A major restaurant chain is investigating after a video uploaded to Facebook appeared to show a semi-naked employee bathing in the kitchen sink at one of its diners.
The incident which was supposedly filmed at Wendy’s Milton branch in the US state of Florida, depicts a young man wearing only a pair of shorts climbing into an industrial-sized sink filled almost to the brim with soapy water.
In the footage he is egged on by at least three other people, all of whom are wearing Wendy’s uniforms and laughing.
“Go, go, go, go, oh s**t,” one person is heard saying in the video.
“Take a bath, take a bath. Get in there.”
Once the young man is seated in the sink, with water coming up to his chest, he’s asked how “it feels”.
“It’s warm,” he replies.
“Wash your armpits, ooh yeah ooh,” a voice behind the camera instructs.
The bathing man complies, before the voice tells him to show “them toes”.
The camera frame then momentarily flips to the face of a young, grinning woman, who appears to be dressed in the Wendy’s uniform.
The Facebook user who posted the video to the social media site said it occurred at Wendy’s in Milton, Florida.
Carlisle, the parent company of Wendy’s Milton, told Channel 3 News the incident was “unacceptable” and they were investigating.
“This was a prank by a person who no longer works at this restaurant, and who clearly did not use good judgment,” Carlisle’s marketing director Mike Johnson told the news station.
“We are taking this opportunity to reinforce our very strict quality procedures with our restaurant team.”