Taco Bell, KFC Respond To Rat Incident in a New York Restaurant

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Rats have long been a problem in New York City, but now they started to invade a fast food restaurant. New York City Health Department officials closed a Taco Bell fast food restaurant in Greenwich Village, New York this Friday due to discovering rats in the restaurant.

This is a serious food safety violation and will have long consequences for Taco Bell / KFC as well as it may hit hard the fast food restaurants nationwide. This is even more actual in the light of recent outbreaks of food related disease Salmonella and E. coli.


eMaxHealth visited both Taco Bell's and KFC's websites and found the following comment posted on the fast food restaurants' sites related to the rat incident.

"This is an isolated incident at a single restaurant at 331 6th Avenue in Greenwich Village, New York and it is totally unacceptable. The restaurant is closed and we will not allow it to be reopened until it has been sanitized and given a complete clean bill of health. We want to assure our customers that nothing is more important to us than food safety and their health."

The restaurant will remain closed on the incident is completely resolved and the food safety is ensured.