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Chop't still investigating how a dead rodent ended up in a wrap
Salad bar company Chopt said Wednesday that the company is conducting a thorough investigation into how a dead rodent ended up in a customers wrap.
The company said the Pine Street location where the rodent-filled meal originated was reopened a day after the salad purveyor requested an emergency inspection from the citys Department of Health. No rodent activity was detected in the inspection, the company said.
A Department of Health spokesman confirmed there was no evidence of vermin or conditions conducive to vermin and no violations were cited during the inspection.
The incident was first reported on Twitter on Tuesday by grossed-out co-workers at law firm Stroock; one employee tweeted a picture of the wrap with the dark gray-haired rodents head and one hand peeking out from a tortilla next to some lettuce. Images of the rat went viral with the hashtag #RatWrap.
Chopt founders Tony Shure and Colin McCabe issued an open letter on Tuesday apologizing for the incident. Nothing can describe what goes through the minds and hearts of all of us at Chopt in a moment like this, they wrote.
They said they had closed the Pine Street location temporarily in an abundance of caution and to do a thorough inspection.
The locations last health inspection was in September 2013, according to the Health Department. It had an A letter grade.