New York woman claims Popeyes served her a fried rat

With all the positive chatter about the $5 box from Popeyes, we did not see this one coming.

On Sunday, Rosemary Thomas posted a photo of what appeared to be a fried rat head on her Facebook page. The disturbing piece of meat was served at a Popeyes in Harlem, New York.

Screengrab via taurisdigital/Instagram

According to DNA Info, a spokesperson for Popeyes says the company is currently moving forward by reaching out to the franchise owner for more information. Hopefully we find out this is just some odd-looking body part of a chicken.

Yet it appears that despite the grotesque image, Twitter still has an unconditional love for Popeyes. 



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Love that chicken from Popeyes—assuming it’s actually chicken.

H/T DNA Info

Brianna Holt

Brianna Holt

Brianna Holt is a New York City journalist who covers entertainment and technology. Her work has appeared in MSN, Black Entertainment Television (BET), Best Life, and ONE37pm. She's a former music editor at BuzzFeed and previously served as an editorial intern with the Daily Dot in 2016.