FLAMINGO RESTAURANT SITES FIRED FOR DEATH OF A DOG IN HOTEL FOOD STORAGE
Flamingo Resort, the popular hot dog and restaurant chain in Tennessee, was put on indefinite hiatus by the company’s owners, after an employee was killed when his vehicle crashed into a hotel freezer on Friday, according to the company.
According to a press release from the company, the employee was working in the parking lot of the hotel when he lost control of his vehicle and flipped over the ice barrier, injuring the driver of the other vehicle.
A bystander then reported that he had seen the driver and a dog enter the hotel’s parking lot, the company said.
“It is with extreme sadness that we announce that the Flamingos Hotel in Nashville has shut down operations,” the company statement said.
“The safety and well-being of our guests, employees, and employees’ families is of paramount importance to us.
The safety of our employees, guests, and guests’ families remains our highest priority.
The entire team is working to find a way forward.”
In a statement, Flamingoes owner and CEO Kevin Meeks said the company was “horrified and saddened” by the loss of life.
“We are working to assist the Nashville Police Department and our family in this time of loss,” he said.
Meeks said his company had closed its doors indefinitely to allow employees and staff to “get to work on other projects.”
The company said that it was “taking this opportunity to thank all of our loyal customers and employees who made this restaurant and our hotel so special.”
The cause of the crash has not been released.