Tuesday 17 October 2017

This fried chicken-lover tweeted KFC for over a year to get his favourite item back on the menu

Now that’s dedication to the cause.

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(arselozgurdal/Getty Images)

By PrudenceW

There’s nothing more heartbreaking than having your favourite fast food item taken off the menu. It’s so tragic an occurrence that it actually seems like a huge oversight that an Oscar-worthy movie hasn’t yet been made about it.

But now out of such a story of misery comes triumph, all thanks to sheer persistence.

When 30-year-old Farhan Borst’s favourite Hot Devil drumlets were taken off the KFC menu, he wasn’t going to take the disappointment lying down.

Instead, he launched a full-on Twitter campaign on the unsuspecting KFC to get his beloved Hot Devil drumlets back.

Farhan, from Singapore, started tweeting KFC around February last year but it was in August that he really stepped up his game. He says: “It was just to remind them that the best promotional item is/was/ever will be the Hot Devil drumlets.”

Whilst Farhan loves all fried chicken, he said: “These drumlets are special. Trust.” You can’t argue with that.

There’s also a bit of nostalgia attached to them. “These drumlets were introduced about at least 15 years ago when I was a little dude and my brother and I would always get them,” Farhan said. “So this food definitely gives me some great childhood memories.”

Some of the tweets show Farhan’s frustration.

And in others you can sense his sadness.

Luckily, Farhan’s efforts didn’t fall on deaf ears. This week he got a private message from none other than KFC on Instagram saying that his prayers were finally being answered.

He said: “I felt it was a prank at first when they DM’d me, but when I clicked on their profile and saw that verified tick I was speechless for about 0.5 seconds and excited immediately after.”

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(Farhan Borst/PA)
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(Farhan Borst/PA)
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(Farhan Borst/PA)

Farhan will be receiving his beloved Hot Devil drumlets on Wednesday, and no doubt someone’s working on the script for the movie adaptation right now.

Luckily, this one has a happy ending.

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