A Popeyes buyer in New York says he discovered a roach in his rooster sandwich. No, not the sort you’re fascinated about. The different type.
A person named Jeremy Merdinger took to Twitter Monday (Nov. 11) to place Popeyes on blast after a half-smoked joint fell out of his rooster sandwich.
“Do all your chicken sandwiches come with a joint in them?” he tweeted. “Found this in my sandwich the other day in NYC. Just wanted to make sure that this doesn’t happen to anyone else.”
@PopeyesChicken Do all of your rooster sandwiches include with a joint in them? Found this in my sandwich the opposite day in NYC. Just needed to ensure that this doesn’t occur to anybody else. pic.twitter.com/hS48SpsM5X
— Jeremy Merdinger (@JMtarheels41) November 11, 2019
In an interview with the New York Post, Merdinger stated he picked up two sandwiches—an everyday and a spicy—from the Popeyes on 14th Street in New York City final Monday (Nov. 4) to take again to his house.
He stated he ate the spicy sandwich first, and “it was fine.” But when he was having fun with his final couple of bites of the common sandwich, that’s when the half-smoked joint made its shock look.
“I was taking my last couple of bites from the second sandwich when it fell out and into my lap,” he stated. “It was 100 percent marijuana. I saved the evidence. It’s in a plastic bag at home.”
Merdinger says he then reached out to Popeyes HQ by way of e-mail and included an image of his receipt and the joint, however they by no means responded to his criticism … which is why he hit up the New York Post and blasted them on Twitter.
And it appears to be like prefer it labored, as a result of a Popeyes spokesperson informed the Post the fried rooster chain is investigating the declare.
“We have high standards for the quality of our ingredients and the preparation of our food,” the restaurant stated in a press release. “We take all feedback about our meals seriously and quickly take action to make sure all of our guests have a good experience.”
Merdinger stated he didn’t initially need to take his grievances to social media, however his boss put him in contact with a pal who’s a reporter, and so they introduced the criticism to the higher-ups at Popeyes.
“I didn’t want to turn this into a viral thing. I was hoping we could get this resolved quietly. It is a safety issue,” Merdinger’s boss, Ryan Berger, informed the Post.
Merdinger stated he would have by no means posted his criticism on social media if Popeyes had taken his criticism severely the primary time round.
“They were basically saying it happened outside of the restaurant, and there is nothing they can do,” he stated. “They can at least admit they made a mistake. I would like for them to own up to it. I think it’s ridiculous and not professional.”
Merdinger says all he desires now’s a refund and an apology.