KFC is adding chicken wings to the menu.
KFC
  • KFC is adding chicken wings to the menu in America on Thursday.
  • The wings are hitting menus in time for the American football season, and will be promoted accordingly.
  • The wings will join KFC's US menu as a permanent option, available without sauce or tossed in Nashville Hot, Buffalo, or Honey BBQ sauce.
  • 48 pieces will set you back the equivalent of R560 at current exchange rates.
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KFC is adding chicken wings to the menu in the USA.

Kentucky Fried Wings will hit menus in America on Thursday, according to the chicken chain. The wings will join KFC's US menu as a permanent option, available classic in classic (without sauce), or tossed in Nashville Hot, Buffalo, or Honey BBQ sauce.

To market the wings, KFC has recruited a new Colonel Sanders, the actor Sean Astin, as "Colonel Rudy." Astin's stint as the Colonel alludes to Astin's famous performance as Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger, an underdog football star.

A six-piece will cost $5 (R75), a 12-piece will cost $9.99 (R150), a 24-piece will cost $18.99 (R290), and a 48-piece will cost $36.99 (R560).

KFC says it has eliminated wait times for wings, thanks to its frying process.

"You would be hard pressed to find hot and fresh wings without the wait anywhere else," Andrea Zahumensky, KFC's US chief marketing officer, said in a statement.

"Whether you are Team Nashville Hot or Team Honey BBQ, our Kentucky Fried Wings are available on demand, revolutionising your gameday dining experience."

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