SAN ANTONIO --The clock ticks closer to the noon hour, but the rush has already begun. A half a dozen beef patties sizzle on the grill, and a load of fries has just submerged into a hot bath of oil.
Big’z burgers and fries aren’t the only things popular at this award-winning restaurant — so is the used cooking oil.
“The more people you serve, the more grease you go through (and) the more full that grease trap is out there,” manager Matthew Coker said.
But lately, the grease trap has appeared empty. The fry cooks noticed it first. Then, the restaurant turned to its surveillance cameras.
“There’s been what looks like a company truck backing up and stealing it. It has happened to us several times already.”
The latest incident occurred Sunday morning, when an unidentified truck pulled up in the dark and sucked up the used oil in just minutes.