A Facebook users posted images from an anonymous source who took them from the balcony of his Clifton Heights Flat. The images are of the Braamfontein KFC branch in Johannesburg and later on a video emerged (further down).
Mfumo Bumasa who posted the images added the following comment: “KFC Braamfontein comrades!!! This is how they wash your meat. On the ground!!!!! Photocred goes to a south point (Clifton Heights) resident. #knowwhatyoueat.”
As you can imagine, the photos went viral and KFC South Africa responded on twitter:
““We’re aware of the incident in Braamfontein and take the preparation of our food seriously. We’re investigating this further.”
We’re aware of the incident in Braamfontein & take the preparation of our food seriously. We’re currently investigating this further.
— KFC South Africa (@KFCSA) May 8, 2015
Doug Smart (KFC Africa MD) announced on P0wer FM that the store has been closed and a sign was up on the door of the branch stating “Until Further Notice”.
KFC responds, Braamfontein store closed until further notice after washing chicken on floor pic.twitter.com/MeCPkmHgUO
— Times LIVE (@TimesLIVE) May 8, 2015
He also said ““We’ve confirmed that the product (pictured) was never going to be served. This store had developed the practice of collecting stock that is never going to be sold (but kept) in (the) freezer (and) had to be thawed.”
KFC branch shuts after images go viral
— IOL News (@IOL) May 9, 2015
Well, not so sure if we can believe that they would wash chicken before it is disposed of but let’s hope it’s true and we have not revealed the “secret herbs and spices”.
Twitter was a feeding frenzy, see a few of the tweets below starting with a bit of a NANDO’S one lol.
Look @KFCSA 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/qyQ4HNKJGZ
— Bonga Dlulane (@BongaDlulane) May 9, 2015
@KFCSA why you do this to me? Now we know the secret recipe yo'll been talkin about #KFCBraam #KFC pic.twitter.com/wgbvfLV5wH
— ♥ Lawrizzy ♥ (@lawrizzy) May 9, 2015
[email protected] you're bloody disgusting. Never buying your food again. Sies!
— Eusebius McKaiser (@Eusebius) May 8, 2015
@KFCSA Why not close all the stores…?
— FrancoisCloete (@CloeteFrancois) May 8, 2015