A video showing a mouse scurrying on the counter of a Texas Whataburger before it makes a dive into the grease fryer has gone viral, disgusting customers and viewers.
The video appears to show a tiny mouse roaming on a kitchen counter inside of a Texas Whataburger located in Bastrop, a city 30 miles southeast of Austin, reports said.
“This s— is crazy I’m at Whataburger in Bastrop, Texas. It’s a damn rat just out in the open!” Brushawn Lewis, the person who posted the video wrote in the caption. “But it did get deep fried! Smdh”
The rodent is seen wandering around the counter space, as customers gather around the cashier counter to get a view of it. The video has garnered 1.5 million views.
An employee announces that whoever paid for their food would get a refund as the rodent continues to dash about the counter.
One woman — who did not work at the restaurant, according to the man filming the video — goes behind the counter and begins moving containers to try and grab the critter.
Newsweek reported the company released a statement that the restaurant had been shut down and cleaned after the incident, however.
“Thank you for bringing this to our attention. At Whataburger, cleanliness and food safety are top priorities for us,” the statement read. “In this instance, we closed the restaurant out of an abundance of caution and notified pest control. The entire restaurant has since been cleaned and sanitized.”
“We addressed this situation as quickly as possible, reinforcing procedures with our Family Members,” the restaurant added.