You May Want To Think Twice Before You Eat At Golden Corral Anytime Soon

07.08.13 31 Comments

If you grew up in the South, there’s a good chance you’ve eaten a buffet meal or two at Golden Corral. Grandparents love it, especially on Sundays after church. I’ve had my share of greasy grub there, that’s for sure, the highlight of which has always been the fresh-baked cookies. Maybe I’ll stick to cookies if I ever find myself at a Golden Corral at any point in the future.

That’s because over the weekend a Redditor named Brandon Huber — who goes by the handle GCWhistleblower — posted some photos like the one above taken inside the Golden Corral kitchen he works in that shows the place overflowing with garbage in close proximity to food. His caption reads: “Just an average day for a Golden Corral Employee, best working conditions ever!”

Huber also added…

This is an average day, not an isolated incident. They never have enough dishwashers because no one wants to get paid minimum wage when it’s only one or two dishwashers for the whole restaurant when there really need to be at least four in order to run things properly. They are understaffed and it’s like this at every local location within 100 miles (I have worked at more than one location), not to mention the dishwasher can quit and go to any other restaurant and earn at least 2-3 more dollars an hour.

And then, if that weren’t enough, Huber posted the following video of food that had been moved outside near the restaurant’s dumpsters when health inspectors showed up…

Maybe they should change the slogan to “Help Yourself to Hepatitis” or something?

UPDATE: A spokesperson for Golden Corral sent us the following statement this afternoon…

“We are aware of photos that have been posted to the Internet reportedly by an employee complaining about alleged poor working conditions at a Golden Corral. We have not been able to validate or verify the authenticity of those photos or the location or circumstances in which the photos were taken. We can say that one of Golden Corral’s most important priorities is to ensure that we maintain good working conditions for all employees at our restaurants.

To our knowledge these photos are not related to a video that is circulating on the Internet showing an incident of improper food handling at our Port Orange, Fla. location.”

(Reddit via Mashable)

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