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imageBAGUIO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – It all started with a photograph: a lone chicken crossing a pathway in front of a Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) restaurant in Baguio City, Philippines.  The chicken seemed oblivious to the fact that the building behind her slaughters hundreds of its kind every single day as part of its finger-licking menu item.

The photo went viral and reached the desk of KFC’s CEO Muktesh Pant in Louiseville, Kentucky. He was so moved by the chicken, and this prompted him to issue an international directive to all KFC restaurants and franchise stores all over the world.

The directive mandates that each year, on Christmas eve, all KFC restaurant and franchise owners are to pardon a chicken and let it go free to live out the rest of its life.

This move is patterned after the annual Turkey Pardon which happens at The White House during Thanksgiving week.  The Turkey Pardon gives the president of the United States the power and responsibility to pardon one turkey (sometimes two) and grant it reprieve from being slaughtered and served at the Thanksgiving dinner table.

The chicken pardon tradition starts this year, on Christmas eve.

Another testimony to the fact that humans not only have a stomach.  They also have a heart.


Photo taken at KFC's chicken farm in Louisville, KY
Photo taken at KFC’s chicken farm in Louisville, KY

Louisville, Kentucky (The Adobo Chronicles) – Move over, Burger King black burger, here comes KFC black chicken.

Just weeks after the fast food giant Burger King introduced its all-new black burger in Japan, Kentucky Fried Chicken has announced that beginning September 15, it imageis adding a new item to its menu — the black fried chicken.  It is made from the meat of all-black chicken raised in a company chicken farm in Louisville.

Initially, the KFC black chicken will be available only in the U.S. and Canada.

KFC customers have a choice of ‘crispy’ or ‘original’ when ordering the black chicken. It is served with a special honey blackberry sauce. However, It only comes in ‘dark meat.’ Ya think!


KFC's new ad
KFC’s new ad

Manila, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – In one of its giant marquee signs, McDonald’s admitted that the international fastfood burger chain is number one everywhere except in the Philippines where the fat stupid happy bee reigns supreme. McDonald’s, was, of course, referring to the uber famous Filipino fastfood chain, Jollibee. image

Now, another U.S.-based fastfood chain, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) faces a multi-million dollar lawsuit after it released its latest commercial which pokes fun at Jollibee’s most popular menu item, chicken joy.

The fat stupid happy bee has had it with unfair commercial practices by KFC and is suing Colonel Sanders for ads portrarying chicken joy as chicken sad (see photo of KFC ad).

Jollibee's Chicken Joy
Jollibee’s Chicken Joy

A spokesperson for Jollibee told The Adobo Chronicles that KFC went too far and hit below the belt by insulting its top menu seller. “Jollibee understands that it is operating in a free market society, but KFC needs to understand it won’t get away with unfair advertising ” the spokesperson said.

In the law suit, Jollibee claims that the chicken joy photo used by KFC in its ad was clearly photoshopped to look bland, soggy and non-crispy.

In addition to its hundreds of outlets in the Philippines, Jollibee has franchise stores in the U.S., including Hawaii, California, Washington, Nevada, New York, New Jersey and Chicago. Jollibee sells hamburgers, chicken, spaghetti and popular Filipino fare like lumpia, pancit and bangus (milk fish).