Philadelphia has a reputation for being a somewhat dirty city. But this latest cringe-worthy incident may serve to validate our less common nickname, “Filthadelphia.”
Karrium Demaio, an ex-employee of a Philadelphia McDonald’s, is claiming that he saw mice scurrying inside bags of hamburger buns on six or seven different occasions. He even captured one on video using his cell phone, fulfilling what is surely every restaurant’s worst nightmare.
The McDonald’s in question is located on Stenton Avenue in the West Oak Lane section of Philadelphia.
The video was recorded back in November and it shows a mouse hanging out with hamburger buns which were used to make Big Macs. In a NY Daily News article, Deamaio recounted, “I was going back there to get something else and I heard some rustling, so I turned around, and I look, I seen a mouse inside the bread. Not on top of the package, but inside of the package.”
He also told reporters that, “There hasn’t been a time when we couldn’t go in the back and see mouse droppings on the bread.”
Demaio maintains that his boss ordered employees to brush off the droppings, and serve the bread to customers. But the owner of the McDonald’s hasn’t fessed up just yet, releasing a statement regarding his former employees purported pest problem:
“After viewing the video, we are going to continue to investigate this claim to make certain we have all the facts. I want my customers to know that I am taking this matter seriously and will immediately address any issues that may exist. Therefore, if necessary, we will work with the appropriate authorities to get the facts.”
Source: NY Daily News