Man accuses KFC of causing him 'great mental anguish'

A US man is suing a local KFC restaurant alleging permanent damages from a piece of bone he says he found in his chicken pot pie.

Willie Blanchette, from Auburn in the US northeast, alleges he badly hurt his teeth when he bit down on a large bone contained in his chicken pot pie ordered from the restaurant chain’s store in Scarborough in 2015.

A man is suing KFC after finding a chicken bone in his pie. Source: Getty Images, file

The Sun-Journal reports that Blanchette is seeking damages plus attorney fees for “great pain and suffering and mental anguish requiring medical treatment.”.

Serena Wheeler, a manager at the Scarborough location, directed inquiries to corporate headquarters.

A company spokeswoman said on Friday the restaurant tried to work with the customer to resolve the complaint.

She said it didn’t receive notice of the lawsuit, and KFC can’t comment further on the pending litigation.