Jimmy John's

A handful of employees at a Jimmy John’s in the Jacksonville, Florida area were fired. This isn’t a sentence that would normally interest us here at The Comeback. However, the reason why they were fired is – the employees recorded video of themselves jumping rope with bread dough.

Here’s the video. It’s pretty ridiculous.

According to News4Jax, state inspectors visited the restaurant on Tuesday after the video hit social media and were told the employees had been fired and the dough was thrown away and not actually used to make bread.

State inspectors who visited the restaurant Tuesday were told the dough was left over and thrown away after the incident. The manager also said the employees involved were fired.

The owners of the Jimmy John’s franchise in question also issued a statement about the incident.

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.

Life comes at you fast. One day, you’re at work jumping rope with old bread dough, and the next day, you’re unemployed and have gone viral. Now that’s freaky fast.

For what it’s worth, there was only one high priority violation of the 17 found at this specific Jimmy John’s.

The Florida Division of Hotels and Restaurants inspector issued the Jimmy John’s location 17 violations, but only one was of high priority: a food cooler 12 degrees above the 41 degrees specified and lettuce stacked higher than the fill line.


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