BEACON TRANSCRIPT – A woman from Texas posted a photo which became viral on social media, after claiming to have found teeth in her tacos. After she issued her complaint, the restaurant came with an explanation. He claimed that the teeth were nothing but beef lips.
Courtney Aguilar went to the Mexican restaurant El Rincon and she ordered barbacoa tacos. She was surprised when she found something in it which resembled teeth. She did not hesitate to make her complaint public. In the Facebook post, Aguilar claimed that, when confronted about the problem, the waiter said it was baby teeth.
Complaint gone viral
Meanwhile, she made the Facebook post private, but it had already gone viral. It gained more than 2,000 shares, and it was accompanied by many supporting comments. Some users said that they would never eat at the restaurant again. They also said that, although the restaurant received the meat supplies from a vendor, they couldn’t have missed such a big piece of jaw when preparing the food.
However, not all users agreed with Aguilar. Lupe Rodriguez claimed that she overreacted, as the teeth were a reassurance that her tacos were actually made from real beef.
“Here’s the deal. That just means this barbacoa is fresh and the real deal. 100 percent beef. Somehow people are grossed out by this. But are comfortable eating McDonald’s chicken nuggets or Subways chicken breast that are made out of I don’t know what.”
Was it actually teeth in the tacos?
After seeing how the complaint had gone viral, Laxon, the company that supplied the meat for the restaurant, wanted to clarify the situation. They explained that some parts of the lips happened to get mixed with the cheek meat. Unfortunately, there is no equipment which can detect them in the cheek meat, but such mixes happen quite seldom.
However, the owner of El Rincon, Roger Baza, declared that the restaurant and the beef supplier would part ways after this incident. However, they have not decided yet for another meat vendor to provide them with supplies.
It happens quite often that people should complain about their food. If they find something weird-looking in their meals, they immediately become alarmed. In 2015, a man also went viral after finding a piece of KFC chicken looking like a fried rat. The company immediately checked the meat and confirmed that it was just a piece of regular chicken with a funny shape.
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