Aishwarya Sati, a Delhi-based journalist, got more than what she bargained for when she ordered a Subway chicken roast salad for dinner Thursday night.
She found a live worm on a bed of lettuce in the salad. As you can see in the video, the worm merrily climbed on to her fork.
She was visiting the outlet of the American restaurant chain opposite to the Malayala Manorama office in Panampilly Nagar in Kochi along with a colleague. “It is right opposite our office, and is very convenient,” she said in an interview with HuffPost India.
Sati said she visited the outlet at 10pm on Thursday night. She discovered the worm ("the kinds that is often found on cabbage and lettuce leaves") after three-four bites, while her colleague had nearly completed her meal. “We called the manager, and he apologised profusely,” she said, adding that the meal was not charged for, and they were offered a couple of free iced teas (which Sati and her colleague refused) to make up for the incident.
Sati said that she told the manager to be careful and improve their hygiene standards as well as take better stock of their inventory. However, she and her colleague has now sworn off Subway, one of India's largest quick service restaurant chains.
HuffPost India got in touch with the marketing department at Subway in New Delhi. An official there said they would have to investigate the matter as no official complaint had been registered, nor had they seen it on social media.