A SPECIAL SUNDAY SERVICE: KFC OFFERS 10-PIECE BUCKETS (AND CHARITY CHOIR GIGS) … ALL FOR A SONG
To Herald the Arrival of Its New 10 Buck Sunday Buckets, KFC Asks Congregations and Communities to Nominate Cash-Strapped Choirs to Sing In-Restaurant for $1,000 Grants
» Offer Letter to American Choir Directors (42K/pdf)
LOUISVILLE, KY - Now here's a Sunday choir performance (and dinner deal) worth singing about. Combining the beloved weekend traditions of choir singing and family dinner, KFC is opening its restaurant doors to choirs in the hopes of raising the roof – and some funds for financially struggling choirs nationwide – as part of a new national pilot program. To launch its new 10-piece 10 Buck Sunday Bucket deal, Kentucky Fried Chicken is offering 11 struggling choirs across the country $1,000 grants to help keep their harmonies alive.
Members of The St. Louis Children's Choirs kicked off the program at a KFC restaurant in St. Louis on Sunday, singing for surprised and delighted customers and taking musical direction from a special guest conductor: the KFC Colonel. KFC also issued an open letter to choral organizations nationwide, asking them to describe how they could make beautiful music in a KFC near them. 11 choirs will each receive $1,000 and have the opportunity to sing at a local KFC.
"We're thrilled to be a part of this program celebrating some of Sunday's best: choir singing and family dinner," said Barbara Berner, Artistic Director of The St. Louis Children's Choirs, which was the initial choir selected for a $1,000 donation and a performance at the KFC 10-piece 10 Buck Sunday Bucket kick-off. "Singing is a joyful pursuit, but we know that budgets are tight for many choirs around the country. KFC teaming up with local choir organizations is a harmonious collaboration that will allow us to bring even more people in our community together this year."
In today's economy, non-profit organizations, especially those in the performing arts arena, have been particularly hard-hit. KFC's offer is an opportunity to keep the music playing for choirs representing any house of worship, school, community or civic organization.
"Colonel Sanders was always passionate about giving back, so the chance for KFC to support local choirs was a natural fit," said Barry Westrum, chief marketing officer for KFC. "Especially in these tough economic times, we hope these live choral performances and our 10 Buck Sunday Buckets will be music to our customer's ears, especially on a day that's always been about coming together."
Choirs interested in participating in the program should send an inquiry email with their organization's name and contact information to KFCSundayBuckets@gmail.com. Nominations will be accepted until March 31.
KFC's 10 Buck Sunday Bucket
KFC's 10 Buck Sunday Bucket features 10 pieces of KFC chicken for only $10 (plus tax). The offer is available for Original Recipe™, Extra Crispy™ or Kentucky Grilled Chicken™ at participating KFC restaurants coast-to-coast. Customers may also mix recipes in their Sunday Buckets – 10 pieces for $10, any recipe, any way, every Sunday. (Offer available for a limited time at participating KFC® restaurants. Prices may vary. Tax extra. Extra charge for breast piece substitution.)