Two employees at a Georgia Waffle House have been fired after footage of their less-than-hospitable antics was posted to Instagram last week.
The employees, who were working at a location in Lithonia, Ga., had filmed themselves placing food on the neck of a passed-out customer who had reportedly entered the restaurant in early January while highly intoxicated and aiming to sober up, WSB-TV reported.
Footage originally shared to Instagram by one of the employees — although no longer publicly available — showed the unconscious customer with his head on the counter. One employee then placed salt, a slice of cheese, and a squirt of ketchup on the back of his head, while another propped the customer up in his seat and moved his arms like a puppet.
WSB-TV further report that once the unidentified man woke up, he ordered food, paid and walked home.
The customer and his fiancée later became aware of the employees' actions after seeing the footage online. The man’s fiancée, who wished to remain anonymous, further claimed that the Instagram account which hosted the video also featured several others showing patrons being taken advantage of.
The diner had filed a police report with the DeKalb County Police, though he has not pressed charges.
Waffle House, meanwhile, has confirmed the firing of the two employees seen in the video.
“We have been in contact with the customer and have apologized,” Waffle House spokesman Pat Warner told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “When we learned of this event, we launched an investigation, and have terminated the employees involved. Their actions in no way represent our company or our thousands of associates who strive to provide our customers with a positive experience daily.”
Fox News’ Alexandra Deabler contributed to this report.