A takeaway has defended itself after a disgruntled customer was shocked to find a green jacket potato in her order.
A picture was shared on the Withernsea Rant and Banter Facebook page of a tuna and jacket potato dish in a polystyrene container.
However, the woman who uploaded the picture on behalf of her sister who made the purchase, was less than impressed with the order as she encouraged people to boycott Alfeeno’s in Withernsea.
Many thought the potato was in fact an avocado and the meal was described by people on Facebook as “nasty” and “gross”.
But the “well established” Pier Road takeaway, which is on Just East and serves pizzas, burger, kebabs and wraps, says there is a simple explanation for the green potato.
‘There is nothing wrong with it’
A spokesman for the restaurant said: “There is no problem [with the potato]. We bought four jacket potatoes and we bought them fresh. They were green and you get some potatoes that are green anyway.
“You would not expect it to be that colour and of course I check them but I bought these jacket potatoes and there is nothing wrong with the inside of them.”
The restaurant admits it should not have given the customer a jacket potato that was that colour and it has encouraged the purchaser to get in touch so it can explain the situation to her.
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However, the spokesman says the takeaway outlet has not been contacted by anyone from East Riding Council about the matter and it is not subject to any investigations as a result of the peculiar jacket potato.
‘I apologise to the customer’
“The lady has not contacted me and I have had no one from [food] hygiene or anyone from the council come into my shop,” he said.
“I apologise to her for the potato that she was given. If she contacts us I would apologise to her directly.
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“We are well established and we look after our shop and customers. We don’t have those kind of products and they are really good quality. Anybody can come and check out the shop – they are more than welcome.”
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