[Photograph: Mayfield Heights, Ohio / cleveland.com on Facebook]

On Monday, an anonymous user posted a photo on 4chan of a Burger King employee standing on two tubs of shredded lettuce with the caption, "This is the lettuce you eat at Burger King." Using the photo's embedded GPS data, it only took 4chan users 15 minutes to track down that the photo was taken at a Burger King in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. The three employees involved in the photo have been fired.

Here's the official statement Burger King sent to fox8.com:

Burger King Corp. has recently been made aware of a photo posted on a social networking site that allegedly shows a BURGER KING® restaurant employee violating the company's stringent food handling procedures. 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.

The restaurant where this photo was allegedly taken is independently-owned and operated by a BURGER KING® franchisee. The franchisee has taken swift action to investigate this matter and terminated the employee involved in this incident.

[via Eater]

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