Wendy’s fires employees over viral TikTok sink bath

In the video, the seemingly naked man compares the sink to a hot tub.

Feb 15, 2020, 9:05 am

Internet Culture

Tiffanie Drayton 

Tiffanie Drayton

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Wendy’s has fired employees after a TikTok video of a man enjoying a bubble bath in the restaurant’s industrial sink went viral.

The incident occurred at a Wendy’s in Greenville, Michigan.

According to New York Daily News, the 23-second TikTok went viral on Facebook, where it was reposted.

“So yeah I’m just gonna tell everyone right now DONT NOT GO TO THE GREENVILLE WENDYS. THIS IS DISGUSTING PLEASEEEEEE SHARE THIS,” Connor Somerfield wrote in the caption of the reposted video.

So yeah I’m just gonna tell everyone right now DO NOT GO TO THE GREENVILLE WENDYS. THIS IS DISGUSTING PLEASEEEEEE SHARE THIS

Posted by Connor Somerfield on Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The since-deleted video shows a man sitting–without visible clothing–in the foamy kitchen sink as an employee wearing a Wendy’s uniform throws him a washcloth and laughingly asks him to wash up.

“It feels like a hot tub,” the bather announces as he splashes the sudsy water on himself.

This is not the first time Wendy’s has gone viral for unsanitary use of its restaurant sinks. In May 2019, a Florida employee was fired for a similar sink bath stunt.

In a statement to Newsweek, Christian Camp, the vice president of human resources for Team Schostak–which owns and operates 56 Wendy’s restaurants in Michigan–said the behavior goes against Wendy’s’ “safety, training, and operational standards.”

“This egregious behavior is completely unacceptable,” Camp stated.

Camp also confirmed that the employees were terminated, and the restaurant was sanitized before reopening for business.

It has not been confirmed whether the man in the sink was indeed an employee nor how many employees were fired as a result of the prank.

Camp added that the company has taken the “proper steps to make sure something like this never happens again.”

“We’ve taken to the appropriate steps. We’ve looked at everything that was involved in the said incident to make sure everything is clean—per state regulations, at a minimum—but we try to go as far and above as we can,” he stated.

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*First Published: Feb 15, 2020, 9:05 am