Customers contemplating a main dish were shocked to see restaurant employees at the Red Flower Chinese Restaurant in Williamsburg, KY carting roadkill into the kitchen.
Witnesses say the restaurant employees wheeled a dead deer stuffed in a garbage can into the kitchen as some stared in disbelief, according to a yahoo report.
"There was actually a blood trail they were mopping up behind the garbage can," customer Katie Hopkins said. "There was like a tail, and like a foot and a leg sticking out of the garbage can, and they wheeled it straight back into the kitchen." He told local CBS affiliate WYMT.
Paul Lawson, a health inspector from local government said the restaurant owners said they didn’t realize there was anything wrong about bringing roadkill into the restaurant kitchen.
"They said they didn't know they weren't allowed to do that. So that makes me concerned that maybe they could have before. They didn't admit to doing it before."
The dining establishment’s proprietor told Lawson that he aimed to feed the roadkill to his family, not his customers. The business was temporarily shut down but can reopen once it passes an inspection.