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Video of food at a Golden Corral dumpster goes viral

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Golden Corral employee Brandon Huber could be the Edward Snowden of fast-casual food. Well, minus the glasses and with the addition of a black chef's hat.

In a video posted below, titled "All You Can Eat Ribs," Huber blows the whistle on his company's food storage system. One that involves storing raw meat out back by the garbage bins.

"To me this is disgusting," Huber says in the video. "This is what my company likes to do to get ready for inspection. They like to put their food by the dumpster. I'm an employee here. I've been working here for a long time. And I don't feel that this is right."

In a statement in response to a post by Gawker, Golden Corral said none of the food in the video was served and that Huber himself helped dispose of the food.

Huber, an employee at the restaurant chain's Port Orange, Fla., location took a video on his cellphone during a health inspection visit to the restaurant. He captured footage of flies circling trays of hamburger meat, a tub of uncooked baby back ribs and a cart full of cooked, uncovered food, all stored outside beside the garbage bins.

Hubert made a second video in which he claimed the food would be given to customers, post inspection.

"If this is what the Golden Corral in Port Orange does, I don't want to think about what every other Golden Corral around the world does," said Huber. "My management is going to wheel it back into the coolers, after the inspection, like nothing ever happened."

Golden Corral said the manager of that location was fired.

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