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Fear Not, Northwest Side Big Mac Lovers: Viral Video Of Mouse Hanging Out In McDonald’s Is Not From Chicago — Or From This Year

"It's not this store. The video is old and it's from Georgia," said Maribell Sanchez, the manager of the McDonald's on Cicero.

The McDonald's at Addison and Cicero does not, in fact, have a rodent problem. The video shown on Facebook is from a Georgia restaurant.
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PORTAGE PARK — Chicago may have its share of mice, but one making the rounds on Facebook claiming to be in Chicago isn’t ours.

On Wednesday, a person on Facebook who goes by the name of El Chendo uploaded a video of a mouse atop a coffee cup at a McDonald’s Restaurant.

“Bro this on Addison and Cicero McDonald’s 🤮🤮,” El Chendo wrote on the video post.

But, it wasn’t. Unfortunately for the Portage McDonald’s, however, the post was shared more than 14,000 times.

A review of the city’s health inspections showed that the McDonald’s at 3548 N. Cicero Ave. had no health code violations.

“It’s not this store. The video is old and it’s from Georgia,” said Maribell Sanchez, the manager of the McDonald’s on Cicero. “I’ve seen that video, it’s old. You can search it on Facebook and see that. I don’t know what’s going on with these kids.”

Turns out, the video El Chendo uploaded is actually of a restaurant in Lavonia, Georgia and was originally filmed in November 2018.

The original video was shared on Facebook by a former employee of the Lavonia McDonald’s, according to WNEG.

Block Club reached out via online messenger to El Chendo for comment on the video.

“It’s just a rat in the McDonald’s bro 😴,” El Chendo responded, before declining to comment further.

This isn’t the first time that the video has led to a case of mistaken identity. Earlier this month, the viral video also confused residents of Dearborn, Michigan, according to the Press & Guide.

A spokesperson from McDonald’s corporate office was not immediately available.

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