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Japan Loves It Some Christmas Chicken: KFC Japan Earned $53 MILLION Over Christmas Weekend

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Perhaps the only equivalent might be turkey sales during U.S. Thanksgiving, but KFC is a fast food chain, not a whole industry, and Japan is a much smaller country than the U.S., so it’s amazing that a single company could have such high numbers over such a short time span.

reports:The fried chicken industry in Japan is no small fry.

What better way to spend Christmas than eating fried chicken and strawberry shortcake? While it may not be exactly traditional from a Westerner’s point of view, that’s the way they do it in Japan, especially if the chicken is from good ol’ American fast food restaurant, Kentucky Fried Chicken.

It’s so popular, in fact, that placing orders for Christmas chicken ahead of time is highly recommended, especially if you want a special box, because they might not have any left if you go in on the day.

KFC became the staple Christmas dinner in Japan after their 1974 “Kentucky for Christmas” marketing campaign, and it was still going strong during the time of this commercial in the ’80s.

With it being tradition to eat KFC on Christmas, it’s no wonder that KFC Japan’s sales between December 23 and 25 are calculated to be over 6 billion yen (about US$53 million).

 

Yes, you read that right: in only three days KFC Japan sold about $53 million worth of fried chicken. That’s the equivalent of about 24 million pieces, enough for every person in Tokyo to have two and a half pieces. Perhaps the only equivalent might be turkey sales during U.S. Thanksgiving, but KFC is a fast food chain, not a whole industry, and Japan is a much smaller country than the U.S., so it’s amazing that a single company could have such high numbers over such a short time span … (read more)

via SoraNews24

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