A video went viral on social media of a 54 year old Burger King employee, Kevin Ford who received a cheap party favor bag for 27 loyal years of service to the company.
Kevin worked as a cook/cashier at the Burger King at Las Vegas airport and in the viral video which is now shared million times, he shows that the small trivial goodie bag has a candy, a few pens, movie tickets, a Starbucks cup, and a few other nick-knacks.A spokesman from the Burger King released the following statement after the video “The Burger King brand and its many franchisees nationwide are committed to recognizing and celebrating the achievements of the thousands of people serving across a wide range of roles, dedicated to providing our Guests a world-class experience.”
The video depicts a Burger King team member in receipt of a peer-to-peer reward in recognition of a positive performance by the BK Franchisee. The franchisee offers its employees a robust employee recognition program, which includes the recognition of tenure milestones and monetary award. After his viral video Kevin Ford appeared on Instagram Live with Entrepreneur Sierra Nicole and his daughter where she collected $2700 for him,Father of four daughters, Kevin’s beautiful daughter has also set up a GoFundMe profile in which she wrote,
“Hi, My name is Seryna. The man in the video is my father. He has worked at Burger King for 27 years and yes! he has never missed a day of work. He originally began working at this job as a single father when Me and my older sister Were born 27 years ago, after that family grew and we are now 4 sisters.
He continue to work here because of the amazing health insurance that was provided through this company as it was unionized. He got all four of his daughters through high school and college with full healthcare coverage. My father still work here though he is coming up on retirement age but leaving the job would cost him his retirement.
In no way are we asking for monetary help or is he expecting any money but if anyone feels like blessing him he would love to visit his grandchildren.”