The Hilariously Punny Reason Kentucky Fried Chicken Follows Only 11 People on Twitter

Good one, KFC!

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Burger King’s Twitter account follows almost 4,000 people. Wendy’s follows upward of a thousand. McDonald’s follows over 14,000. And yet Kentucky Fried Chicken follows…11? (Did you know that none of those fast food chains is the world’s biggest? Find out what is.)

As of press time, the major fried chicken chain has 1.25 million Twitter followers, but they only follow 11 people. But don’t worry, there’s a method to their madness—and it’s hilarious.

If you’ve ever heard or seen a KFC commercial, you’ve probably heard Colonel Sanders boast about KFC’s chicken recipe. KFC’s claim to fame is its delicious yet simple recipe that uses “11 herbs and spices.” (Their recipe is a secret, but you can make delicious restaurant-style fried chicken right in your own kitchen with this recipe.)

Eleven…where have we heard that number before? That’s right. Their recipe uses 11 herbs and spices, so that’s exactly who they follow on Twitter.

Don’t believe us? Well, the 11 people KFC follows on Twitter are: the five former members of the pop group The Spice Girls, and six men named Herb.

Ever since a couple of eagle-eyed Twitter users revealed this hilarious act of punnery to the world, the Internet has been applauding the genius who came up with the idea:

Even Wendy’s, who follows their fast-food competitor on Twitter, got in on the action.

Whether you think this pun is groan-worthily bad or “finger-lickin’ good,” you can’t deny that it’s a clever marketing ploy. If you haven’t had your fill of bad puns yet, check out some more of our favorites.

[Source: Huffington Post]

Meghan Jones
Meghan Jones is a word nerd who has been writing for since 2017. You can find her byline on pieces about grammar, fun facts, the meanings of various head-scratching words and phrases, and more. Meghan graduated from Marist College with a Bachelor of Arts in English in 2017; her creative nonfiction piece “Anticipation” was published in the Spring 2017 issue of Angles literary magazine.