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Like Dunkin Donuts? So Do These Rats, Apparently

| by Jonathan Wolfe

Heads up, America: you’re not the only ones who run on Dunkin. Apparently rats do too.

YouTube user pjayone posted a video this week showing a plump New York City rat reportedly feasting on Dunkin Donuts.

"At two-thirty [in the morning] every [day] the workers load the shelves with the mornings wares,” pjayone writes. “Shortly thereafter like clockwork the rats come out and party."

Here is pjayone’s footage of one of the rats testing out your morning croissant:

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When asked about the restaurant’s rat problem, one employee bluntly told the Gothamist “I haven’t seen anything like that.”

Though the Dunkin Donuts location said to be pictured here earns an “A” safety rating from the city’s health department, records show the restaurant received a citation in November 2013 saying “facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist."

Yum.

Dunkin Donuts released a brief statement on the video, saying "We take this matter very seriously. Immediately upon learning of the situation at the Dunkin' Donuts restaurant at 265 West 37th Street, a certified Operations Manager inspected the restaurant to ensure that all appropriate Dunkin’ Donuts food safety standards are being followed."

Sources: Gothamist, Mail Online