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Report of mouse in burger is probed
By Michael Levenson, Globe Correspondent
February 25, 2005
Jeanne Mancuso, finishing up her lunch, said she wasn't worried. She orders salads. Tom, polishing off a burger in his delivery truck, was calm. He checks his patties when he removes the pickles.
Inside and outside the busy McDonald's in Downtown Crossing yesterday, the topic was more fiercely debated than the choice between a Filet-O-Fish and a Chicken McGrill.
Did a customer on Wednesday at the Washington Street McDonald's chomp into a mouse that had been cooked into the patty of his Quarter Pounder with cheese? Or was this yet another chapter in the anthology of urban legends about tiny mammals battered, deep-fried, and chargrilled by fast-food outlets?
No one seemed to know, not McDonald's corporate spokeswoman, regulars at the eatery, or the city Inspectional Services Department, which launched an investigation yesterday.
One thing was certain, though: It was going to take more than a mouse to scare away the devoted among McDonald's customers.
''I don't believe it," said Dorothy, who was sipping a coffee at the McDonald's yesterday and didn't want her last name printed. ''Somebody's trying to pull somebody's leg," she said...