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

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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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Tue, 01/08/2013 - 11:09 | Link to Comment Peter K
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Sheep brains. It's a UK delicacy :)

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 11:09 | Link to Comment Whiner
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The Colonel's secret recipe make all food-like substances deliciously edible, like...uh.. The .Bernank's sterilization sauce.

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 11:10 | Link to Comment Colonel
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Oh man there goes breakfast. Thanks Tyler.

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 11:11 | Link to Comment JSD
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Kidneys For Children

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 11:12 | Link to Comment QQQBall
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hmmm. tastes like chicken

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 11:12 | Link to Comment Bryan
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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.

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 11:13 | Link to Comment Colonel
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Zombie food.

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 11:57 | Link to Comment Mi Naem
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Now if anyone should be an authority on this matter, it's "the Colonel". 

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 11:15 | Link to Comment EnglishAustrian
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Unlucky Fried Kitten

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 11:15 | Link to Comment EnglishAustrian
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Unlucky Fried Kitten

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 11:17 | Link to Comment Salon
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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

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 11:41 | Link to Comment Chump
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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.

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 12:55 | Link to Comment Salon
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Lol.

Thats not obvious to you that something is wrong?

You're fired

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 13:11 | Link to Comment Chump
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Did you not notice that the skin is peeled off or are you just very busy firing people while posting comments on the internet?

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 11:17 | Link to Comment DOT
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Tastes like Human.

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 11:22 | Link to Comment ShrNfr
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Steak and Kidney pie. The Brits eat that, but then again, the Brits eat anything.

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 11:37 | Link to Comment LouisDega
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"Its not meat. Its not cake.. I know, It's meat cake"

George Carlin, Carlin at Carnegie

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 11:34 | Link to Comment SokPOTUS
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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?

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 11:34 | Link to Comment Bohm Squad
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"Eat recycled food...for a happier, healthier life."

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TxJBUCakhY

 

 

 

 

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 11:35 | Link to Comment rsnoble
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Would've been funny to see one of their main demographic customers eat this and relish it while being stoned at 1am.

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 11:37 | Link to Comment gratefultraveller
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What I can't wrap my head around is how a purported chicken kidney can be 3 inches long...

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 11:41 | Link to Comment s2man
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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

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 11:44 | Link to Comment Groucho
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you eat that shit you get what you deserve.

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 11:45 | Link to Comment IridiumRebel
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MAN UP AND EAT IT! 

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 13:39 | Link to Comment zerohedgeJUNKIE
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The deal was chicken not a brainlike, maggot fest, kidney lookin frankenfood.

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 11:45 | Link to Comment zebrasquid
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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.

 

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 22:18 | Link to Comment hooligan2009
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did you? :)

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 11:46 | Link to Comment catacl1sm
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Awful offal.

 

^Very nice!

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 11:48 | Link to Comment jmeyer
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I think it's all been said. Thanks guys for great laughs.

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 11:51 | Link to Comment Team Lemming
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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.

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 12:15 | Link to Comment edifice
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Where is Fabio?

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 11:52 | Link to Comment jmeyer
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So that what a " Gangnam " is !

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 11:53 | Link to Comment Mi Naem
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What's the big deal here?  Brits eat kidney all the time.  They think it's food. 

Yum.

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 11:59 | Link to Comment Inthemix96
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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.

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 12:04 | Link to Comment Mi Naem
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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. 

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 12:02 | Link to Comment secret_sam
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I thought the Brits all eat kidney pies alla time...

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 12:13 | Link to Comment jbvtme
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who looks at that food when they eat it?

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 12:14 | Link to Comment haskelslocal
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No worries for KFC. Taco Bell still serves particle board tacos.

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 12:15 | Link to Comment Frank N. Beans
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put it on ebay

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 12:16 | Link to Comment americanspirit
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We were wondering where that transplant shipment wound up

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 12:17 | Link to Comment Miss Expectations
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Does Bill Ackman have a camera and a short position on KFC?

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 14:00 | Link to Comment MyBrothersKeeper
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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.

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 12:25 | Link to Comment yogibear
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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!! 

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 12:26 | Link to Comment Falconsixone
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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!

Today!

Today!

Today!

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 12:28 | Link to Comment Shizzmoney
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You know America is declining when we can't even get Fried Chicken right.

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 12:54 | Link to Comment yogibear
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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!! 

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 13:03 | Link to Comment NEOSERF
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 "Secret Recipe" special ingredient...just hope the donor is still in their ice bath.

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 13:34 | Link to Comment zerohedgeJUNKIE
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Definitely fear is not a factor for you.

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 13:52 | Link to Comment PGR88
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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!!!!"

 

 

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 14:13 | Link to Comment WTFisThat
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Looking from a three letter agency point of view, its definitly a swamp gas.

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 15:06 | Link to Comment exartizo
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TOP SECRET

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

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 16:21 | Link to Comment hooligan2009
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i think kfc must be getting close to a michelin star ..things have improved so much in the last few months from this:

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=kfc+rats&oq=kfc+rats&gs_l=yo...

of course the brits have always been a little less fussy but now they seem to want stars too

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/4290048.stm

http://www.caterersearch.com/Articles/29/10/2009/330646/Leicester-Square...

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 16:34 | Link to Comment walcott
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KFC toy for the kids. A fried zuni doll nugget.

Barfff boycott...

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 16:46 | Link to Comment H H Henry P P P...
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It looks like an accidental deepfry of a side of mac&cheese, if KFC even sells that as a side.  What it's encased in who knows.

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 16:58 | Link to Comment TSA gropee
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There's obviously more than one purpose for breading fast food... Kinda redefines the old KFC slogan, "Finger lickin' good."

 

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 17:07 | Link to Comment lakecity55
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somebody found the brain of ophone.

he no longer needed it, anyway.

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 00:21 | Link to Comment Hook Line and S...
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KFC is missing out on a great new revenue stream. Ipecac could be off the shelves in months, replaced by the Colon-ol.

Literally, everytime I have eaten at this reprehensible establishment my stomach did the limbo within 20 minutes. Haven't put that filth in my stomach in over 8 years now.

The chickens are half normal size at maturity, stunted, and likely angry at the world.

Hook Line and Sphincter

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 01:12 | Link to Comment resurger
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Fucking What!>

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Wed, 01/09/2013 - 03:21 | Link to Comment dadoody
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I would have kept on eating....

 

In fact, I actually pay a premium for Chicken gizzard, chicken heart, and all sorts of chicken parts roast on a stick. "Yaki Tori" the Japanese call it. I eat them with sake and beer @ Honda-Ya out in Orange County. 

 

Thats good eating there that you people are missing out on.

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