Maine man sues local KFC alleging he found bone in chicken pot pie
AUBURN, Maine (AP) -- A Maine man is suing a local KFC restaurant alleging permanent damages from a piece of bone he says he found in his chicken pot pie.
Auburn resident Willie Blanchette alleges he badly hurt his teeth when he bit down on a large bone contained in his chicken pot pie ordered from the restaurant chain's store in Scarborough in 2015.
The Sun-Journal reports that Blanchette is seeking damages plus attorney fees for "great pain and suffering and mental anguish requiring medical treatment."
Serena Wheeler, a manager at the Scarborough location, said Wednesday she hadn't learned about the complaint and directed inquiries to corporate headquarters.
A corporate KFC spokesperson released the following statement:
"The franchisee was made aware of this guest’s complaint dating back to 2015 and tried to work with the customer to resolve their complaint. The franchisee has not received notice of a lawsuit regarding this matter. KFC cannot comment further on pending litigation against a franchisee."