It’s juicy, it’s spicy, it looks golden, and it has chicken in it. Yes, I am a fan of fried chicken! That’s what I serve myself on weekends and treasure hunt for me simply means putting my hand in the chicken bucket to see if I get a leg, a breast or a drumstick.
And the least that I expect to receive is a rat head. Yes, a rat head; that too in the name of fried chicken, wrapped in the usual coating.
Well, the horror to came true for an unfortunate Newyorker recently when she found the unsavoury vermin in her order for fried chickens, according to nydailynews.
Rosemary Thomas was out with her sister, daughter, and niece at a Popeyes branch in Harlem when they were greeted with something like a rodent’s face – complete with nose and eyes – in their meal.
Instantly, Rosemary decided to take a picture of the same and shared it on Facebook with a caption, “Friends and family, this is a meal Popeyes in Harlem served my daughter, my niece and sister.”
Her full post read,
Friends and family, this is a meal Popeyes in Harlem served my daughter, my niece and sister. This is clearly a rat and they have the nerve to have a 5 rating by the department of health. I’ve sent this picture to [email protected] and no one has contacted me. People please free to share this picture. Think about all the other rat that have been served and the lasting effect this will have on my daughter, niece and sister. The exact address is 2730 Frederick Douglas Blvd.
For the uninitiated, Popeyes are a pretty famous chicken chain in the US and have over 2,000 stores in over 40 states. However, what’s amusing about them is their Twitter page which is flooded with apologies for different strange items appearing in the food, roach legs and plastic to name a few.
Speaking of Rosemary’s post, it has been shared for over 203,544 times and prompted someone to lodge an official complaint with the city’s health department for the five-star rating that the chain has.
While Thomas hasn’t made further comments about the same, she shared on Facebook that she took her daughter to medical after the incident. “Yesterday, she ate nothing all day,” she wrote. “All she said she could think of was the rat head after she consumed the crispy part.”