Food Industry

BK Employee: The 261 Lay-Offs Were Just Fat Cats

By now you may have heard of the 261 Burger King employees that were laid off in South Florida. Well, the private equity firm 3G Capital, which took over our beloved BK (McDonald's = Death), has decided that it was in the best interest of their wallets, ahem, company, to "reduce the workforce" as the Germans used to say.

Surprisingly enough, not everyone wearing a crown and a pair of polyester pants is quaking in their non-slip, rubber-soled shoes.


We spoke to Maria Orozco, the assistant manager of the Burger King located at 13704 SW 56 Street, and she had this to say:

"It doesn't affect me. They killed a lot of the people who had high salaries, paid vacations, and prestige. Now we can have more people working for lower pay, which brings better service."

Sounds like a coup took place!

A Mr. F. Castro, "president" of 3G, could not be reached for comment.

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Ily Goyanes
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