From Business Insider
Update: A source tells us that this stunt is causing a supply chain disruption across the KFC network.
Original Post: Uh-oh! Volatile, combustible situation on hand involving Oprah and free food at Kentucky Fried Chicken.
It seems the daytime diva ran some promotion on her show yesterday offering anyone free grilled chicken at KFC if they downloaded a coupon online. Talk about a highly appealing offer in this economy, especially for the legions of unemployed sitting at home watching Oprah.
But not surprisingly, the overwhelming demand is causing serious problems. Lots of folks on Twitter are complaining about trouble at their local KFCs as stores can’t keep up with the demands of hungry, ravenous Oprah fans.
And in New York there was even a sit-in at a KFC location, reports Gothamist. A sit in! Folks, this is the new French revolution we’re witnessing. And Oprah sparked it. The only difference is that this is grilled chicken — breaded, fried chicken would’ve made it a perfect analogy.
From the Chicago Sun Times
It was Harpo Hook Up Day today on “Oprah,” and guests of the show weren’t the only beneficiaries.
Count yourself among the hooked up … with some free chicken.
KFC and Oprah are teaming up to offer you a free two-piece Kentucky Grilled Chicken meal. That’s right — this is not just the chicken. We’re also talking two sides and a biscuit!
For information on how to get your free Kentucky Grilled Chicken, visit oprah.com/kfc.