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You Can Get All You Can Eat And Drink KFC In Japan

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You Can Get All You Can Eat And Drink KFC In Japan

If you're a fan of KFC, of course, you are, then this will be right up your street.

While most of us chumps are stuck with ordering a solitary meal and a drink at our local restaurant, diners in Japan are gorging themselves on the Colonol's secret recipe.

Over the past few years, the fried chicken giant has been rolling out all you can eat buffet-style restaurants in Tokyo and Osaka, which offer customers a menu of 50-plus dishes including chicken, curry, soups and deserts.

BRB, just looking up the cost of flights to Japan.

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According to reports, lunch is priced at 1,980 yen (£13) for adults (junior high school students and above) and 980 yen (£6) for primary school pupils.

Dinner will set you back around 2,580 yen (£17) for adults, and 1,280 yen (£8) for primary school students.

Credit: Japan Today
Credit: Japan Today

For children younger than primary school age, they can dine for just 480 yen (£3), while it is completely free for children three and under.

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But you can't just sit there all day and stuff your face, sadly. Both lunch and dinner sittings last for just 80 minutes per customer, and include free refills for soft drinks.

However, if you fancy a little boozy tipple with your grub, you can get all you can drink alcohol for an extra 1,250 yen (£8). Which really doesn't sound too bad, does it?

With the world the way it is at the moment, though, it will be some time before many of us will be able to get the opportunity to jet over to Japan to try out the plethora of poultry dishes on offer.

But even if we could, how do we know it's all made with the Colonel's original recipe?

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Credit: Japan Today
Credit: Japan Today

Pat Grace, who spearheaded one of football's most unusual sponsorships, was also a personal friend of the Colonel, and introduced KFC to Ireland.

The twist comes here: when the Colonel sold up the rights to KFC in the United States, he kept onto the Original Recipe in Canada and held the rights to franchise it around the world until his death.

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As the new American owners changed the recipes and cut corners, the territories that were still under the jurisdiction of the Colonel kept the old ways.

After the Colonel died, Pat Grace eventually lost a court battle about what the recipe was and who could call themselves KFC in Ireland, resulting in a name change to Grace's Famous Fried Chicken.

If you think he changed his recipe, however, you'd be wrong - it literally said on adverts at the time that 'the name has changed, the chicken's the same'.

The reason the Colonel gave his recipe to franchisees was designed so they could make the same chicken without the corporate cost cutting that had taken place in the US.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram

Topics: Ireland, World News, Chicken, KFC, Japan

Dominic Smithers
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