For a gruesome moment, a MOUSE rushes past eaters’ feet in a popular Mexican restaurant
- Disgusted diners were shocked to see a MOUSE in a popular Mexican restaurant
- Diners are seen leaving the restaurant shortly after the sighting at Beach Burrito
- The images are from the popular Beach Burrito Co. in Glenelg, Adelaide
- The company said ‘our customers’ health and safety is our top priority’
A mouse shocked diners as it raced past a wall and across the floor of a popular Mexican restaurant.
Diners fled Beach Burrito Co on Jetty Road in Glenelg, Adelaide, in disgust, after screaming and cringing at the rodent.
The images show the mouse running down the wall from the ceiling before rushing into a small hole in the wall on April 12.
The mouse was filmed by a shocked spectator as it ran along the wall, across the floor and into a hole
“That was a little disturbing to see that going into a restaurant, somewhere that serves food,” said a local 7 News
Angus Warren, Beach Burrito Company’s chief operating officer, said the restaurant is regularly inspected by City of Holdfast Bay health inspectors, the Adelaide Advertiser reported.
“Over the past seven years, we’ve always enjoyed at least four stars (five of which are the highest possible),” he said.
“I remind everyone that at Beach Burrito, we consider the health and safety of our customers our highest priority and we have the best food handling practices in our kitchen.”
He said the company’s most recent inspection was completed on April 15 – three days after the mouse video.
Mr Warren said he saw the footage but defended his restaurant, saying rodent invasions were part of running a business in such a populated area.
You hear witnesses squeak when you see the mouse
“I’ve had the chance to watch the video, and it’s always a bit surprising to see a visitor where you don’t want them,” he said.
But things like this are a fact of life. It is part of living and running a business in a densely populated and built-up area.
“This video unfortunately showed the less glamorous side of hospitality that every operator is aware of.”
Mr Warren said the unwanted guest may have come from Beach Burrito Co’s neighbors, including a building that has remained empty and abandoned for the past 10 years.
The popular Beach Burrito Co. Mexican restaurant has said that the ‘health and safety of our customers is our highest priority’
‘On our other side, we have an old building that has just undergone a major renovation, so you can imagine what that has done for the local population of furry friends,’ he said.
He said the company had hired a company to inspect and maintain hygiene in the restaurant.
7 News said, “Holdfast Bay Council inspectors have conducted more than 200 inspections and imposed five fines since July last year.”
The Glenelg Beach Burrito Co. is part of an Australian Mexican restaurant chain with ten locations in Australia.