You can’t make this stuff up! Last Wednesday, KFC issued a press release about asking the pope to bless their fish sandwich:
KFC APPEALS TO HIGHER AUTHORITY BY ASKING FOR PAPAL BLESSING FOR NEW KFC® FISH SNACKER SANDWICH
New Fish Snacker Offers Modern Take on ‘Loaves and Fishes’ for Today’s Lenten Observers
LOUISVILLE, KY – The world’s most popular chicken restaurant chain is offering fish for the first time nationally with the introduction of the new KFC® Fish Snacker. The company has asked the Pope himself for his blessing, with KFC President Gregg Dedrick sending a personal letter to the Vatican.
Apparently they were hoping to increase sales by announcing their social blunder to the world. It’s hard to imagine Catholics or anyone else falling for such a tasteless stunt.
As if this weren’t enough, on Sunday, camera crews caught footage of a rat-infested KFC in New York. Before you could shake a drumstick, the video was all over the evening news.
The parent company of KFC and Taco Bell – still smarting from last year’s E. coli scare – has been forced back into damage-control mode after television cameras caught rats scampering around a restaurant floor.
A TV crew discovered the rat infestation and began filming through a window of the building early Friday. About a dozen rats were filmed racing around the restaurant’s floors, playing with each other and sniffing for food as they dashed around tables and children’s high chairs.
Yum Brands stock closed Friday at $60.51, down 55 cents.
Video footage here:
Just goes to show you, the fast food business can be a real rat race!