KFC offers rain checks on coupon Oprah promoted

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

May 7, 2009

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- KFC has learned not to underestimate the power of Oprah Winfrey.

A free grilled-chicken meal promotion touted by the talk show host has caused such a frenzy that some stores ran out and the Louisville-based chicken chain is asking customers to take a rain check for the new product.

KFC President Roger Eaton said Thursday the company will mail coupons to customers in stages so people can enjoy their meal in a more relaxed setting. It will throw in a free soft drink to sweeten the new deal.

Downloadable coupons for a free meal were available on Oprah.com for 24 hours beginning Tuesday after Winfrey announced the promotion on her show. Each coupon promised two pieces of grilled chicken, two individual side orders and a biscuit.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Mary Location: Aiken on Jun 24, 2009 at 08:57 PM
    The grilled chicken is great and I hope it is here to stay.The service in aiken..well not so good on the southside.
  • by Jack Location: Augusta on May 8, 2009 at 01:03 PM
    I heard that the "grilled chicken" is actually made from crow.
  • by Barbara Location: Harlem on May 7, 2009 at 03:30 PM
    That is what must have happened Wednesday in Grovetown. I never ever saw so many cars, they were parking on the shoulder of the road and walking to the KFC. I didn't bother to stop. However, I have tasted the new "grilled chicken" and it was really great. I usually like the extra crispy, but this was pure meat and their sides are always great. Very clean place to eat at.
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