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The Golden Corral Dumpster Food Scandal Is My Favorite New PR Nightmare

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Screen Shot 2013-07-09 at 7.57.05 AM__1373371089_74.134.205.46I’m not a Golden Corral customer, because I have an irrational fear of any restaurant that incorporates sneeze guards in their dining plan, but I can totally understand why people eat there. Especially families, because the economy sucks and going out to eat is expensive and kids are terribly picky eaters so if you can take them somewhere that has a huge variety of food so they can eat little bits of 300 different things then it seems like a win-win for everyone involved. Unless the restaurant is like storing food next to the filthy dumpsters to hide it from the health inspector, which is exactly what happened at this Golden Corral in Port Orange, Florida.
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I will let you quick swallow the vomit you currently have in your mouth before continuing, but come onnnnnnnnn. People eat this food! It’s disgusting. There are all sorts of interesting tidbits coming to light after Brandon Huber posted this video, including the Golden Corral PR machine taking to their Facebook page to announce they have fired the manager of the restaurant and that don’t mind the dumpster baby back ribs because ZOMG BRANDON TRIED TO SELL THE VIDEO ON EBAY before he went public with it.

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And as a mom, I think that Brandon kid is a damn hero. He claims he tried to sell the video to get media attention for his video and who cares if he did? It is so besides the point and doesn’t negate the fact this restaurant had garbage food.

The totally amusing part is the Golden Corral corporate Facebook page, because whoever runs their social media is obviously having some sort of rage breakdown. People keep posting the video, they keep deleting it. It’s all being handled so badly! They should just shut the restaurant down until it passes all health inspections and is under new management. Hell, make that Brandon kid the new manager.  The only things the corporate office should be posting is that they are terribly sorry and are as disgusted by this as much as the rest of us are. Deflecting and making excuses is not helping their business at all.

I’m sure families at at Golden Corral because it’s reasonable and offers a big variety and ZOMG I also discovered from the facebook page that they have a CHOCOLATE FOUNTAIN and COTTON CANDY and I totally would have gone there had it not been for this creepy awful dumpster food incident. Now I will never feel comfortable about dining at one of their restaurants. As far as I’m concerned, there has to be a much more glamourous way of contracting ecoli.

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