6/3/2013 6:15 PM ET|
Disgusting photo prank has Taco Bell scrambling
Facebook users were treated to the image of an employee licking a tall stack of shells.
The photo appeared to show a Taco Bell worker licking a large stack of taco shells. An Internet-wide gross-out soon followed. "Here's a photo that may change your mind about having Taco Bell for lunch today," Consumerist wrote.
The photo was thought to have been taken in a California Taco Bell and was posted to the company's Facebook feed, Consumerist reports.
There was some speculation that the shells were headed for the trash, and Taco Bell seemed to confirm that Monday in a statement to The Huffington Post. "We believe it is a prank and the food was not served to customers," spokesman Rob Poetsch wrote in the statement. He promised "swift action against those involved" after a full-scale investigation. Taco Bell is owned by Yum Brands (YUM).
And so we have another installment of a recipe that fast-food restaurants hate: Mix young, bored employees and smartphones, then add a dash of Facebook and Twitter. Cook them up together and these kinds of embarrassing hijinks are the result.
KFC fired an employee earlier this year after a photo surfaced showing her licking, or nearly licking, a large container of mashed potatoes, The Huffington Post reports.
The taco-licking photo stirred up a range of opinions on Facebook. A former Taco Bell employee said that people were overreacting and that the photo was obviously done out of humor. But other viewers weren't as charitable. "This sure says a lot about your employees, food treatment and what they post on the Internet," one observer wrote to Taco Bell.
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This is only what you see because someone posted to social networks.
Imagine what you don't see!
considering our youth of today - THIS COUNTRY IS IN DEEP SHlT!
Just one more reason to avoid fast food. How many more reasons do you need?
these fast food joints need camera supervision so they can watch their moron employees
If this is what they took a picture of, imagine what they do and don't get pic of. Sorry to say, in my youth in the food industry we did a lot worse. Just remember one thing " you don't **** w/ people who handle your food".
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