Bay Area pizza restaurant closes store ‘indefinitely’ after pictures showing employee sleeping in restroom go viral

A California Papa Murphy’s pizza restaurant has been closed after a photo went viral showing an alleged employee taking a nap inside the store’s bathroom.

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Last week, an anonymous person posted a photo of the Pacifica Papa Murphy’s take-and-bake pizza shop on Reddit.

“Papa Murphy’s in Pacifica” is all the photo was captioned, which showed an employee taking a nap on the floor of a restroom, complete with a blanket and what appears to be a pillow or rolled up mat, and the pizza’s workstation, which was littered with trash and scattered toppings.

The upsetting post was reportedly taken by someone who went to pick up a pizza for his family.

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The reaction to the photos was quick, with people calling out the establishment for its dirty appearance — one person claiming to be an ex-employee commented on the store “blatantly disregard[ing] health codes.”

“A health inspector came in late 2017 and threw away a bunch of bad food - and my boss (Jay) made me pull it out of the garbage and serve it! Sorry for that also,” the ex-employee wrote, also claiming that Jay, the manager, was the man seen sleeping on the floor of the restaurant.

“Dude how is that place still open?!” another Redditor wrote.

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“For those questioning this anecdote: check out the yelp for this place. Never seen anything like it, horrifying,” another commented.

As to be expected, there were also a few who joked about the Bay Area’s outrageous housing market as a reason for why the employee was trying to catch some sleep at work.

“Bay Area rent is no joke,” one wrote.

“For rent: 0 bedroom, 1 toilet, with pizza-centric kitchen,” another quipped.

Papa Murphy’s has since apologized for the scene and closed the location “indefinitely.”

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“We apologize for the conditions of this location, which were nothing short of unacceptable. As a result, we have closed this location indefinitely until we feel we can properly operate to the high standards of quality and service our customers deserve,” Papa Murphy’s said in a statement to Fox News.