Skip to comments.Man Finds Ants in His Burritos
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.
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.
"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.
Free ants?! They should have charged extra!
Big deal, I’ve eaten ants before. Corse I was six...
That's when I decided to throw that hippie freak out of the house.
Ants in Toronto in January??
Wisconsin ants must be wussies cuz I haven’t seen a one since oh—September?
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.
The tacos on whole wheat toast are pretty good too, but if you don't want ants, you have to say, "hold the ants."
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.
An Epicure, Dining At Crewe,
found quite a large mouse in his stew,
said the waiter, Dont shout,
and wave it about,
or the rest will be wanting one, too!”
The ants weren’t moving. That’s not good. Obviously the burrito was not very fresh.
Lol, would you like some spicy fire ant dipping sauce with you Antrito?
I just ain't feeling it.
“ay yi yi, Hay hormigas en mi burrito”
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