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Deer charges through Wisconsin restaurant, scattering diners

The deer crashed through Noodles & Company’s window during the crowded lunch hour Tuesday.
Customers flee as a deer ran through a restaurant in Wisconsin.
Customers flee as a deer runs through a restaurant in Wisconsin.Noodles & Co. via AP
/ Source: The Associated Press

BELOIT, Wis. — 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.