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Man Finds Ants in His Burritos
http://www.torontosun.com/news/torontoandgta/2010/01/03/12330016-sun.html ^

Posted on 01/03/2010 2:52:28 AM PST by nickcarraway

Having Aunt Martha stop by for dinner over the holiday season is one thing, but having 50 ants for breakfast was more than Tommy Lam could stomach.

The jeweller said he found them lining his McDonald's burritos.

"It was disgusting!" Lam told the Sun yesterday soon after he said he made the gruesome discovery.

The 28-year-old said he and his girlfriend stopped by the busy fast-food restaurant at Markham Rd. and Denison St. around 11 a.m. yesterday to grab a quick bite to eat on their way to work.

After waiting 15 minutes in line, the couple said they ordered two sausage and egg burrito combos to go, which includes a total of four pita-wrapped sandwiches.

Soon after, they sat down to eat at his business, Jewellery Box, just around the corner at Steeles Ave. E. and Middlefield Rd. That's when Lam claims they spotted dozens of ants inside and outside their burritos.

NOT MOVING

Fortunately, the little critters weren't crawling around. But that was of little consolation to Lam, who had already eaten the first of his two burritos.

Whether or not that first sandwich was also laced with dead ants, Lam is not sure.

He doesn't even want to think about it.

"I still can't believe this happened!" Lam said, shaking as he recalled the ordeal.

Finding the ants in his food was shocking enough, but Lam said he was even more stunned by the reaction he received from the store manager when he returned with the contaminated food.

NO APOLOGY

"He didn't even offer an apology," Lam said of the McDonald's manager, a man who only identified himself to him as Keith.

The one thing the manager did offer, Lam wanted no part of.

"He offered to replace our burritos, that was it," Lam said. "I just said, 'No thanks!' and walked out."

Before yesterday, Lam said he stopped by the McDonald's regularly for breakfast on his way to work.

"But I'll never eat there again," he said.

Lam said he later tried to contact McDonald's head offices and his local public health department, but he wasn't able to reach anyone over the long weekend.

However, he still has the burritos and he vows that first thing tomorrow morning he'll be demanding some answers.

Staff at the McDonald's location referred the Sun's calls to the company's head office.

A message left on the Media Relations Centre line was not returned yesterday.

York Region Community and Health Services also could not be reached for comment.


TOPICS: Food; Outdoors; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: ants; burrito; napl

1 posted on 01/03/2010 2:52:29 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
"Fortunately, the little critters weren't crawling around. But that was of little consolation to Lam, who had already eaten the first of his two burritos."

Free ants?! They should have charged extra!

2 posted on 01/03/2010 2:57:23 AM PST by Anti-Utopian ("Come, let's away to prison; We two alone will sing like birds I' th' cage." -King Lear [V,iii,6-8])
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To: nickcarraway
Ant's are protein...it could have been worse....


3 posted on 01/03/2010 3:03:17 AM PST by Dallas59 (No To O -Time is going by really really really really slow.)
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To: nickcarraway
You can get your daily intake of ant in other ways.


4 posted on 01/03/2010 3:06:32 AM PST by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: nickcarraway

Big deal, I’ve eaten ants before. Corse I was six...


5 posted on 01/03/2010 3:12:38 AM PST by BigCinBigD (")
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To: nickcarraway
I once found an aunt in my burrito.

That's when I decided to throw that hippie freak out of the house.

6 posted on 01/03/2010 3:20:24 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: nickcarraway

Ants in Toronto in January??

Wisconsin ants must be wussies cuz I haven’t seen a one since oh—September?


7 posted on 01/03/2010 3:21:20 AM PST by elli1
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To: nickcarraway
McDonald's burritos. "It was disgusting!"

Uh...

8 posted on 01/03/2010 3:32:43 AM PST by Darkwolf377 (Bostonian conservative, atheist prolifer)
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To: Darkwolf377

My thinking too! Mickey D’s ain’t my idea of cleanliness or good food either, so this guy should find another place for his breakfast burritos.


9 posted on 01/03/2010 4:03:09 AM PST by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: nickcarraway
"...they ordered two sausage and egg burrito combos to go, which includes a total of four pita-wrapped sandwiches."

