A customer eating at a KFC in Colchester, UK, restaurant apparently discovered what appeared to be a lump of brain in his fried chicken meal.
The “good” news? KFC says it’s a chicken kidney, not a brain. And the company has offered the customer coupons for free food.
College student Ibrahim Langoo was eating what’s called a “Gladiator box meal” when he made the discovery according to The Sun of London:
” ‘I have a habit of picking the chicken off the bone with my fingers and as I pulled the second piece apart, I saw this horrible wrinkled foreign body.
” ‘I threw it down onto my tray immediately. It looked like a brain. I suddenly felt grim and really sick.
” ‘I couldn’t bring myself to pick the lump up so I went to the serving counter to complain.”
Langoo, who says he is still sick and disgusted by the incident, took a picture of the brain with his cell phone camera and then submitted an online complaint to KFC.
London’s Daily Mail reports that KFC has apologized, but determined that the internal organ wasn’t brain matter:
“Although we haven’t received the product, it appears from a photograph that unfortunately on this occasion a kidney, and not a brain as claimed, was not removed in the preparation process.
“We’re very sorry about Mr. Langoo’s experience and while there was no health risk, we agree it was unsightly.
“We will be carrying out a full investigation and providing him with a gesture of goodwill.”
It seems that the student won’t be using the goodwill in the form of the coupons any time soon. “I never want to eat KFC again… I’ll eat chicken at home, where I can see how it’s been prepared,” he said.