Kyle Barnett Jun. 4, 2015, 10:41am


GRETNA – A fast food franchise is being sued by a customer who claims they sold her a potato that contained a rock which she bit into and chipped her tooth.

Lekeshia Williams-Hays filed suit against Wendy’s International LLC, Floyd Wilcox & Sons Inc. and their insurers in the 24th Judicial District Court on April 17.

Williams-Hays alleges she was a customer at the Wendy’s located at 1115 Stumpf Blvd. in Gretna where she purchased a potato grown by Floyd Wilcox & Sons Inc. The plaintiff contends that as she bit into the potato she chipped her tooth on a rock embedded within it. Williams-Hays asserts the incident resulted in severe, painful and disabling injuries.

The defendant is accused of failing to properly maintain products, failing to warn guests of hazards, failing to adequately inspect products, placing guests in perilous situations, creation of a defect, failing to properly oversee employees and failing to correct a hazard.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for physical pain and suffering, disability, medical expenses, loss of enjoyment of life, disability, loss of function, scarring and disfigurement.

Williams-Hays is represented by attorney John D. Sileo of New Orleans.

The case has been assigned to Division Judge L Donald A. Rowan Jr.

Case no. 748-794.

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