On Facebook, Danri Kruger shared the picture of the bubble gum on her burger bun, which she had purchased from the Bluff Towers KFC branch in Durban last Friday, City Buzz reported.
“I took a few bites of the burger only to realise something odd on the inside of my burger wrapping. After [a] closer inspection, I was disgusted to find out it was bubble gum. I didn’t see it at first because bread had stuck to it,” Kruger said in the post.
Kruger claimed that she went back to the KFC branch to show the manager, who inspected the burger and responded by saying that she would have a talk with the kitchen and give a warning to whoever was responsible, as chewing bubble gum or anything in the kitchen is prohibited.
KFC has since launched an investigation into the incident, saying the chewing of gum in their kitchens is forbidden.
“We have interviewed the team members on duty at the food preparation station and they have denied chewing gum, saying they know it’s not policy,” the chicken franchise said in a statement.
“We have also interviewed other members of staff on duty and no one else has admitted seeing them eating gum,” the statement said.
This is not the first time KFC has found itself in hot water.
In June, a customer at the fried chicken franchise’s branch in Three Rivers, Vereeniging, posted a picture of a meal that allegedly had raw pieces of chicken.
The customer, Wayne Smith, from Vanderbijilpark in the Vaal, on Tuesday posted a picture of a Twister that seemingly had raw chicken inside it.
A few weeks before that, a video emerged of a staff member allegedly sharpening knives on a pavement outside a branch in Umhlanga, Durban. The video was taken by a resident at a block of flats across the street from the restaurant.
Earlier in the year, KFC branch in Braamfontein, Johannesburg caused an uproar on social media following the emergence of a video showing staff at the branch washing pieces of chicken on a concrete floor with a firehose.
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– Caxton News Service