Reddit user LinkBoyJT posted an image Wednesday that started an interesting thread. Interesting and fairly gnarly. He ordered a hash brown and after eating most of it, felt what he ultimately claims was a deep-fried insect stuck to the bottom half. In the thread he says “I was eating a hash brown from McDonald’s on the way home when I felt something on the bottom…” GAH!!
The user wasn’t sure what the bug was. True to form Redditors quickly started to debate as to what exactly the bug was. One user offered information about the membranous wings “not hooked together,” which would distinguish the finding as a cockroach rather than a moth. Users suspected that the roach must have been in the delivery truck and became frozen to the hash brown and slipped by workers at the McDonald’s.
An update from the original poster popped up a bit later:
I took the thing and showed it to the manager and she marked my receipt so I could get the same meal for free the next time I come in for breakfast. She didn’t really seem all that concerned