Burger King Staff Put Up 'We All Quit' Sign, Condemn Management

A photograph of a sign outside a Burger King in Lincoln, Nebraska, has gone viral on social media.

The image shows that the large sign outside the restaurant on July 10 read: "WE ALL QUIT. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE."

Rachael Flores, the former general manager at the branch, revealed to KLKN Channel 8, that the employees had put the sign up as they were disgruntled with the way they were treated, but were told to take it down by upper management.

Flores, who had recently given notice in her role, told the news outlet: "They wanted to put up a sign to say, you know sorry there's really not going to be anyone here.

"Just kind of a laugh to upper management. That got put up yesterday before we opened, and I didn't think anybody was going to notice it, because we did just one sign and then it went pretty crazy on Facebook.

"I got a call from my upper management and they told me I needed to take it down."

She went on to criticize the managerial system at the restaurant chain, claiming: "They have gone through so many district managers since I've been GM. No one has come to the store to help me out. They're so in and out."

Another former Burger King staffer, Kylee Johnson, explained: "I just stayed to help Rachael out. She's my best friend. She's been with me through a lot.

"I just want to help her as much as I can. I knew what was going on staffing-wise. We were just waiting for more people to come then and we got nobody."

Flores also alleged that staff at the Burger King had to work without air-conditioning for weeks, which cumulated in her being hospitalized for dehydration.

The pair of former employees also claimed that the restaurant suffered from staffing issues and often they would only have three to four people working during lunch.

Flores explained that she routinely worked 50 to 60 hour weeks, and she and Johnson agreed it was unsafe to have such a small amount of employees on staff.

Flores was fired after the sign went up, and alleges that while the restaurant is currently open it is still understaffed and lots of new employees leave just a few days after their first shift.

She also explained that upper management was not aware the sign was going to go up and that staff had been joking about doing it the day before they followed through on the idea.

A Burger King spokesperson told Newsweek: "The work experience described at this location is not in line with our brand values. Our franchisee is looking into this situation to ensure this doesn't happen in the future."

Recently a video went viral on TikTok claiming staff at McDonald's in California had all quit, however the fast-food chain stated to Newsweekthat: "The video misrepresents the events that unfolded."

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A photograph of Burger King sign in Cardiff, United Kingdom. Staff at Burger King in Nebraska changed the sign outside to read: "We all quit." Getty Images