FEASTING WITH THE RATS! OR RATHER FEASTING ON RAT-INFECTED FOOD! – MY EXPERIENCE AT CHILI’S VASANT KUNJ | By Sahiba Gursahaney

FEASTING WITH THE RATS! OR RATHER FEASTING ON RAT-INFECTED FOOD! – MY EXPERIENCE AT CHILI’S VASANT KUNJ
Went to Chili’s last night for dinner. The food was great, as usual, so I won’t even talk about that. Within the first few minutes of stepping inside this restaurant and taking my seat, I saw a big fat rat running on the pipeline that acts as Chili’s ceiling. Now I absolutely hate rats! Like really hate them more than anything else in this world! And I keep hallucinating about them every few days. Most of the times it is my hallucination, but the rest of the times it indeed IS a rat that I see. This time, however, I thought it was the former. So I kept mum because I honestly thought there can be no rats in a place like this!
About 45 minutes later, I see a huge huge rat on the floor! And this time I was sure I wasn’t hallucinating. The rat climbed on the table, fell on the chair, climbed till the highest point of the chair, went back down on the floor and moved on to repeat the process on the next table. That’s when I screamed, and the people around me screamed too. Thankfully those tables were empty, but that’s not the point! Then the managers came, a few of the waiters came, a sweeper came along with them to catch the rat, and while all this was on, the rat came on our side of the table. I ran from my table and went towards the bar area. While I was waiting at the bar for the rat to get caught by the sweeper, guess what I saw? A rat on the pipeline again! So this place just didn’t have 1 rat, it had 2! And 2 I say only because I saw 2, don’t know how many more I missed looking at!
One thing to note here is that those rats were not the tiny ones or the medium ones, they were the kinds you find on railway tracks – the huge terrifying kinds!
That’s when we called for our check and left our drinks and food midway. Now comes the most disgusting part!! People are leaving your restaurant because of a rat, and all you can do is bring them the check and offer no apology! The managers were so damn pathetic, so shameless, and had no basic decency whatsoever! The didn’t apologize even once! I agree you didn’t bring the rats in your tiffin today and let them loose yourself, but you’re the managers of this restaurant!! The least you can do is offer an apology to your guests!! Really, appalled at this behavior  The didn’t try to stop us and say that we could be shifted to another table, they didn’t offer to pack our food and drinks, and they most certainly lacked the basic hospitality sense of offering an apology! Not that we were going to get the food packed from a place that has rodents all over, but their duty asks them to at least offer us this much! And God alone knows how many rats their kitchen was providing shelter to!! Really really sucky management, is all that I have to say!
4 other people apart from us also left the restaurant that very minute. Guess they lost a lot of business last night.
The most shocking one : The sweeper was trying to find the rat and the manager tells him “Chhod chhod, abhi chhod, abhi logon ko aane de, baad mein dhoondhenge isko”. WOW!
NOT STEPPING INSIDE THAT PLACE FOR THE NEXT ONE YEAR AT LEAST!
Shared by Sahiba Gursahaney 

Author: Shashank

CFE – Cheap Food Enthusiast Entrepreneur by birth, hippie by heart he is here just because he loves to eat. This adventurous biker is constantly looking for new avenues to satisfy his insatiable hunger for food & life. Though he loves sugar dense food, there is nothing sugar coated about him- brutally honest with his words, he often ruffles feathers with his stark naked opinions about food, fancy restaurants & orthodox ideas.

5 thoughts on “FEASTING WITH THE RATS! OR RATHER FEASTING ON RAT-INFECTED FOOD! – MY EXPERIENCE AT CHILI’S VASANT KUNJ | By Sahiba Gursahaney”

  1. I've never liked Chillis VK for following reasons :-

    * Service Attitude / Bad Service

    * Noise of a machine / AirCon plant in background, which they try to mask with loud music and the total effect is Increased BP

    * Uncomfortable Seating

    Now I have another reason to add to this list….

    RATS…. Well Fed on American Fast (FAT) Food

  2. to be fair to Chilli's, it is inside a mall with so many restaurants (punjabi by nature, mistreal etc) and construction-work etc around it, that it cant be just blamed on them for entry of those rats. Rats are a big problem for any restaurant/food place and believe me (saying from personal experience), restauranters have nightmares of them, over burnt food!

    but yeah, the least staff could have done was to be apologetic, big thumbs down to them for that!!!

  3. Though understand rats spoilt the usual BAU but at least staff would have been apologetic. But think they were as shocked as were the customers there. Little blame is fine don't think we should out rightly ignore the place. Have been there many a times but never been in this situation. I have always found the place to my liking minus the transparent structure 😛

    I still think the description to this blog is just going overboard with the criticism. Just my view 🙂

  4. Chili's altogether has gone down as a chain. I am in Hyderabad and the Chili's here starting from the service to the quality of food has plummeted down the drain. There should be a Taco Bell in Delhi.

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