Top 5: The decade's grossest food stories

Top 5: The decade's grossest food stories


As the 2000s come to a close, we have a chance to reflect. What better way to wax nostalgic than to revisit the grossest-of-the-gross food stories? Here are the decade's top 5 grossest food stories--feel free to insert the punchline "I bet that wasn't on the menu!" at the end of each entry. 1. 2000's Chicken Head McNugget [aka The Chicken McNoggin]

When McDonald's decided to try out a new chicken wing recipe, a lady in Newport News, Virginia got a extra special surprise--a fried chicken head was included with her special order. Investigators determined that this incident was not a hoax, but details are murky about whether the woman sued. 

Top 5: The decade's grossest food stories

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2. 2003's Fried Mouse at Popeye's

A Baltimore Popeye's Chicken customer got a little more than he bargained for when he found a fried mouse lodged between the meat and crispy skin of a piece of chicken from his three-piece combo. This Popeye's franchise had been previously cited for rodent problems. 

Top 5: The decade's grossest food stories

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3. 2004's Arby's Skinwich

An Ohio man found what is thought to be part of a thumb in his roast beef sandwich. This story is said to be confirmed as true, in contrast to the Wendy's chili-thumb scandal which was determined to be a hoax.  

Top 5: The decade's grossest food stories


4. 2002's McCormick and Schmick's Condom Clam Chowder

In Irvine, California, a women enjoying a bowl of clam chowder bit into something rubbery, which she mistook for squid. After discovering the mystery object was actually a condom, mayhem ensued and the woman later won an undisclosed settlement from the restaurant. 

Top 5: The decade's grossest food stories

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5. 2009's Domino's employee video

For our final gross food selection, we leave you with this video from Conover, North Carolina showing Domino's employees engaged in all sorts of gross food-makin' hyjinx and shenanigans including the preparation of their special recipe for cheese bread.

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