- 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.
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.
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 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.
The world-famous fried chicken chain KFC is launching a dating sim game where players can try to woo Colonel Sanders.
A unique spin on a classic Chinese dish, spicy chicken mooncakes are launching at a new KFC in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.
The new special mooncake, which are just in time for the Mid-Autumn Festival on September 13, comes in the form of mini mooncakes with spicy chicken, crushed almonds and walnuts, and sunflower seeds as filling, South China Morning Post reported.
KFC China is facing a social media backlash over its alleged plagiarism of cutscenes from BlackPink’s “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” music video.
The supposed mimicry can be seen in the fast food giant’s ad for its latest drink, Queen Mojito, which came out on July 1.
Those who enjoy nibbling on the crunchy skin part of their fried chicken are going to love the latest menu item from KFC Indonesia.
After successfully introducing a similar offering in the Philippines, KFC is now selling fried chicken skin at select restaurants in Indonesia as part of its regular menu.
An auntie in Singapore created quite a buzz online after clips of her apparent attempt to set up a fancy table for a meal at a fast-food restaurant emerged on Instagram.
An anonymous Instagram account posted several Instagram Stories showing the woman setting up her own furnishings at a table of an unknown Kentucky Fried Chicken branch.
Each year, KFC Japan makes millions of dollars during the Christmas season due to a tradition store manager Takeshi Okawara made popular in the 1970s.
Nearly half a century later, Okawara is now saying that the tradition of eating fried chicken on Christmas was all built on a lie.
KFC released a new ad highlighting China’s economic success in time for the Mid-Autumn Festival on Monday.
The ad, revisiting notable accomplishments since Deng Xiaoping’s gaige kaifang or “reform and opening-up” policy, features singer Lu Han and actor Huang Bo kicking off their “journey” aboard a high-speed train.
The uniquely Japanese tradition of feasting on some Kentucky Fried Chicken on Christmas brought in over $53 million in sales for the American fast food restaurant over the holiday weekend.
KFC is extremely popular in Japan during the holidays that many place their orders for the “Christmas chicken” wrapped in a special box ahead of time.