4Chan Busts Burger King Worker Standing in Lettuce
He posts gross photo, and the Internet quickly gets even
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 18, 2012 5:40 PM CDT
A Burger King restaurant sign.   (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

(Newser) – Chalk one up for 4Chan: A Burger King employee posted a photo of himself on the forum standing in trays of lettuce with the caption, "This is the lettuce you eat at Burger King." Yeah, 4Chan users didn't think it was all that funny, either. Within 15 minutes, they used the GPS data in the photo to figure out that it came from a store in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, then put the word out, reports HyperVocal. Said employee is now out of a job.

A reporter from Cleveland Scene called the store and talked to a breakfast manager, who hadn't seen the picture yet. "Oh, I know who that is," she said after doing so. "He's getting fired." In a statement, Burger King said the "franchisee has taken swift action to investigate this matter and terminated the employee involved in this incident," according to Fox 8.