Dunkin’ Donuts Manager Drops Tray Of Donuts On Floor, Puts Them Out For Sale Anyway

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Eating any food not grown in your own garden and cooked yourself means putting a certain amount of trust in the people who prepare and handle your food. A former Dunkin’ Donuts employee leaked a video this week that shows another employee dropping a tray of donuts on the floor, then calmly putting them back on the tray and putting the tray out for sale.

When you eat a donut, which can’t be washed, you trust that it hasn’t been anywhere than the fryer, the tray, and the bag. The former employee shared the video, which was taken back in November, on Facebook, where it became a viral hit. He also shared unrelated grievances against the restaurant on Facebook.

donuts_floorThe clip shows mobile phone footage of the restaurant’s surveillance camera system, and it does fast-forward through a significant chunk in the middle, during which some viewers suspected the tray could have been swapped out for a different one. However, Dunkin’ Donuts did confirm that the events in the video happened as shown, and the employee was reminded that this is not a good idea.

“We are aware of the video and we take matters like this very seriously. The actions seen in the video at a franchised Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant are absolutely inconsistent with our strict food safety standards and requirements.

According to the franchisee, upon hearing of this incident in November 2015, he investigated the matter and met with the employee to discuss the fact that the donuts should have been immediately disposed of in keeping with our standards.”

It’s good to know that scooping food off the floor isn’t an official policy, and we can eat donuts with confidence.

Dunkin’ manager drops tray of donuts, sells them to customers [WCVB] (Warning: auto-play video)
Video Shows Dunkin’ Donuts Worker Dropping Food, Putting It In Display [CBS Boston] (Warning: auto-play video)

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