Man Claims to Have Found Joint in Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

If you haven’t noticed, the chicken sandwich at Popeyes is creating nothing but chaos.

It’s causing fights, according to TMZ its being made on top of garbage cans.

One guy even died for cutting the line in Maryland.

Employee’s have even started to bodyslam customers. It’s a complete mess.

On Monday, Jeremy Merdinger took to Twitter to share a photo of the singed blunt that he allegedly found in his sandwich after a few bites.

“Do all your chicken sandwiches come with a joint in them? Found this in my sandwich the other day in NYC. Just wanted to make sure that this doesn’t happen to anyone else,” Merdinger wrote.

“I was shocked at first. These are things you see on social media a couple of times a year, and for it to happen to me, I was shocked and disgusted,” the 23-year-old man told the New York Post.

Merdinger claimed he ordered a spicy and a regular chicken sandwich from a Manhattan location earlier this month and took his order to go. After  taking a bite into the spicy sandwich first, he reported it tasted “fine,” until a blunt fell out of the second, regular-flavored sandwich.

He said, “I was taking my last couple of bites from the second sandwich when it fell out and into my lap. It was 100 percent marijuana.” Adding, “I saved the evidence. It’s in a plastic bag at home.”

The stunned customer now claims he emailed Popeyes to complain about the incident, but apparently never got a response. The reported lack of reaction prompted Merdinger to share his story on social media.

“They were basically saying it happened outside of the restaurant, and there is nothing they can do,” the disgruntled customer said. “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.”

Moving forward, a rep for the restaurant told the Post they are still investigating the man’s claims.

The rep said, “We have high standards for the quality of our ingredients and the preparation of our food. We take all feedback about our meals seriously and quickly take action to make sure all of our guests have a good experience.”

Spokespersons for Popeyes and Restaurant Brands International, the fast food chain’s parent company, were not immediately available to offer further comment.

Popeyes’ now-infamous chicken sandwich returned to menus nationwide on Nov. 3, after quickly selling out when it first hit menus in August.


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