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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Whiner's picture

The Colonel's secret recipe make all food-like substances deliciously edible, like...uh.. The .Bernank's sterilization sauce.

Colonel's picture

Oh man there goes breakfast. Thanks Tyler.

JSD's picture

Kidneys For Children

QQQBall's picture

hmmm. tastes like chicken

Bryan's picture

What!?  You mean our meat actually comes from animals?  Horrible.


geez, get over it and move on.  Next they'll be suing for hot coffee being too hot.

Mi Naem's picture

Now if anyone should be an authority on this matter, it's "the Colonel". 

EnglishAustrian's picture

Unlucky Fried Kitten

EnglishAustrian's picture

Unlucky Fried Kitten

Salon's picture

How can an employee be so unmotivated and have such a bad attitude as to put that out to a customer.

I would have fired everyone involved. From the cook to the counter girl.

I have fired people for much less

Chump's picture

The counter girl is supposed to peel the skin off of every single piece of meat they sell to make sure it looks edible?  You sound like a shitty boss.

Salon's picture


Thats not obvious to you that something is wrong?

You're fired

Chump's picture

Did you not notice that the skin is peeled off or are you just very busy firing people while posting comments on the internet?

DOT's picture

Tastes like Human.

ShrNfr's picture

Steak and Kidney pie. The Brits eat that, but then again, the Brits eat anything.

LouisDega's picture

"Its not meat. Its not cake.. I know, It's meat cake"

George Carlin, Carlin at Carnegie

SokPOTUS's picture

It's just real life hedonic regression in action.  Precisely equivalent to .gov presuming a trading down from Steak to Hamburger.  What's the problem here?

Bohm Squad's picture

"Eat recycled food...for a happier, healthier life."





rsnoble's picture

Would've been funny to see one of their main demographic customers eat this and relish it while being stoned at 1am.

gratefultraveller's picture

What I can't wrap my head around is how a purported chicken kidney can be 3 inches long...

s2man's picture

We have 11 cockrells in the freezer, which we butchered ourselves.  One neighbor won't eat any because she knows where they came from, saw them when they were cute little chicks.  She pretends the plastic-wrapped meat from the store is "fake meat", the only way she can eat it.

Wait 'til I butcher the cute little bunnies, she'll probably puke. :-D

Groucho's picture

you eat that shit you get what you deserve.

IridiumRebel's picture


zerohedgeJUNKIE's picture

The deal was chicken not a brainlike, maggot fest, kidney lookin frankenfood.

zebrasquid's picture

I got a thumb from a latex glove in my last KFC meal (25 years ago).

When I complained, they apologized and offered me more chicken to make up for it.


catacl1sm's picture

Awful offal.


^Very nice!

jmeyer's picture

I think it's all been said. Thanks guys for great laughs.

Team Lemming's picture

It's either a genetically modified turnip that escaped from its pen at the local Monsanto lab or KFC are beta testing a tapeworm substitute for its new "I can't believe it's not chicken!" range.

jmeyer's picture

So that what a " Gangnam " is !

Mi Naem's picture

What's the big deal here?  Brits eat kidney all the time.  They think it's food. 


Inthemix96's picture

Try a real, home made steak-and-kidney pie friend.  With thick beef stock gravy.

With colmans english mustard on the pie crust.  Heaven itself.

Mi Naem's picture

Actually, I think that USED to be kidney until the maggots started to swarm it. 

'tsO.K. though, they're fried. 


Meanwhile, I'm just gonna take another bite outta this nice lady here. 

secret_sam's picture

I thought the Brits all eat kidney pies alla time...

jbvtme's picture

who looks at that food when they eat it?

haskelslocal's picture

No worries for KFC. Taco Bell still serves particle board tacos.

americanspirit's picture

We were wondering where that transplant shipment wound up

Miss Expectations's picture

Does Bill Ackman have a camera and a short position on KFC?

MyBrothersKeeper's picture

Good one!  I guess since his long positions in P&G aren't doing much for the share price, I guess he has to make it up somewhere.  BTW, did anyone see the piece on Glen Beck's site about what they found to be, intentionally I might add, in the McRib sandwhich?  It has "real pork" like the commercial states but it's mostly stomach parts, lips etc that with a chemical...compacts together to look like rib meat. MMMMMMM, sounds tasty...just make sure it's smothered in barbecue sauce.

yogibear's picture

YUM BS alert. Their trying to do damage control. Deny it's anything other than chicken.

In an attempt to boost profits their sourcing from garbage meat processors.

Remember profits trump everything else!! 

Falconsixone's picture

Is genetically modified giant chicken kidney better for you than the formaldehyde it's cooked in or do two wrongs make it alright?

Formaldehyde is good!

Formaldehyde for life!

It's Liver Kickin' Good!

Come in to KFC today and check out the new Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Formaldehyde sick chicken menu!




Shizzmoney's picture

You know America is declining when we can't even get Fried Chicken right.

yogibear's picture

YUM BS alert. Their trying to do damage control. Deny it's anything other than chicken.

In an attempt to boost profits their sourcing from garbage meat processors.

Remember profits trump everything else!! 

NEOSERF's picture

 "Secret Recipe" special ingredient...just hope the donor is still in their ice bath.

zerohedgeJUNKIE's picture

Definitely fear is not a factor for you.

PGR88's picture

You people are whining like children

"...Please serve my fat ass all the fried meat I want, but make sure that every peace served all over the world doesn't ever appear to have come from an actual animal!!!!"



WTFisThat's picture

Looking from a three letter agency point of view, its definitly a swamp gas.

exartizo's picture


KFC (YUM Brands) Internal Focus Group Study on Least Worst Customer Visualizations

Question: "If you were to encounter a Foreign Body in YOUR KFC Meal what would you MOST LIKE TO NOT think it is?"

1. a rat

2. a heart

3. a kidney

4. fecal material

5. an eyeball

6. a brain

7. your mother-in-law