Popeyes in Detroit closed after video of restaurant’s filthy conditions surface

Popeyes in Detroit closed after video of restaurant's filthy conditions surface

A video from the within of a Popeyes in Detroit displaying the restaurant’s filthy circumstances has led the well being division to quickly shut it down.

An worker’s disturbing video revealing the filthy circumstances inside a Popeyes restaurant in Detroit has triggered the well being division to quickly shut down the quick meals joint.

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The video, from a Popeyes restaurant on Gratiot Avenue, confirmed soiled dishes scattered on the ground and cabinets. The worker who posted the video, Shakita Shemere, 20, was additionally in a position to seize footage of maggots and roaches within the kitchen. The video swept by way of the kitchen, displaying a number of lid-less containers and trash on the bottom. The worker claimed roaches went contained in the open containers.

“This place is nasty!” the worker is heard saying off-camera.

The video quickly went viral and has been considered greater than 530,000 instances.

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The Detroit Well being Division’s Meals Security Group visited the shop after the video was posted, and shut down the restaurant quickly on Tuesday, a press release on its Fb web page confirmed.

“The Detroit Well being Division’s Meals Security Group is presently on website and investigating the Popeyes location at 14180 Gratiot. The situation is quickly closed and the Popeyes administration is cooperating with the Well being Division and following all cleansing protocols. The Detroit Well being Division will proceed to work with the Popeye’s location and it’ll work to verify the restaurant is in compliance previous to reopening,” the assertion learn.

Popeyes’ company workplace additionally launched a press release relating to the restaurant’s situation.

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“We perceive that the franchisee who owns and operates this location is presently working with native well being officers and taking all applicable measures to make sure that the restaurant is secure for all friends and staff members,” Popeyes mentioned in a press release.

Following the video, Shemere advised the Related Press she misplaced her job after a supervisor advised her to depart on Monday night time, as she was livestreaming the video on Fb. Shamere mentioned she began recording after a supervisor yelled at her for screaming when she noticed a cockroach.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

Kathleen Joyce is a breaking/trending information producer for FoxNews.com. You may observe her at @Kathleen_Joyce8 on Twitter.

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