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KFC employee fired for licking potatoes

This news story was published on February 19, 2013.
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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn., Feb. 19 (UPI) — A Tennessee KFC employee was fired after a photo showing her apparently licking some mashed potatoes went viral, a company spokesman said.

KFC spokesman Rick Maynard said an investigation undertaken by the franchise owner in Johnson City, Tenn., confirmed the picture was taken after closing time and the mashed potatoes in question were never served to customers, though he conceded that was the implication.

“Nothing is more important to KFC than food safety,” Maynard wrote in an email to the Johnson City (Tenn.) Press. “As soon as our franchisee became aware of the issue, immediate action was taken. The franchisee’s investigation confirmed the photos were taken after the restaurant was closed and none of the food was served. The employee involved was immediately terminated.”

Copyright 2013 United Press International, Inc. (UPI).

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3 Responses to KFC employee fired for licking potatoes

  1. Ventura Vince Reply Report comment

    February 19, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    Hey don’t they say it is suppose to be finger lickin good, yes.

  2. another brick in the mall Reply Report comment

    February 19, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Be nice to your minimum wage food service workers people.

  3. Clyde the mustard boy Reply Report comment

    February 19, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    Disgusting. You never can tell what goes on at a restaurant after 8 or 9 oclock. You just might get an extra condiment on your burger.