(Meredith) - A video of a former Wendy's employee bathing in a sink full of soapy water at the fast-food restaurant has gone viral.
Someone recorded a Snapchat video of a male employee stepping into the industrial-size sink, wearing only shorts, at a Wendy's location in Milton, Florida.
Facebook user Haley Leach shared a screen-recording of the 90-second clip on Facebook Tuesday, where it racked up more than 700,000 views. Leach told the Dayton Beach News-Journal that she posted it because she felt the public needed to know.
In the video, employees can be heard laughing in the background while one worker repeatedly says, "Take a bath."
The franchise owner later released a statement calling the incident a "prank" by a former employee who used poor judgement, according to WEAR-TV.
“We are taking this incident seriously and it is obviously totally unacceptable,” the statement said. “This was a prank by a person who no longer works at this restaurant, and who clearly did not use good judgment. We are taking this opportunity to reinforce our very strict quality procedures with our restaurant team.”
The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation also launched an investigation into the matter, the News-Journal reported.
Inspectors went to the location and reportedly found no major violations. The restaurant passed the inspection, and the manager was instructed on sanitation and safety requirements.