Food and bathroom behavior just don’t mix — especially at a restaurant that’s serving paying customers. So it’s no wonder video footage of a Pizza Hut employee in West Virginia peeing into the kitchen sink — the same one used to wash utensils and supplies — has prompted health officials to shut down that location to investigate.
In the video, via WOWKTV.com, a man looks like he’s just checking something on a computer and then oh, there he goes, walking over to the deep sink and undoes his pants… and relieves himself. Sigh, gross, and sigh again.
Pizza Hut has confirmed that the fellow shown in the surveillance footage is a Pizza Hut District Manager.
When the news channel contacted the county health department about the video, the city’s sanitarian watched it and then temporarily closed down the restaurant. A sign hanging on the door says it was shut down because of “conditions within the establishment constituting a substantial hazard to the public health.”
“It’s something you hope to never have to deal with but we take it seriously,” the county sanitarian says. “They’re closed until we do a thorough cleaning on the place and have the reassurance there are safeguards in place.”
Safeguards like maybe a big signing reading, “THIS IS NOT A URINAL?” perhaps?
In a written statement Pizza Hut said of the franchise location that it doesn’t like it when people pee in the sink:
“First of all, we are embarrassed by the actions of this individual. Pizza Hut has zero tolerance for violations of our operating standards, and the local owner of the restaurant took immediate action and terminated the employee involved. While the isolated incident occurred during non-business hours and did not involve any food tampering, we follow strict safety and handling procedures and the restaurant has since been closed. We apologize to our customers of Kermit, West Virginia and those in our system who have been let down by this situation.”
*Thanks for the link, Brandon! And by thanks I mean, oh goodness gracious, that’s so gross.
Shocking video leads to local Pizza Hut closing [WOWKTV.com]