Rosemary Thomas

A New York mom and her daughter were left traumatized after buying a chicken from a Popeyes in Harlem and finding a rat’s whole head in her fried chicken.

Rosemary Thomas was with her sister, daughter and niece on W 145th St, when they noticed the distinct shape of a rodent’s face – complete with nose and eyes – in her meal.

‘Friends and family, this is a meal Popeyes in Harlem served my daughter, my niece and sister,’ she wrote on Facebook.

‘This is clearly a rat and they have the nerve to have a 5 rating by the department of health.

‘Think about all the other rat that have been served and the lasting effect this will have on my daughter, niece and sister.’

Delicious (Picture: Rosemary Thomas/Facebook)

She later added that her daughter was ‘traumatised’: ‘I had to take her to urgent care last night, vomited with diarrhoea all day.’

The post – which had been shared 147,429 times at the time of writing – prompted someone to lodge an official complaint with the city’s health department, and had sparked an investigation.

Rosemary Thomas said her daughter was ‘traumatised’ (Picture: Facebook/Rosemary Thomas)

Popeyes spokeswoman Renee Kopowski told DNAInfo that while it’s not common to find unexpected items in the chain’s chicken, when things do turn up they usually turn out to be the chicken’s organs.

She added that the corporate office has contacted the franchise owner about the alleged rat head.

*Shudder* (Picture: Rosemary Thomas/Facebook)



By vharper 09/20/2016 10:12:00

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