Kumakain ang halos 3.6 milyong Hapon ng KFC fried chicken para sa pagdaraos nila ng kapaskuhan kada taon.

Kahit na ang KFC’s mascot na si Colonel Sanders ay nagbibihis na may life-size models sa mga lungsod sa Japan na nakadamit pang-Santa Claus.

“The campaign started in the 70s to tempt tourists and expats with chicken on Christmas Day when they couldn’t find turkey to eat, and was the the brainchild of Takeshi Okawara, the manager of the first KFC in the country,” ayon sa BBC.

Nagmula ito lahat sa ideya ni Okawara nang nangarap siya habang nasa isip na ang mga tao ay kumakain ng KFC sa mga Christmas Party.

Sa mga ulat ng Business Insider, sinasabi na “he was sleeping on sacks of flour after opening his own branch of KFC, and the Westernised red and white signage confused the locals, who would come in and ask if he was running a barber shop.”

“Knowing his business was on the line, Okawara went on the radio to explain that the custom of Kentucky Fried Chicken for Christmas instead of turkey was a popular tradition in the West,” dagdag pa sa ulat.

Sinabi ni Okawara sa Business Insider: “I still regret that, but people liked it because it was something good [they thought came] from the U.S. or European countries.”

Nitong 1973, ang KFC Japan ay lumawak sa 75 locations at isa sa mga pinakamatagumpay na fast food chain sa kanilang bansa.

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Source: Abante TNT