Health officials: Elyria McDonald’s closed due to bed bug problem

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ELYRIA, Ohio — A McDonald’s restaurant in Elyria has closed in connection with a bed bug problem.

According to Elyria City Health District officials, a number of calls were received from customers requesting a sanitation inspection at the 547 Broad St. location.

The store was voluntarily closed for cleaning Sunday and Monday, officials say, after it was contacted by health officials.

The restaurant was not open on Tuesday.

John Santonastasso, director of operations for McDonald’s, released the following statement in regards to the situation:

“Public health officials and pest control operators in northeast Ohio have stated they are responding to a significant increase in bed bug complaints, and unfortunately the McDonald’s restaurant in downtown Elyria was recently impacted.

At McDonald’s we are committed to maintaining the highest standards in food safety and sanitation in our restaurants for our guests and employees. Working with the Elyria Health District (EHD), we have voluntarily closed this restaurant and employed a professional pest management service to immediately address the issue.

The restaurant will re-open after the EHD has given it a clean bill of health.”

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