Friday, May 8, 2009

Chickengate Part II or What Does KFC Have Against Moms?

Chickengate just continues to get sillier and sillier due to the Oprah Winfrey show's promotion of a coupon for two free pieces of KFC's new Kentucky Grilled Chicken.

KFC, in what is looking to be an epic-sized PR disaster, has announced that it will no longer honor the coupon; however, customers may "...
visit a participating KFC restaurant for a rain check form. Complete the form, attach your original coupon, and give it to the KFC restaurant manager or postmark per the form's instructions, by May 19, 2009, and we'll send you a rain check for your free Kentucky Grilled Chicken meal at a later date, plus a free Pepsi with our compliments."

All righty!

Based upon the comments on Oprah.com newly entitled chicken fans can't decide whether to call fowl on Oprah, KFC or both:

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could not redeem my coupon, it seem Hawaii is not part of the United States,and KFC would not accept the coupon. sad isn't it, we can make presidents, but can't get chicken.

KFC manager in was very rude! I will NEVER go into a KFC again. Shame on Oprah for promoting humiliation.

The KFC in my town closed down! They ran out of chicken and I was told that my coupon was not valid any longer. I did not get a free meal nor did I get a raincheck..what do I do?

Could Oprah ask the KFC guy about the people who's coupon didn't print? Clicked the link "trouble printing". Said they would get in contact..not. Debbi

KFC scalds animals to death and slits the throats of full conscious chickens. Oprah was a friend to animals last year, but has lost that title.

Take your PETA crap elsewhere, we don't want to hear it infact I am going to go buy a 20 piece bucket just to spite you!

-Hurt by KFC- I think allot of people myself included are hurt that KFC couldn't honor there commitment and turned away allot of hungry family's in need!

I don't blame Oprah,KFC used her.I feel a boycott maybe coming for KFC.It's interesting how they would sell the grilled chicken to you, but not give it to you for free!

My friend tried to use one a couple days afterwards and was treated SO rudely that she even asked him if he wanted her to step outside the restaurant to fight! NOT WORTH IT AT ALL!

Hi Opray, I just thought that I would gladly thank you for a car if you want to give me one. God Bless

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In the meantime in a brilliant stroke of counter-marketing, chicken competitor Ell Pollo Loco asks "What Does KFC Have Against Moms?"

El Pollo Loco will accept the KFC coupons--on Mother's Day! Sadly the closest location to me is 133 miles away.

2 comments:

Minor said...

Interesting blog.louisville

jimbo said...

El Pollo Loco looks tasty - I want to try it. If you know of a local store I'll go with you.

There is a similar restaurant with pollo a la braza just a block north of the Columbia Heights metro.