Raising Cane's has fired 2 employees after a video showing one stirring tea with her arm went viral

Facebook/Eva ArellanoRaising Cane’s has fired two employees after a video showing a worker stirring tea with her arm went viral.
  • Two Raising Cane’s employees were fired this week after a video showing one worker stirring tea with her arm went viral.
  • The video, which was taken at a location in Kansas City, Missouri, was shared on Facebook on Tuesday and now has over a million views.
  • The president of the company said in a statement to local affiliate Fox 4 that it would be giving additional training to employees in the future.

Two Raising Cane’s employees were fired this week after a video went viral showing one worker stirring tea with her arm while the other one filmed.

The video, which was taken at a Raising Cane’s location in Kansas City, Missouri, was reportedly posted onto Snapchat before it made its way onto Facebook on Tuesday, where it now has over a million views.

The teenage employee grins as she dunks her forearm into the tea, while the other employee laughs in the background. The video is captioned with “Don’t drink tea from Cane’s,” before she pours the tea into a dispenser from where it is served to customers.

The president and COO of Raising Cane’s, AJ Kumaran, released a statement to local affiliate FOX4 on Wednesday, confirming that two employees had been fired and that the company had been in touch with local authorities to review the incident.

Watch the full video here:

See the full statement sent to Fox4 from Raising Cane’s below:

“At Raising Cane’s, we take pride in what we do and work very hard to train our 19,000+ Crewmembers to uphold the highest standards, which our customers have come to expect from us. After reviewing the video of the isolated incident at the Tiffany Springs Restaurant, we are incredibly disappointed by the actions of these Crewmembers. We take the safety and quality of our food very seriously, and we will not tolerate any actions that compromise these standards. As soon as we were made aware of the incident, we took immediate action, including launching an investigation, terminating the Crewmembers and contacting local authorities to support their review of the incident. This is not who we are as a company, and we hold ourselves to a higher expectation. Moving forward, we will work to ensure additional training for all Crewmembers to reinforce how we expect our team to embody Cane’s values in everything we do.”

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