PORT ORANGE, Fla. - A manager at the Golden Corral in Port Orange was fired after a video was posted to YouTube showing food being stored next to a Dumpster during an apparent inspection.
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In the video, a man identified as Brandon Huber says the restaurant was undergoing an inspection as he walked to the Dumpster area.
"Apparently, what my company likes to do to get ready for inspections is put their food by the Dumpsters," he says.
The video, titled "all you can eat ribs" and posted to YouTube on July 1, then shows uncooked hamburger patties, ribs and other foods in the Dumpster area. Flies can be seen hovering over the hamburger meat.
After being contacted by Local 6, Golden Corral released a statement, claiming Huber's father tried to blackmail the restaurant with the video.
"None of these items were served to a single customer. All were destroyed within the hour at the direction of management. Brandon Huber, the employee who made the video, participated in the disposal of the food. The following day, the father of the employee posted an offer to sell the video for $5,000, which was not accepted. The manager involved in the improper storage was terminated for failing to follow approved food-handling procedures," Golden Corral said in the statement.
The name of the manager was not released.
As of early Monday, the video had amassed more than 125,000 views on YouTube.
According to the Florida Department of Corrections, Huber has been arrested numerous times and is currently on probation after serving time for burglary.
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