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British bites a live frog in a chicken sandwich

When he asked for a chicken sandwich in a famous restaurant located in central London, Ross Dance was far away from knowing that this was the strangest meal of his life. While tasting the sandwich he realized that there was an unexpected ‘bonus’ inside, nothing less than a live frog with about ten centimetres.

Ross, 32 years old, was in shock after discovering that not only he had a live frog inside his ‘wrap’, but he had chewed and swallowed one of his legs.

Although upset and disgusted, the unhappy customer insisted on taking home the body of the animal for some pictures.

According to The Sun, which advances this strange news, the restaurant chain Nando’s has already announced it is investigating the case and advancs an explanation: perhaps the frog was among the leaves of pre-washed lettuce and jumped into the sandwich.

Either way, it is very unlikely that Ross Dance will put your feet back on Nando’s

How to eat for free in top-end restaurants

At first they were like any other wealthy young couple. They arrived at the restaurant L Autre Pied in Marylebone area in London to dine at the table who had checked. Nobody in the restaurant with two Michelin stars could anticipate that a nice couple would take advantage of the distraction of employees to get away without paying the bill.

Earlier this month, L’Autre Pied in Marylebone fell victim to the fraudsters, who dined at the Michelin-starred restaurant, ordering two bottles of Champagne and food, racking up a bill of nearly €700. Before eating their desserts, the pair asked for their coats to go outside for a cigarette but never returned. The couple had booked the table using fake contact details and under the name of Lupin, which echoes that of Arsène Lupin – a fictional French gentleman thief.

David Moore, owner of L’Autre Pied and sister restaurant Pied à Terre, said the pair were out to “rip us off from the start”.

“At first I thought it was a spur of the moment thing and told the restaurant staff not to worry,” he said.

“But then I saw the bill and realised that they’d used a fake phone number to make the booking. I was furious.”

Leonora Popaj, the restaurant manager, said that in “two decades had never seen such an incident” and confirms that the couple was above all suspicion and, according to what is normal in that restaurant, had not spent much.

The Metropolitan police has now confirmed that it has arrested a couple on suspicion of fraud after they attempted to leave another London restaurant without paying last night.

“A 27-year-old man was arrested last night on suspicion of fraud and a woman in her late 20s was arrested at her home in London N11 later on,” a spokesman for the Metropolitan police told Caterer.

“They are both currently being questioned. The arrest took place after a central London restaurant contacted police after the diners attempted to leave without paying.”

It has now emerged that other top-end London restaurants have also been hit by the couple, including the Michelin-starred Glasshouse in Kew, west London. A spokeswoman for the restaurant confirmed that the pair had done “exactly the same” as at L’Autre Pied, ordering expensive bottles of Champagne before going out for a cigarette and running off.

Pearl restaurant at the five-star Renaissance Chancery Court hotel in the City has also been targeted. “They were here,” confirmed a spokeswoman for the property. “We are speaking to the police and an investigation is going on.”

Bristol’ Mom’s against Hooters

Marks & Spencer granted an empty space to Hooters, the restaurant chain famous by their busty waitresses, but mom’s are uniting forces trying to stop them.

Shortly after the announcement that Marks & Spencer would be subleting its former “Simply Food” shop to the US based Hooters food chain, protesters have turned their attention to M&S who own the unit at Millennium Square in which Hooters will be opening.

Bristol City Council’s licensing committee granted permission for the branch earlier this month but online parenting forum Mumsnet is backing a campaign against the move, and urging its one million monthly visitors to boycott M&S until it cancels the deal.

According to the Mumsnet’s forum member who started the pledge, “the site is virtually opposite 3 apartment blocks, the lower floors of which are social housing and children are living in them.”

The member who is identified as JessinAvalon at mumsnet.com goes on:
“What’s most disappointing is that Marks and Spencer are leasing the site to ‘Hooters’. They have been e-mailed by many concerned people to ask if they will reconsider leasing the building but they have just replied saying it is a “commercial decision” (as if that makes it ok!). In Sheffield, a ‘Hooters’ didn’t even make it to application stage because the developer (Ask Pizza) realised that it would be better not to be associated with a company like ‘Hooters’.

Marks and Spencer don’t seem that concerned, however. Although they have signed up to the “Let Girls Be Girls” Mumsnet campaign they are not concerned about a company which sells merchandise including babygros which say “Future Hooters Girl” and “Does my butt look big in this?”

I have written to Marks and Spencer telling them that I won’t be shopping in their stores again. If you feel strongly about this, please e-mail:


‘Hooters’ tries to sell itself as a family friendly restaurant but it is anything but. The Hooters in Nottingham attracts mainly stag parties and football fans. Hooters Girls take part in bikini contests and iced wet t-shirt competitions (the t-shirts are put in the freezers before the girls wear them). ‘Hooters’ has links to Playboy magazine….I could go on…..

I think Marks and Spencer should be shamed for facilitating this company’s expansion into Bristol. They are selling women and girls down the river by leasing to this company and all just to make a “quick buck”.

Thanks everyone.”

Hooters waitress does not like toy Yoda

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A former waitress has settled her lawsuit against Hooters, the restaurant that gave her a toy Yoda doll instead of the Toyota she thought she had won.
Hooters Toy Yoda
Jodee Berry, 27, won a beer sales contest last May at the Panama City Beach Hooters. She believed she had won a new Toyota and happily was escorted to the restaurant’s parking lot in a blindfold.
But when the blindfold was removed, she found she had won a new toy Yoda — the little green character from the Star Wars movies.

David Noll, her attorney, said that he could not disclose the settlement’s details, although he said Berry can now go to a local car dealership and “pick out whatever type of Toyota she wants.”

After the stunt, Berry quit the restaurant and filed a lawsuit against Gulf Coast Wings, the restaurant’s corporate owner, alleging breach of contract and fraudulent misrepresentation.

The restaurant’s manager, Jared Blair, has said the whole contest was an April Fools’ joke.