A Daly City, California restaurant has at least one unwanted customer....a rat!

Posted at 10:15 AM, Jul 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-21 10:16:02-04

A rat gave customers quite the scare at a restaurant in Daly City, California. Video shows the rat walking along the counter at Upside Down Burger. 

The video has gone viral since it was posted on Saturday night. 
"When I first seen the rat it's like anything I jumped out of my body. I mean seriously, I don't want to get bit by the thing. I mean, I'm a big guy but that will take you down," said customer Robert Bell.

Bell recorded the video and says he was with his family eating what was a good burger when things took a turn "The lady she jumps up. She is screaming, she's yelling, runs and says, 'I'm not eating here, I'm not eating here' and she points towards the flower jug. 

"We here... the other lady she drops her water jug, she screams I'm like, 'what's going on?' "
Bell says his family ran out but he stayed in the restaurant to get his refund and recorded video of the rat as he waited. 

As for who is to blame for the rodent, that's to be determined but the health department is now involved.

In two inspections since Saturday, Upside Down Burger has passed so has the Domino's two doors down

That's not the case for House of Sisig located right next door to Upside Down Burger. 

The San Mateo County Health Department has shut them down due to evidence of vermin infestation. 

We asked House of Sisig owner Manny Noguera, who did show us his restaurant being cleaned, if he is to blame. "I don't think so it might be coming from all of us I don't know.

"They said they saw some infestation said I have to clean it up and everything."

The owner of Upside Down Burger disagrees saying this isn't a building problem or attic problem or the health department would have made sure everyone closed. 

He allowed KRON 4 access to his restaurant Tuesday saying he has nothing to hide. 

He stores just a small amount of food in a small refrigerated area under the grills, even going so far as showing us his contract with a cleaning company that comes every night. 

Customer Bell says he doesn't know what happened, or why it happened, but says people need to beware. "The thought of mice rats roaming around throughout the day.  I can only imagine what happens at night. Just that thought had my stomach turning."