A Pizza Hut employee allegedly spilled some suds about what was happening in the kitchen. The Daily Dot shared this informationTikTok user [joshuadownthestreet]They posted a video in which they are seen wiping down the pans used for making pizzas. This revealed a very dirty secret.
“Pizza Hut doesn’t wash their Thin Pizza pans. They are wiped down with a used rag instead. If wet, they don’t dry,”Text on TikTok read. The clip was posted on October 17th and has been viewed nearly 1,000,000 times since.
This would be a serious problem if it was a company-wide issue. However, this might raise red flags. It sparked a discussion with former employees and graduates of Pizza Hut about what this was.
“I work at a Pizza Hut for 16 years and we always wash ours,”One person called in. “Not my pizza hut, my pizza hut be cleaning even the ceiling tiles,”Another wrote. “I run a pizza hut for 7 years and I always washed mine in the dishwasher,”An additional third is possible.
This debate led to another reality. Nobody washes the pans. “No pizza place [washes their pans] and it don’t matter,”One claimed. “I can almost guarantee you it’s like this everywhere. I used to work at a bakery saw this too,”Another was added. Another person pointed out the reason for not washing the pans.
“I’ve worked at 3 separate pizza places and this is just how it works,”They wrote. “It seasons the pans so they’re always nonstick and if u wash it can ruin it.”Another agrees, and adds that it “adds flavor”The cooking process would kill all germs, which seems a little absurd.
The worker who uploaded the original video shared a disappointing update. “Just because a restaurant has a 100% does not mean it’s clean. My GM doesn’t prioritize cleaning, and everyone’s quitting. I’m going to quit too,”They wrote the caption and followed it up with a video. “Minimum wage is NOT worth this. every other job I have held has been in a CLEAN work space. this environment is disgusting and I won’t be the only one to make it spotless unless I get paid more than my $8 [per hour].”