The incident took place at the Lithonia, Ga., location last week, when a reportedly drunk customer came in and fell asleep on the restaurant counter.
At least two employees are seen pouring salt, ketchup and placing a piece of cheese on the back of the passed-out man’s head. At another point in the video, a reported employee grabs hold of the customer’s arms and props him up, making it appear as if he was dancing.
According to WSB-TV, the customer had no idea what had happened until the video started making the rounds on social media.
“He went to go and get his head together, get his mind straight,” his fianceé said to WSB-TV. “He passed out during that time and they took advantage of him.”
The outlet reported that once the unidentified man woke up, he ordered food, paid and walked home.
In a statement to Fox News, a spokesperson for Waffle House said the company reached out and apologized to the humiliated customer.
“When we learned of this event we launched an investigation, and have terminated the employees involved. Their actions in no way represent our company or our thousands of Associates who strive to provide our customers with a positive experience daily,” spokesperson Pat Warner said.
The victim reportedly filed a report with DeKalb County police for simple battery. As of Thursday, no charges had been filed.