KFC denies it was duped by student into handing out free chicken for a year by his posing as a boss
- It had been claimed a student was arrested after targeting KFCs in Durban
- The character was said to have posed in a suit and ridden in a limousine
- The story went viral after receiving coverage in the African press
- But KFC said on Tuesday while it ‘would be legendary’ the story was not true
KFC has finally responded to claims a student was arrested for eating free chicken for a year after the story went viral following widespread coverage in Africa.
KFC South Africa finally responded to the social media fans of the alleged chicken coman, to say: ‘It would be legendary if only it were true. Fake is as far as it gets with this story.’
The story had spread after African press picked up on a ‘rumour’ according to the fast-food chain.
Reports had claimed a student had been going to the fried chicken shops around Durban telling staff he was from headquarters and was testing standards.
KFC has finally responded to claims a student was arrested for reportedly eating free chicken for a year after the story went viral following widespread coverage in Africa [file photo]
KFC said the story would have been ‘legendary’ if true but was unfortunately without foundation
He was said to stroll in smartly dressed with a clipboard and walk to the kitchen before taking notes and sampling food.
The suited chicken connoisseur was said to brandish an ID card with the words ‘head office’ and pretended to be quality-testing the meals, while bagging a free dinner, Daily Active Kenya reported.
But despite the dishonesty, the fictional conman earned the respect of thousands on social media who praised him as a ‘legend.’
Twitter user Lee Kirichu wrote: ‘He is a legend and is now very experienced taster. KFC should employ him.’
While another called Gladys said: ‘Seizing the opportunity I call it! His is kinda funny to me…. Whole damn year!’
But KFC’s official Twitter account in South Africa confirmed today: ‘We’d give him all of the props if it were true but unfortunately it isn’t, cause this is fake news.’