Have you ever had the food at the Verizon Center? Have you noticed how it doesn't taste very good, for the most part? Maybe that's because there reportedly was mouse poop in some of the food.â†µ
Yup, that's right. ESPN did a study of the food at stadiums and found that every single vendor inside the stadium had at least one critical violation. Many of those critical violations were mouse droppings, which were apparently found in at least ten of the vendors inside the stadium. That sound you heard was me going to throw up.
Ted Leonsis hasn't said anything yet on his blog, but I'm sure he will take this very seriously and make the necessary changes going forward.
â†µâ†µ(Sidenote that's not really a sidenote: I went to college at Brandeis University in Waltham, and while there, I spent a lot of time as an editor of the school paper. As such, we had to hear all about the student and alumni complains about random things they want to see fixed at the school. Brandeis is the kind of place where people speak out about everything, so I heard a lot of complaints. The one complaint I heard most, however, was about how terrible the food was. Brandeis' vendor? Aramark, who just so happens to be the vendor for the Verizon Center. Coincidence?).â†µ
UPDATE: Leonsis has issued the following statement on his blog. Here's an excerpt.â†µ
The past couple of weeks I have talked about my plan to walk a mile in our employees' footsteps and participate in the cleaning process. I now will step up those efforts and make this a top priority. I will personally get involved in the process and the solutions. We are on it; we've already started. We will move this issue from one that appears shocking to one that is a source of pride. I promise.â†µ