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Woman allegedly finds fried rat head at Popeyes

The restaurant reportedly received an “A” grade from the Health Department as of this April.
The Popeyes restaurant and the alleged fried rat head. Rosemary Thomas / Facebook

A woman is claiming that her family was served a fried rat head with their meal at a Popeyes in Harlem.

The meal was allegedly served at a Popeyes at 2730 Frederick Douglas Blvd. Rosemary Thomas made the claim on Facebook Sunday, posting several photos of the supposed fried rodent.

“This is clearly a rat and they have the nerve to have a 5 rating by the department of health,” she wrote in the post.

She also added that the experience would have a ”lasting effect” on her daughter, niece and sister.

DNAinfo reported that as of this April, the city’s Health Department gave the chicken chain an “A” grade. The DOH, however, reported last year, that the eatery "harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.”

A public health sanitarian was sent to restaurant following a 311 complaint Monday morning. A spokeswoman for Popeyes told DNAinfo that they contacted the health department, which didn’t’ find anything out of the ordinary at the restaurant Monday.

Thomas was scheduled to bring her food to the Popeyes the same day and meet with the franchise owner for testing.

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