A viral Facebook post that claims a Columbus restaurant worker wiped menstrual fluids on and licked a food order before delivering it to a customer has led to two investigations.
Todd Bartmess, CEO for the Birmingham, Alabama-based Jack’s Family Restaurants, Inc. confirmed Wednesday the company is investigating the incident that reportedly happened Saturday evening at the Jack’s location on Highway 45 in Columbus.
“Food safety is our No. 1 priority and we are investigating this,” Bartmess told The Dispatch. “We want to talk to everybody involved, get their stories and find out what happened. We take these kinds of things very seriously.”
A Mississippi Department of Health representative has confirmed the department is also investigating the incident.
News of the incident first emerged from a Facebook post by Tabatha Hollins of New Hope, whose 16-year-old daughter, who was also an employee of the restaurant, saw the alleged offense and told her mom.
The 16-year-old claims she was fired Tuesday due to reporting the incident. Hollins then took to Facebook.