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Burger King Fires Gross Lettuce Photo Employee

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Remember the Ohio Burger King employee who thought it would be super cool to post a photo of himself standing in lettuce bins to 4chan, only to have the website's anonymous users track him down and send his information to local media? Yeah, he got fired.

According to an officially official statement released by Burger King, "The franchisee has taken swift action to investigate this matter and terminated the employee involved in this incident." 4chan: 1, Former Burger King bozo: 0. Here's the full statement, as sent to Ohio's Fox News 8.

Burger King Corp. has recently been made aware of a photo posted on a social networking site that allegedly 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 allegedly taken is independently-owned and operated by a BURGER KING® franchisee. The franchisee has taken swift action to investigate this matter and terminated the employee involved in this incident.

· Burger King Fires Employee in Lettuce Photo Posted Online [Fox 8]
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