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Snake Head Found in Food at Clifton Park Friday’s?

May 5, 2009

UPDATE:  Even though it sounded fishy, it turns out the story is true.  I just wonder why it took so long to make the news.

A friend sent me the following story he saw on today, alleging that a “coworker of a reader” found a rotting snake head in some vegetables while dining at the Clifton Park Friday’s.

I’m skeptical.

First of all, the headline claims “Snakehead Found in TGIF Sandwich”, when in actuality the writer claims it was buried in a side of veggies.

Secondly, there was no mention of the specific TGIF location.  I only noticed “Clifton Park” in the post’s comments section.  And from a poster who calls him/herself “Motherchucker”.

Thirdly, there has been absolutely no mention of this incident in any of the local media.  Usually this kind of thing is splashed all over the tv and radio, not to mention local websites.  I follow all the local media on Twitter, and none of them have mentioned it.  The fact that this story breaks quietly on a consumer website, instead of in a trusted media outlet, troubles me.

I’ve sent a request to the editor of asking for more information, and to be put in touch with the “coworker of reader Lauren”.

I will continue to follow this story, and keep you updated.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Claire Lynch permalink
    May 5, 2009 4:06 pm

    The victim in question is the boyfriend of someone I work with. She told me the story this morning. She said the manager of the TGIF’s in Clifton Park was notified and he provided the victim with the phone numbers for the corporate HQ for Friday’s, and the number for the CS dept for the vendor who provided the vegetables. (sauteed vegetables). Strangely, the restaurant manager didn’t ask for his name or call back number to reach him he put in the hands of corporate. They did comp his meal. They would have to pump my stomach. He thought it was a mushroom.

  2. Marlene permalink
    May 5, 2009 5:57 pm

    Check out to see if it’s real. They have all sorts of urban mythish stuff.

  3. Claire Lynch permalink
    May 6, 2009 5:27 pm

    There is an article in the TU online about the story.

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