A customer witnesses an 8 or 9 year old boy working in the kitchen of a Texas Popeyes store.
According to the customer the incident took place on November 3 at a Popeyes in the Colony, which is a suburb outside of Dallas, when he said he saw the child handling raw chicken and handing it to another worker to cook.
The customer said the Popeyes was very short staffed with a line out the door and apparently one of the workers had their kids help them with the crowd.
So he quickly grabbed a few photos and video of the young boy working before leaving the store.
Popeyes staff immediately released a statement saying “We took swift action to explore this claim with the franchise. The restaurant owner terminated the employee who brought their child, a minor, into the kitchen and will fully cooperate with any additional investigations in compliance with state and federal laws.
The safety of our guests and team is always a priority for us and we take any actions that are outside of our brand and operational standards very seriously.”