KFC did not serve a customer a deep fried rat but according to an old hoax that has circulating around the web lately a man in the United States says that KFC served him a deep-fried rat when he ordered from a restaurant in Wilmington, California. There are also other versions of this hoax that have been spreading around for years. For some reason, it has been noted by a reputable third-party that these hoaxes always use the same image of a piece of KFC “chicken” that appears to look like a rat.
The image that circulates with the deep-fried KFC rat hoax is of a piece of chicken from the KFC menu. The recent false report claims that this incident occurred around June 12th. However, in the image you can see a jackolantern (Halloween decoration) in plain sight. You can also compare an image of the alleged deep-friend rat from KFC to an image of an actual deep fried rat and see the noticeable differences.
KFC has responded to the recent hoax and patently false claims made by a Facebook user named Devorise Dixon who said he ordered chicken tenders from KFC in California but was instead given a deep-fried rat. KFC stated that they conducted an immediate investigation and no evidence was found to support the recent claim made by the Facebook user who also posted multiple images of his alleged order.
“KFC has made various attempts to contact this customer, but he is refusing to talk to us directly or through an attorney. Our chicken tenders often vary in size and shape, and we currently have no evidence to support this allegation. We have extended the opportunity to have an independent lab evaluate the product at our own expense, but the customer refuses to provide the product in question.”
It seems that Devorise Dixon created this hoax for attention as many news outlets have also covered this story and he seems to be having a good laugh about it on his Facebookpage. There is no other reasonable explanation for these false claims.
KFC rat hoax (Examples)
KFC: US Customer Says Fast Food Chain Served Him Deep-Fried Rat
Devorise Dixon posted a photo of his order from a Wilmington, Calif, KFC store. “Following an immediate investigation, no evidence was found to support this claim,” a KFC representative said.
WENT BACK TO KFC YESTERDAY AND SPOKE TO THE MANAGER SHE SAID IT IS A RAT AND APOLOGIZED, IT’S TIME FOR A LAWYER!!! BESAFE DON’T EAT FAST FOOD !!!