When you go to a restaurant, you’re hoping against hope that everything is clean and sanitized. Even the place where stuff is sanitized, the humble three-part kitchen sink, itself needs to be clean and sanitized in order to keep bacteria and viruses and food-borne illnesses under control. You don’t want anyone taking a bath in the sink, but you want it clean enough to where you could take a bath if you wanted to. That’s why a Pizza Hut store in Kermit, West Virginia, has been immediately shut down by health authorities. A district manager for Pizza Hut franchisee Rage Inc. was caught on video peeing in the sink.
A sanitizing crew is being flown in from Texas to deep clean both the Kermit location and the other five locations this particular person was the district manager of, all of which were owned by franchisees Rage Inc., not Pizza Hut itself. However, it’s Pizza Hut that’s getting a black eye over this unexpected potty break. Mingo County health department officials immediately closed the Kermit location when news of the event came to light, and I have no doubt the other locations are also getting heavily scrutinized, in addition to being scrubbed obsessively. I get that fast food is bad for you, but this seems a bit excessive!
Said Pizza Hut’s statement: “First of all, we are embarrassed by the actions of this individual. Pizza Hut has zero tolerance for violations of our operating standards, and the local owner of the restaurant took immediate action and terminated the employee involved. While the isolated incident occurred during non-business hours and did not involve any food tampering, we follow strict safety and handling procedures and the restaurant has since been closed. We apologize to our customers of Kermit, West Virginia and those in our system who have been let down by this situation.”
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