As we reported on Tuesday, this photo surfaced on Taco Bell’s Facebook page, and they responded on Monday afternoon saying they believed that it was a prank and that the food was not served to customers. They also promised swift action, resulting in the following post on Tuesday:
Our franchisee is responsible for the employment and conduct of his restaurant’s employees and he has informed us that he immediately suspended the employee shown in the photo and is in the process of terminating his employment. The employee who took the photo no longer works there. As we complete our investigation we will work with our franchisee to implement any additional action we find appropriate to address this situation and ensure it never happens again.
Check out what is being touted as a post-firing picture of the culprit after the break.