KFC Fresh Blogger Tour
KFC Fresh Blogger Tour

KFC Fresh Blogger Tour and a KFC Gift Check Giveaway {Winners Announced}

by Alicia on March 7, 2012 in Contests, Food and Drink, Giveaways

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A couple of weeks ago I visited the KFC headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky for a KFC Fresh Blogger Tour.  The trip was truly a unique experience and I learned some wonderful things about KFC that I am glad to be able to share with you.

KFC Fresh Blogger Tour

A few things I learned about KFC:

KFC really does serve FRESH food.
KFC uses fresh, never frozen chicken, and hand prepares their fried chicken right there in the restaurant, wtih minimal ingredients, always fresh for the customer!  While we were in Louisville we visited Louisville’s finest KFC and watched an employee go through the entire process of how they make their chicken fresh for their customers.

KFC cares.
I was very pleased to learn that KFC has given over 300 students over $5 million dollars in scholarship via the KFC’s Colonel’s Scholarship program. I was in tears as we were shown a video of a mother-daughter reunion KFC organized. Colonel Sanders was a very generous man and enjoyed giving to those less fortunate than him. I love to learn how huge companies like KFC make an effort to promote education and family values.

KFC provides consistant training.
All KFC store employees are trained to prepare and serve their chicken exactly the same way, every single time. :: The video above demonstrates how KFC Original Recipe chicken is made. After we saw the whole process, a corporate trainer explained that each employee is trained to prepare KFC food exactly the same way, regardless of the location. There are several training guides in place to ensure that the chicken looks and tastes right every time a customer orders it. It’s nice to think that we can rely on the consistency of the great food we expect every time we visit KFC!

The KFC Fresh Tour included a tour of Colonel Sanders Museum. A very realistic, motion-activated animatronic Colonel Sanders greeted us with a brief story of his life. I even got to sit at Colonel Sanders desk!

Watch this quick video recap of our trip to KFC Headquarters:

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Entries accepted through 11:59PM EST March 22nd, 2012.
Disclosure: As a participant of the KFC Blogger Tour accommodations, meals, transportation, & other gift items were provided. All opinions are 100% my own.
Photo Credits: Some photos were provided by KFC and Brian Bohannon Photography.
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Michelle Spayde March 21, 2012 at 10:10 pm

I’m going to be craving KFC all night now! Thanks for the giveaway!

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David March 21, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Biscuits, mashed potatoes and chicken are all you need in life.

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Lisa M March 21, 2012 at 8:38 pm

Huge KFC fan forever. Thanks for all the great insight into KFC

Lisa M

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Maria Balmeo March 21, 2012 at 8:17 pm

We love KFC at our house.
I recently tried the pot pie. I love it, specially the crust ^^

Thanks!

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Terra Heck March 21, 2012 at 7:38 pm

I like to eat KFC. My favorite are their chicken pot pies. The Colonel Sanders Museum would be an interesting place to visit. Thanks.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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Tim March 21, 2012 at 6:31 pm

I always just assumed they got the chicken battered and frozen. I had no idea it was battered in the store.

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trishden March 21, 2012 at 6:21 pm

I love KFC, but I usually don’t eat it because I try to stay away from fried foods. Although this would be great to share some hot summer night with my sister and her family while we are at my mother’s pool. Dinner without having to slave over a hot stove or grill. Thanks for a great giveaway!
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judy gardner March 21, 2012 at 5:33 pm

thanks for the giveaway! i looooove KFC!

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Liz W March 21, 2012 at 4:58 pm

We love chicken pot pie! Would love to win

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tess March 21, 2012 at 4:51 pm

my family could eat a whole bucket
tcogbill at live dot com

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Liz March 21, 2012 at 3:51 pm

This would be a great post-softball dinner for the family!

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tina reynolds March 21, 2012 at 3:38 pm

We love kfc especially the popcorn chicken

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Mary Michaud March 21, 2012 at 1:31 am

Would love to win, love KFC chicken!

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Dagmara March 20, 2012 at 10:30 pm

What a great idea, I haven’t seen any KFC giveaways lately.

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cole March 20, 2012 at 10:29 pm

I’m glad to hear good things about KFC. I quite like their food
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tamra childers March 20, 2012 at 9:45 pm

i like the original receipe chicken

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Patty White March 20, 2012 at 5:54 pm

We love KFC!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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Dawn Marie Seeley March 20, 2012 at 4:47 pm

I love buying the popcorn Chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy & smothering them all together…YUMMY!!!!

