Burger King fires Ohio employee in lettuce photo posted online

The employee at an Ohio Burger King who posted a photo of him/herself standing in tubs of lettuce to anonymous Internet playground 4chan with the caption "This is the lettuce you eat at Burger King," has been fired.

Burger King’s Manager of Global Communications, Denise Wilson, sent Fox 8 News the following statement:

“Burger King Corp. has recently been made aware of a photo posted on a social networking site that allegedly shows a Burger King® restaurant employee violating the company’s stringent food handling procedures. Food safety is a top priority at all Burger King® restaurants and the company maintains a zero-tolerance policy against any violations such as the one in question.

“The restaurant where this photo was allegedly taken is independently-owned and operated by a Burger King® franchisee. The franchisee has taken swift action to investigate this matter and terminated the employee involved in this incident.”