You may have to wait a while longer for your cronuts this week. The Dominique Ansel Bakery, famous for its cronuts and the lines that stretch for blocks in order to get them, has been shut down by New York City’s Department of Health after a customer posted a Youtube video of a mouse making its way across the kitchen floor.
“It was the video that someone posted on YouTube of a small mouse running across the floor of the bakery for five seconds that led us to become a target of the DOH,” said Amy Ma, a Dominique Ansel spokeswoman. “They’ve asked us to get exterminated, which takes two days. So we hope to be opened mid-day on Monday.”
The Department of Health has also asked them to re-cement their floors. In October the department also found evidence of potential vermin but gave the bakery an A rating nonetheless.
“Chef says we will be doing everything that was asked of us. … And he’s saddened for our customers who had plans this weekend that we weren’t able to welcome them. Our team will be here in person to speak to customers live.”
There’s the video and you can see a mouse scurrying across the floor as workers go about their business like nothing happened. In the end, it’s New York and you cannot expect that every place you go has never experienced something like that. But they are taking care of the problem and you can get your cronut on once more when they re-open next week.