AM
Cubsfan wrote:
Oh those funny mainlanders. lol
on July 19,2012 | 08:10AM
cojef wrote:
Young, brash and stupid is all one can say for these juvenile imbeciles. Parental values lacking in this case.
on July 19,2012 | 08:31AM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
Speaking of...I recall getting food poisoning at the Beretania Burger King. I would'nt eat there ever again. I notice that this restaurant does not do a lot of business in comparison to the McDonald's across the street. The McDonald's is always busy while the Burger King is a ghost town. It could be partly because they tack on an additiional cost to their "value" meal items. You see them being advertised on national tv ads for a ninety-nine cents but when you go to a Burger King the price is much higher. Whereas, McDonald's actually prices their "value" meal items for the price advertised on national tv. I guess, people got tired of being nickel and dimed by Burger King. By the way, they charge ludicrous dollars for Whopper disguised as a barbecue sandwich. That's what got me ill, by the way.
on July 19,2012 | 09:57AM
Synikal1 wrote:
Maybe those guys were trying to add more flavah to their whoppers?
on July 19,2012 | 01:15PM
Changalang wrote:
Have it your way? Perhaps it was a special order from a masochistic foodie.
on July 19,2012 | 04:24PM
Oye_Como_Va wrote:
Hah, ever think aout the meal you sent back for being under cooked? How do you know that we did not drop your steak or fish on the restroom floor before heating it up again and re-plating it or adding some goober in your mash potato or rice because you requested the other? yeah pick on Burger King, you didn't see the guy at the other burgerr joints wash their hands after unloading their bowels before putting your burger together.
on July 19,2012 | 05:13PM
Changalang wrote:
Personally, as a prior food industry employee, I treat everyone like gold and tip heavy because I know better; and I remember how big tippers made my day. People should remember that sometimes if your food tastes like a55; there is a logical and disgusting reason for that. :)
on July 19,2012 | 05:32PM
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