Eat At KFC. Get A Free Crispy Strip. Mock Wendy's Failures.

In celebration of Wendy’s removal of “Homestyle Chicken Strips” from their menu, KFC is giving away one Crispy Chicken Strip per customer at participating stores. From their press release:

For one time only, at participating restaurants, KFC is offering America a free sample of the restaurant chain’s signature Colonel’s Crispy Strips(R).

“Here at Chicken Capital USA, we’re more than happy to step in and fill the void,” says James O’Reilly, chief marketing officer for KFC. “Since we’re the chicken experts, we thought we’d give strip-hungry customers a taste of the best in the business.”

KFC will unveil the special offer with a tongue-in-cheek full-page ad in the January 25 edition of USA Today. The ad proclaims, “KFC Strips for Free. January 29, 2007.” Consumers who make any purchase at participating KFC restaurants on January 29 will receive a free Colonel’s Crispy Strip(R) with their order, while supplies last.

Did you hear that Wendy’s? They’re laughing at you. You’re being mocked. —MEGHANN MARCO

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