Mark’s Strange Hamburger….

Yesterday, we had several things to do in Rochester.  Before we left, I asked Mark to look on the web to see if he could print out some online coupons for a burger place that was in close proximity to where we would be. Rochester has many burger “joints” that serve up good food.

Mark found buy one-get one free coupons, so he printed out 4 copies, as they allow multiple coupons in one purchase. As we got closer to Rochester, I called in our order so we could eat before going to the stores.

I went in and grabbed the goods…as always, the burgers tasted so good. We had placed a cooler in the back of the truck with icy cold sodas, so we were good to go! (at much less expense!) The kids and I were so hungry, we ate right away. Mark decided to eat a little later.

As we were nearly done with our expedition for the day, Mark decided to eat the first of his hamburgers.  He loves the hot sauce the restaurant serves,  so I had obtained some little cups with extra sauce for him.  He pulled back the bun on the burger and told me to look what was on his burger!

YIKES! I couldn’t see it at first, but as I looked, I sudenly spotted a green colored STAPLE on the hanburger!!! I was so relieved Mark didn’t bite into that staple. Gads, it could have caused some serious damage.

I decided this deserved a call to the restaurant to let them know. I called the restaurant and spoke to the manager. He was very apologetic and sounded rather embarrassed. He said they would be looking into the situation. He offered to give us two more burgers, or maybe some ice cream. I opted for two ice creams.

When we went back to the store, I realized that it was the manager who initially waited on me. I asked him if they discovered how the staple got on the burger and he said no, but that the staples they use do have a green coating on them.

The ice cream (actually frozen custard) was a yummy compensation, although I never even asked for anything!  One thing I know for sure….I am SO glad Mark saw the staple instead of BITING into it!!!

4 Responses

  1. Yikes! How funny that you were looking for burgers yesterday. After our Tahous discussion, I wanted a plate. By the time we got ready to go, they were closed, so we went half way to your house for burgers, fries and yummy rootbeer.

  2. Yikes! Good thing he didn’t take a bite. That might have come from the meat packaging plant or something, but if he was able to see it, why wasn’t the cook able to see it?

  3. Thank goodness he looked at his burger! I use to cook in a local motel and one night we had someone send back a stuffed chicken breast…made in house…with a push pin (the kind from a cork bulletin board) in the stuffing! Right above the table where the owner did the prep work (like stuffing those chicken breasts) is where the manage hung the “to do” list for the night cooks…yup, he hung them there with push pins! I guess it’s a good rule to check your food before eating it!

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