Unless you’re dining at La Ratatouille — Remy’s restaurant in Pixar’s Ratatouille — rats are a pretty unwelcome sight at any restaurant. At Fat’s Asia Bistro in Folsom, California, a customer received her bill and was given a $30.95 discount with the itemization “SEEN RAT” on her $116.80 bill. Her dining companion posted the receipt on Facebook and it has since made the rounds on the internet.
“I’m sorry, but does anyone else see a problem with this. If a rat joins you at dinner at a very well known family of restaurants in the area...At minimum a Manager should visit your table and comp my meal. Not ok...ever (at any restaurant)!!! WTF?!” the post read.
The two women were dining at Fat’s Asia Bistro on Thursday when one of them saw a rat scurry across her feet.
“The manager put it verbatim what the guest saw or stated ― that’s not normal practice,” owner Kevin Fat told KTXL, adding that the restaurant has never had vermin issues before. He said he would try to track down the customer to offer further compensation.
A health inspector immediately made a careful inspection of the restaurant but could not find any evidence of rodents.