A San Antonio woman is suing Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen claiming that the fast-food chain served her rice and beans that contained flesh-eating screwworms.
via SA Express:
Karen Goode says in her lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Bexar County district court, that the screwworms entered her digestive tract and laid eggs, which became embedded in the interior lining of her small intestine. When the eggs hatched, they infested her body and began to eat her “alive from the inside-out.”
Patrick Stolmeier, Goode’s San Antonio lawyer, said she became ill and couldn’t work. As a result, she lost her business, her house and vehicles, he said.
Goode seeks more than $1 million in damages from Atlanta-based Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc. and Sugarland’s Z&H Foods Inc., the chain’s local franchisee.
Renee Kopowski, a Popeyes spokeswoman, said the franchisee has been working with Goode for more than a year “to address her concerns.” Kopowski declined to discuss the details of the litigation. The franchisee couldn’t immediately be reached.
“We put every precaution in place in the restaurants to meet the highest food safety standards,” Kopowski said. “We take it extremely serious when a guest complains.”
Excuse us while we go vomit at the thought of all this.