JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. — Staff at a Rally’s restaurant in Jeffersonville say they walked off the job because of unsanitary conditions, low pay, and a rat infestation.
The night shift at Rally’s on East 10th Street walked out on Sunday and left a note taped to the speaker at the drive-thru window, explaining why the restaurant appeared to be open but had no workers.
The note read, “Due to the constant rat infestation and low pay and health code violations, I and the entire night crew quit. This place doesn’t pay and do not care about us employees and managers. I would not eat here.” The note was signed by, “The Manager Who’s Had Enough.”
According to WHAS, the Clark County Health Department visited the restaurant on Monday and found no signs of rats or other pests. They did report finding some “dirt and debris on the ground in the back shed.”
Earlier inspections this year by the health department did find violations, reports WHAS.
In July, health inspectors discovered that one person and a dog were living in a shed on the property, reports WHAS. During a September visit, inspectors found evidence of mice in the employee bathroom and around the kitchen, as well as a live cockroach. Those issues were resolved.