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Golden Corral Dumpster Video Shows Food Stored Outside by Garbage in Hot Florida Sun
New York Daily News ^ | TUESDAY, JULY 9, 2013 | SASHA GOLDSTEIN

Posted on 07/09/2013 12:05:34 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Employee Brandon Huber's viral video shows piles of raw meat sitting in the summer sun. And he says it is about to be served to buffet customers once the state inspection is over.

The food is fit for flies.

But instead, the rancid meat was being served to customers, a Golden Corral restaurant employee says in a shocking video.

‘I cook this food every day, and now I see what is involved into it,’ 21-year-old Brandon Huber says.

‘I cook this food every day, and now I see what is involved into it,’ 21-year-old Brandon Huber says. Brandon Huber's viral video of raw meat sitting in the summer sun by a parking lot dumpster has nearly 2 million views on YouTube — it also has customers, and the franchise's owner, disgusted.

Eric Holm, the owner of the Port Orange restaurant, said the manager on duty has since been fired.

The video has the state's Department of Business and Professional Regulation investigating.

The video has the state's Department of Business and Professional Regulation investigating.

"A video was recently posted showing an incident of improper food handling at our Port Orange, Fla., location," Holm, owner of 27 other Golden Corrals around Orlando and Atlanta, wrote in a statement Monday. "None of these items were served to a single customer. All were destroyed within the hour at the direction of management. Brandon Huber, the employee who made the video, participated in the disposal of the food."

Posted July 1, the video shows Huber, 21, a self-proclaimed long-time employee in full work attire, describing an inspection under way at the food joint. As he walks toward a dumpster, he explains how the manager put the piles of raw meat, including pot roast, bacon, baby back ribs and burger patties, outside and unrefrigerated to avoid inspection.

A self-proclaimed long-time employee says he found the piles of raw meat, including pot roast, bacon baby back ribs and burger patties, outside and unrefrigerated to avoid inspection.

A self-proclaimed long-time employee says he found the piles of raw meat, including pot roast, bacon baby back ribs and burger patties, outside and unrefrigerated to avoid inspection.

The food is piled in trays, sitting on metal serving shelves.

Dumpster or way station? A video by a Golden Corral employee seems to show meat left to rot outside before being served to customers again. BRANDON HUBER VIA YOUTUBE

Dumpster or way station? A video by a Golden Corral employee seems to show meat left to rot outside before being served to customers again. "Apparently, what my company likes to do to get ready for inspections, is put their food by the dumpsters," says Huber as he records the 2-minute long video behind the Golden Corral. "Look at all these flies, it's disgusting."

The disturbing claim that the restaurant served such food to customers has the state's Department of Business and Professional Regulation investigating the matter, a spokeswoman told The Dayton Beach News-Journal.

"They are looking into it," Tajiana Ancora-Brown said of the department's division of Hotels and Restaurants. "It [the investigation] is in progress."

The video first came to police attention after Holm, the owner, claimed he was being blackmailed. Huber's father, William Huber, posted the video on eBay with a $5,000 asking price. Holm took that as an extortion attempt but police disagreed. Instead, detectives passed it on to state restaurant inspectors. The agency's website showed Tuesday the restaurant remains open and that it last passed inspection Jan. 7. There is no mention of a more recent inspection mentioned in the video. The location opened in October.

"I cook this food every day, and now I see what is involved into it," Huber says in a second video, published online July 7. "And to me as an employee here, I would not eat this stuff."


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food
KEYWORDS: foodsafety; goldencorral

1 posted on 07/09/2013 12:05:34 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

jimmy ? Jimmy two times ? is that you ?


2 posted on 07/09/2013 12:09:06 PM PDT by stylin19a (Obama -> Fredo smart)
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To: nickcarraway

All you can eat?


3 posted on 07/09/2013 12:09:15 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: nickcarraway

Not surprised.


4 posted on 07/09/2013 12:09:59 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: nickcarraway

They must have hired the guy who used to run my High School cafeteria.


