Checkers, the fast-food restaurant chain, has responded to disturbing video of an employee wiping the floor with a hamburger bun.
"I, like you, am appalled and disappointed by what I saw in that video," said Lori Malcolm, Sr. VP of Human Resources for Checkers in a video statement released Wednesday.
In the viral video of the incident, which has graphic language, the woman wearing a Checkers uniform appears to know she is being recorded.
Laughter is heard in the background as she runs the bun over the floor behind the counter and places it on a hamburger she is assembling.
"The product was never served to a guest," said Malcolm.
The incident occurred several weeks ago at a Baltimore area restaurant and was only recently posted to social media.
"The employees involved are no longer employed by the franchise," said Malcolm.
"We spoke to the employee in the video and her mother and the employee is very sorry and embarrassed about what happened," she said.
The incident is still under a full investigation.
Kim Francis, who represents Checkers, said the 17-year-old girl is now having trouble finding another job because of this incident.
"Her mother actually reached out to us, she was proactive, and really helpful in wanting set things right," she said.
The company's Facebook page has been inundated with posts of the video.