Wendy's employee fired after taking a bubble bath in restaurant sink: 'It is obviously totally unacceptable'

A Wendy's employee took a bath in the restaurant's kitchen sink, per a Snapchat video. (Screenshot: Facebook/Haley Leach)
A Wendy's employee took a bath in the restaurant's kitchen sink, per a Snapchat video. (Screenshot: Facebook/Haley Leach)

A Wendy’s employee was captured on video taking a bubble bath in the kitchen restaurant, a gag that got him fired.

Posted on Snapchat and shared Tuesday on Facebook, a Wendy’s worker in Milton, Florida, wearing only a pair of shorts, lowered himself into an industrial sink, filled with soap. “Take a bath…get in there,” the woman filming says. “How does it feel?”

“It’s warm,” the employee answers. “Turn the jets on.”

He asks for a towel and the person filming commands, “Wash your armpits.” She hands him paper towels and he scrubs his armpits, chest and arms.

“Let’s see those toes,” she says before stopping the video.

A Wendy’s spokesperson tells Yahoo Lifestyle, “Our franchisee is taking this incident seriously and it is obviously totally unacceptable. This was a prank by a person who no longer works at this restaurant, and who clearly did not use good judgement.”

Yahoo Lifestyle contacted the woman who filmed the bath and her coworker for comment. A Wendy’s employee wrote on Facebook, “He was off the clock and the ‘repulsive’ incident was two minutes long. People have done it before and the only reason it’s a problem now is because old people have access to Facebook.”

The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s hotels and restaurants division investigated and posted its findings on Wednesday.

Yahoo Lifestyle obtained a copy of the investigative report, which stated, “Discussed sanitation and safety requirements and the importance of active managerial control at time of the inspection with the facility manager.”

The restaurant is presently open for business, although an employee at the Milton location wouldn’t comment when contacted by Yahoo Lifestyle.

Haley Leach, the woman who posted the Facebook video writing, “I don’t suggest anyone eating at the Milton Wendy’s again” did not return Yahoo Lifestyle’s inquiry.

According to The Daytona Beach News-Journal, Leach wrote, “The actions in the video were appalling and I felt like the public had the right to know...”

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