Finger lickin' cockroach, dried blood and dead mouse found at KFC

11 May 2010

colonel-sanders
Kentucky Fried Chicken has been fined. They've been fined almost £19,000. Why? Here comes one of those stories that make delicate readers dry-heave.

Inspectors found a whole bunch of grim stuff in a London branch, including, rather amusingly, a cockroach eating a chip. City of Westminster Magistrates' Court heard during an inspection at the Leicester Square branch, that the officer also discovered a dead mouse, some flies pissing about and dried chicken blood on the floor.

"There was no soap in the ground-floor food preparation room so, on the day of the inspection at least, it was not possible for food preparation staff to wash their hands properly," said Michael Goodwin, prosecuting.

District Judge Howard Riddle fined KFC £11,000 for the offences as well as ordering them to cough up £7,927.80 in costs and a victim surcharge of £15. No, we've no idea what a 'victim surcharge' is either.

Nina Arnott, a spokesperson for KFC said: "These charges date back to August 2008, and as soon as we were made aware of the results of the inspection, we took immediate action to bring the restaurant back up to our strict hygiene standards. The restaurant has undergone a complete renovation, and the EHO’s barrister has told the District Judge that there is no longer a concern about these premises."

Feel free to share your own stories about the minging stuff you've heard about in fast food joints. Found a tooth in your Big Mac? Found one of Fred West's victims in a Chicken Royale?

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19 comments

  • Nobby
    A victim surcharge is a fixed amount of £15 that is levied on top of a fine for a criminal offence. It forms a general fund aimed at helping improve services for victims of crime.
  • Big A.
    This is all well and good but when does Britain get the Double Down?
  • Amanda H.
    My Local was in the news recently, in broad daylight whilst punters were cueing for their greasy buckets, a fuck-off giant rat went running round the ground floor. Presumably just checking the prices of the hot wings. google "kfc rat" I still eat there, yum.
  • Kris
    I once found a piece of Darth Vader's helmet in my whopper. Burger King had a Star Wars meal deal on at the time, and although I didn't order the toy, I was surprised to find that the Sith Lord managed to cut my gums with a shard of his shiny black helmet. I did score for £100 worth of burger King vouchers which had to be used within 2 months. I ended up selling them for slightly less than their value and bought some real food instead.
  • Amanda H.
    LOL @ Darth Vader's Helmet in my whopper.
  • mo
    amanda hugginkiss +1 LOL that made me Laugh too
  • JNG
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=su0U37w2tws
  • The B.
    You'd be better off going over the road to here: http://www.24dash.com/news/Local_Government/2009-08-27-TGI-Fridays-fined-30-000-for-catalogue-of-hygiene-offences-at-Covent-Garden-restaurant Personally I like the line "There was no soap in the ground-floor food preparation room so, on the day of the inspection at least, it was not possible for food preparation staff to wash their hands properly", apparently KFC staff don't have the intelligence to go and get some more soap.
  • Stu
    Aren't KFCs Franchised? Why wasn't it the Franchise that was fined?
  • John
    KFC are not all Franchised so get your facts right fucktard.
  • Stu
    Ooh, look at me, I can use big words and pick on people because I'm 'ard. I bet in real life you're really fun, have lots of friends and are really popular. You're probably 12 too. Anyway, the question is still open to those with an IQ of more than 50. Aren't KFCs franchised? I'm asking a question (rather than, like John thought, making a statement) And for you John, have a link.... http://www.kfc.co.uk/about-kfc/franchise/
  • Shopdis F.
    I wanna see John and Stu fight over greasey bucket of fried rat shit!
  • Szadzik
    Went to local KFC one day and saw a pile of full trash bags siting next to the big trash. I wrote to KFC headquarters about it. Hahaha, I had a good laugh when they sent me KFC vouchers as compensation!!!
  • simple s.
    not called trash they are called customers
  • Mienaikage
    Good job I stopped going to this particular KFC a while back. Why? Because it's the worst KFC I've ever been to funnily enough.
  • Colonel S.
    THIS IS COLONEL SANDERS, AN AVID READER OF BITTERWALLET, COMING IN LIVE FROM THE SPIRIT WORLD . MY CHICKENS ARE STILL FINGER LICKIN' GOOD. AND THEY ARE STILL COATED IN MY SECRET SPECIAL RECIPE. WHICH I TOOK TO THE GRAVE, BUT MADE A BIG ENOUGH BATCH FOR THE NEXT 200 YEARS.
  • Mr G.
    I once found traces of meat in a Big Mac. Eww!
  • Jack
    lol @Colonel Sanders reaching us from the grave
  • John
    Stu, as stated: "KFC are not all Franchised so get your facts right fucktard." Notice the "not all" part. If your thick, which you are. That means not every KFC is franchised only a amount of them. Once more. Fucktard.

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