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The Rat Wrap

Photos of a rat found in a wrap ordered from Chop't (a New York sandwich and salad restaurant) have recently caused quite a stir on Twitter. Naturally, people are wondering if this is some kind of hoax, since claiming to find gross things in your food is a time-honored way of trying to shake down restaurants. (Remember the lady who found the severed finger in her chili at Wendy's!)

Gothamist has been in touch with people at the law firm where the "rat wrap" was delivered to, who insist that there's no hoax on their end.

And Chop't is saying that it doesn't believe this is the work of a disgruntled employee.

Which makes it a bit of a mystery how the rat got into the wrap. After all, an entire dead rat doesn't get into a wrap by accident. Someone has to make the wrap, which means that someone had to put the rat there deliberately. But who?

If the health department examines the rat to determine how it died, that might provide some clues.
Posted by The Curator on Thu Jul 10, 2014

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