Jay Armstead and his friend Matt Jones went to a Subway franchise in Lincoln City, Oregon on a recent Tuesday afternoon to enjoy their lunch. The sandwich artist serving them that day had just finished Jones's teriyaki chicken sandwich and was beginning on Armstead's Italian sub when she grabbed a big leafy handful of spinach from the bin and plopped it down, at which point both men noticed something terribly wrong. There was meat on the sandwich, but not the perfectly shaped slices of textureless meat Subway customers line up to pay for. This meat was still in the shape of an animal. See if you can spot it:


There was a dead mouse in the spinach. The two men and the employee were all dumbfounded, until she offered this in the way of explanation: "It's a dead mouse." Jones started to laugh. As he told KGW News:

“It’s the funniest thing I’ve ever seen, but it’s also the most disgusting thing I’ve ever seen. I laughed because I was like, there is no way this just happened.”

The employee offered a cash refund, which they accepted, and to remake both sandwiches for free (Jones's also had spinach), which they refused. In fact, both of them were pretty much turned off ever eating there again. A representative from Subway told KGW News that the mouse must have come from the spinach supplier and doesn't indicate unclean conditions in the restaurant, but that's hardly a comfort. After all, a lot of other customers ate that spinach, rodent infusion and all. The chain supplied this statement on the incident:

Sources: KGW News