A spokesperson for Arkansas' Department of Health says the Buffalo Wild Wings on Highway 10, where an employee is accused spitting in a customer's food, has a clean sanitation record.
On Wednesday, KARK first reported on a police report detailing how an officer found clear mucus on his chicken at the restaurant Monday.
The company confirmed a kitchen employee has since been fired after surveillance video reportedly showed him spitting in a police officer's food.
Thursday Buffalo Wild Wings commented on a KARK 4 reporter's page, saying the incident goes against policy and they are reinforcing their food safety policies.
A restaurant employee accused of spitting in a customer's meal is fired after surveillance video reportedly catches him in the act.
According to a Little Rock police report, a customer who is also a police officer had just finished eating a piece of chicken when he noticed a "clear mucus looking substance with tiny bubbles," while eating at Buffalo Wild Wings on Highway 10 Monday.
The officer reported he noticed the mucus like substance on two pieces of chicken and returned it. The report also states a manager told him they would look back at the video recording from the kitchen. When the officer returned the following day, the manager told him they found the spot in the video when his food was being prepared and saw an employee spit in the food, then send it out to be served.
KARK reached out to the restaurant but management from the locally and independently owned franchise turned the case over to their corporate office. The company responded with a written statement stating they were aware of the situation and the employee in question. It also stated, "We can tell you that we simply do not tolerate any action that would compromise the food quality and safety of our products. We will take this opportunity to reinforce the importance of our food safety policies."
The statement also confirmed the employee no longer works at the franchise.
The police report lists the offense as third degree assault. Buffalo Wild Wings corporate office says they reached out to the officer.