Two fast food employees have been summarily canned after footage of them smoking cannabis wax through the drive-thru window hit the social media circuit and went viral.
The two workers were in the employment of the burger chain Frugals when they were approached by marijuana advocate and YouTube personality Jonah Tacoma and offered hits of marijuana concentrate (often referred to as dabs) in exchange for some burgers and fries.
"We were going through the drive-thru and when we were done ordering, I offered to pay with a dab instead of cash," said Tacoma. "She said, 'Yeah, sure.' We started filming when we pulled up."
At first there seems to be no willing participants and just a few stares of amazement by the workers attending the drive-thru window. However it doesn't take long for a couple of eager and willing smokers to come out of the woodwork, stick their heads into the vehicle and take a quick toke, walking away with ear-to-ear grins. The footage then pans to a few more Frugals employees refusing the offer while Tacoma boasts, "Only in America kids."
Tacoma held onto the video for more than a month before ultimately deciding to post it on YouTube. It didn't take long after the initial post date for a customer of the burger chain who happened upon the video to identify the 'dabbing duo' and report them to management. Once management saw the video, their manager was contacted and both employees seen taking hits of weed were terminated.
"Frugals has a zero-tolerance drug policy in the workplace, and we in no way condone the type of conduct captured," Laurie Macarty, financial manager for Frugals. "How very unfortunate that the media has chosen to spotlight and sensationalize this incident, which may only serve to encourage this type of behavior in publicity-seeking individuals. The isolated actions of the two terminated employees do not in any way reflect the Frugals crew as a whole."
Tacoma is trying to ride this wave of newfound popularity by using the video to advocate the legal use of marijuana (and possibly gain a few free cheeseburgers), but at the expense of two workers who have been fired.
Unflinching, Tacoma stated, "I don't think we put them in jeopardy. I think they chose to participate. The reality is we are making a statement."
And besides, he says his "whole crew" in his car got burgers and fries in exchange for the dabs...
Watch the whole deal go down below: