Sunday, May 10, 2009

KFC Can Suck It

I have to say that I'm very disappointed with Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC).

First, how could you not realize the power of Oprah?!?!?! If you are going to run a promo on Oprah where you offer a free 2 piece Kentucky Grilled Chicken meal, be FUCKING prepared for the onslaught of traffic that will hit your restaurants! Who is the mental midget who thought up the idea, but didn't prepare the restaurants properly for the onslaught?

Second, since you are making people sign up for a rain check for the free meal, why the hell do I have to visit a KFC location for the rain check form? Per your website:
Please 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. Your participating KFC restaurant will provide you with the form you need.
Why can't I download this form directly from the KFC website? Does KFC really think I will buy something when I go to the restaurant, especially since they've now delayed offering the free meal to some unknown future date? Good luck with that.

Third, what does KFC have against Mother's Day? Per the KFC coupon, the offer was originally "valid from 5/5/09 to 5/19/09, not valid on Motherʼs Day 5/10/09." Luckily, El Pollo Loco stepped up and is offering to accept the KFC coupon on Mother's Day for a free 2 piece El Pollo Loco meal.

Well, I took my KFC coupon to El Pollo Loco today and came home with this delicious lunch:

Thanks for the free meal, KFC. Er...actually, I should be thanking El Pollo Loco! KFC can "SUCK IT!"

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