A former fast food employee says mice ran rampant in the Philadelphia McDonald’s where he worked, and he caught it all on tape, Fox News reported.
Video shows a mouse scurrying around inside a plastic bag filled with hamburger buns at the McDonald’s on Stenton Avenue in the West Oak Lake section of Philadelphia, where Karrium Demaio, 29, worked.
Demaio says he frequently saw mouse droppings, and was told to brush them off the bread and serve them to customers.
“There hasn’t been a time when we couldn’t go in the back and see mouse droppings on the bread,” he said.
He told Fox News he revealed the video, which was shot in November, because he wanted to warn customers.
“That wasn’t the first time. That was about the sixth or seventh time,” he said. “That’s what made me like, I got to get video of this.
“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.”
Demaio worked at the store from October 2010 to January of this year, when he was fired for skipping a shift.
He told Fox News that he’s worked at two other McDonald’s, but had never seen something like this.
The McDonald’s is “not in satisfactory compliance,” according to the Philadelphia Health Department, but inspectors did not cite evidence of rodents.
The store says it will address concerns the video surfaced.
“After viewing the video, we are going to continue to investigate this claim to make certain we have all the facts,” McDonalds owner and operator Ken Youngblood said in a statment.
“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.”