Indiana Subway Closes For A Day After Customer Posts Video Of Worker Zapping Bugs

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At Subway, you have a choice of topping for your sandwich — cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, pickles, peppers, you know the drill. But itty-bitty bug carcasses? No one is lining up for that extra protein.

A Subway restaurant in Franklin, IN closed its doors for the day yesterday after a customer posted a video on Facebook that shows a worker using a bug zapper behind the counter on Monday, WISH-TV reports. He says everything was pretty normal about his visit with his two sons, until he started to hear “a few different zaps and noises that just weren’t normal.”

That’s when he looked over and saw the employee in the preparation area with the tool in his hand.

“It was my 13-year-old son that ended up saying I’m pretty sure he’s using one of those bug zappers,” the customer said.

The restaurant was closed Tuesday.

“Food safety is our top priority. All Subway restaurants are individually owned and operated,” the company said in a statement. “As soon as the restaurant owner was made aware of the situation, he immediately took action by closing his restaurant and discarding all open products. He has contracted a professional cleaning service to ensure that the restaurant is in top working order.”

A county health department inspector stopped by the store to check things out, and found what appeared to be fruit flies or gnats coming from overripe produce or floor drains. The restaurant was not fined, but given an informal warning, and an inspector was due back this morning for another check.

Subway closes for the day after bug zapping video surfaces [WISH-TV]

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