Fingertip Found in Salad Is Hands Down the Grossest Thing Ever


saladIf you like your salads a little, uh, meaty, you should try a place called Joey Brooklyn's in St. Petersburg, Florida. The pizzeria was known for their delicious pies until one of their salads got all of the attention, and not in a good way. According to a complaint filed with the state health department, the restaurant served one local resident mixed greens tossed with a fingertip. A human fingertip.

When the customer bit into the fleshy piece and realized what it was, nausea, vomiting, and a trip to the local hospital ensued. Can't say I blame the guy. If I got a salad with a side of cannibalism, I'd be puking my guts out, too.

News 10 in Tampa Bay reports that the customer's claim has been substantiated after a health inspector went to the restaurant and saw that one of the employees had a Band-Aid on his finger and claimed he cut himself while chopping lettuce. Smoking gun, much?

The restaurant owner told News 10 that she can't comment on the investigation, but is looking forward to the next health inspection because she plans on getting a perfect score.

Listen, lady. You just served up a severed body part. Let's not just glide over this like it's not a big deal. It's a huge deal. I can't quite put my finger on it, but it should be a rule of thumb that if you serve up a chopped off extremity on a bed of greens, your restaurant should be shut down for nine weeks -- one week for every finger your chef has left.

Make no bones about it, there are finger foods, then there are fingers in food. Unfortunately, Joey's Brooklyn's might not realize the difference.

What's the grossest thing you've ever found in a meal?


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nonmember avatar Kat

As much as I hate to say it, this isn't uncommon. My dad worked in restaurants for years and he has plenty of stories that would make your stomach turn. Several of them involve fingertips, including one where a fingertip was accidentally coated in blackened seasoning, sauteed, and served on pasta with some chicken.

Becky Blanton

I bought a cheeseburger at McDonald's once. I planned to give it to my dog, so I opened the bun to take the pickles off and found a huge CLUMP of human hair melted in with the cheese...Soooo gross!!!! I threw the burger away and to this day I open ALL my burgers no matter where they're from to ensure they're not matted over with hair.

Kayla... KaylaMillar

Ewww! The grossest thing I've found was probably a hair

slw123 slw123

So gross.....

nonmember avatar Mark

I took my wife to a local restaurant that I had a coupon for. Near the end of her Chicken cutlet she found a German Cock Roach legs up underneath. When the waitress was approached about this she offered a new chicken and no apologies.

My6Rock My6Rock

Don't you just hate it when one cook ruins the stew for everyone?

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