KFC Apologizes For Ill-Timed Earthquake Ad
1 year ago
KFC: The Official Food Of Earthquakes
If an earthquake hits your town, there should be three things on your list of priorities. Finding shelter, alerting family of your location and most importantly, ordering some Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Well, at least that's how things go in Thailand apparently.
KFC has apologized for the actions of their Thailand operation that sent out a Facebook message urging people to rush home and order some KFC after a tsunami scare off the coast of Indonesia.
"Let's hurry home and follow the earthquake news. And don't forget to order your favorite KFC menu," said the message.
After some backlash and a lack of "Likes" KFC's parent company YUM! Brands released a statement saying, "KFC Thailand expresses its sincere regret for the improper post on its Facebook page and apologizes for the insensitivity and timing of the message.”
That's fine. But our main concerns are these.
1.) KFC delivers in Thailand? If that is the case, when will that service be available in America?
2.) If they deliver, were they really going to have their employees dropping off chicken during an earthquake?
3.) WTF part of the chicken is that featured in the ad?