April Fools was over two weeks ago, but apparently it doesn’t matter for KFC.
This time, the joke is on America’s fried-chicken staple, which is actually selling drumstick corsages just in time for high school proms.
Teaming up with Nanz and Kraft, a Louisville florist company, KFC is offering finger-licking corsage-chicken hybrids, which feature a drumstick — yes, a drumstick — instead of the traditional floral decor, along with silk baby’s breath, green leaves, and a white ribbon.
Orders for the bizarre graduation accessory can be made almost anywhere. Once an order is placed, Nanz and Kraft will ship the corsage and a $5 voucher that will allow the purchaser redeem a fresh drumstick at any KFC location.
There were only 100 originally made, and he cost for one is $20. Additional shipping costs vary, of course, depending on the customer’s distance from Louisville, Kentucky.
“Word is spreading, and they’re going pretty fast,” said Angie Searcy, general manager of Nanz & Kraft, in an interview with USA Today, who added that they may consider making more than 100 if KFC wants to continue the offer.
“We are shipping them all over the place. The bulk of (orders) are from different cities and states, not actually Kentucky,” she added.
In the strange spirit of it all, co-owner of Nanz and Kraft, Eddit Kraft, said to Global News that, “We actually have a couple that’s getting married in Louisville that’s wondering about a wedding, and they want to incorporate their flower centrepieces with the KFC chicken buckets.”
“But we’ll see where it all goes. We might have to do boutonnieres next year or something like that,” he said.
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