This is not the type of publicity Golden Corral was looking for.
In a video filmed by an employee at a Golden Corral location in Port Orange, Fla., images are shown of what appears to be raw hamburger patties, baby back ribs, chicken, and bacon - all next to an outdoor dumpster. There are even flies near some of the meat.
The employee, Brandon Huber, says the restaurant was hiding the food during a health inspection. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human services, meat that is stored at temperatures warmer than 40 degrees for two hours or more can carry bacterial and cause food borne illnesses.
In a statement posted to the company's Facebook page, Golden Corral claims "the food in the video was never served to a single customer." Eric Holm, the owner of the Golden Corral where the video was shot, said the manger of the restaurant was fired for improper food-handling procedures.