Skip to comments.Dead Frog Found in Salad From Chain Sandwich Shop
Posted on 12/31/2013 10:57:49 AM PST by nickcarraway
A sandwich restaurant chain says it's looking into how a dead frog got into a customer's salad in Manhattan Monday.
The customer found the small frog in her salad from a Pret A Manger store on 47th Street and Sixth Avenue, according to her colleague Kathryn Lurie, who photographed it and posted it to the photo-sharing app Instagram.
Lurie, an editor at The Wall Street Journal, said on Twitter her co-worker wanted to remain anonymous but that "she was pretty shaken, understandably."
It's not clear how the frog got into the salad.
Pret said in a statement: "Our lettuce is sourced from farms that do not use any pesticides on its produce, therefore organic matter does very rarely manage to pass through our production process. We are currently looking into this issue to make every effort that this does not happen again."
Frogs are edible and, in fact, expensive.
Looks like aquatic-chicken salad.
You’d have to pay extra for that in China.
Good source of protein. They would have charged $40 or $50 for this salad in an upscale French restaurant, so what’s this person complaining about?
Mr. Hilton: ‘Ello.
Inspector: Mr. ‘ilton?
Inspector: You are the sole proprietor and owner of the Whizzo Chocolate Company?
Mr. Hilton: I am, yes.
Inspector: Constable Clitoris and I are from the ‘ygiene squad, and we’d like to have a word with you about your box of chocolates entitled the ‘Whizzo Quality Assortment’.
Mr. Hilton: Oh, yes.
Inspector: If I may begin at the beginning. First there is the Cherry Fondue. Now this is extremely nasty. (pause) But we can’t prosecute you for that.
Mr. Hilton: Ah, agreed.
Inspector: Then we have number four. Number four: Crunchy Frog.
Mr. Hilton: Yes.
Inspector: Am I right in thinking there’s a real frog in ‘ere?
Mr. Hilton: Yes, a little one.
Inspector: What sort of frog?
Mr. Hilton: A...a *dead* frog.
Inspector: Is it cooked?
Mr. Hilton: No.
Inspector: What, a RAW frog?!?
Mr. Hilton: Oh, we use only the finest baby frogs, dew-picked and flown from Iraq, cleansed in the finest quality spring water, lightly killed, and sealed in a succulent, Swiss, quintuple-smooth, treble-milk chocolate envelope, and lovingly frosted with glucose.
Inspector: That’s as may be, but it’s still a frog!
Mr. Hilton: What else?
Inspector: Well, don’t you even take the bones out?
Mr. Hilton: If we took the bones out, it wouldn’t be crunchy, would it?
Might as well post the YouTube link....
She would have preferred a live frog, perhaps?
Daughter found a Dragon Fly un a salad at Cheesecake Factory.
Too bad it wasn’t a dead rat in (_)o(_)bama’s sandwich.
“Organic matter does very rarely pass through our production process.”
That’s OK, Hoppy! You are still a frog. Don’t let these haters put you down! You’re more than just organic matter! You’re organic matter that can hop, and they can’t take that away from you!
Could be worse, she might have found half a frog.
And the French immediately surrendered.
This arrived to the restaurant in 4-5 days. Kermit looks pretty good for at least 6 days expired.
I smell bovine excrement and attempt to win urban lottery
Poor frog . . . led a happy, but uneventful life (probably). Until it ended up in someone’s salad to be whined about . . . .
Could lead to having a frog in one’s throat, literally. :)
Latest version of the needle in the pizza scam.
It got there the same way a mouse finds its way into a bottle of beer, eh.
It was probably the Bad Cholesterol in the egg yolk that killed the little thing...
I wouldn’t eat that salad. It probably killed the frog.
Just today, for New Years Eve, I bought 3 lbs. of frog legs, because none of my pussified 1/2 family members ever had any. $9.00 a pound. Would have shot them myself, but the ponds are frizzenn over.
That would make me hopping mad.
Later, when no one was looking, the frog jumped up and started belting out “Hello my baby, hello my honey...”
A cricket boiled to a nice shade of red was in a serving of turnip greens at a mom and pop place I ate at once.
We figured it was cooked and canned at the factory as it was winter time and all the local bugs were dead.
Got a free meal and pie out of it.
I would have peeked under the top crust of that pie fer dang sure!
Perhaps the frog was dyslexic - “Froggy went a crouton...”
I found a chain in a salad at a frog sandwich shop.
She wanted an organic salad.
So ... Now it’s got organs.
When we had a family rotisserie baseball league, my youngest child named her team the "Crunchy Frogs."
Crickets taste good. Sounds like a Win-Win.
We found a live roach in a salad at our (previously) favorite upscale restaurant. Their response was insufficient, and we never went back, even though we knew the general manager.
They went out of business not too many months later.
Pesticides killed it.
"Suitable for use with all small aquatic creatures."
Why the fuss!
My sister ordered a salad at the local Quiznos. When she took off the plastic cover I noticed a small live cricket hop out. We captured it and let it go outside in the grass. We figured the salad was fresh, at least.
Protein is good for you.
My SIL used to have a frog get into her washing machine every night. She’d take him outside, go back to the basement, do the laundry, and next day there he’d be in the washing machine again.
She died unexpectedly a couple of years ago and my brother never bothered to take out the frog. The frog only lasted one load.
Pond & Garden the new Surf & Turf!
Irate customer: “Waiter! What’s this fly doing in my soup?”
Waiter (takes a look): “Apparently, he’s doing the backstroke.”
In one of the old Abe Lincoln movies there was a great scene where a young Lincoln and his dad visited this old lady in a log cabin up in the hills. She offered them each a bowl of porridge and they accepted. As they were eating and talking, Abe looked in horror as he saw a small frog’s legs dangling from the spoon his dad was about to put in his mouth (great shot, with each leg astraddle the edge). As tactfully as he could, he frantically signaled his dad, to no avail. The camera turned to Abe’s face and you knew he watched his dad eat the spoonful, frog and all.
When they got outside, Abe told his dad he tried to warn him about the frog in the spoon. His dad said that he knew the frog was there, but if he made a scene about it, it would embarrass the old lady, and he didn’t want to do that.
Probably Hollywood hype, but it was a great way to get across how much class the old man had.
Appears to be a toad rather than a frog.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.