Subway fires employee who put penis on sandwich bread and posted picture to Instagram
Two employees at a Columbus, Ohio, Subway restaurant were fired after posting pictures to Instagram that are anything but good public relations for the fast food chain.
By David Knowles / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
On second thought, cancel that foot-long sub.
An employee at a Subway fast food chain in Columbus, Ohio, posted a picture of himself resting his penis on the restaurant’s sandwich bread to Instagram, the Huffington Post reported.
“My name is @ianjett and I will be your sandwich artist today,” read a caption that accompanied the not-suitable-for-work picture that appeared on Jett’s feed.
When confronted about the picture, Jett tried to clarify his reason for sharing the image of him draping his penis over the foot-long roll.
“I would never do that at work—it was at home,” Jett told the Huffington Post. “This isn’t something I’d ever do at Subway. It was totally a joke.”
As if seeing a man’s penis resting atop the restaurant’s sandwich bread isn’t enough bad PR for a single news cycle, a second employee at the same Subway also posted a picture of what he purported to be his own frozen urine.
“Today at I work I froze my pee,” Cameron Boggs wrote beneath the picture of a frosted-over water bottle half-filled with a yellowish substance.
Predictably, the photos did not sit well with Subway, which fired both Boggs and Jett.
“This isolated incident is not representative of Subway Sandwich Artists,” the company said in a statement to the Daily News. “These actions are not tolerated and the franchisee took immediate action to terminate the two employees involved.”
The two men might still have their jobs preparing sandwiches if not for anonymous tipster who spotted the photos and alerted the media.
“I saw the frozen piss picture and thought, ‘What is this guy doing?’” the tipster told Huffpost Weird News. “Then came the penis picture. They’re stupid enough for doing this in the first place, but then to post it to the world? It was a dumb move.”