When Joel Woloshuk bought a focaccia sandwich last Wednesday at a restaurant in Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, he noticed something moving on the bread. "I'm looking at what I thought was parmesan, right? Then the parmesan started to move," Woloshuk said.
Woloshuk told WSB-TV in Atlanta that the sandwich, which he bought at Cafe Intermezzo in airport's Terminal B, was full of maggots. To prove the maggots existed, he kept the sandwich intact throughout his business trip to Miami, so he could show the news station the infested snack when he returned later that night.
"This is not wilted tomato; this isn't a moldy piece of bread. These are maggots," Woloshuk said, adding that he refused the restaurant's offer of a refund.
Cafe Intermezzo initially didn't meet with Woloshuk, telling him that a manager was not available. The restaurant's president responded to a inquiry from WSB, though, and later released a statement saying the maggots “could not have been generated on our premises” and were instead from a vendor that supplied bread to the cafe.
The Clayton County Board of Health seemed to back up the restaurant's claim, telling WSB they found no citable violations during an inspection this week.
To contact the author of this post, email email@example.com