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Niko O. March 20, 2012 at 4:46 pm

I haven’t had KFC in a while – I love their chicken! Thanks for the opportunity to win :)

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Kristen March 20, 2012 at 1:18 pm

mmmm now I’m hungry! I like their grilled chicken, mashed potatoes and cole slaw. Oh, and biscuits!

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Cori Westphal March 20, 2012 at 1:12 pm

My fave thing on the KFC menu is their mashed potatoes! Yum!

coriwestphal at msn dot com

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dan williams March 20, 2012 at 10:51 am
jennifer horn March 20, 2012 at 8:20 am

Love KFC! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Danielle Davis/Grady March 19, 2012 at 11:55 pm

Thank you so much for the giveaway!!

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Cory March 19, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Thanks for this great giveaway!!

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sarah t March 19, 2012 at 9:43 pm

we love their coleslaw

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Sara B. March 19, 2012 at 5:04 pm

We love to get a family meal from KFC occasionally.
bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

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Samantha D March 19, 2012 at 12:12 pm

We love KFC!! I could drink the gravy!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Sam

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kazue March 19, 2012 at 12:00 pm

thanks for this giveaway!

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Angie Bailey March 19, 2012 at 10:50 am

KFC is the only fast food type restaurant where we like to dine in and eat.
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evans s March 19, 2012 at 8:29 am

Thanks for the giveaway

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Robin Quick March 19, 2012 at 6:07 am

We love KFC! Thanks for having a great giveaway! Im sure the lucky winners will get great use from this! I know there are so many nights everyone is tired & doesnt feel like cooking!

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Jessica K March 19, 2012 at 2:44 am

Chicken bowls are my favorite!

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Ginger Leah Gervais March 19, 2012 at 1:35 am

Would love this for a night out with the fam :0)

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Sarah B. March 19, 2012 at 1:20 am

I love KFC Buffalo Snackers.
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Jessica March 19, 2012 at 12:34 am

The KFC museum in Corbin KY is pretty neat, we used to live in London which is the next town over and visited the KFC quite a bit, yummy!

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Geri S March 18, 2012 at 11:26 pm

Publix $25 Gift Card

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Geri S March 18, 2012 at 11:20 pm

I LOVE KFC, it’s a family favorite!!!

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D. Holder March 18, 2012 at 9:29 pm

I love the KFC original chicken! Thanks

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C Duran March 18, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Love Original Recipe!

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Jenna @ For The Love of Baby! March 18, 2012 at 8:32 pm

We always love having KFC on random nights! I’ve loved the coleslaw since I was little and my Grandpa would take me to KFC!
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June L March 18, 2012 at 7:22 pm

Looks like a fun tour. I love KFC and this post made me hungry ha ha. Hope I am one of the winners :0)

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Kelly Marceau March 18, 2012 at 5:31 pm

We LOVE KFC! The chicken boneless tenders

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Alicia K March 18, 2012 at 4:41 pm

thank you for a ggreat giveaway!

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Sarah March 18, 2012 at 4:27 pm

I love KFC. We rarely get it though, so this would be a huge treat! Their grilled chicken is SO yummy!

Thanks so much for the giveaway!
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Sonya Morris March 18, 2012 at 4:24 pm

My family loves KFC, thanks for the giveaway.

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gemma March 18, 2012 at 3:50 pm

love to treat my girls to dinner! they get KFC only a couple of times a year – this would be a great surprise for them!! thanks.

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Teresa Moore March 18, 2012 at 3:29 pm

I wish I had picked up some KFC as church today. I need some of that yummy crispy chicken!

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Sarah Tilley March 18, 2012 at 2:54 pm

I love KFC and it would be wonderful to win this! Thanks for the opportunity!!

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dan williams March 18, 2012 at 11:31 am
Teh Doll March 18, 2012 at 9:29 am

entered publix

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Teh Doll March 18, 2012 at 9:17 am

just had the kentucky grilled the other night it was good. Thanks for the giveaway..

dollhousecreation(at)gmail(dot)com

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Pauline Milner March 18, 2012 at 4:40 am

It sounds like it was a great experience for you to visit KFC. I have always liked their chicken and I do agree that it tastes the same no matter what restaurant I visit. It is good to know that they care enough about their customers to provide a consistently quality product.

Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity.

