KFC Christmas Chicken Dinners A Big Hit In Japan Many Japanese like to celebrate Christmas, and they've given it their own twist. They mark the occasion with a chicken dinner. Kentucky Fried Chicken is now gearing up for one of its most lucrative months. The fast food chain sells a special holiday meal for about $5. For a more upscale holiday meal, one Tokyo department store is taking orders for capons flown in from France stuffed with black truffles, foie gras, white sausage and chestnuts. That'll cost you $850 dollars.
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KFC Christmas Chicken Dinners A Big Hit In Japan

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KFC Christmas Chicken Dinners A Big Hit In Japan

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Many Japanese like to celebrate Christmas, and they've given it their own twist. They mark the occasion with a chicken dinner. Kentucky Fried Chicken is now gearing up for one of its most lucrative months. The fast food chain sells a special holiday meal for about $5. For a more upscale holiday meal, one Tokyo department store is taking orders for capons flown in from France stuffed with black truffles, foie gras, white sausage and chestnuts. That'll cost you $850 dollars.

ARI SHAPIRO, host:

And our last word in business today comes from Japan. The word is Christmas chicken. Many Japanese celebrate the Western holiday with a twist. They eat chicken. And that's largely thanks to a KFC marketing campaign. Now Tokyo's KFC outlets are gearing up for one of their best months of the year. The fast food chain sells a holiday meal for about $5. For a more upscale Christmas dinner, one Tokyo department store is taking orders for capons, or neutered roosters. They are flown in from France stuffed with truffles and foie gras, and they charge $850 dollars a bird. That's the business news on Morning Edition from NPR News. I'm Ari Shapiro

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

And I'm Renee Montagne.

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