Donate to the Q13 FOX Cares and Les Schwab Holiday Toy Drive

Customer claims KFC restaurant served up deep fried rat; KFC says it’s a hoax (VIDEO)

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

WILMINGTON, Calif. — Sure, biting into a hunk of fast-food fried chicken takes a little bit of faith.

But tasting a rat instead of chicken? No faith in the world could prepare one for that.

According to CNN, one KFC customer claims they ordered chicken tenders at a California KFC recently, but instead got something that looked like a rat. Rather than question its appearance, the customer bit right into the thing, noticing it tasted “hard and rubbery.”

“It was very nasty,” the customer, Devorise Dixon, said.

Dixon saved the chicken tender, and put a video of his fine on Facebook. He said he returned to the restaurant with photos and a receipt.

“The manager actually freaked out, confirmed that it was a rat,” Dixon told the radio station. “She apologized for it. They actually just offered me a free meal.”

Dixon declined the offer and hired a lawyer instead.

But corporate KFC says Dixon’s claim is a hoax.

His photographs, they say, don’t include a second angle, which “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, we are left to believe that he intended to deceive the public with this hoax and we are considering all options,” KFC said in a statement.

The company provided a photograph of the second angle that shows a bite was taken from the chicken, exposing white meat.

The fast food eatery says it has tried contacting Dixon, but he refused to cooperate with their investigation.

Dixon didn’t respond when CNN tried to contact him about the situation.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

6 comments

  • concerned

    I call BS! KFC chicken floats in a deep fryer, you can see where it was sitting on something that left marks while it was frying. I found a live rat in a beer bottle once.

  • Mike Trimm

    It’s a hoax, you can see the white of the breast meat under the breading and the curve of the “tail” matches exactly with the bottom of the piece of chicken, Just a scammer trying to get paid!

  • thatguy

    From the looks of his place on the video he probably caught his own rat and fried it himself. Check out the Halloween jackolanter thing with all the green stuff in it on the right.

  • The Decider

    If this guy would go so far as to get a lawyer, he would probably also fry a real rat and try to pass it off as kfcs recipe. What a loser.