KFC debuts their newest special, the Zinger chicken sandwich, on Monday, April 24, 2017.
The sandwich will be available an individual sandwich ($3.99) or as part of a $5 Fill Up meal (prices may vary; tax extra). The Zinger $5 Fill Up includes a freshly-prepared Zinger sandwich, wedges, a medium drink and a chocolate chip cookie.
The Zinger is made with a 100 percent white meat breast filet, hand-breaded and fried to a golden brown by trained cooks in every KFC kitchen, and served with lettuce and Colonel’s mayonnaise on a toasted sesame seed bun.
As part of the new promotion, KFC also has hired actor Rob Lowe as their new celebrity to play the brand’s iconic founder, Colonel Harland Sanders. Aligning with the debut of the Zinger sandwich in America, the Hollywood funny man will appear in advertisements in a spacesuit to make the world-famous Zinger literally out of this world. (One of the ads is shown below.)
KFC revealed Lowe as the new Colonel under the helmet, following teasers posted on the brand’s social media channels. Beginning April 23, Lowe will be featured in a campaign centered on launching the delicious Zinger chicken sandwich into space this summer (details of which will be revealed later this spring).
“My grandfather was the head of the Ohio chapter of the National Restaurant Association in the 1960s and took me to meet Colonel Harland Sanders when I was a kid. It was a big deal. I thought this would be a nice homage to both Colonel Sanders and to my grandfather,” said Lowe. “Plus, we’re sending the Zinger chicken sandwich to space. You kind of can’t beat that.”
The $10 Chicken Share is a shareable bucket for two that comes with either nine Extra Crispy Chicken Tenders, six pieces of fried chicken, Popcorn Nuggets or, where available, 12 KFC Hot Wings.
The $10 Chicken Share debuted in October.
KFC also still has a $20 Family Fill Up™. Get eight pieces of chicken, two large orders of mashed potatoes and gravy, one large coleslaw, and four biscuits for $20.
More details and complete menu are at the KFC Promotions Website.
About KFC (from Wikipedia)
KFC, founded and also known as Kentucky Fried Chicken, is a chain of fast food restaurants based in Louisville, Kentucky, in the United States. It is the world’s second largest restaurant chain (as measured by sales) after McDonald’s, with almost 20,000 outlets in 123 countries and territories as of December 2016. KFC has been a brand and operating segment, termed a concept of Yum! Brands since 1997 when that company was spun off from PepsiCo as Tricon Global Restaurants Inc.
KFC’s original product is pressure fried chicken pieces, seasoned with Sanders’ recipe of 11 herbs and spices. The constituents of the recipe represent a notable trade secret. Larger portions of fried chicken are served in a cardboard “bucket”, which has become a well known feature of the chain since it was first introduced by franchisee Pete Harman in 1957. Since the early 1990s, KFC has expanded its menu to offer other chicken products such as chicken fillet burgers and wraps, as well as salads and side dishes, such as French fries and coleslaw, desserts, and soft drinks.
The company was founded as Kentucky Fried Chicken by Colonel Harland Sanders in 1952.
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