Video has captured the moment a rat was chased out of a Croydon McDonald's.

Staff of the Church Street store can be seen using mops to usher the rodent out of the corner and out the front door.

But a spokesman for the fast food giant was confident this was a one off.

“Hygiene and cleanliness is of the utmost importance to us," he said.

"A rodent made a well-timed run through the front door but our staff reacted quickly to make sure the visit was a very brief one and ushered it out of the restaurant, unharmed.

"We immediately asked pest control experts to carry out a check of the restaurant with further checks in recent days.

"All of these checks have confirmed no evidence of pest activity and we are confident that this is an isolated incident."