Chili’s Cook Fired Because Even “Sexy” Staff Need To Wear Shirts In The Kitchen

While it’s up to an individual to decide whether or not they want to take shirtless photos of themselves and post the evidence on the Internet for all to see, when you pose for those pics in the kitchen of the restaurant where you work, you might end up losing more than your shirt. Such is the fate of a Chili’s cook who just got the boot over a so-called “Sexy Cooks of Chili’s” photo shoot.

According to ABC News (warning: link has video that autoplays), a Chili’s worker in Florida posted multiple photos of himself and labeled them as such on a Facebook post, where he reportedly tagged the restaurant itself in the post.

In one, he mugs for the camera in just an apron on his top half, while in another he’s sprawled across a kitchen table where food is prepared.

His too-hot-for-food-service shoot was spotted by a customer, who reported the photos to Chili’s. Although the Department of Business and Professional Regulation told ABC News there weren’t any apparent violations because no food was actually being prepared, the restaurant said in a statement that the Sexy Cook has been fired.

“Chili’s clearly does not encourage this type of behavior in our restaurant,” a spokesperson said in a statement. “We maintain very high standards of food quality, safety and cleanliness and took immediate steps to ensure the restaurant continues to follow these requirements. Additionally, we ended this team member’s employment after learning of his conduct.”

Chili’s cook fired over shirtless pictures [ABC News]