Skip to comments.KFC runs out of chicken after Oprah gives fans coupons for a free meal
Posted on 05/07/2009 10:17:20 AM PDT by traumer
Oprah Winfrey's latest offer was meant to provide a free Kentucky Fried Chicken meal for all her fans.
Instead, it sparked a free-for-all after branches across the States ran out of grilled chicken.
People reported bizarre scenes as disgruntled customers threatened to resort to violence as others staged sit-ins demanding their food.
Worst hit was the East 42nd Street outlet in New York where hundreds turned up at brandishing coupons downloaded from the chat show host's website.
Each voucher could be redeemed for two pieces of grilled chicken, two individual side orders and a biscuit.
Unfortunately, KFC appeared to have been inadequately prepared for the onslaught and were soon having to turn furious customers away.
Internet reports of a full-scale riot, however, appear to have been somewhat exaggerated.
'Some customers were upset because they couldn't get their chicken, but there was no riot,' KFC spokesman Laurie Schalow.
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Exactly what will happen when we have free health care.
“disgruntled customers threatened to resort to violence as others staged sit-ins demanding their food... “
Hope & Change. I cannot believe any white people watch Oprah. She is like Al Sharpton in a dress.
way too easy......
Hope & Change
Change & Hope
“Exactly what will happen when we have ‘free’ health care.”
Precisely! I can’t believe people are angry because something they didn’t get for free ran out. The sense of entitlement is stunning, and is one of the big reasons we are struggling somewhat as a nation.
I wonder if any of them dialed 9-1-1.
that's where the bribing of lower-level govt functionaries comes in, as is de rigeur in most other parts of the world.
Can't wait until she gets to the Polish culture's freebies, I want me some Kielbasa!
The truly bizarre part is that the coupon is good until the 19th. If the restaurant near you runs out, COME BACK another time.
hee hee hee
“WHERE MY FREE CHICKIN AT?”
Three Five Zero Zero
WHERE MY PIE AT, FOO'?
“I ARE the manager”.
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