Not exactly what you want to see at any Texas restaurant.
What’s the one thing you never want to see at a restaurant? Okay, I know there are many, but the viral TikTok video that’s making the rounds lately has me so grossed out I may never eat out again!
Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
I like to keep things simple. The “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy is fine with me for many things. However, when a restaurant has a rodent infestation, I definitely want to know about that.
In today’s world, just about everybody has a hand held device that can record anything in an instant. If someone sees something, no matter what it is, you can bet someone is recording it and taking it straight to social media, and to those people I say “thank you!”. Otherwise I might find myself belly-up at the salsa bar downing taco after taco and having no idea what I might be eating.
Taco Cabana Turned Into a House of Mouse
Have you seen this video?
According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, this Taco Cabana restaurant in San Antonio, Texas had to take a few days off after a TikTok video that has since gone viral, showed several rats running-a-muck in its kitchen.
As you can imagine, social media showed no sympathy. TikTok user @ritalongg commented, “Don’t eat there.” That won’t be to difficult after seeing this video.
Of course, jokes about the Disney classic “Ratatouille” were also served in a heavy dose. It’s easy to see why.
“Remy about to chef it up!” Lol.
“I see Remy and the gang but where that boy Linguini,” hmmm, good question.
Taco Cabana Responds
Taco Cabana didn’t find any of this funny, and I don’t blame them. A statement from Taco Cabana said that the restaurant was “immediately closed”. They took care of the rodents and underwent an inspection. The San Antonio Current reports that the restaurant has since reopened.
Taco Cabana told KSAT “The pests are confirmed to have recently migrated from an outside source within the previous 48 to 72 hours, as mandated third-party sanitation and Health Department inspections revealed no recent activity prior to July 3, 2022.”
What Would You Do?
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This Temple, Texas DoorDasher Helped an Elderly Woman Get Fresh Start
Shelby Moeller never imagined that an odd request while delivering for Door Dash would lead to a life-changing experience for him as well as an elderly woman who needed more than food.
He described his initial encounter on Facebook, thanking people who offered to help the 78-year-old woman he named ‘Jane Doe’ to protect her privacy. On March 20th, he was able to share some amazing news on Facebook.
“Many of you probably remember my post last week about door dashing and coming across an elderly woman in deplorable conditions. When I made the post, I was thinking that I just needed to raise awareness that our elderly right here in our community are often alone, forgotten, and in need of help. I never imagined that through my post, God was going to provide a small but mighty army of volunteers that would jump in and save Jane Doe.”
Jane Doe had to be moved out of her apartment while biohazard disinfecting was done by Spotless Crime Clean. All furniture, carpet, and most of her possessions had to be thrown away. There was also no edible food, as everything in the kitchen was either expired or infested with insects.
Shelby was able to spend some time with the woman, who he described as his ‘new adopted grandma’. He learned about her background, and how she had struggled throughout her entire life, being reduced to having nothing multiple times. She had developed some hoarding behaviors, and he believed that some of that was due to her fear of losing everything again.
Take a look at the before and after photos of the amazing transformation of her home that changed a Central Texas woman’s life and helped her start over in a healthy environment.
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