KFC Isn’t Just Pushing Chicken, They’re Pushin Merch Big Time

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Who doesn’t love KFC? They have that tasty original recipe chicken with 11 herb and spices, delicious grilled chicken and those amazing sides. You can’t say that you don’t sometimes crave their mashed potatoes and gravy or their mac-n-cheese. The popular fast food restaurant has been a staple in the chicken lovers community, next to Popeyes, however, the chicken chain recently decided to step things up a bit. No, they’re not releasing some new type of chicken that will make you slap your great-granny in the face, but they are rolling out a new line of fashion and style merchandise.

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Say hello to KFC’s Limited apparel and accessories, an assortment of KFC-themed gear! Customers can now sport t-shirts, sweaters, and even bolo-ties while scarfing down a bucket of their favorite chicken. There are even neat accessories such as socks, pocket squares, lapel pins, decorative pillows, and jewelry. How would you like to wear “Finger Lickin Good” around you neck?

Apparently, there’s a pretty high demand for the apparel. A third of the products sold out the day after the fast-food restaurant unveiled the collection. And the rest of the collection is not too far behind. Out of 29 items, only 10 remain. A few of the high-coveted items that are sold out include: the red chicken fried socks, the “Finger Lickin’ Good” necklace, Kentucky Friend Enamel pins, the pillowcase.

This isn’t the first time that the restaurant has used non-food items for marketing and promotion. A year they released the KFC Extra Crispy Sunscreen, which actually smelled like extra crispy chicken. Before that, there was the ColonelQuest video game and a romance novel titled Tender Wings of Desire. KFC even created a capsule collection with London men’s wear designer Katie Eary back in 2015.

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Most of the pieces of the recent merch line retail for under $100. However, there is a 400-year-old meteorite in the shape of a Zinger sandwich which retails for $20,000. IT’s an excessive, expensive, and unnecessary item unless you’re a KFC fanatic or a chicken lover. Then you might as well splurge on your obsession.

Martel Sharpe

Martel is a writer in Atlanta, who’s cooler than a polar bear’s toenail. He loves reading, writing, and brunch. Reach out to Martel through email, martel.kontrolhomme@gmail.com or follow him on Instagram and Twitter @markopolowe.

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