Recently, I had a girls’ night out with my mother, my sister, and my two grandmothers. We went shopping, saw a movie, and then went out to dinner at a local chain restaurant (full-service, mid-priced, not just some fast food joint). This restaurant is one of my family’s favorite places to go.
I ordered a burger that came with blue cheese, onions, and bacon. As I started biting into it, I noticed that there was a slice of tomato, which I don’t like. Not a big deal, I could just take it out. So, I flipped my burger over (since the tomato was on the bottom bun) and I noticed some sort of a circular object that was sunken into the burger. After processing the situation for a minute, I realized that it was a water bottle cap! Sure, it wasn’t the grossest thing I could have found in my burger, but it was still unexpected and unacceptable.
I sent my burger back and the manager kindly gave me a new meal and a full refund. I have to say that the restaurant handled the situation very professionally. However, the trouble didn’t end here. That night, before my sister fell asleep, she mentioned that she felt kind of sick. A few minutes later she woke up covered in diarrhea and with a sudden urge to puke. She ran to the bathroom and threw up for at least ten minutes. It had to have been the meal she had at the restaurant. It was all she had really eaten throughout the day.
I’m not sure if we will be returning, but I hope the restaurant figures out some of its issues regarding health and sanitation.