Jimmy John’s ‘quickly terminates’ employees who made noose out of dough

The sandwich chain tweeted a statement about the incident on Monday afternoon.

Jimmy John’s has “quickly terminated” employees who made a noose out of bread dough in a viral TikTok video. 

In the video, one white employee pretends to hang himself, while other staffers help him and giggle as they film. A “Happy 4th of July” filter appeared at the bottom of the video. 

Jimmy John’s tweeted a statement about the incident on Monday afternoon, explaining that the actions seen in the video are “unacceptable” and do not represent the brand or the local franchise ownership team.

“As soon as we were alerted to the video, we notified our franchisee, who quickly investigated and terminated all employees involved,” the statement said. “The franchisee is also meeting with their team to conduct training to help prevent anything like this from ever happening again.”

The video began circulating on social media over the weekend.

The TikTok video drew backlash from social media users, with some calling for a Jimmy John’s boycott.

Jimmy John’s has been responding directly to angry tweets about the matter.

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