In an unexpected turn of events, a deer became the center of attention Tuesday at a Noodles & Company restaurant in Beloit, Wisconsin, as it ran throughout the restaurant, creating a stir among diners and staff.
The incident, captured on video, showcases the animal’s unplanned visit and hasty retreat, leaving no injuries but a memorable experience for those present for the strange episode.
The adventurous deer made a dramatic entrance by crashing through the front window of the bustling restaurant around noon on Tuesday, according to The Associated Press.
Diners initially drawn to the sound of shattering glass were soon seen fleeing for the nearest exit upon realizing the nature of their surprise guest. One diner, caught in a moment of astonishment, was seen standing on his seat, pointing in disbelief at the four-legged intruder.
Creating a flurry of excitement, the deer swiftly navigated through the dining area, causing diners to scatter, and eventually made its way into the kitchen. Seemingly in search of an escape route, the animal found its way out thanks to a quick-thinking employee who opened a back door, allowing the deer to exit the premises.
Remarkably, the unexpected deer visit at the restaurant was resolved without any injuries, according to Noodles & Company spokesperson Stephanie Jerome. Following the deer’s departure, the restaurant underwent a thorough cleaning and promptly resumed normal operations.
In a light-hearted response to the unusual incident, the restaurant offered a playful nod to its unanticipated visitor with a “2 Buck Mac & Cheese” special the following day.
According to The Daily Caller, the deer’s visit to the Wisconsin restaurant echoes a similar occurrence earlier in October, where a black bear casually wandered into a Canadian grocery store at a gas station, snatched a pack of gummy bears, and left without making any payment.
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