Burger King Employee Posts Photo Of Himself Stepping In Lettuce, 4chan Users See That He Gets Busted

Burger King Employee Posts Photo Of Himself Stepping In Lettuce, 4chan Users See That He Gets BustedWhat is it with fast food employees doing stupid things and then feeling the need to post them on the internet?  Will they never learn?  4chan always gets a bad rap as a lawless environment but often they dole out justice where it’s needed.  Today is no different.

On July 16th some genius who worked at a Burger King in Cleveland posted anonymously a photo of himself stepping in bins of lettuce to the site.  The original poster captioned the image with “This is the lettuce you eat at Burger King.”

4chan is not to be trifled with however, and those users who were appalled by the image decided to take action. They grabbed the GPS data embedded in the picture – in an effort to pinpoint where the photograph had been taken, the Cleveland Scene reports.

In addition to contacting local news media in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, (where the image originated) users also managed to pull up the address and telephone number of the exact Burger King location where the event took place.  You can imagine that it wasn’t long before many emails and phone calls took place.  All that took about 15 minutes from the initial post.

A list of the 4chan users’ responses was posted to Reddit on Tuesday.

When contacted, a manager at the Mayfield Heights Burger King, said that the alleged perpetrator was a long-time employee.  Management refused to disclose other details, offering only that this was the employee’s first disciplinary incident in his employment history.  Both said employee and the shift manager on duty at the time have been fired.

Have It Your Way – A Whopper With 1000 Slices Of Cheese

Have It Your Way - A Whopper With 1000 Slices Of Cheese

Burger King is always telling you that you can “have it your way”  Mr. Sato is certainly trying to push the limits of that offer.  He first became internet famous for ordering a whopper with 1050 strips of bacon.  That’s a lot of bacon no matter who you are.  Now he’s ordered a whopper with 1000 slices of cheese.  That’s 45,661 calories worth.  Good thing he’s not in New York City or he’d be limited to a puny 16 ounces of soft drink.  Damn you Bloomberg!

Have It Your Way - A Whopper With 1000 Slices Of Cheese

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Burger King Promises 100% Cage-Free Eggs and Pork by 2017

Burger King Promises 100% Cage-Free Eggs and Pork by 2017Eating at Burger is about (eventually) to get a lot more humane.  The nation’s second largest fast food chain announced it had come to an agreement in cooperation with the Humane Society, on Wednesday.  Burger King is the first large-scale fast food operator to switch to eggs from hens not kept in cages, and to only use pork products from pigs also not kept and bred in small cages by 2017.  The agreement is a move to satisfy consumer demand for humanely produced food while at the same time increasing sales.

Those eggs that are raised conventionally come from hens confined in “battery cages.” These allow hens the equivalent of your high-school notebook in which to live.  The majority of pork comes from sows confined during their four-month pregnancies in narrow crates.  Animal rights activists have applauded Burger King for the plan.

The new requirements would call for hens to have room to move about with additional perches and nesting boxes.  Sows will also held indoors, but they would not be confined in the cramped crates while pregnant.  Respective producers have argued that easing confinement standards for animals raises production costs and lessens their competitive edge.

“So many tens of thousands of animals will now be in better living conditions,” said Wayne Pacelle, president of the Humane Society of the United States. “Numerically, this is significant because Burger King is such a big purchaser of these products.”

Burger King uses hundreds of millions of eggs and tens of millions of pounds of pork each year.  It’s a market so large that, like Wal-Mart, a change in policy can change suppliers and cost structure.  Analysts predict that Burger King may see very little increase in cost.

The company made moves to use cage free resources as early as 2007.  Nine percent of the company’s eggs and 20 percent of the pork served at its 7,200 restaurants are cage-free.

Other companies have initiated similar policies.  Chipotle used a viral marketing campaign during the Grammy Awards outlining the company’s commitment to humane treatment of animals.  The commercial netted a lot of positive buzz and other companies were quick to announce new policies.

This year, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Wal-Mart, Costco, Smithfield Farms, And Hormel have all made announcements regarding the humane treatment of animals.  Sonic, Subway, Ruby Tuesday, Kraft Food and ConAgra Foods, are all working on incorporating a percentage of cage free eggs into their products.

“This is an issue that just four to five months ago was not on the food industry’s radar,” said Paul Shapiro, the Humane Society’s vice president for farm animal protection. “Now it’s firmly cemented into the mainstream in a way that I think few people would have imagined.”

The US lags far behind the EU.  European laws regarding livestock and farm animals are far more strict.  Every egg that McDonald’s uses in Europe are from free-range chickens, which are allowed to roam outside.

Burger King Test Market Nashville: BBQ Sandwiches, Bacon Sundae, Sweet Potato Fries. Did We Mention A Bacon Sundae?

Burger King revealed a slew of new menu items this past week.  It’s been seen as a move to bring their menu in line with McDonald’s.  Beyond that, Burger King in Nashville, Tenn. (a test market location) recently unveiled a whole host of menu items that have never before been spotted at the chain.  Among them, BBQ Sandwiches, Sweet Potato Fries, Frozen Lemonade, and BACON SUNDAES!!! Burger King Test Market Nashville: BBQ Sandwiches, Bacon Sundae, Sweet Potato Fries.  Did We Mention A Bacon Sundae?

Yes – bacon sundaes.  Perhaps Burger King is feeling some envy for the recent Jack in The Box Bacon Shake.  Despite the fact that it contained no real bacon and tasted awful – Jack in The Box got some huge buzz around the hateful beverage.  Ice cream topped with bacon is coming to Burger King.  At least if you live in Nashville.

Burger King Test Market Nashville: BBQ Sandwiches, Bacon Sundae, Sweet Potato Fries.  Did We Mention A Bacon Sundae?