What Girl Wouldn't Want A KFC Corsage?

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/302858849/302858850" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
  • Transcript

It's prom season and KFC wants to get in on the action. For $20, prom goers can order a corsage. Because of food safety, the chicken isn't included — it's to be picked up on the way to the event.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

And that brings us to today's Last Word In Business, which is Kentucky fried corsage. It is prom season, and KFC wants to be part of your special night.

KELLY MCEVERS, HOST:

For just 20 bucks, you can order a KFC corsage that your date won't forget. It looks like most corsages, with baby's breath surrounding a centerpiece. But instead of a pink or yellow rose, there's a fried chicken drumstick.

GREENE: A real one, evidently. So in the interest of food safety, the chicken is not included. You have to pick it up on the way to your event. And you do get to choose between original recipe or extra crispy.

(LAUGHTER)

MCEVERS: So here's hoping your date's dress features poultry tones...

GREENE: Ouch.

MCEVERS: ...and that she has a sense of humor.

That's the business news on MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Kelly McEvers.

GREENE: And I'm David Greene.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

Copyright © 2014 NPR. All rights reserved. Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at www.npr.org for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.