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2 Works for You investigator confronts owner of food delivery service

Posted at 10:58 PM, Jun 22, 2018
and last updated 2019-04-12 14:55:55-04

TULSA -- In a story only on 2 Works for You, chief investigator Katie Wisely dug even deeper Friday night into a food delivery service that may be operating illegally.

2 Works for you uncovered disturbing allegations about the late night delivery service.

On Thursday night 2 Works for You reported that a former cook for Midnight Grill says the food isn't prepared in a restaurant, but rather an apartment in midtown Tulsa. And Friday night, Wisely showed up at Brixton Square Apartments to find out more, not far from Fulton Plaza and Magnolia Manor where she broke news about horrendous conditions that tenants were suffering from. This illegal restaurant could be behind one of those apartment doors.

"There might be a little corruption on me and I'm sorry but after I got thinking about it, I had to tell Tulsans about it," said a man who claimed to work for Midnight Grill.
He had messages that may be a bit shocking.
"I was just wanting some money."  
"I didn't know this was going to be this crazy."
This man afraid to show his identity claims he cooked for midnight grill.
"The lowest night was $400 and some, and the highest nights was $700 and some."
But said he was told, "don't come in tonight."
After our first news story aired.
This man claims - he was hired last week and cooked for about four days.
He made chilling allegations that the delivery service was never approved by the health department.
"(The owner) had a deep freezer there and small icebox here where he would keep the product and the deep freezer for the stuff he fried like the hamburgers."
The orders the former cook says came in here at the apartment, quickly prepared, and turned around for fast service.
"He actually went two days one time without changing the grease."  

The orders were picked up by a delivery driver.

While 2 works for you was getting video of the apartment in question the owner showed up.
"We're just a delivery service like Mr. Delivery or Grubhub,"  he said in answer to Wisely's question as she approached him.

She then confronted him about the cook's allegations:

Katie: "So where do you cook the food?"

Owner: "We don't cook the food we just pick it up from like Denny's and Whataburger."

And he says...
"Nobody worked for me as a cook last week."

Katie: "So they're lying?"

Owner: "Um, yeah."

2 Works for You reached out to the Tulsa Health Department. A woman on the phone told Wisely they would check out the apartment but only after we left the property.
And this former cook…
"I gotta tell Tulsans about this. I gotta do it."

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