A Burger King signage went viral after a group of disgruntled Burger King employees walked off the job at the same time at a Lincoln, Nebraska location.
The former employees walked off the job and left a message on the Burger King sign announcing: “WE ALL QUIT. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.”
According to the former employees, they were upset over poor work conditions, low pay and long hours. They chose to collect unemployment which pays more than the minimum wage in Nebraska.
“They have gone through so many district managers since I’ve been GM,” said former general manager Rachel Flores who was among the disgruntled workers that resigned. “No one has come to the store to help me out. They’re so in and out.”
Flores told reporters the sign was something they all came up with to inform customers that the restaurant was closed and “just kind of a laugh to upper management.”
Burger King corporate office issued a statement to CNN:
“The work experience described at this location is not in Lin with our brand values. Our franchisee is looking into this situation to ensure this doesn’t happen in the future.”
Flores said she was surprised the sign went viral on social media.
“I didn’t think anybody was going to notice it, because we did just one sign, and then it went pretty crazy on Facebook,” she said. “I got a call from my upper management and they told me I needed to take it down.”
— CNN (@CNN) July 13, 2021