Wednesday, August 17, 2011

King of the flies

There were so many flies at a Burger King, inspectors wouldn’t open their mouths.
That's right, a Burger King on Chicago's South Side has been closed after inspectors found so many insects flying around that they were “afraid to open their mouths.
Hundreds of flying insects were found throughout the Burger King. 
They were on the walls, the ceilings, the shelves intended for clean dishes, around the sink, in the food storage area, in a dry storage area, on the tubing of boxes of soft drink syrup, and in front of the drive-up window.

And if that wasn't enough, a wasp nest was also found just over the rear door.

“Pest control was woefully inadequate and poor housekeeping fueled the infestation of flying insects at the Burger King near 95th and Ashland,” Josie Cruz, deputy commissioner of Street & Sanitation’s Bureau of Rodent Control, said. “We closed this location for the critical violation of inadequate pest control and they won’t be allowed to reopen until they clean and pest-proof their restaurant, revamp their pest control and housekeeping plans, and then pass a tough re-inspection.”

It looks like this Burger King is Lord of the flies.