You want to set off public concern, create a PR nightmare and lose your job all at the same time? Post a video of you tampering with food on your job. There’s a now-former Raising Cane’s employee who can instruct you on how to get this done.
In a couple of Snapchat videos, an employee in a Missouri store is seen “preparing” iced tea by putting her entire bare arm inside the pitcher and stirring. She is then seen pouring the tea into a dispenser, presumably for it to be served to customers. All the while, she and the person recording the incident can be heard laughing. In the first video, the caption reads “don’t drink tea from Cane’s” and the second reads “she tryflin (sic) cause we don’t care no more“.
As you might imagine, the video went viral, netting hundreds of thousands of views on Facebook, and the company began fielding complaints from a disgusted public. Both employees involved were summarily fired.
President and COO AJ Kumaran was the left with the fun job of having to issue a statement on the matter. It reads as follows:
“At Raising Cane’s, we take pride in what we do and work very hard to train our 19,000+ crewmembers to uphold the highest standards, which our customers have come to expect from us. After reviewing the video of the isolated incident at the Tiffany Springs restaurant, we are incredibly disappointed by the actions of these crewmembers. We take the safety and quality of our food very seriously, and we will not tolerate any actions that compromise these standards.”