'Lettuce' Stand for Cleanliness
Last summer, a photo of a Burger King employee standing in two containers of lettuce was posted on online bulletin 4Chan, with the words: "this is the lettuce you eat at Burger King."
Internet users tracked the photo to a restaurant in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, leading Burger King to fire three employees who were involved. The company said the restaurant in question "is independently owned and operated by a Burger King franchisee," the Los Angeles Times reported.
A statement from the company said Burger King has "stringent food handling procedures," as reported previously by ABC News. "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."
Burger King did not respond to a request from ABC News.