A Burger King employee celebrating 27 years says he was disappointed with a mediocre goodie bag from the company, but…he still expresses incredible gratitude. You might want to grab some tissues.
We interviewed 54-year-old Kevin Ford – Worked as a chef/cashier at BK at the Las Vegas airport – on how his employer chose to mark his anniversary. While videos of him showing off the contents of the bag have gone viral, Kevin doesn’t want anyone to think he’s ungrateful…he just finds the rewards a little boring.
He told us that HMS Host, a company hired by Burger King, sent him something that felt like they had it in the office.
Kevin has known long enough that before COVID, employees would receive checks on company anniversaries.
That being said, Kevin told us he’s just grateful to have a job during these difficult times and doesn’t want to overshadow his company.
The good news is that in the more than 25 years he’s been in business, someone did come forward to express his gratitude – Kevin’s daughter.
He got emotional when he told us about his daughter GoFundMe A fundraiser for his visit to his grandchildren in Texas has passed the $3,000 mark. Kevin says he’ll use it to take a day off and maybe buy a new car — American and hybrid. clever.
A Burger King spokesperson told TMZ…”The Burger King brand and its many franchisees across the country are committed to recognizing and celebrating the achievements of thousands of people in a variety of roles — all of which People are committed to providing our guests with a world-class experience.”
They continued, “After conducting a review with the franchisee at the location, we learned that the video depicts a team member receiving a peer-to-peer award for short-term positive performance/experience. The franchisee is its team member. Offer a robust employee recognition program that includes recognition for tenure milestones and monetary incentives.”
We reached out to HMS Host for comment…so far, no response.