An worker’s disturbing video revealing the filthy circumstances inside a Popeyes restaurant in Detroit has triggered the well being division to quickly shut down the quick meals joint.
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The video, from a Popeyes restaurant on Gratiot Avenue, confirmed soiled dishes scattered on the ground and cabinets. The worker who posted the video, Shakita Shemere, 20, was additionally capable of seize footage of maggots and roaches within the kitchen. The video swept by way of the kitchen, displaying a number of lid-less containers and trash on the bottom. The worker claimed roaches went contained in the open containers.
“This place is nasty!” the worker is heard saying off-camera.
The video quickly went viral and has been considered greater than 530,000 instances.
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The Detroit Well being Division’s Meals Security Staff visited the shop after the video was posted, and shut down the restaurant quickly on Tuesday, a press release on its Fb web page confirmed.
“The Detroit Well being Division’s Meals Security Staff is at the moment on web site and investigating the Popeyes location at 14180 Gratiot. The placement is quickly closed and the Popeyes administration is cooperating with the Well being Division and following all cleansing protocols. The Detroit Well being Division will proceed to work with the Popeye’s location and it’ll work to verify the restaurant is in compliance previous to reopening,” the assertion learn.
Popeyes’ company workplace additionally launched a press release concerning the restaurant’s situation.
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“We perceive that the franchisee who owns and operates this location is at the moment working with native well being officers and taking all applicable measures to make sure that the restaurant is protected for all company and workforce members,” Popeyes stated in a press release.
Following the video, Shemere instructed the Related Press she misplaced her job after a supervisor instructed her to go away on Monday night time, as she was livestreaming the video on Fb. Shamere stated she began recording after a supervisor yelled at her for screaming when she noticed a cockroach.
The Related Press contributed to this report.