First, let me say that the video you will see at the end of this article is allegedly the practice of that particular restaurant and not necessarily the practice used in the entire chain. Franchisees may use practices forbidden by KFC corporate. That being said, the following story should be troubling to people who unlike me quit going to KFC years ago.
A disgusting video shows employees at a KFC location in America showing what allegedly happens behind the scenes at the popular fast food eatery.
The video, which appears to have been filmed sometime, has gone viral in recent weeks with over five million YouTube views.
It seems to show how this particular location re-uses dirty mac-and-cheese cups, freezes green beans in old water and sells days-old chicken ‘covered in mildew and mold.’
The shocking footage begins with a worker recording a colleague as he is closing the restaurant location for the day.
‘So what do you want to the world to know about KFC?’ she can be heard asking.
The male colleague can then be seen lifting containers of food from the fridge, as one of them contains green beans floating in murky looking water.
He then pours what appears to be water from some old cups into the container of food.
‘So you mean to tell me, the same stuff you have in those cans all day, you put in the freezer and sell it to people tomorrow?’ the woman asks her male colleague – who is splashing more grey colored water over the vegetables.
He replies, claiming: ‘I don’t know why we do it. It’s cross-contaminated.’
Another colleague can be seen smelling the chicken and scrunching his nose while admitting, ‘mmm, that’s not great.’
‘Just think, there must be mold and mildew growing there,’ the woman then claims.
She then flips the camera to her face and says, ‘well, that’s all you need to know.’
It’s unclear where this footage was filmed or when exactly.
KFC corporate issued the following statement:
A KFC US spokesperson said: ‘This video was filmed many years ago and does not reflect our standards or food handling procedures. It unfortunately resurfaces online from time to time, often tagged as various locations inaccurately. The actions of those former employees was unacceptable.’