Kentucky Fried Chicken's Kentucky-based corporation is investigating a report that a 3-year-old girl with facial scars from a dog attack was asked to leave a franchise location because her scars upset the customers.
On Victoria Wilcher's Facebook page, her family said the little girl refused to leave the house after a KFC employee approached the family at a restaurant and asked them to leave.
The toddler was savagely attacked by three pit bulls in April, KTLA reports.
The young girl lost her right eye and suffered a broken jaw, broken ribs and several puncture wounds when she was attacked by three pit bulls in April, her family said.
She had been just been released from the hospital, after a month of recovery, and was restricted to only soft foods.
Her grandmother, Kelly Mullins, said she took Victoria to the fast-food restaurant for mashed potatoes and gravy. Mullins said she was feeding her granddaughter when a KFC employee came over to their table.
“She said that we’d have to leave, we were disturbing her other customers – Victoria’s face was disturbing other customers,” Mullins said.
Soon afterward, Victoria’s family posted a photo of her on Facebook, in which she is smiling and wearing a pink eyepatch. The photo’s caption read: “Does this face look scary to you?”
“I will never step foot in another KFC and will be personally writing the CEO,” the post added.
The restaurant chain responded in a Facebook comment.
“Please accept our sincere apologies while we try to investigate this incident,” the statement said, while asking that details about the encounter be sent to a provided email address. “We have zero tolerance for any kind of disrespectful behavior by our team members.”
Another KFC franchise offered to hold a picnic for the little girl, and KFC promised to make a $30,000 donation to help with her medical bills.
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