This video, taken by a deliveryman with his cellphone at KFC’s Yuen Long Plaza (元朗广场) outlet in Hong Kong, has been sending shockwaves throughout the territory of late. He recently blew the whistle by telling Hong Kong gossip rag Next Magazine 《壹週刊》 that staff at this outlet would frequently stop kitchen operations, throw away all leftover food, and start cleaning up before the restaurant closes so they can go home on time. During this time, if a customer walks in, employees will pick up the food from the trash and serve it to customers — and this is apparently all done with the consent of the restaurant manager so they can “avoid reheating the frying machine”.
Finger lickin’ good eh? According to CSR-Asia, the “outrageous behaviour is said to have been the combined result of young workers not willing to stay long after the official business hours to clean up the kitchen because of the low wages, and the shop management’s demand to make their branch an ‘A grade’ one by saving costs.” In other words, people, if you pay peanuts, you get monkeys. If this is what employees at KFC in Hong Kong are doing, we shudder to think what KFC employees on the mainland are capable of. More photos after the jump.
Photos from the Yes Boleh blog.