THE ULTIMATE "WING MAN:" KFC PUTS FOOTBALL LEGEND SHANNON SHARPE ON ONE FAN'S COUCH FOR SUNDAY'S TITLE GAME
One Lucky Fan to Score Party with KFC Hot Wings™, a $10,000 Living Room Makeover & Visit from Shannon Sharpe
LOUISVILLE, KY - Think of it as color commentary from your couch. This season, KFC is celebrating its Hot Wings™ by giving one Kentucky Fried Chicken fan the chance to host the ultimate viewing party for the 2012 national football championship game - with Hall-of-Famer and current football analyst Shannon Sharpe as a wing man.
"I'm not known for having mild opinions, so I welcome any opportunity to talk about what's happening on the gridiron," said Sharpe. "I can't wait to get out from behind the desk and offer my 'spicy' commentary from a true fan's couch over KFC's Hot Wings™."
The restaurant chain is asking football fans to share why they deserve to have KFC and Sharpe as their wing men for this year's big game party. Fans that follow @KFC on Twitter and use the hashtag #KFCWingman when stating why they want KFC as their wing man will score a chance to have a party catered with KFC's crunchy, spicy Hot Wings™ and attended by Sharpe. The lucky fan who makes it through the entire selection process (see official rules) will also receive $10,000 for a living-room makeover. Fans have until January 31 to tweet their case.
"At KFC, we're always committed to bringing something new to the party," said John Cywinski, president of KFC. "Our Hot Wings™ are the ideal food for any gathering. The chance to be selected for a party with football star Shannon Sharpe, our Hot Wings™ and a cool $10,000 media room makeover is a dream for any football fan."
Championship Sunday is Wing Day!
The National Chicken Council (NCC) estimates that Americans will eat more than 1.25 billion chicken wings (more than 100 million pounds) during pro football's championship weekend this year. With 308 million people in the United States1, that's a little more than four wings for every man, woman and child over the big game weekend. In fact, if all these wings were laid end-to-end, they would circle the circumference of the Earth more than twice - a distance that would reach approximately a quarter of the way to the moon. According to the NCC, the football championship is the second biggest eating day of the year after Thanksgiving.
Hot Wings™ that Start Crunchy and Finish Spicy
KFC's sauceless Hot Wings™ are one of a kind, starting crunchy and finishing spicy for a truly unique wing experience. For a limited time, everyone can enjoy Hot Wings™ for $0.50 each plus tax. (Pricing and participation may vary by location.)