Burger Joint Closed After Viral Video Shows Workers Cooking Rat on Grill
A fast food restaurant in Honolulu, Hawaii, was closed and two employees were fired after a viral video showed a rat sizzling on a grill – next to hamburger. . .
Teddy’s Bigger Burgers closed its Mapunapuna Street location for a deep cleaning and fired two employees who appeared in the Snapchat video, the Associated Press reported. The video shows one of the employees flipping what appears to be a dead rat on the grill.
“We are horrified that a former teenage employee would conduct themselves in that way and make such a video of which we are investigating its authenticity,” said Richard Stula, the president of Teddy’s Bigger Burgers.
Don’t eat at Teddys Burger in Mapunapuna.
They cooking rats on the grill 🤢😷🤮 pic.twitter.com/3OTTVFgita
— KidBranz 🤙🏽 (@HawaiiKidBranz) November 22, 2018
Hawaii’s state health department is scheduled to inspect the restaurant again. Additionally, the company is hiring a licensed pest control business to check the restaurant for rodents, Peter Oshiro, the state’s environmental health program manager, told the news outlet.
“We are horrified a former employee would create something like this trying to destroy our reputation without regard for our 20-plus years of quality and aloha,” he told the news outlet. (Read more from “Burger Joint Closed, Two Employees Fired, After Viral Video Shows Workers Cooking Rat on Grill” HERE)
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