KFC is replacing its iconic potato wedges with fries, and customers are furious
- KFC is slashing potato wedges from the menu across the US, replacing the side with fries.
- Many customers are furious about the swap, as people take to social media to demand the return of wedges.
- "While we know there are wedge-lovers out there who may be disappointed, consumer response to our Secret Recipe Fries during the test and the rollout has been overwhelmingly positive," said a representative.
KFC is slashing potato wedges from the menu, replacing the iconic side with fries.
The chicken chain confirmed to Business Insider on Monday that it is rolling out Secret Recipe Fries across the US to replace wedges.
KFC tested fries last year, and people have been noticing the new menu item rolling out at their local restaurants in recent weeks.
The move is infuriating some customers who are fans of the wedges. Dozens of people have tweeted about the change, calling for KFC to bring back the wedges.
—bosseduplo (@bosseduplo) May 25, 2020
—Adam Schell (@Schell38) May 28, 2020
—Chico T. Sanchez, rockologist (@PacoPicoPierda) May 31, 2020
—David (@youthfulbutold) May 27, 2020
One person commented on KFC's Facebook page: "I can get fries at any fast food place. I liked the wedges!"
—❤Miss Toni❤ (@sexyasstoni) May 31, 2020
—Rayne (@Guitargeek1313) May 29, 2020
—Ryan :) (@ryguy829) May 30, 2020
—Shaquille Quarantine Sunflower (@JaredSimsMedia) May 31, 2020
A few people had more positive things to say about KFC's fries.
—MilkMary.. (@liysogg) June 1, 2020
—The Staying Home Jedi (@minime9739) May 29, 2020
"While we know there are wedge-lovers out there who may be disappointed, consumer response to our Secret Recipe Fries during the test and the rollout has been overwhelmingly positive," a representative for KFC told Business Insider.
As KFC updates its menu, the chain also recently tested a new chicken sandwich, which is 20% larger than the chain's Crispy Colonel sandwich.
"We wanted a chicken sandwich that really lives up to our legacy as the fried chicken experts and, let's face it, ours wasn't the one to beat," KFC US Chief Marketing Officer Andrea Zahumensky said in a press release about the sandwich test in late May.Read the original article on Business Insider
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