Days after ‘rat fry’ goes viral, KFC calls a hoax

Days after a photo of what looked like a fried rat at a KFC outlet went viral across the globe, the global fast food chain has said it thinks the post was a hoax.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 23, 2015 4:53 pm
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Days after a photo of what looked like a fried rat at a KFC outlet went viral across the globe, the global fast food chain has said it thinks the post was a hoax.

“A customer has made a serious claim against KFC in the US and refuses to cooperate in the investigation.  The images the customer originally posted do not include this second angle because it clearly shows it’s a piece of hand-breaded white meat chicken.  Based on this, and the fact that he refuses to allow anyone to see the product, KFC US is left to believe that he intended to deceive the public with this hoax and are considering all options.” it said in a mail sent to IndianExpress.com.

Read: KFC served fried rat? Picture goes viral on Facebook, company denies charges 

They also sent pictures to support their claim.

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The earlier post by a consumer in Watts, California, United States had gone viral across the world. The two pictures shared in a Facebook by Devorise Dixon , showed what looked like a deep-fried rat. The distinct tail seems to have given weight to his claims.

Check out Dixon’s post below. (App users click here for the post)

“Recently in the US, a customer questioned the quality of a KFC product which received considerable publicity given the sensational nature of his claim. The product has now been tested by a third-party independent lab, which confirmed it is definitely a piece of chicken, as we knew all along. The right thing for this customer to do is to apologize and cease making false claims about the KFC brand.” – KFC Spokesperson.

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