A photo of a KFC employee that made it look as if the employee was licking a tub of mashed potatoes was posted on the News Channel 11 Facebook page last week and the response has been overwhelming- more than 2,000 shares and 700 comments, the number growing larger by the minute.
We wanted to learn more about the photo, and what action the store was taking in response to the employee's actions.
KFC's corporate headquarters responded to us via email, saying nothing is more important to the chain than food safety, and as soon as the franchisee became aware of the issue, action was taken immediately.
This was the response from KFC:
Thanks for the call.
Nothing is more important to KFC than food safety. As soon as our franchisee became aware of the issue, immediate action was taken. The franchisee's investigation confirmed the photos were taken after the restaurant was closed and none of the food was served. The employee involved was immediately terminated. Today, KFC Corporation is sending representatives from our Operations and QA teams to the restaurant to reinforce and retrain on KFC's high operating standards.
Thanks for the follow up.
I can confirm the employee in the photos has been terminated, but it wouldn't be appropriate for us to name her. The employee who took the photos is no longer with the company either. They were not managers.
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A Russian official is complaining that EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso breached confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying Moscow could take over Kiev in two weeks if it wished.
Russian military forces have been spotted in both major rebel-held cities in eastern Ukraine, an official said Tuesday, prompting Ukraine to declare that it now has to fight the Russian army, not just the separatists.
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