Miami Man Says He Found a Band-Aid in Chicken Kitchen Curry

Categories: WTF Florida

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Photo by Mark Gadala
Mark Gadala had a bad Monday afternoon.

The 25-year-old founder of Lucid Digital, a Brickell Avenue web design company, typically eats at the Brickell Plaza Chicken Kitchen a couple of times a week. Around 3 p.m. Monday he once again visited the location and ordered a Mexican Chop Chop, a variation of the company's signature dish of chopped grilled chicken over yellow rice. But when Gadala went to spread curry sauce over his plate, he noticed something light brown floating in the green sauce; assuming it was a chicken bone, he began to dig it out with his finger.

It wasn't a chicken bone. Gadala had found a used Band-Aid. "It was just the most appalling thing you can imagine," he tells Riptide.

Gadala didn't feel like finishing the meal. Instead he went back to the store, where he says the manager offered a refund but also pleaded with him not to alarm other customers. "She was like, 'Don't say anything,'" Gadala recounts. "Like, 'Let's just ignore this.'"

He then called the company's corporate office, which also offered a refund, plus a free meal. "They were like, 'We can give you free food. You want a free Chop Chop?'" Gadala says. "That's the last thing I want."

Reached by Riptide early the next afternoon, a manager at the store said the inquiry should be directed to the corporate office. Mayi Sabadini, a corporate Chicken Kitchen representative, confirmed the company had offered a refund and a free meal. "We did what we could to remedy the situation," she said.

Informed of Gadala's claim that he hadn't yet actually received the refund, Sabadini told Riptide that he could easily get it by returning to the store or by check, and then she questioned whether he was actually interested in finding a resolution.

"So it really doesn't matter what I say or what my company offers," she said. "He just wants to make Chicken Kitchen look bad."

Indeed, Gadala does. He says he'll never eat at the restaurant again.

"It's so nasty -- I just don't want anybody to eat there," he says. "I want people to understand the risk."

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Ray Grandon
Ray Grandon

What do you expect when you eat murdered meat!!!

Veronica Velazquez
Veronica Velazquez

I had a horrible experience years ago, never went back. This is actually gross with all the diseases out there.

James G. Camp
James G. Camp

Of course I didn't make a scene like this guy is. They offered a refund, even comp him a meal in the future. Since he wants to make it a matter of everyone not eating at the place, that shouldn't be his call to make. He had a bad meal, square it with them and move on with your life. I didn't need a refund, didn't pay for anything in my case. Others I have eaten at were cleaner and i never discovered anything that bad there. Actually a lot of their customers are filthy slobs, you wind up having to clean up after them just to sit at a table. But that's on their customers, not the owners.

James G. Camp
James G. Camp

I went into one back around early 2003, the place had bugs at that location. I walked out before ordering there, never went back to any of the locations.

Steven Nollid
Steven Nollid

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Noah Greene
Noah Greene

How would it get out of the pump?! Hmmmmmm My fav spot in the 305!

Heidi Jennifer
Heidi Jennifer

Seriously I don't see why other people should stop eating there because of one gross incident. I mean there are horrible tragedies going on that are much worse than a bandaid. This guy needs to get a grip and put it into perspective. This isn't news. Notice, btw the name of his company found its way into the article….

Will Biscoe
Will Biscoe

Why isn't the band aid completely covered in sauce?

native_new_yorker
native_new_yorker

Ohh walk it off you little bitch!   it's the "stuff" you can't see that will kill you.

Keunho Ken Kim
Keunho Ken Kim

Get over it u fucking drama queen. Free chop chop all day

Jon-Laurence Esnard de Cespedes
Jon-Laurence Esnard de Cespedes

I personally knew this kid (to call him a man would be an insult to men everywhere) and his brother, they used to call televangelist hot-lines promising salvation simply to make up ridiculous stories about being molested as a child and god knows what else. He also used to drive down South Beach just to yell the word "faggot" at passers-by. Did i mention that he also used to throw pennies at vehicles moving at high speed? THIS IS EXACTLY THE TYPE OF THING HE WOULD DO TO GET ATTENTION!! By posting this article you have only perpetuated one of his ridiculous pranks. As the Chicken Kitchen rep stated "It really doesn't matter what i say or what my company offers", he merely wanted to make waves...he claims to only want to keep people away from Chicken Kitchen's awful food, but why the hell would he call corporate to do so? "umm excuse me, can you please shut down your multi-million dollar organization because one of your employees dropped a band-aid in my dip?". His little business has taken a turn for the worse and he wants to put his name out there - its as simple as that.

theonlynova911
theonlynova911

I personally knew this kid (to call him a man would be an insult to men everywhere) and his brother, they used to call televangelist hot-lines promising salvation simply to make up ridiculous stories about being molested as a child and god knows what else.  He also used to drive down South Beach just to yell the word "faggot" at passers-by.  Did i mention that he also used to throw pennies at vehicles moving at high speed?  THIS IS EXACTLY THE TYPE OF THING HE WOULD DO TO GET ATTENTION!!  By posting this article you have only perpetuated one of his ridiculous pranks. As the Chicken Kitchen rep stated "It really doesn't matter what i say or what my company offers", he merely wanted to make waves...he claims to only want to keep people away from Chicken Kitchen's awful food, but why the hell would he call corporate to do so? "umm excuse me, can you please shut down your multi-million dollar organization because one of your employees dropped a band-aid in my dip?".  His little business has taken a turn for the worse and he wants to put his name out there - its as simple as that.

Jane Buhager
Jane Buhager

Definitely disgusting, but what else can they do to rectify the situation? What more do you want than apology, refund and free meal?

skkU100
skkU100

seriously shut up ew 800 shares on facebook count me out as a chicken kitchen customer worst food just getting worse

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