A video shared on Facebook which appears to show a rat jumping into a deep fryer at a Central Texas Whataburger has already garnered nearly 1 million views.
The video was reportedly recorded early Sunday morning at the Bastrop Whataburger, located at 401 TX-71.
The poster, Brushawn Lewis, wrote “This s— is crazy I’m at whataburger in Bastrop Tx. It’s a damn rat just out in the open! But it did get deep fried! Smdh”
The Facebook page for that Whataburger restaurant responded to the post, saying the restaurant was closed and sanitized:
Thank you for bringing this to our attention. At Whataburger, cleanliness and food safety are top priorities for us. In this instance, we closed the restaurant out of an abundance of caution and notified pest control. The entire restaurant has since been cleaned and sanitized. We addressed this situation as quickly as possible, reinforcing procedures with our Family Members. While we’ll continue to be very diligent, it’s important to know there was no history of this type incident at this unit and there is no ongoing issue. A member of our team would like to reach out and address any concerns. Can you please share your contact information with us?