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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.