Port Orange, Fla. - An employee of the Port Orange location of Golden Corral videotapes improper food handling during what he describes as a state inspection.
In his video, the employee claims "this is what my company likes to do with the food during inspection."
Flies are seen buzzing around raw hamburger meat and "all you can eat ribs" left by the Dumpster.
He also points out other food left outdoors in his video taken at the restaurant location, 907 Taylor Road, Port Orange.
"I don't feel this is right," said the cook who identifies himself as Brandon Hubert. In a separate video he claims he is "scared" of losing his job over this, but would "not eat this stuff."
After the video was posted on YouTube, this comment was made by the franchisee:
In regard to the video that is currently being circulated by an employee of Golden Corral of an isolated incident of improper food handling at our Port Orange, Florida location please note
1. The food in the video was never served to a single customer.
2. All of the food was thrown away immediately.
3. The employee in the video participated in disposing of the food.
4. The employee in the video – through his father – offered to sell the video.
5. The manager at the restaurant was terminated.
News 96.5 received a statement this morning from the owner of the Golden Corral franchises in Florida, Eric Holm:
“A video was recently posted showing an incident of improper food handling at our Port Orange, Florida location. None of these items were served to a single customer. All were destroyed within the hour at the direction of management. Brandon Huber, the employee who made the video, participated in the disposal of the food.
The following day, the father of the employee, posted an offer to sell the video for $5,000, which was not accepted.
The manager involved in the improper storage was terminated for failing to follow approved food handling procedures.”