Whenever we go out to a restaurant, we're expecting to go out for a nice evening, good food and some laughs.
None of us go out looking to find something unexpected in our food.
But Hannah, @hannahbbymama on TikTok, allegedly made a discovery in her meal at Chili's that made TikTok's collective skin crawl.
Hannah captioned the video:
"Chili's Grill & Bar, explain."
In an overlay message on the video, Hannah also wrote:
"Maggots in our food, Chili's??"
You can watch the video here:
One TikToker thought the video was faked, by being played backward, or that the visual was simply cheese melting.
Hannah posted the same video again but with its original audio to prove that the video was real.
She explained in an overlay message on the video:
"If you listen, you obviously can hear [the video] is not edited."
"I was already on my phone, done eating, and I looked down because my boyfriend wasn't eating, to see that..."
"Everyone is eating because I don't think they believed me until the waitress came and saw it, as well."
"As you can hear at the end, she comes and asks if we need more time, or if we're finished."
You can watch that response video here:
Needless to say, Tiktok was thoroughly grossed out.
A few didn't help the situation by pointing out that this was hardly an isolated incident.
After calling out the restaurant chain on social media, a representative from Chili's replied in the comments of Hannah's original video.
But some past employees of the restaurant chain confessed this was a recurring issue. For many of these claims, Hannah tagged the restaurant chain, as well.
Hannah shared a few updates about what the restaurant was doing about the incident.
"There was a guest manager there at the time according to our waitress, and they didn't know what to do, so our meal was free."
"At the time we saw it, we were already about to receive our check and leave, so we got stuck another 30 minutes."
"I'd like to see all health departments actually caring and checking what's going on back there."
This sort of incident is truly what nightmares are made of. Hopefully, Hannah calling the restaurant out, as well as former employees chiming in, will encourage the restaurant chain to improve what they have going on back in the kitchen.
Realistically, though this was specifically targeted at Chili's Grill & Bar, this is something that every restaurant, chain or not, should remain conscientious of. This isn't a story any restaurant guest should have to tell, no matter where they dine.