Tags: rat | dunkindonuts | nyc | youtube

Rats in Dunkin Donuts Store in NYC Star in YouTube Clips (Video)

Thursday, 03 Apr 2014 01:23 PM

By Nick Sanchez

Videos of rats frolicking in a Dunkin Donuts in New York City emerged on YouTube this week to the dismay of fast-food customers and the company.

The titles of the videos – "Rats chowing down at New York Dunkin Donuts" and "Rat stuck in NYC Dunkin Donuts window" – aptly describe the 16-second clips shot at 2:30 in the morning by user "pjayone," a 52-year-old Bronx resident.

In an email to Gothamist.com, Pjayone related that it's a common occurrence he sees at the Dunkin Donuts location on 37th Street and 8th Avenue. "Every [day] the workers load the shelves with the mornings [sic] wares. Shortly thereafter like clockwork the rats come out and party."

Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll

Discouragingly, it's "apparent that the store was overrun with them," he writes on one of the videos.

Even more horrifying, he confirms the worst-case scenario: the rat-nibbled pastries were later sold to customers. "The items in the video that are being besieged upon by the rats were to be sold for that mornings [sic] breakfast rush."

After the videos went viral – garnering tens of thousands of views – Pjayone told the New York Daily News an employee continued to stock the overrun food racks with fresh croissants, bagels, and donuts.

"There's no way he could of missed that!" he said. "He was totally lackadaisical. He couldn't care less."

Before he'd had enough and turned away from the stomach-churning feeding frenzy he said he counted "seven to nine joining in the festivities."

Confronted by reporters at Gothamist in the morning, the store manager, who wished to remain unnamed, replied, "We don't have any issue like that."

Dunkin Donuts' corporate arm followed his statement with its own. "We take this matter very seriously. Immediately upon learning of the situation at the Dunkin' Donuts restaurant at 265 West 37th Street, a certified Operations Manager inspected the restaurant to ensure that all appropriate Dunkin’ Donuts food safety standards are being followed."

Health Department records indicate the establishment currently has an "A" rating for cleanliness, despite a November 2013 comment by inspectors that the facility was "not vermin proof."

Editor's Note: ObamaCare Is Here. Are You Prepared?

Related Stories:

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

UC Davis Ebola Case? Adult Patient With Virus' Symptoms Admitted

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 20:25 PM

A patient with Ebola-like symptoms was admitted to UC Davis Medical Center in California on Thursday in "good" condition . . .

Mummified Mongolian Monk Found Sitting in Lotus Position

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 19:54 PM

A mummified Mongolian Buddhist monk, which may be as many as 200 years old, has been discovered sitting in a lotus medit . . .

Ohio State Patrol Marijuana Bust: 235 Pounds Worth $1.2M Recovered

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 19:34 PM

Ohio State Patrol officers recovered 235 pounds of marijuana with an estimated value of $1.2 million during a traffic st . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved