KFC says it's investigating whether a restaurant employee in Jackson, Mississippi asked a 3-year-old to leave because her facial injuries disturbed other guests.
The incident reportedly happened Thursday.
Victoria Wilcher's grandmother, Kelly Mullins, said the little girl had just been to a doctor's when they stopped at the restaurant. She ordered mashed potatoes for Victoria because she thought the hungry child could swallow the soft food without chewing.
That's when she says they were approached by an employee.
"They just told us, they said, 'We have to ask you to leave because her face is disrupting our customers,'" said Mullins.
Victoria was attacked by pit bulls at her grandfather's home back in April. The dogs broke her nose, both jaws, cheekbones and right eye socket; the right side of her face is paralyzed and she lost that eye. Her bottom jaw was reconstructed but she needs a feeding tube and must grow more bone in her face before more surgery is possible.
"As soon as we were notified of this report on Friday, we immediately began an investigation," said KFC spokesman, Rick Maynard. "Regardless of the outcome of our investigation, we have apologized to Victoria's family and are committed to assisting them. The entire KFC family is behind Victoria."
The company says it's also giving Victoria Wilcher's family $30,000 to help pay for medical bills.