BALLSTON LAKE, N.Y. - A Ballston Lake man did not expect to find what he did when biting into a slice from a pizza he ordered as takeout from Pizza Hut in Clifton Park.
Ken Wieczerza bit into a bloodied bandage that hand been baked into the crust of the pizza he and his wife, Donna, had ordered.
"It kind of felt like a raw piece of pepperoni that you couldn't chew through," Ken told NEWS10, "I pulled it out and showed my wife and said, 'you're not going to believe this.'"
The couple was offered a refund for the pizza, but they also wanted Pizza Hut to pay for a blood test to be done to make sure Ken wasn't sick, but they have yet to do that.
The Wieczerzas say the local store manager was very apologetic, but after more than 20 attempts they have still not been able to reach the Pizza Hut corporate offices. They even froze the slice of pizza, bandage included, in case they needed proof.
A spokesperson sent NEWS10 the following statement about the alleged incident:
"The safety of our customers is our top priority. We take these matters very seriously and are conducting a thorough investigation of the alleged incident. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused our valued customer."
Pizza Hut sent NEWS10 their side of the story, saying they have a strict policy for wearing gloves when employees are wearing bandages.
They also said "the dough-type did not match any dough options used in our restaurants." But the Wieczerzas wonder how the pizza they ordered could have been tested, because they never returned it. Pizza Hut also commented that they use a specific type of bandage that did not match the one in the dough.
Ken says he is waiting for a response from them before he gets any tests done.