With pierced nipples, copious tattoos and a ginger goatee, the man whose online moniker is "Justin J Speekz" doesn't exactly fit the profile of a model — but that didn't stop him from posing, shirt off and eyes smoldering, for a series of photos in the Florida Chili's restaurant where he was a cook.
The pictures got him fired, WFTS-TV reported Friday.
Speekz labeled the photos "Sexy Cooks Of Chili's" and tagged his employer in the social media post, according to WFTS.
Several of the photos show Speekz lying on food preparation tables. WFTS noted that that particular Chili's, in Valrico, Florida, has an excellent health and safety record.
Since no food was being prepared in the photos, officials told WFTS it didn't seem that any actual code health violations had taken place. The restaurant passed an inspection after officials learned of Speekz' photo shoot.
A Chili's representative gave WFTS the following statement on the issue:
Chili's clearly does not encourage this type of behavior in our restaurants. We maintain very high standards of food quality, safety and cleanliness and took immediate steps to ensure the restaurant continues to follow these requirements. Additionally, we ended this team member's employment after learning of his conduct.
(H/T: Huffington Post)
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