Snapchat video: Jimmy John's workers caught jumping rope with bread dough

Franchisees: 'Dough was immediately discarded'

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Trouble came freaky fast for some workers at a Jimmy John's restaurant in Florida this week.

According to WJXT-TV, a group of employees was fired from the Jimmy John's location at River City Marketplace in Jacksonville after Snapchat videos surfaced of them playing with food ingredients. One of the videos shows a worker jumping rope with a long strand of bread dough.

Another video shows a female employee wearing a belt made of dough as another person narrates as if she were putting on a fashion show.

In a statement sent to the Scripps National Desk, the franchise owners at the restaurant in question said the dough used in the video was thrown out immediately after the incident. "We do not condone this behavior from our employees and appropriate action has been taken to prevent this from ever happening again," the statement from James Williams and Rebecca Williams read.

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This is only the latest incident where social media images got restaurant workers fired. In October 2016, several workers at a Philadelphia Checkers restaurant were fired after a 44-minute Facebook video showed them talking about unsanitary practices.

In 2013, a Taco Bell worker was fired after a Facebook photo showed him licking a stack of taco shells inside the kitchen of a location in California.

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READ THE ENTIRE STATEMENT FROM JIMMY JOHN'S BELOW

“Our investigation confirmed the dough used in the video was immediately discarded after the incident, however we do not condone this behavior from our employees and appropriate action has been taken to prevent this from ever happening again. We have been serving the community at this site for more than four years and will continue to provide only the highest quality and freshest product to our customers.”

—James & Rebecca Williams – Local Independent Franchisees

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Clint Davis covers entertainment and trending news topics for the Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @MrClintDavis.

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