Wendy’s Employee Fired For Taking Bath In Restaurant Sink

An employee at a Michigan Wendy’s has been fired after a video appeared online of him taking a bath in one of the restaurant’s industrial sinks. The 23-second clip showed the unnamed worker at the Wendy’s on North Lafayette Street in Greenville laughing while seemingly nude in the sink, proclaiming that it was “like a hot tub” and that he was “just enjoying life, boss.”

  1. It’s unclear whether or not he was completely nude. While the former employee was definitely shirtless, it’s not known whether or not he had on underwear below the water. That hardly matters, of course, and doesn’t make what he did any less inappropriate. However, it’s worth noting that his bare knees are visible at one point in the clip, if that’s an indication of anything.
  2. Someone posted the footage on Facebook. The person who initially shared the clip did so as a warning for customers not to frequent that Wendy’s location due to the unhygienic practices in place. “So yeah I’m just going to tell everyone right now DONT NOT GO TO THE GREENVILLE WENDYS. THIS IS DISGUSTING PLEASEEEEEE SHARE THIS,” they wrote.
  3. Every last one of the employees involved has lost their job. Christian Gamp, a spokesperson for Team Schostak, the company that owns the Greenville Wendy’s, told Newsweek that everyone involved in the incident had been fired in response to the video. He described the behavior as “egregious” and “completely unacceptable.”
  4. The restaurant was sanitized after the incident and vows it won’t happen again. Camp admitted that the former employees’ behavior was “counter to our safety, training and operational standards” and said the restaurant had been sanitized afterward. He also told Daily News that the company had taken “proper steps to make sure something like this never happens again.” Not sure how much of a consolation that is!
  5. Wendy’s is using this as a learning experience. “We are taking this incident seriously and it is obviously unacceptable,” said a rep from Carlisle, the company that owns the Greenville Wendy’s. “This was a prank by a person who no longer works at this restaurant, and who clearly did not use good judgment. We are taking this opportunity to reinforce our very strict quality procedures with our restaurant team.”
Jennifer has been the managing editor of Bolde since its launch in 2014. Before that, she was the founding editor of HelloGiggles and also worked as an entertainment writer for Bustle and Digital Spy. Her work has been published in Bon Appetit, Decider, Vanity Fair, The New York TImes, and many more.
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