Del Taco employee fired by dad after profanity-laced video erupts online
A profanity-laced video that was posted online last week has landed one Del Taco employee from Peoria, Arizona, in hot water -- ultimately costing him his job.
The incident was captured on a cellphone when two customers were inside their vehicle at the drive-thru when a trash talking Del Taco employee started to go on a verbal tirade.
It appears the customers had wanted extra hot sauce for their order, and that ticked off the employee behind the window.
In one moment of the video the employee -- who claims to be the franchisee manager -- explains: "Alright bro, you want the whole story ... he [another employee] took your order, I came here, no information ... I don't give a f--k."
Many other f-bombs were said during the exchange while the customers suggested if his job was so bad, why didn't he quit or get a higher education.
The heated exchange was uploaded to Vimeo, titled: "Confrontation between Del Taco drive thru and customers who didn't get their sauce" -- but has apparently gone offline or deleted by the user as of Monday afternoon.
Another version of the video has been reuploaded to YouTube; warning: explicit language -- viewer discretion advised:
At one point the manager doubted that anybody would ever see the video clip.
Here's a framegrab of the video:
"This is my [expletive] fortune right here," he said.
The manager also claimed that his father was the owner of the "pot of gold" franchisee and expressed no regard to being filmed or the reaction he had toward the customers.
Del Taco released the following statement about the employee's termination:
"We strive to provide a positive guest experience at all of our restaurants and were appalled by this behavior as it is not representative of our high guest service standards. We took this incident very seriously and addressed it with the locations' franchisee, who took definitive action by terminating the employee immediately."
In today's day and age, one can't argue against the power of social media as this is the latest example of a fast food worker coming under fire for being caught on camera.
"Where you going to post it, YouTube? No one's going to [expletive] see it," the manager said on video.