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In an early post, I bemoaned the KFC-ification of Kentucky Fried Chicken. I am happy to say, that while vacationing on the shores of Lake Huron, I stumbled upon one of the last remaining holdouts of non KFC’ed Kentucky Fried Chicken franchises. Please see photographic evidence below.

LOOK AT THE BUCKET SIGN! This location, which has avoided the marketing language death of so many other Colonel Sanders’ franchises, is in Port Elgin, Ontario. I’ve heard rumours of another in Owen Sound. Small town Ontarians are fighting a quiet guerrilla war against the death of words in their local mass market fast food operations. LOOK AT THE BUCKET! One of the servers in Port Elgin assured me that when the KFC makeover people come, the first thing they do is REMOVE THE BUCKET. But not in Port Elgin! And not in Owen Sound (….maybe)! And who knows where else the dignity of the word is being upheld…LOOK AT THE BUCKET! Look at Colonel Sanders. It is as if the great Colonel himself, rediscovered his military balls and said, “Forget my secret recipe. Here is where I make my stand! You will not reduce my Kentucky Fried Chicken to 3 letters that sound like a shady Wall Street office trading derivatives! Each word has 11 herbs and spices! Read each one! Linger over the greasy, salty taste of each one!” DON”T FORGET THE BUCKET!!!

By the way, I ordered two 15 piece buckets for the family and it was SENSATIONAL. North America’s Hospitality Dish indeed….

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One Comment

  1. They have that same old bucket sign here in Yellowknife, NT. Hope they never change it. It has been there since the 1970s.


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