4chan busts Burger King lettuce molester in Cleveland-area outlet
A Burger King employee posted a disgusting image on 4chan:
someone standing in open containers of the establishment's lettuce.
By Michael Walsh / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 3:14 PM
An identity hunt for a Burger King employee who posted pictures of someone stomping on the store’s open containers of lettuce.
A Burger King employee posted a disgusting image on 4chan: someone standing in open containers of the establishment's lettuce. The photo was accompanied with, "This is the lettuce you eat at Burger King." The online army called 4chan immediately jumped into action and allegedly discovered the location of the Burger King.
Never underestimate the power of 4chan's anonymous activist users. According to hypervocal.com, Imgur.com automatically embeds GPS data into each image posted. The poster forgot to - or didn't think to - strip this data from his photograph. Within 15 minutes of the posting, irate 4chan users reportedly located the Burger King's address, in Mayfield Heights, Ohio - outside Cleveland. They claimed to have contacted the local news as well as the branch manager.
Bryson W. Thornton, director of global communications for Burger King, told Fox 8 News, "We are aware of the photo that was allegedly posted by an employee at a BURGER KING® restaurant in Ohio and are taking the issue very seriously."
It looks like nobody except for the poster found this stunt humorous, since most of us would like to enjoy the occasional cheeseburger without the image of a man's shoes sullying the lettuce in our minds.
A shift manager told the Cleveland Scene that the perpetrator and shift manage on duty at that time will both be fired.
Thornton added, "We are investigating the matter and will take appropriate action as necessary."