Burger King fires employee for photo of shoes in lettuce

Burger King fires employee for photo of shoes in lettuce

Credit: Cleveland.com

Burger King fires employee for photo of shoes in lettuce

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on July 19, 2012 at 10:10 AM

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio -- Burger King Corp. says at least one worker was 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.

The company says the franchisee that runs the independently operated restaurant quickly investigated the matter, and at least one employee was terminated.

Burger King says it wouldn'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.

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