A whistle blowing employee at a Golden Corral restaurant takes you on a video tour of the dumpster area while a health inspection is under way in the store.
While I’m pretty sure dude is no longer employed at said Golden Corral, his ludicrous way of saying “All you can eat ribs (pause) by the dumpster!” will forever live in my heart.
UPDATE: Golden Corral says the manager was fired, the food was thrown away and was not for consumption, and the kid’s Dad tried to black mail them. Whoa! That’s a lot of stuff going on…
Believe me when I tell you, (and if you’ve ever worked in the fast food industry you know I speak the truth) there could be a video like this one released every day for a year, and it wouldn’t begin to detail some of the horrors I’ve seen.
But then again, I’ve worked at some very clean restaurants, where the managers busted their ass to keep it that way, and not surprisingly, those restaurants did really good business.
The Consumerist catches us up on the story:
The owners of the Golden Corral franchise featured in the clip are saying that all the food shown in the video was thrown out and the manager involved was fired. The franchise owners also claim that the father of the employee in the video tried to sell the clip to the company before it went public.
“A video was recently posted showing an incident of improper food handling at our Port Orange, Florida location. None of these items were served to a single customer,” reads a statement from Metro Corral Partners to Consumerist. “All were destroyed within the hour at the direction of management… The manager involved in the improper storage was terminated for failing to follow approved food handling procedures.”
Metro Corral also claims that the employee who made the video actually participated in the disposal of the food.
The more scandalous accusation made by Metro Corral is that, “The following day, the father of the employee posted an offer to sell the video for $5,000, which was not accepted.”
There is now an entire Sub-Reddit dedicated to this topic in case anyone wants to follow along.
Are there any winners in all of this mess? Hopefully, the consumers, but I have a feeling we’ll see videos like this again.