KFC will give $30,000 toward the medical bills of a 3-year-old who reportedly was asked to leave one of the company's Jackson restaurants because her facial injuries disturbed other patrons, a spokesman for the company said Sunday.
The allegation about KFC was made Thursday on a Facebook page detailing Victoria Wilcher's recovery from a pit bull attack in April.
KFC posted an apology the next morning and requested details.
"As soon as we were notified of this report on Friday, we immediately began an investigation, as this kind of hurtful and disrespectful action would not be tolerated by KFC," spokesman Rick Maynard wrote Sunday in an email to The Associated Press. "Regardless of the outcome of our investigation, we have apologized to Victoria's family and are committed to assisting them. The company is making a $30,000 donation to assist with her medical bills. The entire KFC family is behind Victoria."
Victoria's grandmother Kelly Mullins said the girl had been to a doctor's appointment before they stopped at the restaurant. She says she was then approached by an employee. "They just told us, they said, 'We have to ask you to leave because her face is disrupting our customers,'" she told WAPT.