More Fast Food Rats In Tomorrow's New York Post?

Is there a rat infestation at the Au Bon Pain at 38th & 3rd in New York City? Will tomorrow’s New York Post have the headline “French Rats Invade!”?
A tipster writes in:

I was just at Au Bon Pain on 38th & 3rd, and when I stepped outside with my coffee, a NYPost reporter and photographer stopped me to talk about the recent spate of rat sightings in that particular ABP, and their poor grades on recent health inspections. He said a story will run in tomorrow’s Post (headline: French Rats Invade! (?)). We stood on the corner and chatted about the recent KFC thing, and he agreed that if he could get them on video, it could be another front-page ‘scandal’. I had previously seen a little mouse in the ABP on 39th & Madison, (which they said they’d check out) but these guys said large rats were spotted this time. He asked me if I was still going to drink the coffee, and I shrugged and said ‘I went to Manhattan College, so rats in the eating area isn’t a huge deal to me.’ He smiled and said look in tomorrow’s News section.

Well, we’ll say one thing for the New York Post, they’re certainly more proactive than the NYC Health Department. Have any of you people seen rats at the Au Bon Pain? —MEGHANN MARCO

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  1. acambras says:

    I love the NY Post — best headlines in the world (apart from Consumerist, of course).

  2. Meg Marco says:

    Natch.

  3. skittlbrau says:

    It’s New York folks, where aren’t there rats?

  4. I, for one, welcome our new rat overlords!

    By the way, that’s old news – that Au Bon Pain was on WNBC last night with video of the rats inside.

  5. Au Bon Rat

  6. Terminixsux says:

    Templeton Rules!!!

  7. Amy Alkon says:

    Good guess on the headline, Pee Wee. I’m betting you’re right.