Since I've been with my wife, I haven't really eaten much fast food. She definitely has influenced that decision, but all for good reason. It's just bad for you. Plus, have you seen the element that work back in those fast food kitchens? Besides, how many times do you think that burger you just ate fell on the floor or was used as a hockey puck during a work hockey game when the employees got bored? How clean are those kitchens? Better yet, how do you know if it was really chicken that you ate? That's the problem in today's blog!
A California man made waves on Facebook the other day after posting a photo of an oddly shaped cutlet that he claims he received in a three-piece meal from a Los Angeles KFC last Friday. As of yesterday afternoon, this photo had been shared by more than 121,000 users. Ah, the power of social media.
25-year-old Devorise Dixon said on Facebook that he bit into the unsavory-looking piece of meat and found it had a rubbery texture. He then claimed to have taken it back to the KFC restaurant where he'd purchased the meal. The manager told Dixon the fried lump was a rat and apologized and offered him a free meal. What? A free meal after he bit into a fried rat? What the hell is wrong with people?
KFC is now claiming that Dixon is misleading the public and that the object pictured is just a piece of breaded chicken. Yeah, because every piece of chicken I eat comes with a tail attached to it! No, thank you, KFC! They said in a recent statement, "A customer has made a serious claim against KFC and refuses to cooperate in the investigation. Based on this, and the fact that he refuses to allow anyone to see the product, we are left to believe that he intended to deceive the public with this hoax and we are considering all options." The company said it made several attempts to get in touch with him, but he refused to talk directly or through an attorney. What about the fact that he brought the chicken in and the manager even said it was a dead rat? Did Dixon possibly make that up to?
Rodrigo Coronel, a KFC spokesperson, wrote in an email, "Our chicken tenders often vary in size and shape and this just happened to be an oddly shaped one. He also emailed the image below, which zooms in on a photo from Dixon's Instagram account. Yeah, but if you fry a rat, wouldn't it's meat look like chicken as well? I mean, I think that KFC's PR department is doing a fantastic job in fighting back and covering this mess up, but if it is true, who cares? It all tastes like chicken anyway! Again, this is why I choose not to eat at fast food chains. You never know what your going to get! Coronel insisted that the hoax was not a viral marketing campaign and said the company is taking the allegations very seriously. All I can say is that pictures don't lie! That looks like a fried rat!