Christmas = KFC
Why do Japanese people eat KFC on Christmas ? Over 40 years ago, a foreigner living in Japan wanted to have turkey for Christmas but back then it was almost impossible to find it in Japan. So he decided to go for chicken instead and went to KFC, which was recognized as a trendy western food that came all the way from US. This gave KFC PR team the idea of promoting their fried chicken as a "Christmas feast". They put Santa's costume on the statues of Colonel Sanders standing in front of their restaurants and the promotion worked very well. The fact that big oven to grill a whole turkey or chicken isn't equipped in Japanese kitchen accelerated the movement. You can find a long cue in front of KFC on Christmas Day in Japan !
4/5/2021 03:24:18 am
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Hi ! I'm Yoshimi, the owner of TOKYO KITCHEN !