Employee fired after posting photos of a disgusting McDonald's kitchen

  • Employee fired after posting photos of a disgusting McDonald's kitchen

Employee fired after posting photos of a disgusting McDonald's kitchen

The former employee - who requested to be identified only by his first name, Nick - told INSIDER that the photos were taken at a McDonald's in LaPlace, Louisiana, where he worked from March until July 2017.

According to BuzzFeed, Nick was recently instructed by a manager to refill the ice cream machine when he spilled some of the dessert.

Quick to respond, McDonald's released a statement writing: "We are committed to running great restaurants that provide our customers with high quality food, service and a clean environment".

The most recent health inspections in online records, from 2015, show one location had three "critical corrected" infractions, including cross-contamination of raw and ready-to-eat food, improper storage of toxic chemicals and unclean surfaces and utensils.

In China, McDonald's posted a statement on Weibo, a Chinese micro-blogging site, and its corporate website.

Nick posted another photo to show the icky item wasn't from the grill's grease trap, which is a typically messy spot in fast-food kitchens. "The working conditions were ridiculous - everyone was inappropriate and nothing was clean", he told BuzzFeed.

'I shared it because I wanted to let people know what they're consuming, and how disgusting the conditions are, ' he told BuzzFeed News.

"Sometimes my coworkers would drop the food and put it back on the bun", he told HuffPost, explaining that he's "seen it happen several times".

In addition to the mold pics, Nick also shared some other photos of uncooked food, which look exactly like ordinary frozen food.

Unsurprisingly, Nick later revealed that he had lost his job - but he claims it was a tactical decision to get sacked. He says that's what prompted him to post photos of the side of the ice cream machine (showing the hole the tray came out of), as well as the grease trap. The effect will leave you stunned. "This is a part of our soft serve equipment that does not come into contact with any food and is required to undergo regular and timely cleaning".

And this is what holds the cones for said ice cream.

McDonald's has a company policy that prohibits employee's from sharing things that may "undermine the goodwill, reputation, development and/or operation" of the brand. "I got fired from McDonald's", he wrote, before adding: "I strategically planned this because I start working at my new job Friday".