The Georgetown and Dupont Circle Five Guys locations have been closed after being caught with rodent problems by Inside Edition‘s Rat Patrol. The show visited fast food locations in the D.C. area that the Obama’s have frequented (Michelle took her staff to the Dupont location in February) and found a pack of rats near the back door of the Dupont location and mice scurrying through the sacks of potatoes lining the windows at the Wisconsin Ave. Five Guys.
According to DCist, a Five Guys spokesperson said the chain closed the restaurants preemptively and are having pest control companies address the situation.
“We will not reopen until the health department and our independent pest control companies provide us with clean inspection reports,” [Five Guys Spokesperson Molly] Catalano said. Five Guys hopes to have the two stores reopened within a day or two.
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