San Antonio couple say they found opioid painkillers in nachos; the restaurant manager offered a $10 credit

LEON VALLEY, Texas – A San Antonio-area couple said they were offered a $10 credit after they found an addictive painkiller pill on a plate of nachos bought from a Mexican restaurant in Leon Valley.

The incident happened Sunday at a Chacho’s restaurant located in the 6700 block of Poss Road near Bandera Road.

The pill, which appeared to be a combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen tablets, was found in sour cream on the couple’s nacho plate, they told KSAT Defenders.

The pill is prescribed for relieve moderate to moderately severe pain.

Hydrocodone is a federally regulated opioid.

“I got the fork and started pressing on it and it was hard,” said the customer, who asked not to be identified. “I was expecting to relax and eat, then I saw a pill in my food.”

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Employees working at the restaurant on Tuesday declined to comment and eventually called police in an unsuccessful attempt to have the KSAT news crew removed from the sidewalk in front of the establishment.

Contacted for comment, Chacho owner John Burke said via email: ‘We have operated multiple restaurants for over 30 years, serving over 50,000 customers per week in our restaurants with no such incident or report. incident. Food safety is and has been our top priority.

Burke asked for the clients’ contact information so he could communicate directly with them in an effort to “keep this client as a client,” his email states.

The couple told KSAT they have been in the process of filing a formal food safety complaint with the Leon Valley Health and Sanitation Manager since the incident happened within the city limits. city ​​of Leon Valley.

“At this point it had nothing to do with food or getting our money back. It was more like ‘They needed to investigate this’, the client said in a phone interview.

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KSAT requested a copy of food safety complaints filed against the establishment over the past five years.

In a follow-up email Tuesday evening, Burke said the Leon Valley health worker determined the pill was unlikely to have been introduced into the restaurant’s food.

Leon Valley officials have so far not responded to emails seeking comment on the investigation.

To see the results of the health inspection and to go Behind the Kitchen Door with Dillon Collier, click HERE.

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