Friday, May 8, 2009

KFC - What you may or may not have missed out on.


Oddly enough, this is not my first post about KFC. You can see my first here - and make sure you check out the video clip because it's a classic! But now I feel the need to post about the Colonel's chicken once again. Why? Because of the whole free chicken coupon fiasco going on right now.

Let me just get this out there right now for those who were turned away, coupon in hand, from KFC - you didn't miss out on anything. Unless you like greasy, flavorless chicken. How do they make grilled chicken so greasy? I just don't know. I'm guessing it must be a trade secret.

But my story doesn't end here. I feel that I must send out a warning to others. You see, my family got in to KFC before they pulled the plug on the free deal. We waited, and waited, and waited for the free chicken. The line was out the door almost the entire time we were there. I heard the employees keep calling back for more grilled chicken. Yes, offer free chicken and the people will come. When we finally got our chicken and began to eat (remember, I already told you that it was disgusting), I continued to watch the line. Always to the door. People just kept coming.

But then I looked up, and the line was almost gone. I hadn't heard them calling back for more grilled chicken in a while.

My husband and I were forced to come to our own conclusion about what had happened there that night. This is what we came up with: They made a second line. A line that went straight back to the kitchen. There was a reason that they stopped calling back for more and that the line had dissappeared. Soilent Green KFC is people! Yes, there was a reason that they were able to give the "chicken" away for free. I'm guessing that's also the reason they had to stop.

Okay, we're probably wrong about that. But the chicken was still disgusting.


Helen said...

Wow! I should have seen your expose before I wrote my letter to them on my blog. More ammunition would have been nice.

Steph @Red Clay Diaries said...

What I must know is if you saw a space ship out back, with a big green guy holding a big book called "To Serve Man" pointing the line toward his door.

I like your theory. Wonder how much KFC regrets THAT advertising campaign. ;)

Erica said...

That's interesting I was wondering how the whole thing was gonna play out the minute Oprah announced it. I have my coupons printed out and didnt get a chance to use it but I hear they are handing out rainchecks now. But after reading your review i probably won't even bother. Thanks

Terra said...

we got free chicken the day they were giving it away to anyone who came through the drive through. we looked at it and tossed it in garbage. I don't eat their chicken anyway but this...left A LOT to be desired.

I say don't fix what ain't broke - they should stick to the basics.

Heather said...

I'm so very glad that I didn't waste my time standing in line for that because it crossed my mind to go try it.
Thank you for your public service announcement!