KFC drops Finger-Lickin’ Good slogan in the midst of coronavirus
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- August 25, 2020
Global fast food goliath KFC says it is stopping its “Finger Lickin’ Good” slogan offered the current hygiene guidance due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“We find ourselves in a unique situation – having an iconic slogan that doesn’t quite fit in the current environment,” the company said.
It has modified its packaging with the phrase obscured however KFC said the phrase would return when all was good and well.
KFC outlets shut incidentally in March, yet most have now resumed.
The organization uncovered its new glance through a YouTube video, demonstrating the motto pixelated on posters and its food “buckets”, saying: “That thing we always say? Ignore it. For now.”
A few people remarked via social media the slogan was not a health risk as you were at that point eating with your own hands.
Be that as it may, the finger-lickin’ message has caused worry since the pandemic started. In March, the Advertising Standards Authority got 163 complaints about a KFC TV advert which included individuals licking their fingers.
The complainants considered the advert was irresponsible in light of the fact that they thought it supported conduct that may build the odds of Covid-19 spreading. The advert was pulled back by KFC.
KFC, which was established during the 1930s by Harland Saunders, opened its first franchise during the 1950s and has used the Finger Lickin’ Good slogan from that point forward.
It dropped the slogan in the last part of the 1990s yet brought it in 2008.
KFC has 22,500 outlets around the globe – 900 in the UK and Ireland. It is possessed by Yum! brands, which likewise possesses Pizza Hut.