A former KFC manager from Seaside, Oregon, who was fired for refusing to sell rotten, green chicken to customers, has just filed a lawsuit against as of last week.
According to the lawsuit, employees were ordered to sell & serve the rotten chicken and were fired if they did not comply with the owner’s demands. The former manager mentions KFC’s use of fresh chicken shipments, which are all labeled with a “kill date” on the chicken’s last day of life before KFC-dom.
Chicken not served within 12 days of its kill date developed a noticeably foul, rotten smell. In addition, expired chicken changed color from white to light green and the blood on the chicken began to noticeably thicken and coagulate.
The suit states that the rancid smell of rotting chicken was no deterrent to the franchise’s almighty boss, who forced the former manager to cook and serve it anyway.
Although more incidents continued to take place until the manager was fired for “arguing with leadership” after refusing to serve the chicken and “threatening to call the Oregon Health Department,” did he really have to stay until he was fired?
We know that franchise owners aren’t at the top of a company’s food chain, so there is always someone of higher importance that could have put their foot down and made things right.
I’m sure the plaintiff had his reasons for not immediately doing something about it, but for everyone’s sake, it’s green, rotten chicken, and I don’t even know if it’s something they’d serve in hell.
Peep the lawsuit here, which details all of the accounts provided by the plaintiff.
(Thx: Huffington Post)