Chick-fil-A has been accused of losing meals after a TikTok video confirmed an worker throwing a tray of hen nuggets within the trash
One Chick-fil-A said that food outside of a certain holding time can no longer be served safely.
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- A Chick-fil-A employee used a TikTok video to accuse the chain of wasting food on a daily basis.
- A worker is shown tossing what appears to be a full tray of chicken nuggets in the trash.
- The chain told Insiders that food that is outside of a certain holding time can no longer be served safely.
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A Chick-fil-A employee posted a video on TikTok allegedly showing the amount of chicken nuggets thrown away by the fast food chain on a daily basis.
The footage shows the worker of another employee throwing a tray full of chicken nuggets in the trash. The caption of the now viral video read: “What they do with the chicken nuggets at Chick-fil-A every night.”
The video, which lasted just a few seconds, has garnered more than 7.4 million views per Newsweek since then.
The point of sale reported that one user commented, “The amount of food we throw away and the amount of starving people there just doesn’t suit me.”
One person who said she used to work at Chick-fil-A wrote that chain workers were not allowed to take home food or they would be punished. “I used to work at [Chick-fil-A] and we would be contacted if we took food home and didn’t throw it away. They were stingy [as f***] That’s why I stopped, ”they claimed, according to Newsweek.
A spokesman for Chick-fil-A told Insider in response to the video, “We can’t determine which Chick-fil-A restaurant this happened in, but we can clarify what might have happened. Chick-fil-A restaurants have high food safety and quality standards. If food is outside of a certain holding time, we can no longer serve it safely in our restaurants. ”
According to Chick-fil-A’s website, the chain has a food donation program called Chick-fil-A Shared Table, which started in 2012. The program aims to combat hunger in local communities “by donating excess food to local soup kitchens, emergency shelters and nonprofits to feed those in need.”
However, it is unclear whether the Chick-fil-A-Location filmed in the video was part of the program.