Lawsuit claims rodent was baked into Chick-fil-A sandwich

This Nov. 25, 2016, photo provided by Ellen Manfalouti, of Holland, Pa., shows the remains of a rodent, top, she alleges she found baked into the bun of the chicken sandwich that a co-worker purchased for her at a Chick-fil-A franchise restaurant in Langhorne, Pa. Manfalouti, a suburban Philadelphia woman, sued in Bucks County Court in August 2017 over the rodent she claims was baked into the bottom bun of her chicken sandwich. (Ellen Manfalouti via AP)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A lawsuit claims a suburban Philadelphia woman got an extra topping on her Chick-fil-A sandwich: a dead rodent.

Ellen Manfalouti sued in Bucks County Court over the tiny rodent she claims was baked into the bottom bun of her chicken sandwich.

A co-worker picked up the sandwich for her at a Langhorne restaurant in November, and the two started to eat in a conference room at the insurance agency where they work.

rodent and bread Lawsuit claims rodent was baked into Chick fil A sandwich
This Nov. 25, 2016, photo provided by Ellen Manfalouti, of Holland, Pa., shows the remains of a rodent, left, she alleges she found baked into the bun of a chicken sandwich, right, that a co-worker purchased for her that day at a Chick-fil-A franchise restaurant in Langhorne, Pa. Manfalouti, a suburban Philadelphia woman, sued in Bucks County Court in August 2017 over the rodent she claims was baked into the bottom bun of her chicken sandwich. (Ellen Manfalouti via AP)

“I felt something funny on the bottom of the bun,” Manfalouti told The Philadelphia Inquirer on Monday. “I turned it over. I said to (my co-worker), ‘They burned my roll really bad.'”

Her co-worker, Cara Phelan, said that as soon as Manfalouti threw the sandwich on the table, “I realized it was a small rodent of some sort. I could see the whiskers and the tail.”

Manfalouti’s lawyer Bill Davis told the newspaper that he filed the lawsuit last week against Chick-fil-A franchise owner Dave Heffernan and the store after they weren’t responsive to complaints.

Heffernan and the Atlanta-based fast-food chain said they can’t comment on litigation.

rodent in bread Lawsuit claims rodent was baked into Chick fil A sandwich
This Nov. 25, 2016, photo provided by Ellen Manfalouti, of Holland, Pa., shows the remains of a rodent, left, baked into the bun of a chicken sandwich she alleges a co-worker purchased for her that day at a Chick-fil-A franchise restaurant in Langhorne, Pa. Manfalouti, a suburban Philadelphia woman, sued in Bucks County Court in August 2017 over the rodent she claims was baked into the bottom bun of her chicken sandwich. (Ellen Manfalouti via AP)

Manfalouti is seeking more than $50,000 for physical and psychological damages.

She told the newspaper she was treated at a hospital for nausea, had to see a therapist for anxiety and could hardly eat for weeks.

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Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, http://www.inquirer.com

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