The Oprah Winfrey-fueled free chicken give-away that caused pandemonium this week at Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants has been canceled due to what the fast-food chain called an “overwhelming response.”
Roger Eaton, president of KFC in the United States said restaurants would no longer accept the free coupons for its new grilled chicken meal after Oprah’s chat show promotion caused long lines around the nation.
“The lines of customers wanting to redeem their coupons have been out the door and around the block, so we’re unable to redeem customer coupons at this time.” Eaton said in a statement issued late Thursday.
Wait, you can do that? No wonder I don’t own any Fortune 500 companies. I’ve always been under the impression that when you ran a company, you were supposed to honor your deals.
Then again, I’ve also always been under the impression that Kentucky Fried Chicken was run by an antebellum Good Ole Boy cartoon. This Roger Eaton guy talks like he is from somewhere else!
Just folks! A delicious bucket of grilled chicken prepared just like South African but moved to Australia for years to make a name in executive business management mom used to make. Hey, I don’t care! KFC is garbage food. As far as I’m concerned, that company is run by Marjory. Forget it, Jake, it’s businesstown. But I think we can all agree that we were not expecting the voice of KFC to sound like Roger Eaton’s voice!
Then again, it totally explains why he had apparently never seen Oprah before and had no idea that people would hear about his promotion on her little television show, and also why he is unfamiliar with the American motto: “we will take everything that is offered to us for free, always, now.” CULTURE SHOCK. (Thanks for the tip, Edith.)