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New York woman claims Popeyes served her a fried rat

Did Popeyes add something new to the menu?


Brianna Holt

Internet Culture

Posted on Sep 19, 2016   Updated on May 25, 2021, 11:36 pm CDT

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.

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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

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*First Published: Sep 19, 2016, 9:09 pm CDT