A TRAUMATISED Nando’s customer threw up on her desk at work after opening a takeaway and finding what she thought was a “chicken brain”.
Amy-Louise Flynn ordered half a chicken, peri peri chips and garlic bread from the Dunfermline branch yesterday (mon) but was horrified when she started digging in.
The 31-year-old from Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire, didn’t initially notice anything wrong with her meal but when she bit into the chicken, she felt an odd texture to the meat.
Seconds after looking down at the meal, she noticed a chunk of meat had a brain-like appearance and promptly vomited on her desk – causing colleagues to start gagging.
Nando’s today insisted the meat was perfectly edible, denying it was brain tissue and claiming the “marbling” effect seen was the result of its close proximity to the bird’s kidneys.
Speaking today (tue) Amy-Louise, who works as an environmental assistant for an energy and consultancy company, said: “I was at the Dunfermline branch as I work in South Queensferry, Edinburgh.
“I had a small bite and the texture was strange. I then looked at my fork and was like oh god, is that a brain? It looks like a brain.
“I then gagged and spewed over my desk . I feel queasy even reliving it now.
“My colleagues were horrified that I was sick at my desk and obviously the smell was not pleasant.
Amy-Louise has now vowed to never use the fast food chain again.
She added: “Me and my rugby friends normally go to the Stirling branch at least once a month but everyone I know that I have spoken to and seen the post has vowed never to go back.”
Amy-Louise has since shared images of the gruesome discovery on Facebook to warn other customers about the branch.
She wrote: “So I ordered a takeaway from Nandos at Dunfermline and it appears I was given a free side order. Just a full CHICKEN BRAIN. #BOKE #DISGUSTING#JUSTSPEWED.”
The post has since attracted hundreds of likes and comments from social media users who say they’ve now been put off ordering from the chain.
Becca Reid said: “Well that’s rank.”
Sarah Jane Kelman wrote: “Joke of a place.”
Ryan Morris said: “I’m not going there again.”
And Michael Given wrote: “That’s naaassssty.”
A spokesman for Nando’s today said: “I can confirm 100% that this isn’t a brain.
“Every chicken that comes into a Nando’s restaurant is prepared fresh and checked by hand multiple times for quality control.
“As you can clearly see from the imagery the meat is attached to a leg bone and that marbling effect is caused due to the fact that it is very close to the kidneys.
“The meat is edible and harmless but we understand that it can cause some confusion.
“This is ultimately an unfortunate a misunderstanding.”
Nando’s later updated their statement to include an apology to Amy-Louise.
A spokesman said: “We have checked the imagery and can confirm that the meat is from the upper part of a chicken leg near to the kidney.
“Sometimes this section of the chicken can have a marbled effect which can cause some confusion and we would like to apologise to the customer concerned.”