Think the real reason Kentucky Fried Chicken changed its name to KFC was to promote its healthier, non-fried products? Think again, says an e-mail that has been circulating online.
Think the real reason Kentucky Fried Chicken changed its name to
KFC was to promote its healthier, non-fried products? Think again, says
an e-mail that has been circulating online.
Supposedly, the ’finger-lickin’ good’ products are not chicken at all,
but are made up of genetically altered, featherless, beakless organisms
kept alive in test tubes. And here we thought the secret to the
Colonel’s original recipe was fried rat, based on a rumor that
circulated a few years ago!
Oddly enough, the University of New Hampshire has also been dragged into
the controversy, since the e-mail claims that UNH conducted a study on
While the folks at UNH have better things to do than research KFC, they
have taken time out of their schedules to loudly refute the claims by
prominently posting a ’chicken hoax’ Web link off of UNH’s home
That should make for some good recruits next year.
The good news for KFC is that online sources such as Urban Legends and
About.com have denounced it as a hoax. The bad news is that the e-mail
is probably being circulated by the same people who still believe the
Gap is going to send them free clothes. And while a KFC rep describes
this as ’baseless and utter science fiction,’ that hasn’t stopped
concerned customers from calling in about ’Frankenchicken,’ as About.com
has tabbed it. This should keep KFC’s public relations department busy
for quite some time. But at least they’ll have something to snack on in
the late-night hours