It's A Brain? It's A Kidney? It's KFC's Next PR Nightmare

Tyler Durden's picture

As if Yum Brands were not suffering enough this morning - as they forecast China comp sales to drop 6% (more than the forecast 4% decline), it seems the UK has their next PR disaster waiting to happen, courtesy of their KFC brand. After a 19-year-old Brit found a "horrible wrinkled foreign body" in his fried chicken meal, KFC has apologized (rather magnanimously) saying "while there was no health risk, we agree it was unsightly." Judge for yourself just how puke-worthy and generally emotionally scarred you would have been after biting into this 'brain-looking' image. KFC clarifies: "Although we haven't received the product, it appears from a photograph that unfortunately on this occasion a kidney, and not a brain as claimed, was not removed in the preparation process." Oh, just a kidney? Pass the salt then.


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whatsinaname's picture

Why do you think its called Fast Food ?

TerminalDebt's picture

I know why its called fast, just don't know why its called food

persu's picture

Stop being a whimp. It is all the same nutrients, your ancestors would have no questions eating. Or do you care eating the same stuff hidden in your sausage? It is all protein and should not be wasted by picky, overweight pampered westerners.

Agree? You will not die, although it diverges from acceptable white meat.

Ayn NY's picture

So they freak out about a chicken kidney whilst chowing down on steak and kidney pie at the local pub?

jmeyer's picture

the " H " in WHIMP is silent like the " P " in swimming

hooligan2009's picture

heh..that's funny..right there

CheapBastard's picture

"Our sincere apologies. Please accept lifetime of free deep fried chicken from KFC (original maggot style) as a way of making it up to you."



Mr. I.D. Know

Chief, Risk Management Division, UK


_underscore's picture

"...and a side order of fava beans with that, please"

NewAmericaNow's picture

It's a Rooster testicle. lol

slaughterer's picture

We finally know where Corzine ended up, it seems.  

Ignatius's picture

The hidden face of the factory food system.

"Holy Fuck", indeed.

Sudden Debt's picture



ps: in the new world, insects will replace meat.

Chump's picture

Every bite of KFC is a gamble.

Blammo's picture

It's eating stuff like this without whining that keeps me at the top of the food chain!

More_sellers_than_buyers's picture

I bet it tastes like chiken


USS Bernanke's picture

Finger Lickin Good.

John McCloy's picture

Oh man. YUM?? Brands
This poor kid..well maybe not so poor after this.

zilverreiger's picture

He received a lifelong free KFC voucher

FrankDrakman's picture

And the guy in line behind him got TWO vouchers..

Sudden Debt's picture


I alway tell the story on how I would like to get a hot cup of coffee spilled into my lap at McDonals by the moron behind the counter :)

anybody remember that multi million dollar claim back than? It was big!

MachoMan's picture

Actually, unless you want skin grafts all over your crotch + an 8 day hospital stay + other third and second degree burns, only to have your award later reduced by an appellate court...  I'd pipe down.

chunga's picture

+180 degrees

She should have got more. The McDonald's PR machine painted her as an idiot.

The coffee was so hot it melted her clothing right into her skin.

Shell Game's picture

What fabric melts at 212 ºF?  Sh*t made in Zhengzhou ghetto basements? 


/rhetorical question

chunga's picture

I don't know.

Maybe it was her skin melting into her clothes. Either way, the coffee was scalding hot and McDonald's was serving coffee at a much higer temp than other franchises.

I've spilled coffee on my skin more than once and never required skin grafts; they settled with her for an undisclosed amount but not before making her the poster child for tort reform.

Jena's picture

Man-made fabrics like polyester melt when exposed to a certain heat point .  I don't  know what she was wearing, of course, but that would be one bad example. 

MachoMan's picture

Exactly chunga...  we got this huge push for tort reform, but then everyone figured out that we already had tort reform from the 70s (actually since the middle of the 19th century, but who's counting) and there wasn't much else you could whittle away without completely revealing you were in bed with insurance companies and their largest clients...  aside from the fact that much of tort reform is patently unconstitutional in many states...  (we're too young to remember why that darned old text was put in there, what the fuck did they know?  let's get rid of it!).

Papasmurf's picture

IDK what his complaint was.  Don't they eat steak and kidney pie over there?

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture


IDK what his complaint was.  Don't they eat steak and kidney pie over there?

Yes, and ........ spotted dick.

Smuckers's picture

Kentucky Fried Cranium

i_fly_me's picture

People need to lighten up.  If you have *ever* broken down a whole chicken or turkey, you've seen that before.  You make gravy with parts like that.

FubarNation's picture

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph! Make gravy with that?  Not me or anyone else I know.  Put down the hash pipe mate.

persu's picture

Is that a picture of you? Well, you might be happy in the near future, if you did get the whole chicken to eat. They will charge extra probably.

FubarNation's picture

Elena Kagan's face photoshopped over Sgt. Schultz.

RagnarDanneskjold's picture

There are people who don't know that meat comes from animals. And that you can eat many parts of the animal.

This is a perfect example of "first world problems." 

JSD's picture

KFC...Kidney in my Fucking Chicken.

Sudden Debt's picture

People should visit a meatfactory once in while and see how their food is prepared :)




Chump's picture

Dude, harvesting vegetables is confusing for most folks.  Meat is fucking magic.

Element's picture

he's from belgium ... it's a pate thing

Ralph Spoilsport's picture

As part of developing a microbial scanner for DuPont, our team visited the Parks Sausage (a minority owned business BTW) plant in Baltimore, MD around 1990. Damn! I don't think any of us have ever eaten sausage since then.

(If you read this Les, give me a buzz on the Farm Line)

Sudden Debt's picture

As a student I worked in a slaughter house because... well the pay was great.

First week: The Salami production line... my god... really... I think I said that every second in that first week...

Second week: Ham... really... pink and fresh? THINK AGAIN!! It starts green/blue/gray and stinks and comes uit pink and with a fresh smell after 50 needles and steam went through it!

Third week: Sausage... and than I quit.

Really, it was uber discusting. I didn't just eat any meat for a year anymore, I almost gaged everytime I smeled meat!


Meat isn't red like you see in the stores. Really, it isn't! That because of the chemicals and salts!

DO YOU REALLY THINK MEAT LOOKS NICE RED AND FRESH FOR 2 WEEKS!? Because mostly it takes that long before it ends up in your fridge! And that's when the labels are right and honest!

Meat looks like roadkill before they start "fixing" it!

Just ask your grandparents if they're still alive how meat looked back in the days before the age of chemicals!

fuu's picture

If you ever get to Minnesota take a tour of the Spam line capped off with a visit to the Spam Museum in Austin . I think the fiery depilation machine is the best. Although the "Churner" is pretty cool too.

Sudden Debt's picture

Oh yeah, the Ham?


In that way, they destroyed all "original flavor". Than they injected the supplements that make it taste like what you think is ham!

WillyGroper's picture

You say bleach?  All those chickens they can't sell by the sell by date are soaked in a bleach/water solution, then rotisseried for your take home pleasure. Bon Appetit.

Frastric's picture

Where the hell is the puking smiley?

Element's picture

Smiley? He loves cats, just can't eat a whole one himself. :D