After a post about a cigarette butt found in their breadsticks went viral, The Pizza Company is reassuring their customers about the quality of their food.

Taffie Newton and her family ordered pizza and bread sticks from The Pizza Company in Davison on Sunday night. When her husband took a bite, he found a cigarette butt in one of the bread sticks. She posted the pictures on Facebook, which has since been shared over 4,000 times.

On Tuesday, The Pizza Company responded to the claims on their Facebook page:

My name is Robert Luke Bailey. For over 25 years I have been a resident, a neighbor, and a friend to this town and to my customers. Through investigation and due diligence, we adamantly deny any and all health code violations alleged to us on social media. I would like to sincerely and humbly apologize for any stress that this may have caused our customers, and would like to assure you that in over 25 years in business, we have maintained an excellent record with the health department, which can be verified with the most rudimentary of web searches. Each and every one of your concerns and opinions matter to me. We truly put our best efforts forward to safely and sanitarily provide you the best quality food possible. We pour our heart and soul into what we do with conviction and pride by using the best quality products available to create a superior product for you. If anyone would like to speak to me directly, I invite you to email me personally at, and I will promptly and personally return your correspondence whether you prefer it by email or by phone call from me directly.

They also responded with a post about their health code records. I'm still wondering if Taffie contacted them before posting the pics on social media? Normally, a good restaurant will rectify the situation with a refund or something like that. Now, if she DID call them and they DENIED the claims, then that would be the time to share it on Facebook.

Either way, now I'm hungry for pizza and bread sticks.

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