WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- A rodent was caught on video jumping into a deep fryer at a Whataburger fast-food restaurant in Texas over the weekend.
- On Saturday, a Facebook user posted the clip on his page, showing a Whataburger staff trying to catch the live rat before it leaps into its death.
- In response, Whataburger management posted on its Facebook page, telling customers that the location had been shut down and sanitized.
A rodent was caught on video jumping into a deep fryer at a Whataburger fast-food restaurant in Texas over the weekend.
Brushawn Lewis posted the footage on his Facebook page on Saturday with a caption: “This s–t is crazy.”
“I’m at whataburger in Bastrop Tx. It’s a damn rat just out in the open!” Lewis wrote. “But it did get deep fried! Smdh.”
The video has been shared more than 60,000 times. The footage shows the tiny rat roaming on a counter near the deep fryer, with Whataburger staff trying to catch him. But no one can.
“This girl really fixin’ to try and catch this rat,” Lewis can be heard talking on the video, a few seconds before the rat leaps into its death.
“Oh, Lord!” he screams. “It went in the grease!”
Customers at the fastfood restaurant can be heard screaming afterward.
“I’ll try and get it out,” one of the staff says.
“When it’s cooked it’ll float up to the top,” Lewis says in jest. “I’ve seen it all.”
The Whataburger management posted a response on its Facebook page, assuring its customers that the location had been shut down and sanitized.
“Thank you for bringing this to our attention,” the fast-food chain officials said. “At Whataburger, cleanliness and food safety are top priorities for us. In this instance, we closed the restaurant out of an abundance of caution and notified pest control. The entire restaurant has since been cleaned and sanitized.”
“We addressed this situation as quickly as possible, reinforcing procedures with our Family Members. While we’ll continue to be very diligent, it’s important to know there was no history of this type incident at this unit and there is no ongoing issue,” Whataburger officials told its customers.
Source: New York Post