The entire ingredient list of a Dairy Queen burger, the company says, is beef. From short. Not from humans.
Dairy Queen had the opportunity to clarify this on Friday, after a federal raid at one of the restaurants in South Carolina triggered a plethora of conspiracy theories about the fast food chain.
DAIRY QUEEN, we are very proud of our 100% beef burgers, " wrote the company on Twitter." We serve a high quality hamburger with no additives or fillers. "
The mayhem appears to have begun Wednesday, when federal agents surrounded a Dairy Queen location in Greenwood, SC, as part of an investigation that also led them to a home and convenience store, the Index-Journal reported. , Saif Momin, told the newspaper that a business inspector informed him that someone had complained that "human meat was inside a burger."
"If that were the case, they would have already closed me," Momin said Index-Journal.
Rumors apparently sprang from Momin's comments with such force that an Index-Journal reporter found calling Greenwood County an official statement that humans were not actually cooked in the dairy. Queen's hamburgers.  "I promise you, I've never had anything of the kind that was asked of me. I've never suspected anything like it. I can honestly say it's the first thing I've heard about it, and I see no validity in that at all, says Cou nty Coroner Sonny Cox to Index-Journal. "There is little or no chance of such a thing happening."
Two men face federal charges stemming from the FBI probe – for allegedly running an unlicensed money transfer business, not for anything related to Dairy Queen & # 39; s hamburgers.
Mihirkumar Jayantibhai Patel kept cash hidden in garbage bags in the attic and elsewhere in the home, according to a probable cause statement filed before the federal court in South Carolina. A man using the alias “Eddie Patel” said in the statement, saving $ 200,000 in a locked safe at the back of the Dairy Queen restaurant in Greenwood. Eddie Patel claims to be one of the restaurant's owners, although his name does not appear on the papers, the statement states.
Momin, the Dairy Queen boss, is named in the statement, but is not charged with a crime.
Marlene Kadlec, a spokeswoman for Dairy Queen International, told the Index-Journal that the allegations of criminal activity at the locally owned and operated Greenwood restaurant are "worrying."
"We will take a closer look at this matter and will monitor ongoing investigation closely as more information becomes available," Kadlec told the Index-Journal. "As this is an ongoing investigation, we refer all questions to the authorities."  When it comes to the question of the content of the restaurant chain's burgers, states and local officials consider the bizarre mystery solved.
We tried 13 popular potato gold brands, and our selection of top and bottom can only surprise you
The real reason why you should have lunch on your desk
How to upgrade your sandwich with smart twists on 5 classics