On Tuesday, July 20, KFC will offer free Doublicious sandwiches to the first 10 uniform-clad associates of a competitive fast food restaurant who visit participating KFC's -- up to 50,000 free sandwiches for folks the Colonel calls "two-timing employees." KFC will also offer "Sandwich Amnesty" (a.k.a. a job application) if they lose their jobs for supporting the sandwich.
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What? No. Why? Maybe someone can explain this one to me. This Fry Girl's fuddled.
KFC targeting employees of the fast-food competition? Do its shameless promotions (see the Double Down) know no limits? As it stands, fast-food employees, including the Colonel's, are overworked, underpaid, and are probably eating more than enough free fast-food fare. Now KFC is hoping to "catch them in the act," by giving away its too-much-sauce-tasteless-cheese-half-a-Double-Down-with-bread sandwich, with the "promise" of a job application if they're busted. Wow, what a selfless act of kindness. How 'bout we leave these folks alone.
What's the Kentucky Fried angle here? Some sort of bizarre recruiting effort? A new commercial? The fact that any time they attempt to give free new fare to the public it usually results in store chaos, unhappy customers, and rain-checks-a-go-go?
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