A 25-year-old US citizen’s Facebook post alleging that the fast food restaurant chain KFC had served him a ‘fried rat’ instead of fried chicken, went viral on social media.
The Facebook wall of Devorise Dixon is flooded with an array of reactions after he shared the picture of the weird-looking ‘chicken tender’ dish in the shape of a “rat with a tail” that he was served at the KFC in Compton, California.
Dixon said that he had ordered a 3-peice chicken tender at KFC, however, as he bit into the chicken wings, it felt “rubbery and hard”, forcing him to take a re-look at the dish which looked like a “fried rat”.
A day after, when he went back to the KFC and talked to the manager, she confessed to him that it was a rat.
The KFC has however refuted the claim and said that its various attempts to talk to Dixon had failed.
In reply to various Facebook posts by Indians, the KFC issued a statement, saying,
“This image is from the US and is unrelated to KFC in India. KFC takes customer claims very seriously, and they are investigating this matter. KFC chicken tenders often vary in size and shape, and there is no evidence to support this claim. We have extended the opportunity to have an independent lab evaluate the product at our own expense, but the customer refuses to provide the product in question”.
The furore over the issue has taken the social media by the storm and Twitter and Facebook are abuzz with netizens reacting vigorously.