Burger King temporarily shut down after mice seen on buns back open

Inspectors visited the Burger King location on Concord Pike in Brandywine Hundred

Inspectors visited the Burger King location on Concord Pike in Brandywine Hundred

A fastfood restaurant was shut down by the health department due to a "rat infestation", after mobile phone footage caught rodents scampering through a bag of burger buns.

"Don't go to Burger King on 202", she posted with the video, saying there were rats "running all over their buns".

According to the inspection report, rodent droppings were found inside the hamburger and chicken sandwich rolls.

Andrea Wojcik, acting as a spokeswoman for the Division of Public Health said the Office of Food Protection received a complaint about the restaurant on Friday, June 1.

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A representative for Burger King confirmed that this particular location is independently owned and operated, but stated that the company will be investigating in order to "ensure they take the appropriate measures".

The investigation also found the building's ceiling was leaking in the kitchen near the storage and food line and flies were also coming in from a drain close by.

The inspecting officers found droppings from the rats on the burger buns as well as on the floor near the storage and cooking areas. In a statement to 6abc Action News, Burger King Media Relations said, "Food safety and hygiene is always a top priority for us".

The business reopened Monday afternoon after another inspection found the issues had been addressed, a health official told The News Journal of Wilmington.

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