The tacos on whole wheat toast are pretty good too, but if you don't want ants, you have to say, "hold the ants."

10 posted on 01/03/2010 4:05:49 AM PST by Fetid Facts (Under Democrats, "The law is a ass--a idiot.")
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To: Darkwolf377

McDonald’s burritos. “It was disgusting!”

My thought exactly, the last one I tried was about 4 years ago on a dive trip with my son. Even my teenage son couldn’t eat his.

At least the ants provided some real protein.


11 posted on 01/03/2010 4:47:42 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: nickcarraway

Anonymous

An Epicure, Dining At Crewe,
found quite a large mouse in his stew,
said the waiter, “Don’t shout,
and wave it about,
or the rest will be wanting one, too!”


12 posted on 01/03/2010 5:18:14 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: nickcarraway
Must have been a Mexicant.


13 posted on 01/03/2010 5:20:45 AM PST by paulycy (AMERICA: Less safe. Less free. More broke.)
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To: nickcarraway

The ants weren’t moving. That’s not good. Obviously the burrito was not very fresh.


14 posted on 01/03/2010 5:29:40 AM PST by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: paulycy

Lol, would you like some spicy fire ant dipping sauce with you Antrito?


15 posted on 01/03/2010 5:41:52 AM PST by Molon Labbie
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To: nickcarraway
When I get a craving for a burrito, I go to Mickey D's !

I just ain't feeling it.

16 posted on 01/03/2010 5:42:44 AM PST by csvset
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To: 6SJ7

“ay yi yi, Hay hormigas en mi burrito”


17 posted on 01/03/2010 5:45:14 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: nickcarraway
Dead ants? Call Inspector Clouseau!

"Dead ant, dead ant, dead ant dead ant dead ant dead ant dead anttttttt"
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18 posted on 01/03/2010 5:45:29 AM PST by mkjessup (0bama squats to pee.)
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To: Anti-Utopian
"Fortunately, the little critters weren't crawling around.'
What kind of meal is it when everything is DEAD?!?
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The Klingon Gagh Buffet, bon appetit'!
19 posted on 01/03/2010 5:50:00 AM PST by mkjessup (0bama squats to pee.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ping


20 posted on 01/03/2010 10:20:30 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I had a box of Kelloggs raisin bran once that had little bugs in it that would float to the top of the bowl when I added the milk.......They were dead so it was no big deal.


21 posted on 01/03/2010 10:24:26 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (I want a hoochie-mama for Christmas, only a hoochie-mama will do............)
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To: nickcarraway
One of funniest things I can remember was when my ex-brother in law pulled a box of opened Girl Scout Cookies from the back of my pantry. The look on his face when he realized that live ants were crawling out of his mouth and onto his face.

I laughed until I cried. I never liked him anyway.

22 posted on 01/03/2010 10:33:01 AM PST by Ditter
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To: Dallas59

ROTFLMBO! Is that real or is it photoshop? I never know what to believe anymore.


23 posted on 01/03/2010 10:35:58 AM PST by Ditter
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To: nickcarraway

Supersize me!

24 posted on 01/03/2010 10:36:09 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: nickcarraway; Tijeras_Slim; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...


"In Soviet Russia, ant eats YOU!"


25 posted on 01/03/2010 11:10:22 AM PST by Slings and Arrows ("The solution to every ill is a cat." --TheOldLady)
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To: nickcarraway

It’s a good thing he didn’t order “The Crunchy Frog” or “The Spring Surprise.”


26 posted on 01/03/2010 11:17:04 AM PST by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Little does the vic know the manager is training ants to do his bidding.


27 posted on 01/03/2010 11:39:56 AM PST by Lady Jag (Double your income. Fire the government)
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To: Slings and Arrows

It’s them!!!!!!!


28 posted on 01/03/2010 12:53:02 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican, no Conservative was on the ballot.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; fanfan

Am I the only one thinking that you can’t get breakfast at McDonalds after 10:30? Something just ain’t right.

BTW, true story. Way back when, went to taco bell for lunch, a lady complained that there was a bean in her bean burrios.


29 posted on 01/03/2010 2:24:51 PM PST by Springman (Rest In Peace YaYa123)
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