What’s going on, Ohio?! In just one week, you had a woman panhandling for bigger breasts and some sick jerk with his feet in your foodstuffs. Yes, the above bone-chilling photo depicts an employee at a Cleveland-area Burger King… standing in bins of lettuce. Before that lettuce is placed on burgers intended for human consumption.
The back story is that some kid posted the picture to 4Chan with the caption, “This is the lettuce you eat at Burger King,” but–of course–the poster underestimated 4Chan’s godlike powers. Forum members located the specific Burger King location (through the photo’s EXIF GPS data, Eater helpfully notes) and notified management.
A spokesperson for the fast food chain said nothing that will surprise you, but here’s the party line: “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.”
We’re not fans of fast food and incidents like this don’t much help. But it’s worth noting that employees can be assholes anywhere, fast food or fine dining.
(Cleveland via Eater)