Taco Bell said the taco shells licked by an employee were not served to customers as part of training for a new product and "were in the process of being thrown out." The employee has been fired.
A photo of a barefoot worker preparing food in a Taco John's kitchen in Charles City, Iowa, made its rounds online. The woman was fired, ABC reports. (Images compiled by Susanna Kim, Good Morning America)
This picture of a Wendy's employee streaming ice cream from the soft serve Frosty machine directly into his mouth made the Internet rounds in June.
Earlier this year, a KFC employee in Johnson City, Tenn., was fired after posting a photo on Facebook of her appearing to lick a pile of mashed potatoes.
In the summer of 2012, a photo of a Burger King employee standing in two containers of lettuce was posted on 4Chan, with the words: "this is the lettuce you eat at Burger King."
A Taco Bell employee in Fort Wayne, Ind., tweeted a photo of himself urinating on a plate of nachos, tagged "#pissolympics," "#nacobellgrande," and "guess where I work". The employee pointed out that the food was thrown away, but he was fired anyway.
In April 2009, an employee of Domino's pizza shared a video online of a coworker putting cheese up his nose, blowing mucus on a sandwich and putting a dish sponge between his buttocks.
A Burger King employee who took a bath in the restaurant utility sink was fired in Xenia, Ohio, in 2008.