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This publicity stunt done by KFC might have gone too far in terms of breaching security protocol but I believe any publicity is good publicity.
What I find more concerning is how KFC was able to register “Grilled Nation” of grilled chicken eaters as a UN member state and a paid actor was able to enter the UN and shake hands with the UN General Assembly President.
I also find it funny how an actor was able to fool a security guard in to believing he was the real Colonel Sanders, the man who invented KFC, a man who died 30 years ago and would be well over 100 years old if was still alive.
The stunt didn’t harm KFC’s reputation; it succeeded in getting them press for their new grilled chicken sandwich which is what they set out to do. The only damaged reputation was that of the United Nations security. KFC isn’t exactly known for their healthy selection of food choices, they needed a publicity stunt of this calibre to spread the word about their new healthy menu. Any restaurant with the word ‘fried’ in their title is going to have a hard time rebranding as a restaurant that offers healthy selections. I think they deserve kudos for pulling that one off.
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