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24/05/2014 16:31 BST | Updated 25/05/2014 04:59 BST

Cardiff KFC Worker Boasted On Facebook About Lacing Food With Pubes

UPDATE 08:47 25 May: KFC have released a statement regarding the incident which can be read below.

Would you like pubes with that? One member of staff at KFC apparently thought that you would.

The fast food giant has suspended a member of staff over an anonymous Facebook post that claimed an order was laced with pickings from the employee's bush.

It began with a post on 'Spotted Cardiff' referencing the KFC in the Gabalfa area claiming that the prank had been done because the female customers had told their server to "smile more".

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The KFC in Cardiff where the worker was suspended

The post, on the group set up for anonymous postings, read:

"To the girls who came through KFC drive-thru on western avenue just then, between 1pm and half 1. Threatened my friend who served you because she 'needed to smile more'? Karmas a bitch girls, hope you enjoyed your food I made for you after overhearing the way you spoke to my girl on the head set be picking pubes out your teeth for a week' (sic)."

The post has had more than 1,000 likes and more than 100 shares.

One commenter wrote: "Oh my will never eat there again! Sack them don't suspend!"

Another added: "If one small pubic hair was placed into the food, it may have gone unnoticed but a big bunch of them would have not only been easily seen on or inside the food but also too difficult to pull out from down below and insert into the food in front of everyone else in the kitchen."

A spokesman for KFC said a worker had been suspended, but said KDC did not believe the food had been laced with pubes.

In a statement they said: "We have now spoken to the employee who has confirmed that the post is untrue and that it was a spur of the moment social media prank after the altercation at the drive-thru. All other members of staff working have also confirmed this."

She said: "We have investigated this incident and although there was an altercation in the drive-thru between the customers and a member of our team, we do not believe the food was contaminated in any way.

"We have the highest standards of food hygiene and do not tolerate even the suggestion of this kind of behaviour, and therefore the employee was suspended as soon as the matter came to our attention."