One unfortunate eater reportedly took a bite of his wrap only to find a dead rodent peeking out. Just let that sink in for a minute as to what you would do if you bit into your lunch and saw dead eyes looking back at you from a furry little mouse. Shudder.
One Twitter user, who goes by the name of Steve Henderson, posted a picture of it along with "My colleague ordered a wrap and got a rat @Chopt." The store was closed for the day in order to do "a deep clean."
There are some who now believe that the whole thing is an elaborate hoax considering the aforementioned Twitter user has since taken down his picture and subsequent tweets. However, when Gothamist reached out for comment, he responded by saying, "I've had enough of this topic for one day. I saw your blog post. I've taken down the twitter post because it's caused quite the uproar and I need to get back to work." Apparently, the guy must have been getting so inundated with requests about the incident that it appears as though his Twitter account has been removed entirely.
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene gave the restaurant an A for their inspection, which took place in September 2013.
The company issued a statement as of Tuesday evening, that read (in part):
"Although none of the inspections at this location indicated any problems, we immediately took action. Those actions included closing the location temporarily in an abundance of caution in order to conduct a thorough inspection of the entire facility. Also, we have requested an inspection by the NYC Department of Health tomorrow morning in preparation for our reopening."
Will you eat at that Chop't location again or will you be skipping it altogether from now on?