(CMR) A viral video of a rat on the menu board at a KFC restaurant in Port Antonio, Jamaica had hungry patrons disgusted as they ran out of the restaurant on Sunday. In the online video, an employee can be seen swiping the rodent with a broom knocking it down to an uncertain fate.
She was able to knock the rat down but patrons were not impressed and many left the establishment. Restaurants of Jamaica (ROJ), the operators of KFC, yesterday expressed regret at the situation even as it claims to be “serving the best products of the highest quality to our customers.”
“This incident is absolutely in no way an indicator of the usual high standards and procedures which are held throughout the ROJ group,”
Andrei Roper, brand manager for KFC, said in a statement.
According to Roper, Sunday’s occurrence was “highly unusual, unfortunate and isolated”. He said that quality assurance and operation teams have since carried out “comprehensive inspections and sanitization of the restaurant involved”.