I don’t know about you but I’d rather not talk about the game anymore. Let’s talk about two things everyone loves Christmas and Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Christmas time marks the busiest time of the year for Kentucky Fried Chicken outlets in Japan. Chicken and cake have come to mark the informal holiday in Japan. The Japanese reserve their Christmas dinners of fried chicken and cake as early as October. Those who wait until Christmas Eve to get their buckets and dessert may have to wait in line for six hours.
“I had no idea,” said 22-year-old university student Ryuya Morimoto, informed that chicken and cake aren’t American yuletide staples. When I was a little kid, we would eat chicken as a family and then have Christmas cake, with a little chocolate piece on the top that said, ‘Merry Christmas.’”
The Japanese Christmas cuisine became a hit back in the 1970s when a non-Japanese customer came into a KFC to buy chicken instead of Turkey. KFC then devised the idea for a new Christmas decision to win over the Japanese culture.
“Christmas is boring without Kentucky,” said 18-year-old high-school student Yuna Nakajima, using the name by which KFC is popularly known in Japan.
You know, Yuna, I’d have to agree with you on that one. Christmas is boring without Kentucky.