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East-end McDonald's that closed after cockroach complaint to reopen Saturday

An east-end McDonald’s that voluntarily closed its doors on Friday after a customer reportedly recorded video of cockroaches inside the restaurant will be open for business on Saturday morning.

The video (below) was reportedly shot on Thursday afternoon at the McDonald’s on Gerrard Street East near Victoria Park Avenue. It shows cockroaches on the floor, the walls and crawling along some of the seats.

On Friday, staff at the location covered the windows and McDonald’s issued a statement saying the restaurant would be temporarily closed “for a thorough cleaning and pest control assessment.”

Toronto public health says it visited the location on Friday, but didn’t say what it found.

What is know, is that the restaurant will be open and serving breakfast on Saturday morning at 7 a.m.

McDonald’s says a pest control company performed a routine inspection there last week and found no issues.

“We take matters of this nature very seriously, and have very strict policies and procedures in place to ensure our guests receive the highest quality products whenever they visit our restaurants,” McDonald’s said.

Former Manager of Healthy Environments, Jim Chan, said cockroaches are indicative of serious sanitary issues.

“Roaches are associated with sewage drains, with garbage, with waste and dirt,” he said.