A TikToker has gone viral after claiming that in addition to fried chicken, he received something unexpected in his order from Zaxby’s – Fried Paper.
In a video with over 14 million views, user Jenai (@jenaimeints) shows off the allegedly fried paper next to her chicken coop.
“I can’t make this up. I got my chicken — it’s paper,” she says in the video. “They literally fried damn paper.”
“They won’t like me,” Jenai says of Zaxby’s.
@jenaimeints @Zaxbys ♬ Original sound – Jenai Meints
In the comments, some users speculated that what she saw wasn’t paper but chicken skin.
“I don’t think it was crispy chicken skin,” wrote one user.
“That’s not paper, that’s the skin,” added another.
However, other users were quick to deny this.
“It’s literally paper, which is why people think it’s skin,” said one commenter.
“If you don’t think this is paper, it’s because you never work in fast food,” shared another user. “That’s parchment paper lol.”
Other users recalled the Jollibee fried towel incident, where a woman in the Philippines received a fried towel instead of chicken. According to Mashable, the location was closed for several days after the incident.
Above all, the users just made jokes about Jenai’s predicament.
“These are the plant-based strips,” wrote one commenter.
“Just add that pink sauce,” joked a second.
“With some cane sauce, I wouldn’t even notice,” admitted one TikToker.
The Daily Dot reached out to Jenai via TikTok comment and Instagram direct message, and contacted Zaxby’s via email.
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*Initial publication: August 8, 2022 at 8:46 am CDT
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