Taco Bell joins the ranks of Burger King and Dominoes Pizza which have both experienced embarrassment online recently when employees have defiled food.
Cameron Jankowski, a Taco Bell employee, allegedly Tweeted a photo of himself peeing on Taco Bell food.
The group Anonymous linked Jankowski’s picture to a YouTube video which exposed Janowski’s personal details. He was identified to be working at a Taco Bell restaurant in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
According to Jankowski this was a prank and the food was not served to a customer. Janowski also stated that he planned to leave Taco Bell and has a new job already.
Taco Bell prepared this statement for the Daily Dot, saying, “Nothing is more important than the safety of our customers and team members. We have strict food handling procedures and zero tolerance for any violations. As soon as we learned of the situation, we immediately investigated and found the photo was an ill-conceived prank and the food was never served to customers. We find this prank absolutely unacceptable, and we plan to terminate anyone involved and work with authorities to pursue legal action.”
Recently Burger King suffered similar negative publicity as an employee posted an image of him stepping in lettuce that was later served to customers. Dominoes Pizza was the victim of a YouTube video where employees also mishandled food.