BELOIT, Wis. (AP) — People go to Noodles & Company to save a buck, not to have one interrupt their meal. But that’s what happened in Beloit, Wisconsin, on Tuesday when a deer came crashing through the restaurant’s window.
Surveillance footage shows a deer charging into the crowded restaurant around lunchtime, prompting diners to scatter. The animal then explored the dining area and kitchen before exiting out a back door opened by an employee, Noodles & Company spokesperson Stephanie Jerome told The Associated Press.
No one was harmed in the incident, and the location has since reopened after a deep clean, Jerome said. The restaurant offered a “2 Buck Mac & Cheese” special on Wednesday to commemorate the incident.
This certainly wasn’t the first strange deer encounter.
A Pennsylvania middle school class had a surprise guest Wednesday morning when a deer crashed through a window, dashed through their classroom, and ran down a hallway.
Last November, a deer crashed through the window of a New York nursing home. After spending a few minutes inside, it crashed through another window on its way out.
A few weeks earlier, video captured a woman being chased by a deer on Rutgers University’s campus.