At least in the United States, we've all heard the Arby's fast-food chain slogan: "Arby's! We have the meats!"
It started when an unrelated Vancouver Police investigation lead them to Stephen Sharp, who was a night-shift manager at an Arby's location.
Sharp admitted to his crimes related to the police investigation, but added one police were not expecting.
Sharp confessed to behavior at the restaurant that could have impacted between 30 and 40 customers.
Sharp admitted he had urinated into a large container of milkshake mixture for "sexual gratification" on "at least [two]" separate occasions.
He explained he "may" have thrown away the contents of the container after the incident, but he was not sure. If he did not throw away the contents, the mixture would have been used to serve milkshakes the next day and it would be enough to serve between 30 and 40 milkshakes.
The internet was thoroughly disturbed by the findings.
This would be another reason to stop eating all that high sugar ultra processed crap. Just sayin\u2019.— Faith Gibson (@Faith Gibson) 1652788475
Hopefully they charge him with a felony for every single milkshake taken out of that machine. Absolute scumbag.— TheScience (@TheScience) 1652788018
this is why I don't do fast food frenzhttps://www.yaktrinews.com/i/police-arbys-manager-in-washington-peed-in-milkshake-mix/\u00a0\u2026— Nick Hennen (@Nick Hennen) 1652801856
Well, I ain't going to Arby's anymore lmaohttps://www.businessinsider.com/arbys-manager-urinated-milkshake-mix-police-say-2022-5\u00a0\u2026— SecretTunnel (@SecretTunnel) 1652796956
Will anyone ever buy another milkshake from Arby's?— Cindy Shakeshaft \u270a\ud83c\udf40 (@Cindy Shakeshaft \u270a\ud83c\udf40) 1652794665
The Vancouver Washington Police Department informed the Arby's franchise of their findings and Sharp's confession.
The restaurant cooperated fully with the investigation and also fired the night-shift manager immediately.
The Washington state location is also seeking out any customers who still have a receipt and who purchased food on October 30 and 31 of 2021. They've urged past customers to contact them so the situation can be rectified.
An Arby's spokesperson stated:
"Sharp's actions were abhorrent and unacceptable."
"We have taken immediate action with the franchise group who terminated the former employee, and the franchise is fully cooperating with the authorities in their investigation."
According to the Vancouver Police Department's Digital Evidence Cybercrime Unit, there is no reason to believe the franchise knew about Sharp's illegal behavior or his lewd interests.