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Amanda March 18, 2012 at 2:45 am

I love their chicken :-)

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sus March 17, 2012 at 11:21 pm

Love KFC coleslaw

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Donna George March 17, 2012 at 9:10 pm

KFC grilled chicken is SO awesome!! (And nuggets for the kids)

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Carol W March 17, 2012 at 8:13 pm

We love KFC, we always order extra biscuts!! thanks
carolwegs at gmail dot com

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Janice Cooper March 17, 2012 at 5:16 pm

I love KFC crispy chicken, macaroni salad and biscuits!

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Jeana O'donnell-Murphy March 17, 2012 at 4:09 pm

I love the buffet @ KFC ever since I was a kid- love their chicken and mashed potatoes and their strawberry shortcake dessert

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Rob March 17, 2012 at 10:32 am

I would like to get the family together for a meal at KFC! Thank you.

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Kristi C March 17, 2012 at 9:28 am

I love KFC original recipe chicken and biscuits.

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EMMA L HORTON March 17, 2012 at 8:44 am

LOVE ORIGINAL KFC

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debbie March 17, 2012 at 8:06 am

We love to eat at KFC. I think their mashed potatoes and gravy are my favorite.

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angie March 17, 2012 at 1:35 am

KFC is terrific. Love all versions of the chicken.

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sheryl cullum March 17, 2012 at 1:22 am

We all love KFC its the best!

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Jenn March 17, 2012 at 12:44 am

My family love KFC!♥

Thanks!
Jenn from How to Make Bows out of Ribbon
learnquilling@gmail.com

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nickie March 17, 2012 at 12:38 am

we usually buy orginal chicken.

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chadro March 16, 2012 at 11:52 pm

KFC is one of my absolute favorite restaurants, love that cole slaw and mashed potatoes too!
retirenavalflyer(at)gmail.com

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Marilyn Wons March 16, 2012 at 11:26 pm

I like crispy!

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Jenny March 16, 2012 at 11:04 pm

I really like KFC mashed potatoes :)

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Shannon Baas March 16, 2012 at 10:55 pm

I love kfc.

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Kelly March 16, 2012 at 10:38 pm

My family loves KFC but we don’t eat there often because we never spend less then $20 for the 3 of us.

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ellen March 16, 2012 at 10:34 pm

We like KFC alot- in fact besides A&W (who the teamed up with in some places) it was the first ‘fast food’ place I ever ate at as a kid!

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Sue Ellison March 16, 2012 at 10:33 pm

I love extra crispy KFC! Their pot pies look good also.

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Jaque R. March 16, 2012 at 10:13 pm

I love KFC! The best chicken ever! :-) Thank you.

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kristen March 16, 2012 at 9:57 pm

Thank you for the chance to win! My son loves the Popcorn Chicken
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Sarah L March 16, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Now I’m hungry for some KFC!
Thanks for the contest.

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Ann F March 16, 2012 at 9:30 pm

We love KFC. We often even get the coleslaw for our summer barbeques

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Richard Morris March 16, 2012 at 9:28 pm

we love to take kfc on picnics

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Susan Chester March 16, 2012 at 8:41 pm

I love KFC extra crispy and their mashed potatos in gravy. It’s the perfect meal for me!
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Adrienne gordon March 16, 2012 at 8:40 pm

KFC is a great inexpensive way to feed your family.

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annette cambpell March 16, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Thanks so much for this giveaway. I love the chicken mashed potato bowls at KFC.

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Penny Snyder March 16, 2012 at 8:13 pm

Would love to win this – thanks so much for the giveaway ….love KFC!!!!~ grammypenny@frontier.com

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Margaret Smith March 16, 2012 at 8:13 pm

We love KFC. Always a delicious meal.
Thanks so much for this giveaway.

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ky2here March 16, 2012 at 8:09 pm

As you see, I live in KY and have been to the original KFC in Corbin KY. so you should pick me.

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Amanda Kinder March 16, 2012 at 7:55 pm

We’re huge KFC fans. It’s a lot better than others in my city.

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Susan Smith March 16, 2012 at 7:53 pm

We love KFC especially the extra crispy legs

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Erinn A March 16, 2012 at 7:36 pm

I had no idea there was a Museum for Col Sanders! Love KFC! Thank you!
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Jamie March 16, 2012 at 5:38 pm

I would love to win this! There’s one within 5 miles of my house and BOTH my girls love it. Bonus!

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Amanda J. March 16, 2012 at 5:24 pm

Thanks you – I’d treat my staff to KFC if I won!

