Popeyes Employee Caught Preparing Chicken Sandwich Over Trash

This is just the latest in a string of headlines concerning the Popeyes chicken sandwich

Surprise, surprise! More drama surrounding Popeyes chicken sandwiches.

On Friday, an employee was caught on camera using a trash can as a prep station to put together the notorious Chicken Sandwich in Fairfax, Va.

Photos on Twitter show the Popeyes employee slathering the mayo-based sauce on the item’s toasted buns, and then laying them on a tray that was resting on top of a garbage can.

According to TMZ, the location’s owner claims the restaurant was overwhelmed by high-demand for sandwiches on that particular day — including an order for 100 of the coveted fast-food items — and an employee used the trash can as a makeshift workspace.

Apparently the garbage can was empty at the time and the other prep stations were full, but does that really matter?

In a statement to Fox News, Popeyes said it was investigating the incident.

“We are aware of the incident and the actions that took place clearly do not meet our standards for food service and preparation. We have already addressed the situation with the restaurant owner who is looking into the matter.”


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