5 posted on 07/09/2013 12:10:23 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: nickcarraway

Well, gee. Whaddaya think makes it “golden.”

First they put it outside to give it a sun tan.


6 posted on 07/09/2013 12:10:28 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: nickcarraway

I remember how cute the waitresses were at the Golden Corral around Camp Lejeune, and I forgive them for all sins, decades later. They really were some pretty waitresses, complete with southern accents.


7 posted on 07/09/2013 12:11:37 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: nickcarraway

Most “Golden Corral” “Feed-Bag””Resturants” that I have seen(Western Iowa/Eatern Nebraska) are run by Mexicans and White Trash.


8 posted on 07/09/2013 12:13:14 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: stylin19a

Disgruntled employee trying to blackmail Golden Corral.


9 posted on 07/09/2013 12:13:14 PM PDT by dangus (Poverty cannot be eradicated as long as the poor remain dependent on the state - Pope Francis)
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To: nickcarraway

The manager will be working in the school system before the week is out.


10 posted on 07/09/2013 12:14:13 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: circlecity

You’d be surprised at how often stuff like this happens at most any eating establishment. What those tv cooking shows and see how often the cook’s sweat drips into the dish and how many times they scratch their butts or touch their hair. No thanks, I’ll eat a home. Tonight’s homecooked menu is pork chops, potatoes, a salad from the backyard garden and something with fresh peaches for dessert.


11 posted on 07/09/2013 12:15:29 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: nickcarraway

Blackmail? That can easily be checked to see if the employees will concur with the “hiding” of food products or if the video shooter put them outside himself.


12 posted on 07/09/2013 12:16:57 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: nickcarraway

The trays of hamburger, ribs and other assorted items of fine dining cuisine would have never been placed out by the dumpster if not for the intrusion of government inspectors onto the private property of the Golden Corral.

This is just an other example of government causing more problems for private business.


13 posted on 07/09/2013 12:19:18 PM PDT by Wellington VII
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To: bgill
"No thanks, I’ll eat a home."

That was always my attitude because my wife is a really awesome cook. Then one time I discretely overheard her tell my daughter not to be too good a cook because you never get to out to eat. I was so ashamed of my selfishness after hearing that that I made a point to take her out to eat at least once a week from then on.

14 posted on 07/09/2013 12:19:53 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: nickcarraway

That meat is being carefully aged. It’s a secret company process. Besides, it doesn’t smell THAT bad!


15 posted on 07/09/2013 12:25:54 PM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: nickcarraway

I’ve watched too many episodes of Bar Rescue, Restaurant: Impossible, and similar shows to enjoy eating out. Plus, my sister has worked for over 30 years managing all kinds of restaurants and has told me those situations are more the norm versus exceptions. I’ll eat out for a date night, or if I don’t have options, but I choose wisely.


16 posted on 07/09/2013 12:32:35 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Liberals see what they believe; Conservatives believe what they see.)
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To: circlecity
"No thanks, I’ll eat a home."

What? Are you a termite?

17 posted on 07/09/2013 12:37:44 PM PDT by LouAvul (In a state of disbelief as to how liberals destroyed America in a mere 40 years.)
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To: dangus
Disgruntled employee trying to blackmail Golden Corral.

My thought as well. IO worked in the food industry for a number of years and the inspectors inspected EVERYTHING. There was no way you got away with this crap.

18 posted on 07/09/2013 12:37:49 PM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: nickcarraway

It’s too bad this happened , I’ve ate at this chain in 4 different states and still wish I lived near one like I use to.


19 posted on 07/09/2013 12:39:28 PM PDT by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: nickcarraway

My husband is our local fire inspector, a job which takes him into the kitchens and storage compartments of our local restaurants, convenient stores, and grocery stores. Let’s just say we don’t often eat out.

