In 2008, the employees of a KFC branch in California were fired when they stripped to their underwear and took a bath in the restaurant’s dishwashing sink. And just when you think they couldn’t sink lower, they just did when one of them boldly posted the photos of the event on her public MySpace Web page. Of course, they were fired after the pictures went viral on the Internet.
Now, the KFC restaurant, that gained notoriety because of these young girls, has filed for bankruptcy. D&D Food Management Inc. (that owns the KFC, one of about 80 in the company's fold) filed for Chapter 11 protection last week with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Minneapolis.
These girls made the same mistake and posted photos of the escapade which eventually landed them in hot water.
After firing them, Rick Maynard, a KFC spokesman said, "KFC has zero tolerance for violations of our operating standards, and our franchisee has taken immediate action by terminating the employees who were involved."
Fern Hastings, senior environmental health specialist, said the deep multi-section sink is designed to be used to pre-rinse, wash, rinse and sanitize dishes. "You just don't think someone is going to get in there," Hastings said. "It's definitely not made for humans."
After removing the photos on her MySpace page from public access, the 17-year-old girl, put up what appeared to be a message for the media:
"Its a sad world when one has to stoop low enough to go through ones dirty laundry....one woman’s trash is another’s treasure! -Thanks a lot for having good respect how can you live knowing the little bit of money you made was made hurting someone!"
Well, at least now we know why some people find KFC so tasty: it’s because of their "secret ingredient"