Woman Finds Fried Rat Head In Popeye’s Chicken Box
In (hopefully) the grossest news you’ll hear all week…a Harlem woman is understandably outraged after her daughter found a freshly fried piece of New York street rat rolling around inside her $5 box from Popeyes. Something tells us she’ll be done with fried chicken from here on out…
A woman claims that her daughter was served fried rat instead of chicken during a trip to a Harlem Popeyes.
“This is clearly a rat and they have the nerve to have a 5 rating by the Department of Health,” Rosemary Thomas posted on Facebook Sunday morning along with a picture of the offending food.
“I can only think other people might have eaten rat.”
She said that the location at 145th St. and Frederick Douglass Blvd. served the meal to her niece, sister and daughter, who reportedly was taken to an urgent care sometime afterward because of diarrhea and vomiting.
Thomas did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Personal injury attorney Paul Ajlouny told the Daily News Monday afternoon that he had been retained to represent the family, but did not have any information about what action they may take.
Popeyes’ corporate spokeswoman Renee Kopkowski told the Daily News that the franchise owner had contacted the Department of Health and that a subsequent inspection found nothing that would change its rating from an A.
Popeyes’ supplier told the company that the mystery morsel is likely a chicken organ rather than a rat, Krapowski said, though she added that it would be sent to a third-party for DNA testing.
Of course any claim like this needs photo proof. Get ready to barf:
Ick. So who’s skipping the fast food for lunch at work tomorrow?
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