An employee at a Florida Golden Corral restaurant has blown the lid off of the restaurant's alleged filthy little secret---he says they store meat by the dumpster, the Daily Dot reports.
A video called "All You Can Eat Ribs" recorded by employee Brandon Huber shows him walking to the dumpster, where trays of raw burger patties, ribs and other foods can be seen, surrounded with flies. Huber says management at the Golden Corral hides the food in the unsanitary location during health inspections.
(Watch the video below or click here: http://youtu.be/IKXrL5syc_s )
"I'm an employee, I've been working here for a long time, and I don't think this is right," he said in his video.
The YouTube user whose channel is hosting the video, "Ben Jammin" claims Huber tried to file a complaint with management and tried to notify the Volusia County Health department about the unsanitary practices, but he got no where.
He uploaded his video to YouTube July 1, but it didn't begin to go viral until it was posted to Reddit Sunday night.
Golden Corral posted the following statement on their Facebook page from Eric Holm, owner of the Port Orange, Fla. restaurant:
Golden Corral Corporation and I take great pride in maintaining high standards of food quality, sanitation and guest experience. The Port Orange incident was a result of the Associate Manager making a bad decision to improperly store food when the corporate inspector made a routine, unannounced visit to the restaurant. I apologize that a member of my management team made this bad decision.
To be clear, this inspection was conducted by Golden Corral Corporation. Brandon Huber did notify my area manager of the issue, and we acted swiftly to dispose of all the improperly stored foods. No guest was served any of this food that was handled improperly.
Brandon Huber actually assisted in the disposal of the food items the day before he posted the videos. I am personally disappointed that Mr. Huber chose to post the videos and make false statements after the situation was corrected.
I have a fantastic team of 110 hard-working people at the Port Orange restaurant. Again, I apologize for this unfortunate incident.