KFC Launches Nashville Hot Chicken in Nashville … but NOT the One You’re Thinking Of

Brand Previews Best Spicy Chicken in the World in 8 U.S. Nashvilles
That Don’t Have a KFC

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kentucky Fried Chicken® has announced its hotly anticipated
new menu item, KFC Nashville Hot Chicken will be delivered via food
truck to some Nashville natives before its national debut. While the
famous Nashville Hot Chicken was originally created in Nashville,
Tennessee, the brand is packing up its food truck and crisscrossing the
country to give an advance tasting to folks residing in Nashvilles in
eight states that sadly do not have a nearby KFC restaurant: Ohio,
Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Kansas and North
Carolina.


KFC’s new Nashville Hot Chicken has a one-of-a-kind flavor profile that
is spicy and smoky but stays unbelievably crispy. The brand will be
bringing the hottest food trend this side of the Mississippi exclusively
to other Nashvilles around the country, making them a part of the new
product launch before it is available to the rest of the nation.

“After trying Nashville Hot Chicken in Tennessee, I simply couldn’t
believe it wasn’t available in every Nashville around the country,” said
Kevin Hochman, KFC US Chief Marketing Officer. “So we tested it in
Pittsburgh and they loved it. OK, none of this makes sense, but I can
promise you KFC Nashville Hot will make perfect sense for your taste
buds. The spicy, smoky, crispy flavor is literally like no other spicy
chicken you have ever tried.”

The KFC Nashville Hot tour will kick off on January 7th in
Nashville Village, Ohio, and end January 20th in Nashville
Town, North Carolina, with stops at six additional Nashvilles in between:

 
Nashville Village, OH     Jan. 7             Nashville Town, WI     Jan. 12
Nashville Village, MI Jan. 8 Nashville Township, MN Jan. 14
Nashville, IN Jan. 10 Nashville City, KS Jan. 16
Nashville, IL Jan. 11 Nashville Town, NC Jan. 20
 

The custom-designed KFC Nashville Hot food truck will sport the brand’s
famous red, white and Colonel colors and iconography and be fully
equipped to serve the world’s best chicken. Visit www.kfcnashvillehottour.com
to see our KFC Nashville Hot tour schedule and map, images of our custom
made KFC Nashville Hot food truck, and details on KFC Nashville Hot
chicken.

When KFC Nashville Hot Chicken hits all 4,300 KFC locations nationwide,
it will be available in both Extra Crispy Chicken (breast, drum stick,
thigh) and Tenders. Nashville Hot contains the perfect blend of spicy
cayenne and smoky paprika and is crowned with pickle chips—the ideal
sidekick. Special edition packaging has been designed for Nashville Hot
that will allow guests to dip their biscuit in with KFC Nashville Hot’s
extraordinary sauce for twice the delight. For individual meals,
Nashville Hot will start at $5.49 for an Extra Crispy Chicken Drum &
Thigh, 3 Piece Tenders basket, or 1 Piece Breast and comes with KFC’s
famous coleslaw, pickles, and a biscuit. For group meals, Nashville Hot
will be available in an 8-pc chicken Meal & 12-piece Tenders Meal which
come with 2 large sides, pickles, and 4 biscuits. And for tailgating or
watching sports if you want something way better than hot wings for your
guests, Nashville Hot will be available in a 24-piece Tender Platter.

About KFC

KFC Corporation, based in Louisville, Ky., is the world’s most popular
chicken restaurant chain. KFC specializes in Original Recipe®, Extra
Crispy™, Kentucky Grilled Chicken® and Extra Crispy™ Strips, Hot Wings™,
Go Cups, KFC Famous Bowls™, Pot Pies, freshly made chicken sandwiches,
biscuits and home-style side items. There are more than 19,400 KFC
outlets in 120 countries and territories around the world. KFC
Corporation is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc., Louisville, Ky. (NYSE:
YUM.) For more information, visit www.kfc.com.
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and Twitter (www.twitter.com/kfc).

Contacts

For KFC Corporation
Rodrigo Coronel, 502-874-8100
rodrigo.coronel@yum.com
or
Marissa
Mastellone, 212-805-8083
marissa.mastellone@emanatepr.com