Imagine getting an extra topping on a chick-fil-a sandwich, that you apparently didn’t order. A suburban Philadelphia woman claims she found a dead rodent on her sandwich.
As a result, Ellen Manfalouti, sued in Bucks County Court over the tiny rodent which she claims was baked into the bottom bun of her chicken sandwich.
The sandwich was bought by a co-worker who picked it up for her at a Langhorne restaurant in November, and the two started to eat in a conference room at the insurance agency where they work.
Manfalouti told The Philadelphia Inquirer that she felt something funny on the bottom of the bun. As a result, she told her co-worker that her roll had been burned really bad.
In response, her co-worker, Cara Phelan, said that as soon as Manfalouti threw the sandwich on the table, she realized that it was a small rodent of some sort, adding that she could see the whiskers and the tail.
Bill Davis, who is Manfalouti's lawyer, told the newspaper that he filed the lawsuit last week against Chick-fil-A franchise owner Dave Heffernan and the store after they weren't responsive to complaints.
Heffernan and the Atlanta-based fast-food chain said they can't comment on litigation. Manfalouti is seeking more than $50,000 for physical and psychological damages. She told the newspaper that she was treated at a hospital for nausea, had to see a therapist for anxiety and could hardly eat for weeks. This begs the question as to whether she actually found the rodent or she’s trying to cash-in.