CUSTOMERS are outraged after a video of what appears to be a live mouse crawling in food storage at Wendy’s restaurant resurfaced.
A video of the 2018 news report was posted on TikTok and appears to show the rodent scurrying around their burger buns and fecal matter throughout the packaging.
This resurfaced video comes after a photo at the same Wendy’s showed loose cigarettes in the food preparation area back in 2018, reported WRAL.
The store, located in Catoosa, Oklahoma, has had rumors of mice for a while, but workers didn’t believe it until they saw the mouse in the bag of buns, reports say.
At the time, one worker told local news: “They were like, we’ll get to it, it’s not that big of an issue,”
A rat was also reportedly found at the time, prior to the discovery of the mouse.
After reporting the live mouse, a manager supposedly told the worker: “Take a new rack [of buns] and get the buns underneath.”
Later, more mouse bites were found on buns, and feces were found in boxes, resulting in the store closing for one hour to assess the situation.
The franchise at the time said they are aware of the situation and taking the matter very seriously.
Wendy’s spokesperson Elizabeth Drake said in a comment: “We have stringent procedures in place to ensure safe and well-maintained restaurants.
“The local health department visited the restaurant, conducted a thorough inspection, and found no violations.”
The U.S. Sun has reached out to Wendy’s for an update on their sanitation requirements at the store in Oklahoma and did not hear back by the time of publication.