‘Baby FROG’ in Cheesecake Factory's mashed potatoes? TikToker's shocking claim sparks paranoia but here's the truth
The Cheesecake Factory reportedly said they are 'very concerned to hear of this incident' and have been in touch with TikToker @bethanybutwith2arms
As if Cinnamon Toast Crunch shrimp wasn't enough, The Cheesecake Factory came under the radar after a TikTok user claimed she found a "baby frog" in their mashed potatoes. TikToker @bethanybutwith2arms shared a series of pictures and a video, in which she's seen poking a lump with her fork. She wrote, "What the f***? What is this? … It’s like indestructible.”
It appeared to be covered in mashed potatoes as she tried to separate it with a fork. She stabs it before taking it to the sink to rinse it. The text across the video reads, "I deada** think this is a baby frog." She's further heard saying, "There was a FROG in my cheesecake factory order should I sue."
When contacted by Daily Dot, The Cheesecake Factory reportedly said they are "very concerned to hear of this incident” and have “been in touch with” @bethanybutwith2arms. The statement further read, "We take food safety and sanitation very seriously and are committed to providing a safe dining experience to all of our guests whether they dine-in or order take-out and delivery."
TikToker wanted to 'dissect' the frog
Many Tik Tok users on watching @bethanybutwith2arms's post seemed to be disgusted with an alleged frog in The Cheesecake Factory dish. Meanwhile, @bethanybutwith2arms revealed in a follow-up video that she's determined to find out the truth about the mysterious thing she found in her food.
She said in her video she sought help from a professor at the Univerity of Florida. She reportedly wrote, “I am not one of your students at UF but I would really appreciate some help in dissecting something I found. This may sound ridiculous but I was eating a dinner tonight from the cheesecake factory, and i believe there was a frog in my mashed potatoes. I know this may sound funny but if you can help me dissect this and determine if it’s a frog I would appreciate it."
Scientist believes it's 'black mold'
It was only a matter of time before more and more people began sharing @bethanybutwith2arms's posts and expressed that they wouldn't eat The Cheesecake Factory products. While one user commented, "I would simply never consume food again", another added, "I don’t think I’d stop crying."
Twitter users too took to the platform to discuss the same, as many were taken aback by the news. One tweeted, "I saw a tik tok of a girl who found a baby frog in some mashed potatoes from the cheesecake factory and i cant stop thinking about it." Another added, "IDEKK i mean she said she got it from cheesecake factory so it couldve been frogs in the kitchen or smth but ?/&/)/ im STILL paranoid."
I saw a tik tok of a girl who found a baby frog in some mashed potatoes from the cheesecake factory and i cant stop thinking about it— Nathan (@nathnlewis) April 7, 2021
IDEKK i mean she said she got it from cheesecake factory so it couldve been frogs in the kitchen or smth but ?/&/)/ im STILL paranoid— ☆(＃××) (@iBiteSan) April 7, 2021
However, @bethanybutwith2arms later revealed in another video that a scientist "believes it's back mold" and "joked" about ruining The Cheesecake Factory's "reputation". The new Tik Tok clip went viral on Internet as she poked fun at the incident with the track 'Back In Blood' by Pooh Shiesty featuring Lil Durk playing in the background.
@thecheesecakefactory wyd⁉️🩸🤣Im rly ##sheisty♬ Back In Blood (feat. Lil Durk) - Pooh Shiesty
We will update this story with new developments.