It is called fast food for a reason. You go in, order your food and leave, right? Well, it is not natural to go in and see animals or their nests and then realize that your favorite food place is now infested with their unwelcoming and it has to shut down for a few days. This seems to be a new hype in New York City at two places; Dominique Ansel Bakery on Spring Street and a Dunkin Donuts in the Garment District.
Dominique Ansel Bakery
The bakery was closed down due to a mice infestation found when health inspectors were inspecting the building on April 3rd. Since opening in 2011, the bakery received a health grade of an “A”. This means that they have kept up with all of the safety standards that every other bakery and food place has to follow. It includes anywhere from ovens being calibrated to the right temperature to items being dated and labeled in proper containers.
The employees did take part in a deep clean of the store for several hours. With several tasty treats, the bakery is most known for Cronuts which are a croissant and donut filled with crème. For those that enjoy the bakery, it is scheduled to reopen on Monday, April 7th.
For this bake shop, rats were the unwelcomed visitors that left customers unhappy. Here, as employees reloaded the bake goods overnight to beat the morning rush crowd and rats had appeared.
Dunkin Donuts did mention that it takes pride in the quality of its food and beverage offerings. A certified operations manager did ensure that all appropriate standards are being followed and took immediate action upon learning about the situation.
First there are lizards, then mice, and now rats. There are too many unwelcomed animals being found in food. Customers except quality service and those who frequent certain places, have high expectations on the food and to not suffer quality for quantity. At least, the appropriate people are being told the concern and taking action immediately.