Winner winner chicken dinner! Today, one lucky Aussie fried chicken-fanatic will win a year’s supply of “finger lickin’ good KFC” chicken.
KFC Australia sent social media into frenzy after announcing that a “Chicken Cheque” was up for grabs to mark ‘National Fried Chicken’ day.
The winner is entitled to $100 worth of KFC products each week, for 52 weeks — a whopping $5,200 across the year, or according to news.com.au, that’s about 458, 3-Piece Boxes!
All customers have to do is nominate themselves or a friend who is ‘dedicated to the fried chicken game’ as KFC’s biggest fan by posting a comment on the KFC Australia Facebook page.
It is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner, according to KFC. Multiple entries are permitted but each comment must be unique.
KFC’s chief marketing officer, Angela Richards, said the fast food chain was looking for weird and wacky stories, or chicken-loving tributes for this promotion.
“National Fried Chicken Day is quite obviously one of our favourite calendar dates, so we wanted to do something special not only for the joy of fried chicken but the people who adore KFC the most,” explained Ms Richards.
“Nothing says, ‘I love the amazing taste of the Colonel’s secret recipe fried chicken’, more than a year’s supply of the Colonel’s finest.
“We’re looking for hilarious stories, wacky anecdotes and huge displays of immense love for KFC tasty fried chicken to help us choose our overall winner. The bigger and bolder the story, the better!”
But time is running out! Chicken lovers across the country have until 6pm (AEST) Wednesday (July 4) to come up with a clever response, with judging set to kick off in only a few hours.
The winner with be notified within two business days, with the name and locality of the winner to be published on the KFC Facebook page.
What’s next for KFC? – Vegetarian fried chicken
The UK branch is aiming to offer, what seems to be distinctly un-KFC – ‘healthier’ menu items. This includes all things vegetarian, plus decreasing the average meal calorie count by 20 per cent.
According to reports by the New York Times, the vegetarian version of KFC’s fried chicken is in the works, being made with secret herbs and spices.
A KFC spokesman said in a statement: “Development of the recipe is still in its very early stages, and so the options we’re exploring in our kitchen are still top secret.
“Once we’ve perfected the recipe, we aim to test with customers this year, and if all goes well, we hope to launch a new vegetarian option in 2019.”