From the Aug. 7 edition
of Pantagraph.com, a newspaper Web site covering central Illinois:
"Applebee’s is investigating a report of a dead but intact four-inch-long lizard found in a customer’s salad during lunch last Friday at the Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar in Bloomington.
'We are aware of the report,' company spokesman Miles McMillin said Thursday. He said Applebee’s quality assurance department is working with the franchisee of the Bloomington restaurant, 502 N. Veterans Parkway.
'We’re in the middle of conducting that investigation right now,' said McMillin, adding, the local restaurant is 'just as motivated to find out what happened here.'
Bree Davis of the McLean County Health Department said a health department sanitarian went to Applebee’s on Friday after receiving a complaint from the customer.
'This is not a common thing and, from our perspective, the restaurant was not at fault,' Davis said. 'It’s just one of those extraordinary circumstances.' No action has been taken against the eatery."
Management did concur that the incident took place. However, the local health department vindicated the staff of any wrongdoing.
How did this happen? What's your theory?
And after looking at some of the batty responses in the comments section of this article, do you think newspapers should only publish certain comments? After all, newspapers aren't blogs