This is a blog that I hesitated to write, but there really is a story of law… in this distasteful story of food. (from ESPN).
Green Bay Packers tight end Jared Cook had high hopes for some good eating when he went to Buffalo Wild Wings down the street from Lambeau Field. With anticipation, he went to pick up his order of chicken wings.
He got home, sat down to his dinner, and began eating his first wing. Then, he looked down at the box of wings and this is what he described, “As I was putting the bone back in the box, I saw the chicken head and immediately spit my food out.”
That’s right… a chicken head. And this is the picture that he tweeted: (which I have intentionally pasted very small for the blog)
So what did he do? Cook drove back to the restaurant, and was given a refund of his money. Then he described their conduct, “They were just, like: ‘We’re sorry. Typically, this doesn’t happen. That just means your food was fresh,'” Cook said. “OK, that doesn’t make it any better.”
Buffalo Wild Wings issued the following statement, “Buffalo Wild Wings takes food preparation, service and quality extremely seriously and we are looking into this situation. We’ve reached out to Jared Cook and our suppliers for more information.”
Cook has said that he thinks this might drive him to be a vegetarian. All I know is that this probably does not qualify under the Whole30 program.
You might wonder if he has a lawsuit. In Virginia as well as many other states, he does not have a personal injury suit unless he also had a physical injury. It’s not enough to have mental anguish. He would have to physically become sick, and it would also prove the claim if it meant that he received medical care.
Of course, he still could have claimed a contract claim, but they did refund his money. I always wondered what Buffalo wings looked liked. Now… I have no such wonder! Things that make you go hmmm
And for pic o’ day, it’s all about the visibility or not?