KFC should have given a little more thought to giving away free chicken on the Oprah Winfrey show. Due to an “overwhelming response”, KFC has had to amend their chicken give-away because peeps have been going a tad nuts over the promotion.
Roger Eaton, president of KFC in the United States, said restaurants would no longer immediately redeem the free coupons for its new grilled chicken meal after Oprah’s chat show promotion caused long lines around the nation.
In a statement issued on Thursday, Eaton says, “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.” Duh! Don’t tell me he DIDN’T know that was going to happen!
With MILLIONS of peeps having downloaded the free coupons, KFC has had more traffic than they have seen in their 50-year history…thanks to Oprah.
So, while you may already have a downloaded coupon and haven’t yet used it, you can get a rain check so that you can use it at a later date. No free lunch at KFC today, bitches!