What KFC says about KZN student who 'conned' them out of free chicken for a year

15 May 2019 - 16:10 By Staff reporter
KFC has denied claims that a UKZN student got free meals for a year by posing as an inspector from head office.
KFC has denied claims that a UKZN student got free meals for a year by posing as an inspector from head office.
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A University of KwaZulu-Natal student is being hailed as a legend on social media after he was supposedly arrested for conning KFC out of meals for a year.

The 27-year-old man would allegedly pop into KFC branches in various parts of Durban saying he was a quality-control inspector from the fast food company's head office and (of course) needed to taste their chicken to see if it really was finger-licking good.

Apparently he even had a fake KFC ID - just in case any of the restaurants' staff ever called his bluff.

The story has gone viral, with several international publications reporting on it - but KFC South Africa is calling it fake news.

The brand tweeted: "Fake is as good as this story gets. As legendary as it would be, we can confirm that this is false. We haven’t kept the secret recipe ‘secret’ for this long, only to be duped by a student."

Real or fake, we still think the story is as juicy as KFC's chicken!


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