What’s really interesting about this is that a couple of liberal FReepers were recently criticizing me regarding the bacterial dangers of pressure canning my own stocks and broths! I wonder how often they eat out?


20 posted on 07/09/2013 12:41:01 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: nickcarraway
I'm surprised. The Golden Corral just outside Cleveland had some quality/availibility issues back in November, and enough customers complained. They got a new manager. The regional manager got back to everyone who complained. The company put a sign up to please contact them if everything isn't okay. I haven't had a problem there since.

Why didn't this employee "complain up"? What he did doesn't achieve much that's positive....for him or GC.

PS: Every year they run a summer camp with donated employee time and volunteer $1 donations taken off the cost of a meal. It's a camp for the children of wounded warriors.

21 posted on 07/09/2013 12:43:27 PM PDT by grania
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To: nickcarraway

THIS is why we don’t eat out anymore.

There’s just no telling what’s gone on in the food prep, WHAT exactly you’re eating, and what sort of stomach ailment you’ll get from that.

Especially risky in a downturn when corners that can be cut are cut.


22 posted on 07/09/2013 12:46:24 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: circlecity

That is a sweet story.


23 posted on 07/09/2013 12:46:27 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: goodwithagun

I only eat highly processed whey protein for my protein needs, and greek yogurt. And I always use a microwave as it kills 99.9% of bacteria.


24 posted on 07/09/2013 12:48:38 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: verga; Black Agnes

I was once in kitchen of the the Spago’s in Palo Alto, supposedly the fanciest restaurant there. I almost threw up. Food, including raw fish, was lying on the ground next to garbage. Workers would stick their hands in food trays and shove food in their mouth. It was terrible.


25 posted on 07/09/2013 12:50:11 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I see everything twice /Yossarian


26 posted on 07/09/2013 12:51:35 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: nickcarraway

Gag.

My kids like ‘Kitchen Nightmares’. It seems that most eating establishments have sanitation ‘issues’.


27 posted on 07/09/2013 12:52:20 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: GraceG

Microwaves are terrible on protein, so you might want to rethink that. Plus, why would you want to kill the bacteria in yogurt, since that is part of the value of yogurt.


28 posted on 07/09/2013 12:52:33 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

The only places I eat are places where it’s picked up already cooked, it’s simple stuff (a good pizza) or where I see them actually make it in front of me and I can see and smell the food items they’re using.

Very few places I go out to eat. I cook, man.


29 posted on 07/09/2013 12:56:56 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Black Agnes

They’ve given up in most cases and while believing they have high standards, they’ve let a lot of important things go. Ie freezer stock, rotting things, stuff kept way too long and not good, no regular cleaning of anything, etc.


30 posted on 07/09/2013 12:58:37 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: circlecity

“I made a point to take her out to eat at least once a week from then on.”

Choose your eatery carefully. I have a couple of places I love to take the wife once or twice a week. These places serve the best food you can get. Fresher than can be bought at the store. One place actually buys all organic and locally grown including veggies, beef and pork and chicken. Outside of that, she is an awesome cook. So when she cooks, I sous chef for her...meaning...I do a lot of the manual mundane stuff. That makes her smile.


31 posted on 07/09/2013 12:59:03 PM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Believe it or not my biggie problem usually concerns cleanliness in/around the ice dispenser.

And the drink area in general.

We won’t even talk about salad bars. And what passes for dressing these days more closely resembles something I’d use to caulk my chicken coop.


32 posted on 07/09/2013 1:02:50 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: bgill

” Tonight’s homecooked menu is pork chops, potatoes, a salad from the backyard garden and something with fresh peaches for dessert.”

Sounds good. What time do you want us over?

You got beer in the fridge, right? ;-)


33 posted on 07/09/2013 1:03:02 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: nickcarraway

Microwaves are terrible on protein, so you might want to rethink that. Plus, why would you want to kill the bacteria in yogurt, since that is part of the value of yogurt.

I don’t microwave the yogurt, only the hot dogs and fish I eat.

