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Kentucky Fried ... cockroach?
By BRETT CLARKSON, Toronto Sun
Last Updated: 30th January 2010, 7:24pm
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Click here to watch the videoA KFC customer was inches away from an extra crunch upon biting into his sandwich. He claims to have discovered a cockroach stuck in the bread of his meal.
Play VideoForget chicken — maybe the C stands for cockroach.
A KFC in Maple is being probed by health officials after a Richmond Hill man said he found a roach embedded in the bottom of a sandwich he ordered Friday night.
Appropriately enough the sandwich was the Big Crunch.
Michael McNamara, 28, its unlucky recipient, was big-time bugged by the nasty find.
“I didn’t see on the underside that there’s a cockroach mashed into the bun,” McNamara said. “Basically I ordered the food and once I saw it I immediately yelled at my buddy, ‘don’t eat here, stop what you’re doing!’”
McNamara and a friend had stopped by the KFC close to 10 p.m. after mounting an unsuccessful effort to find somewhere else to eat. In retrospect he wishes he had just kept driving.
“We settled for KFC, unfortunately,” McNamara said, adding he got a refund for the offending sandwich.
York Region Community and Health Services spokesman Monica Bryce confirmed a health inspector had paid a visit to the KFC restaurant Saturday after McNamara’s complaint.
“We didn’t find any evidence that warranted closing the restaurant, but we did find one infraction,” Bryce said, adding inspectors found one pest-control trap with a dead roach in it.
“We are going back to the restaurant again on Monday to keep working with them to get everything cleaned up,” Bryce said.
KFC officials couldn’t be reached Saturday.
A similar incident occurred Jan. 2 when Tommy Lam, 28, found at least 50 dead ants in his breakfast burrito from a Markham McDonald’s.
After finding the roach-wich, McNamara, a welder, vowed to kick his infrequent KFC habit.
“That’s done now,” he said. “I’m not eating there anymore.”
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