Sorry, Dunkin’ Donuts employee – the 5 second rule does not apply to you.
A video showing an employee of the donut chain in Mendon, Massachusetts has gone viral. In the video, you can see a worker dropping a tray full of donuts on the floor and then putting them on the rack to sell to customers.
The moment happened in November, but was posted this week by Liam Flaherty, a college student who said he used to work at the franchise. Flaherty, 20, told ABC News that he only decided to publicly post the video to Facebook after becoming “fed up” and “frustrated” with the franchise’s management, who he said hadn’t been responding to his recent complaints. He explained that the employee in the video was his manager.
Dunkin’ Donuts released a statement:
“The actions seen in the video at a franchised Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant are absolutely inconsistent with our strict food safety standards and requirements. According to the franchisee, upon hearing of this incident in November 2015, he investigated the matter and met with the employee to discuss the fact that the donuts should have been immediately disposed of in keeping with our standards.”