The whey protein I eat stays cold


34 posted on 07/09/2013 1:04:25 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: GraceG

Hot dogs and fish have protein.

I don’t own a microwave.


35 posted on 07/09/2013 1:25:39 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (Inbred, pedophile-worshipping, misogynists (mozlums) offend me.)
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To: bgill

Ooooo YUMMYYYYYY!!!!

Ok folks lets all head on over to Bgill house for a good old fashion homecook meal =)


36 posted on 07/09/2013 1:57:07 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: Nateman

I’ve eat at GC all over the country.

They range from perhaps the best buffet I ever ate at (somewhere in E. Tennessee) to appalling (Orlando).

Most are reliably somewhere in the middle, which is why I continue to go.


37 posted on 07/09/2013 2:49:38 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: nickcarraway

I find this pretty stupid. Every restaurant inspector I’ve ever had contact with would also inspect how food is being disposed of. The notion that he wouldn’t even walk out the back door is pretty silly.

If this is happening, the big problem is poor quality inspectors.


38 posted on 07/09/2013 2:51:31 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Patriot Babe; bgill
Tonight’s homecooked menu is pork chops, potatoes, a salad from the backyard garden and something with fresh peaches for dessert.

That sounds great! Let all meet at Bgill house!!!!

39 posted on 07/09/2013 2:59:29 PM PDT by Orange1998
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To: Wellington VII

I personally am glad for government inspections of restaurants.

There’s been some bad conditions uncovered by our local health inspectors.

Ed


40 posted on 07/09/2013 3:07:27 PM PDT by Sir_Ed
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To: Nateman
I’ve ate at this chain in 4 different states and still wish I lived near one

Summer before last, on a road trip, we ended up camping at the Hampton Inn in St. George, Utah....and there was a Golden Corral right next door; we'd seen their TV commercials before, so gave it a go.

Well, by midnight I was sh*tting and puking for the rest of the night....as we continued our trip, I continued sick through Idaho Falls overnight, Cody, Wyoming overnight, and finally could eat again and get some sleep in Wall, South Dakota.

I'll never pass up a chance to bash Golden Corral.

41 posted on 07/09/2013 3:18:41 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Piffle....)
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To: nickcarraway

The food at the Goldern Corral in my little burg was so gawd-awful that it actually closed down. And that’s saying a lot because those kind of all-you-can-eat food-trough places are a really big hit here.


42 posted on 07/09/2013 4:21:00 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: US Navy Vet

“feed-back restaurants ... are run by Mexicans and White Trash.”

That’s pretty much true for ALL restaurants, big or small, super-high-end or super-low-end, fast food or sit-down. That’s a very well known fact of life. And personally, I FAR prefer restaurants worked by Mexicans than White Trash. (That is the very, very few times I actually eat out.)


43 posted on 07/09/2013 4:29:13 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: stylin19a

I’m going to get the papers, get the papers.


44 posted on 07/09/2013 9:45:35 PM PDT by gusty
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To: ErnBatavia

I ate at that very same one in Saint George. I enjoyed it as usual. No problems afterwards so who knows what happened.


45 posted on 07/11/2013 8:43:44 PM PDT by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: Sherman Logan
Every restaurant inspector I’ve ever had contact with would also inspect how food is being disposed of.

I don't have experience with restaurant inspectors but I dealt with USDA FSIS inspectors daily for 6 years. The trash area was always an area that got a lot of attention. We were required to have an enclosed dumpster (like you see in the video) to keep rats and other vermin away.

46 posted on 07/14/2013 4:56:22 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: ErnBatavia
Probably not sick due to your most recent meal. People most commonly think that though.


47 posted on 07/14/2013 5:03:19 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Straight Vermonter
Agreed, but the first one looks rather "suspicious", given the short incubation period - and the symptoms.

Either way, NO MAS! Heh.

48 posted on 07/14/2013 6:18:38 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Piffle....)
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