The Moment A Mischief of Rats Rained Onto Diners From A Chipotle Ceiling

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If Chipotle's ongoing health and PR woes haven't been enough to turn you off of your weekly burrito bowl, perhaps this will: rodents spontaneously started to fall from the ceiling in a Chipotle Mexican Grill in Dallas, Texas.

Customers were eating during the restaurant's lunch rush, enjoying their guac, when the incident occurred. Some managed to take footage of the rats as they scampered around the place.

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"If we would have been sitting at the table next to that it definitely would have fell on top of our food because it was literally right there," Daniela Ornelas told NBC DFW, adding, "I just kept wondering what it was, and I kept looking around until I looked at the floor, and I saw three rats, and I ran."

It's bad news for the fast casual giant, which was in the news earlier the same week for a norovirus outbreak that sickened 13 and temporarily closed a Chipotle in Virginia. The company issued a statement after the recent rodent incident:

We learned yesterday that mice got into a restaurant, and we immediately contacted professionals who identified a small structural gap in the building as the likely access point. We're having it repaired. Additionally, we reached out to the customer to make things right. This is an extremely isolated and rare incident and certainly not anything we'd ever want our customers to encounter.

From: Esquire