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KFC Sends a text to 'treat yourself' for Kristallnacht in Germany in 2021

This is a couple of months old but its still hilarious in its incompetence. Heads should have rolled.

"KFC apologized this week for sending a mobile app alert telling German customers to “treat yourself” on Kristallnacht. And, no, this isnt The Onion.

Kristallnacht, or the night of broken glass, refers to the pogroms against Jewish people in Germany and Austria carried out by Nazis in November 1938. Some consider it the beginning of the Holocaust.

On Wednesday, the Yum Brands chain sent a notification that reportedly said “It’s memorial day for Kristallnacht! Treat yourself with more tender cheese on your crispy chicken. Now at KFCheese!”

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by Anonymousreply 7January 26, 2023 12:37 PM

[quote] This is a couple of months old

Quite, mein Fuhrer (posted unironically).

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by Anonymousreply 1January 26, 2023 3:22 AM

How is cheese "tender?"

by Anonymousreply 2January 26, 2023 12:04 PM

This definitely looks AI induced with the Bot taking a day of remembrance as a holiday and a reason to celebrate.

by Anonymousreply 3January 26, 2023 12:17 PM

Chicken with cheese? Oy!

by Anonymousreply 4January 26, 2023 12:28 PM

What if you want crispy cheese on a tender piece of chicken?

by Anonymousreply 5January 26, 2023 12:31 PM

[quote] The fried-chicken chain said that it uses a bot linked to national observances to create notifications for its mobile app. KFC said that the chain’s internal review process wasn’t followed properly, resulting in the alert going out to customers. It added that it has suspended app communications to make sure the mistake doesn’t happen again.

Just in time for MLK Day. Bullet dodged.

by Anonymousreply 6January 26, 2023 12:32 PM

"This is a couple months old so you've probably already heard about it, it's old news, also I didn't do a search to see if we talked about it before, and when someone posts the original thread, we're all going to ignore it! Yay!"

by Anonymousreply 7January 26, 2023 12:37 PM
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