Dead Deer Found in Restaurant Kitchen Will Make You Lose Your Lunch

Warning: This story may make you never want Chinese takeout again. In fact, you may never want food again. A Chinese restaurant in Kentucky has been shut down after employees dragged a dead, bloody deer into its kitchen -- right in front of queasy patrons. Said one customer who undoubtedly lost her appetite upon witnessing the potential addition to the menu:

It was really disturbing. There was actually a blood trail that they were mopping up behind the garbage can. There was like a tail, and like a foot and leg sticking out of the garbage can and they wheeled it straight back into the kitchen.

Yum! Oh, wait, I mean, BARF!!

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By the time the roadkill police got to the restaurant, the deer had apparently already been gutted in the kitchen. The owner of the restaurant explained to inspectors that the deer had been hit on the highway and his son had taken it back to the restaurant so they could take the meat home later (and probably hang the antlers over the fireplace). He said the carcass was never intended to be served to customers.

Inspectors also said the owner apparently had no idea you weren't supposed butcher roadkill in the kitchen of a restaurant where you're whipping up fried rice for people. I really don't want to know what else this guy doesn't know.

The restaurant was shut down but can open back up again after another inspection. I suspect after this kind of publicity, you'll be able to get any table you want at the re-opening. Like ... any table.

Between this and the story about the guy who worked at a Chinese restaurant in Philadelphia who was videotaped juggling kittens, I don't really know what's going on with Chinese restaurants. The Philly restaurant was called Red Star Chinese, and the Kentucky restaurant is called Red Flower Chinese, so maybe it's just best to avoid anything with "Red" and "Chinese" in the name.

Well, add this to my list of things to hate about restaurants. Roadkill in the kitchen is a definite appetite killer.

Does this make you never want to eat Chinese again?

 

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