A shirtless young man clambers barefoot into the sink, which is full of soap suds, while several people off camera can be heard egging him on, taking videos on their phones.
Three of them are wearing Wendy’s uniforms.
“Take a bath, take a bath,” says one. “Get in there.”
According to local media, Wendy’s says that they are aware of the video, and are investigating.
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The video had been viewed nearly 200,000 times within 15 hours of being posted.
According to the person who posted the video, it happened in a Wendy’s in Milton, Florida.
At least three people can be seen wearing Wendy’s uniforms in the video, including the person who is filming, who flips to selfie mode near the end.
“How’s it feel?” one of them asks the young man as he lowers himself into the sink. “It’s warm,” he replies.
“Wash your armpits,” says a voice behind the camera, as the grinning man obliges.
“Let’s see them toes, let’s see them toes,” says a voice behind the camera, before it flips into selfie mode to reveal a person in a Wendy’s hat.
According to WKRG, the Operations Manager for Wendy’s said they are aware of the video and they are investigating, but could not comment on anything further.
The video stirred a variety of comments on social media, with many people calling for all those in the video to be fired.
“Absolutely disgusting, wrote one person. “I hope they address this publicly because I will never go there again.”
Others questioned why the staff members filmed themselves.
“All four of them are dumb for participating in this [expletive], especially the one in the sink,” wrote one person on Facebook. “At least three of them work there and they all just put their faces on the internet for the world to see.”
But some commentators dismissed the calls for them to be fired saying that it had caused little harm.
“They don’t cook food in the sink they wash dishes which are 9 times outta 10 dirty than his skin appeared to be,” wrote one person. “Was it wrong? Yes. Should he have done it? No. Was it nasty? Absolutely. Nevertheless, y’all act like y’all never did anything for [expletive] and giggles, or anything wrong ever in your lives.”
Wendy’s faced a PR problem from another viral video last June, when an employee filmed a mouse running around inside a bag of burger buns.
At the time, Wendy’s said in a statement that the local health department visited the location to conduct an investigation and did not find any violations.”Our franchisee is aware of this situation and is taking this matter very seriously,” the company said in a statement, reported Reuters. “They immediately launched an investigation with their pest control vendor and internal quality assurance experts to ensure immediate and appropriate action is taken.”