Well, no one ever said it was the classiest restaurant in the world.

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  1. Habit Forming

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    Burger King Scrambling After Feet-in-Lettuce Photo Hits Web Three employees fired from Ohio location

    By Tim Nudd
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    It only takes a few bad apples, along with some dirty lettuce, to give a fast-food company some major headaches. Much as Domino's did in 2009, Burger King is now scrambling to contain the damage after footage of employees behaving in a disgusting manner leaked on to the Internet. This time, it's a photo of a Burger King worker standing in some lettuce. The image was initially uploaded to 4Chan and captioned, "This is the lettuce you eat at Burger King." Sleuths quickly looked at the geo-location tags and determined that the photo was taken at a BK in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. The image soon spread through social media after Mayfield Heights's town Facebook page began to get deluged with comments. BK corporate was soon on the case. The franchise in question was said to be independently owned and operated, but Bryson Thornton, BK's director of global communications, told an NBC blogger that three guilty employees had already been identified and fired. Thornton added this statement: "Burger King Corp. has recently been made aware of a photo that 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." Of course, zero tolerance doesn't mean zero damage. We surely haven't heard the end of this one. UPDATE: Thanks to Adweek's Alfred Maskeroni for the proposed BK window ad below—perfect for the Mayfield Heights location!


    http://www.adweek.com/adfreak/burger-king-scrambling-after-feet-lettuce-photo-hits-web-141976
     
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  2. sstressed

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    so these geo-location tags can be accessed by anybody with the knowledge of how to do it and a picture? any picture?
     
  3. nazdrowie

    nazdrowie Sultan of Sweat Gold

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    no, geo-tagging can be easily turned off. some people are idiots, and God bless 'em. :D
     
  4. Kanye West

    Kanye West Yeezus!

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    naz :dancin:
     
  5. stripes

    stripes Active Member Banned User

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    people that go to bk dont no nuttin bout no salad.
     
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    Dumbass posted that pic to 4chan and within like 20 minutes they had all his info and located and contacted that particular BK. sleuthing.
     
  7. garypagetwo

    garypagetwo The Gun

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    What else happened last week?
     
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    oh, so it's only for cell phones. i was wondering if there was something on the pics i take with my regular digital camera and upload to a forum. i don't need people knowing where my beautiful marijuana grows. i'm a legal grower, but there are a lot of low lifes in the world. :)
     
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    nazdrowie Sultan of Sweat Gold

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    Señor West! :dance:
     
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    nazdrowie Sultan of Sweat Gold

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    my digital camera is 6 years old, and doesn't have a geo-tagging option. I would imagine newer cameras have that option..just check your settings, and happy snapping! :leaf:
     
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    i'm not going anywhere that unhappy lowlifes are fixing my food. haven't been to fast food in years.
     
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    thank you! :leaf:
     
  13. BrulesRules

    BrulesRules Just grab 'em in the biscuits VIP

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    When will Chriza address this?
     
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    low selfestitle Moderator Staff Member

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    I just assumed they jizzed on the lettuce. :dontknow:

    This is a feel-good news story in my book. :up:
     
  15. FtM

    FtM Starless & Bible Black Gold

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    Damn, that's some willpower. Even I eat fast food once every month or two. :)
     
  16. Mark Mayonnaise

    Mark Mayonnaise You look like a tree! VIP

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    When I was 16, my first job was at Burger King, and I did things that make this look like child's play ;)
     
  17. BrulesRules

    BrulesRules Just grab 'em in the biscuits VIP

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    I will not ask for details so I can still enjoy a whopper every now and then.
     
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    FtM Starless & Bible Black Gold

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    Also, I'd better chime in because I have an extensive resume working in kitchens (though never in fast food). Anyone who would do that is a lowlife. To mess with the food of someone being a complete dick to you is one thing, but I'm sure some very lovely people ate food containing that lettuce. Bad karma in my opinion.
     
  19. Mark Mayonnaise

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    Wise man
     
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    FtM Starless & Bible Black Gold

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    My idiot sister in-law won't eat ate locally-owned restaurants because she thinks they are dirty, but she'll shove tons of McDonalds and Burger King into her maw. :facepalm: