A Pizza Hut district manager has been fired after a surveillance camera caught him urinating in a kitchen sink at the Kermit location operated by Rage Inc. from Wichita, Kansas, which also has franchises in Ceredo, Chapermanville, Danville and two locations in Logan.
By H. Nelson Goodson
February 19, 2014
Kermit, West Virginia - A YouTube video posted on Tuesday, shows a district manager in Kermit urinating in a kitchen sink where utensils and supplies are washed at a Kermit Pizza Hut. The Mingo Health inspectors shut down the restaurant temporarily on Tuesday until the kitchen sink is clean.
The urinating incident happened several weeks ago and a Pizza Hut cleaning crew from Texas was sent to the Kermit location to clean and sanitize the location, including the other locations where the manager had supervised.
Pizza Hut Corporate representatives have confirmed that the district manager has been terminated. Pizza Hut Inc. has a zero tolerance for any standard operating work violations that creates unsanitary conditions.
Pizza Hut released the following statement, "First of all, we are embarrassed by the actions of this individual. Pizza Hut has zero tolerance for violations of our operating standards, and the local owner of the restaurant took immediate action and terminated the employee involved. While the isolated incident occurred during non-business hours and did not involve any food tampering, we follow strict safety and handling procedures and the restaurant has since been closed. We apologize to our customers of Kermit, West Virginia and those in our system who have been let down by this situation."
Video of Pizza Hut manager urinating in kitchen sink, link: http://youtu.be/6afKhS-aMTM