Someone Found a Dead Mouse in Their Subway Sandwich

A customer in Lincoln City, Oregon found the mouse laying on a bed of spinach

Health officials advised that customers are not at risk of getting sick from eating the spinach.

Someone bought a sandwich at Subway in Lincoln City, Oregon and discovered an unwanted ingredient in their sandwich — a dead mouse.

Jay Armstead found the dead mouse tucked in his lunch on October 6 and noticed it before he took a bite of the sandwich.

“It was unfortunate I was the lucky recipient,” Armstead told KGW News. “It was wet and dead. His tail was curled up and you could see his two front teeth.”

Armstead’s friend Matt Jones posted a photo on Facebook, noting that the mouse was situated in the spinach. Jones apparently ordered a sub before him with some spinach, too.

The Lincoln County Health and Human Services department advised that there was no risk of someone getting sick from the dead mouse. Health inspectors investigated the Subway store and found that the mouse was packed in bagged spinach. There was no rodent problem in the restaurant.

“The risk of someone becoming sick due to eating lettuce with those particular circumstances were very low,” Cheryl Connell, director of Lincoln County Health and Human Services, told KGW News.


Subway’s corporate headquarters also issued a statement and said, “As soon as the customer alerted the owner about what happened, they were immediately given a full refund and an investigation was launched. To be cautious, all of the products in the sandwich unit were disposed of and a thorough cleaning took place, in which the Health Department gave the restaurant a clean bill of health. There were no other complaints made.”