Mexico City: A McDonald's outlet in Mexico was shut down after a customer reported finding a rat's head inside a burger, the media reported on Tuesday.
However, the fast food chain denied the allegations claiming it was an extortion bid by the customer, EFE news reported.
The outlet in Tlalnepantla de Baz city was shut after the customer published photos of the burger containing a rat's head on social networking sites, which were then published by the Mexican press.
McDonald's spokesperson Felix Ramirez told 'El Universal' newspaper that the incident will be investigated but did not rule out the possibility of an extortion attempt by the consumer.
"We are trying to find out what happened; it is something that was planted; it is impossible that something like that could be served at one of our restaurants," he said.
‘Swearing’ minions: Earlier this year, the fast-food chain had launched Minions toys to be a part of Happy Meals package. However, the customers started complaining that the toy makes a sound that could be interpreted as “What the f*#k.”
Nailed it: In June this year, a Londonderry woman was left disgusted after her six-year-old daughter found a human nail in her burger.
Dead mouse in coffee: In October last year, a Canada man found a dead mouse at bottom of his cup of coffee.
Pink slime issue: In the same month last year, an image of ‘pink slime’ went viral on Internet claiming that the item was used in the burgers. Later, the chain issued an official statement, “This is not a McDonald’s image and it’s not in any of our food”.
Needle-wheedle: In 2008, a veterinary needle showed up in a girl’s cheeseburger in Reading, Massachusetts.
Not so healthy: In 2006, a football coach from Dallas had bought a salad from the chain to find a six-inch dead roof rat in the meal.