We all expect good hygiene and cleanliness from a restaurant but what if there is no food safety at all? Well, the cleanliness of a Hooters restaurant came into question when a video of their restaurant’s kitchen went viral.
Kurt Fortner shared the video to ViralHog and said, “I proceeded to sit at the far end of the bar next to where servers receive food and drinks from behind the bar,”
”My intentions were to have a few adult beverages and possibly some of their wings. To my surprise, I noticed multiple health and safety violations. Ranging from raw chicken on the floor, dirty drinks left on the counter. Even cleaning out the bottom of the fryer with the same utensils used for food service.”
”I witnessed three managers on duty two in the front of the house and one in the back of the house. That is the time I took the video discreetly without being noticed. I end up leaving without ordering any food.”
You will be surprised to know that there was too much cross-contamination and food was being cooked with the same utensils which were used to clean out the bottom of the fryer. The guy took the right decision of walking out without ordering food.
Kurt told BoredPanda: “There was too much cross-contamination, food was being cooked with the same utensils used to clean out the bottom of the fryer,”
”They would quickly transition from chicken wing prep to plating with no glove change or washing off their hands.”
”It was disgusting and I worked at Ruby Tuesdays so I have seen shady and understand what service should be. Too many people are focused upon attractive females instead of good work practices, which is unfortunate because Hooters itself has OK food.”
Kurt and his wife Lisa run Poseidon Aquatic Services, a swimming pool and hot tub business based in Virginia.
He said: ”Coming from a business owner, problems start at the top,” he said. “If you watch the video the employees are programmed to do bad practices it’s been neglected for so long it’s normal now.”
”Hooters focus is more on the girls and their appearance, they have some of the oldest equipment around, for example, a tennis ball and string with receipts. We have one left in our area and this is it. Before long this will be shutting down.”
“Like I said it starts with leadership, it starts at the top.”