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jennifer dansberger jones March 16, 2012 at 2:01 pm

love KFC- tasty crispy and the honey barbq wings…..YUMMY

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faith hope cherrytea March 16, 2012 at 9:37 am

so much goodness! thanks :)
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sandra March 16, 2012 at 9:29 am

we love kfc but our closest one just closed!

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Yona March 16, 2012 at 4:56 am

I love KFC biscuits. thanks for the giveaway.
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Carmen Q. March 15, 2012 at 11:42 pm

I’d gift this to my mom!

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Christine M Tubbytelly March 15, 2012 at 11:25 pm

We only eat KFC fried chicken. Thanks for the giveaway.
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Colleen Maurina March 15, 2012 at 10:38 pm

We love KFC! It’s a great meal on a busy evening!

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Ellen C. March 15, 2012 at 9:24 pm

We love KFC. great giveaway! Thanks for the chance.

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Jessica T. March 15, 2012 at 8:13 pm

My son and I love the mashed potato bowls. It is a whole meal in one bowl and dinner is done!

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Mechele Johnson March 15, 2012 at 5:57 pm

How Awesome! With 5 kids we rarely eat out. This would enable us to have a dinner out!

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Danielle T March 15, 2012 at 5:37 pm

omg we love KFC, this would be amazing to win

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Cindy March 15, 2012 at 4:50 pm

I like KFC’s mashed potatoes and cole slaw.

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Allison Downes March 15, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Kentucky Fried Chicken RULES!
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Kelly D March 15, 2012 at 3:15 pm

My family loves KFC chicken, and it’s great that it’s fresh- never frozen.

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Stephanie March 15, 2012 at 1:55 pm

love this giveaway! thanks :)

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Claudia March 15, 2012 at 1:42 pm

I love KFC original recipe

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Christine M Tubbytelly March 15, 2012 at 12:34 pm

KFC is our favorite fried chicken. Thanks for the fun giveaway.
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Tabathia B March 14, 2012 at 11:27 pm

I really enjoy kfc chicken over bojangles because it’s chicken the entire family can enjoy despite the spices

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Ellen B March 14, 2012 at 10:01 pm

original chicken

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Kathryn C. March 14, 2012 at 6:37 pm

We love the grilled chicken at KFC. It is packed with flavor. Thanks for the giveaway!

katbirdfl (at) gmail (dot) com

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Eileen March 13, 2012 at 5:01 am

I forego a night out for a steak on my birthday for KFC carry out at the family table! Original coating, mac n cheese and coleslaw! Best present ever and always finger licking good!

thanks for hosting!

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Laura Jacobson March 13, 2012 at 2:00 am

Oh that looks like it would be so fun! We love KFC! Especially the original chicken and coleslaw!

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Stacey B March 12, 2012 at 10:51 pm

Love KFC, I know I’d get great use out of this!

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april yedinak March 11, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Hey, you were in my neck of the woods. I live an hour from Louisville and UofL is my alma mater.

I have to confess that I could eat KFC mashed potatoes and gravy and their mac and cheese everyday!! Oh, and the biscuits….

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Rebecca Shockley March 11, 2012 at 8:10 pm
Rebecca Shockley March 11, 2012 at 8:09 pm

I have always loved KFC growing up and still do, unfortunately can’t afford it to often!

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marci hurst March 10, 2012 at 9:37 am

love their original chicken and cole slaw

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Donna D March 10, 2012 at 8:58 am

I love KFC! Grilled,Original Recipe,& Extra Crispy it’s all Great!
Thank you for the chance!
chocho1957 at hotmail.com

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Tina M March 10, 2012 at 8:52 am

I love crispy chicken

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Marie March 9, 2012 at 8:15 pm

We love KFC but don’t eat there very often since we just don’t have the extra money usually — it’s a special treat :-)
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Jennifer Marie March 9, 2012 at 7:14 pm

We love KFC-yummy!

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Ashley Hatten March 9, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Love KFC’s grilled chicken! Thanks!

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Elena March 9, 2012 at 12:26 pm

I love KFC! Thank you for the chance!

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anna pry March 9, 2012 at 11:04 am

i was surprised that they dont use frozen chicken

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Mary Happymommy March 9, 2012 at 11:01 am

I’ve always been a fan of Original Recipe!

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Jessie C. March 9, 2012 at 10:29 am

I like KFC original chicken.

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♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ March 9, 2012 at 9:45 am

my family loves KFC – we usually get the family meal deal
Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

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