A KFC employee has been canned after Facebook photos showed her licking a large heap of the fast food restaurant's mashed potatoes.
The photos in question were brought to the attention of WJHL in Johnson City, Tennessee. They posted the photos to their own Facebook page and received thousands of shares and hundreds of comments. Eventually, the photos were linked to a particular KFC restaurant.
Shortly after, the tater-licker has been fired. So was the person who took the photos.
KFC Spokesman Rick Maynard said that there photos were taken after-hours and that the licked potatoes weren't actually served to any customers.
"Nothing is more important to KFC than food safety. As soon as our franchisee became aware of the issue, immediate action was taken. The franchisee's investigation confirmed the photos were taken after the restaurant was closed and none of the food was served. The employee involved was immediately terminated. Today, KFC Corporation is sending representatives from our Operations and QA teams to the restaurant to reinforce and retrain on KFC's high operating standards," said Maynard.
Reminder: No picture you ever take has even an iota of a chance of staying private anymore. Don't be an idiot.