Employees at a fast food chain have been left horrified after discovering a live mouse inside a sealed bag of buns.
Staff at a Wendy’s restaurant in northeast Oklahoma discovered the rodent squirming inside the plastic wrapping, US television station KJRH reported.
After workers claim it was not the first time they had seen mice inside the store, they decided to film the mouse trapped among the bread.
“I just hear ‘mouse, mouse, mouse!’… I go back there and the mouse is moving around in the big buns,” worker Skylar Frame said.
Employee Samantha Niebelink said the discovery did not appear to phase the store’s manager at the time.
“She told me, ‘just take a new rack and get the buns underneath”. That was just disgusting because last time there was rat faeces it was dribbling underneath every other rack,” she revealed.
The discovery comes amid concerns of safety standards at the chain after cigarette butts were reportedly discovered in the food preparation area.
A Wendy’s spokesperson told KJRH in a statement they took such matters extremely seriously and were now investigating the claims with their pest control vendor.
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“Nothing is more important… than the safety of our employees and customers,” the statement said.
“We have stringent procedures in place to ensure a safe and well-maintained restaurant.”