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KFC China forced to sell chicken feet due to inflation

  • KFC stores in China have reportedly begun selling chicken feet, giving customers a new finger-lickin’ experience.
  • Instead of as a response to calls to add chicken feet to the menu, the new offering comes as a consequence of inflation, according to CNN Business.
  • Skyrocketing oil and food prices have raised costs for businesses in China, which are only starting to bounce from the impact of recent COVID-19 lockdowns.
  • Aside from chicken feet, the chain started offering chicken wing tips, sparing only the head and feathers.

KFC stores in China have reportedly begun selling chicken feet, giving customers a new finger-lickin’ experience.

The move, however, is not a response to long-time calls to bring the traditional Chinese delicacy to the fast-food chain’s menu. Instead, the new offering comes as a consequence of inflation, according to CNN Business.

KFC China’s dancing Psyduck toy becomes viral sensation selling for up to $200

  • In celebration of Children’s Day, KFCs in China introduced a set of three Pokémon toys to be paired with its kids’ meals.
  • The Psyduck toy, which dances along to a catchy tune, has become the center of China’s latest social media craze.
  • The Psyduck hashtag, #可达鸭, has climbed to over 135 million views. The toy itself is reselling for prices upwards of $200.
  • The toy has sparked a trend where social media users post videos of the dancing Psyduck with written messages attached to its arms.

To the surprise of KFC China marketers, the breakout star from their line of Pokémon toys was not series mascot Pikachu, but rather the dopey-looking and perpetually migraine-stricken Psyduck.

In celebration of Children’s Day on June 1, the fast-food chain introduced a set of three Pokémon toys, two of Pikachu and one of Psyduck, to be paired with its kids’ meals in China. The Psyduck toy, which dances along to a catchy tune, has become the center of the country’s latest social media craze. The Psyduck hashtag, #可达鸭, has climbed to over 135 million views. The sold-out toy is reselling for up to $200.

Actor behind KFC Japan’s suave, new Colonel Sanders says the role fulfills his ‘biggest dream’

Kento Kaku Japanese KFC
  • KFC Japan hired J-drama actor Kento Kaku, 32, to play Colonel Sanders, the founder and iconic symbol of the popular American fast food chain, in a new commercial.
  • Kaku’s charisma and debonair appearance inject a youthful, modern approach to the traditional Sanders who global consumers have become familiar with.
  • Kaku explains in a promotional clip that he is the ideal person to take on the role because he has been eating KFC ever since he was young.
  • “My biggest dream in this industry was to appear in a KFC commercial!” he was quoted as saying.

KFC Japan hired a man in his early 30s to play Colonel Sanders, the founder and iconic symbol of the popular American fast food chain.

Japanese actor Kento Kaku wore the familiar white suit in a new KFC commercial set to air in Japan on Wednesday.

China calls for boycott of KFC due to customers’ ‘irrational and excessive’ purchases

KFC Toy Collaboration
  • Following a successful meal toy promotion with the Chinese toy company Pop Mart, KFC is facing backlash and calls for a boycott in China.
  • Reports suggested some consumers bought hundreds of dollars’ worth of the meals to acquire the limited-edition collectibles but threw away the accompanying food.
  • The Chinese Consumers Association Chinese state media called for a boycott, saying the collaboration was causing “irrational and excessive” purchases.

The Chinese Consumers Association (CCA) and Chinese state media is calling for a boycott of KFC after a collaboration with the Chinese toy company Pop Mart allegedly drove customers to waste food while attempting to acquire the collectible toys.

The collaboration between Pop Mart and KFC launched last week to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the first KFC franchise in China. The promotion offers customers one of six limited-edition dolls with the purchase of certain meal sets. 

Chinese Students Jailed After Swindling KFC Out of $30,000

A group of students from Shanghai received prison sentences of up to two and a half years after swindling KFC out of $30,000 by using a loophole. 

What happened: A 23-year-old student, identified as Xu, first learned how to outsmart KFC in April 2018. He realized he could order free food by using coupons from the KFC app and then request refunds of these coupons through another app. 

Colonel Sanders Slays With ‘Demon Slayer’ Cosplay at KFC Store in Japan

KFC Japan

KFC Japan has gone viral after dressing up a statue of Colonel Sanders with the attire of Tanjiro, the lead character of the hit anime and manga series “Demon Slayer.”

Anime fans took photos with a statue of Colonel Sanders, the founder of world-renowned KFC, at one of the fast-food chain’s branches at Kuki Station in the Saitama Prefecture of Japan, according to 9GAG.

KFC Tokyo Opens All-You-Can-Eat-and-Drink Buffet

KFC Japan has officially opened its all-you-can-eat-and-drink buffet restaurant in Tokyo with a complete set of menus on Wednesday last week.

Located in the Minami Machida Grandberry Park in the Machida neighborhood, this particular branch of the popular fast-food chain offers 50 different items to diners, including the all-time favorite original fried chicken, biscuits, pasta, fries, curry, soup, salad, and dessert, according to Grapee.