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Mouse Jumps into a Whataburger Fryer

An attempt to trap a mouse goes horribly wrong.

If California has In-n-Out, and New York has Shake Shack, then the Lone Star State, Texas, has Whataburger. Thanks to a video that appeared on Facebook this weekend, however, you might want to think twice before going to the burger chain to eat their midnight bacon and cheese Whataburger with fries.

In the video, a person behind the counter begins turning over the containers in an attempt to trap the mouse. But mice, as you might know if you've ever had one, are sneaky, and instead of being caught, the mouse takes a big, brave leap… straight into the deep fryer. Screams of "oh my god" and "deep-fried rat!" follow. The people behind the counter talk about trying to scoop out the mouse, but a Whataburger employee doesn't seem to know how to turn the fryer off.
Lewis's video has gone fully viral, having earned over 2 million views on Facebook, plus reposts on Twitter and various news publications. "The entire restaurant has since been cleaned and sanitized. We addressed this situation as quickly as possible, reinforcing procedures with our Family Members," Whataburger wrote in a statement, per KVUE. "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."

The Bastrop branch was pest control notified and temporarily closed, but it has since been re-opened.

(Image Credit: Brushawn Lewis/ Facebook)


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At least where I live, they force these restaurants to keep a certain level of bushes and vegetation around the business. And that's exactly where these mice live. So it's not always a sign of bad maintenance/management. As they say, nature always finds a way.
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