Friday 19 January 2018

'Our chicken is real' - KFC try to put rumours to bed by inviting customers into the kitchen

KFC is holding an open kitchen event

Photo: PA
Photo: PA
Amy Molloy

Amy Molloy

A number of KFC stores across the world will be opening their kitchen doors to customers next week to show how they cook their chicken.

The fast-food chain has previously been accused of not using real chicken and genetically modifying its products.

However, they have decided to try put those rumours to bed by inviting people to see how the food is cooked first hand.

Customers have applied via KFC's website for tickets to the open kitchen event on May 6.

Up to four customers have been selected to visit each store taking part.

They will first be shown a welcoming video, before being brought into the kitchen to see how the chicken is stored, breaded and cooked.

Customers will even get the chance to put their cooking skills to the test.

An employee from KFC Drive Thru in Blanchardstown said the purpose of the event is to show people "how we make the chicken taste so good".

"They will get to see the whole process. We will show them what equipment we use and they will even get the chance to try cook it themselves.

"We want customers to see and taste the chicken for themselves," she added.

In Ireland, stores in Blanchardstown, the Jervis Centre, Dundalk, Cavan and Carrick-On-Shannon will be taking part in the open kitchen event.

KFC have always refuted claims that their chicken is genetically modified and that the chicken is not 100pc real.

A statement on their website says: "100pc of our chicken is real and meets independently assured animal welfare and food safety standards, all the way from farm to fingers."

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