Connect with us

Food

Live Worm Found in NYC Chopt Salad

After seeing this, can you ever go back to Chopt?

Published

on

Kristie Lee found a not so tasty surprise in her Chopt salad at the at 11 West 42nd Street, New York City location on Tuesday— a healthy live worm.

“Beware of the CHOPT by Bryant Park!” she told Gothamist. “Just found a healthy live worm enjoying an afternoon IN MY SALAD!”

Lee and her coworker discovered the worm in the Spicy Santorini salad around 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday, “We were both staring at it to make sure we weren’t seeing things and it was a little green thing wiggling on top of a piece of kale,” she said.

After being contacted by Lee directly and seeing the video of the worm on Instagram, Chopt reached out to the two about the incident: “Please know that we take this exceptionally seriously. It is an extremely rare occurrence that an insect will make it from the farm into a bowl of our salad. We receive, wash and prep all produce every morning and unfortunately, we did not catch this one. We pride ourselves on cleanliness, the freshest of produce and customer care and I’m sorry that we did not meet our high standard of service today.”

Despite Chopt’s claims of this being a ‘rare occurance’ this actually happens more often than one would think. By simply searching ‘Chopt bug’ on Twitter, at least eight tweets containing bugs in salads come up, but here are just a few.

Did you enjoy this article? Consider supporting College Media Network's mission to support the next generation of journalists. For as little as $2 a month, you can help keep our site ad-free and the future of journalism alive. Go here to donate.

Gigi Foster is a student at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She's a midfielder on the women's soccer team and is studying ocean sciences.

Sign up for the Morning Scoop

and wake up with us each day.

CMN Reports

National News18 hours ago

Trump Is Changing the Colors of Air Force One

Because the Kennedy's were not patriotic enough, right?

by , Senior Editor
National News21 hours ago

American University on Lockdown

American University is on lockdown after armed man is reported near campus.

by , American University
Equality2 days ago

10 Black Washington University Students Falsely Accused of Leaving IHOP Without Paying

"The fact that these 10 students, all of whom are African American, were scared and humiliated is unacceptable to us"...

by , American University
Academics3 days ago

Keynote Speakers Highlight Importance of Diversity at College Journalism Workshop

Some important reflections on an important topic.

by , Virginia Commonwealth University
National News4 days ago

Teen Who Urged Boyfriend’s Suicide Through Text Says It Was Free Speech

Apparently, the First Amendment extends to telling your boyfriend to get back into the truck and kill himself.

by , Penn State University
Entertainment6 days ago

Stormy Daniels ‘Set up’ in Police Sting Operations

A juicy piece of the Stormy Daniels saga.

by , Senior Editor
Entertainment7 days ago

Build-A-Bear ‘Pay Your Age’ Deal Ends in Failure

Would you wait in a line for hours, for a $29.00 teddy? Many did, which ended in chaos.

by , CMN Senior Correspondent
Entrepreneurship7 days ago

Papa John’s Founder Resigns After Using Racial Slur

Papa John's is on the search for a new face.

by , U. Alabama Birmingham

Top Reads