This shocking picture shows a Burger King employee in Cleveland violating the restaurant chains stringent food handling policy.
Bryson W. Thornton, Director of Burger King’s Global Communications, wrote in a statement to Yahoo! Shine:
“Burger King Corp. has recently been made aware of a photo that shows a BURGER KING® restaurant employee violating the company’s stringent food handling procedures. Food safety is a top priority at all BURGER KING® restaurants and the company maintains a zero-tolerance policy against any violations such as the one in question. The restaurant where this photo was taken is independently-owned and operated by a BURGER KING® franchisee. The franchisee has taken swift action to investigate this matter and terminated the three employees involved in the incident.”
While this act itself is shocking, the real shocker is how the person was busted. Obviously the employee thought his act was funny posting it on a web site called 4Chan, however other users weren’t laughing: according to Hypervocal.com, Anonymous, the notorious vigilante hacking group, used GPS data embedded in the photo to locate the fast food restaurant’s address and reportedly contacted the franchise and FoxNews8. “Whoever this is is getting fired,” a morning shift manager named Andrea, told the Cleveland Scene.
So the moral of the story is if do something stupid, and post it on the internet, you can get busted. This person obviously WASN'T thinking on his feet!