To set things straight, KFC‘s “The Chizza” isn’t something new. It actually debuted in the Philippines around 2015 and has been making rounds in the Asian fast food circles ever since. However, the popular food chain seems to be making a push for the chicken-pizza hybrid globally as it will now be available in Singapore.
To heighten the buzz, KFC’s Singapore social media accounts teased the menu item, resulting in a frenzy of responses that either loved or hated it. For the curious, “The Chizza” is actually made with a KFC fried chicken slathered in pizza sauce. Then there’s pieces of ham, mozzarella, and the brand’s own “KFC Cheese Sauce.” Also, it looks like pineapple chunks as toppings seem to be the default item when you order, but regular pepperoni could be out there too.
No word yet on when “The Chizza” will come Stateside or other places around the globe, but if you’re adventurous and in an Asian country at the moment, make sure to hit up a KFC near you.
Colonel Sanders may be famous for his fried chicken, but now he’s protecting a lucky few from the harmful rays of the sun this summer with… his very own sunscreen? That’s right: after teasing the product on social media yesterday, KFC launched Extra Crispy Sunscreen so you can smell just as good as the Colonel’s trademarked Extra Crispy Chicken. The latest in a line of innovations that includes the Tray Typer and Watt-A-Box, KFC’s special blend of SPF 30 “helps protect your skin while the real fried chicken scent leaves you smelling delicious.” So how exactly does it work? Well, just like regular sunscreen, but with a hunger-inducing scent. As KFC hilariously puts it, “harmful ultraviolet rays bounce off your skin while the lovely fragrance rays penetrate it to give you a healthy chicken aroma.” And if that doesn’t convince you, there are testimonials like:
I used to get embarrassing sunburns all the time, which affected my social life. But because of Extra Crispy Sunscreen, I’m always tan and always smelling great! I’m way more popular now. I’m an Extra Crispy guy!
Sadly, however, the 3,000 bottles of the limited-edition sunscreen — which KFC, somehow, thought might last until the end of the September 30 promotion — have already been scooped up. Please accept their apologies, though, “in the form of this amazing website that you can still look at.”
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Apple Inc. expected to launch its Apple Pay service in Starbucks, KFC, and Chili’s – Apple Pay Vice President, Jennifer Bailey, let out in an Re/Code interview. Very soon customers at these restaurants will just be able to pay through their iPhones and smartwatches, without needing to take their wallets or credit cards out.
Though the proper date has not been confirmed by the Cupertino giant, expectations are that the service will start in by 2016 for all three food brands. Although many Starbucks franchises outside of the US offer tap-to-pay facility, including Apple Pay, Miss Bailey pointed out that the service would be the first in US-based shops and by 2016, Apple intends to deliver the facility in over 7,500 franchises.
The move is targeted towards its similar counterparts, Android Pay and Samsung Pay, both of which have been launched very recently. It’s been almost a month since Android Pay kicked off, while just 10 days ago, Samsung Pay started off in the US. Apple of course intends to make a mark in this new NFC-based industry, by aiming to intimidate its rivals with this move. With Apple Pay successfully integrated into these businesses, it will instantly be able to reach a massive base of users who visit thousands of their stores every day.
Apple Pay service is now being offered in over a million stores and franchises, including Best Buy, which is the latest to get on Apple Pay’s train. Even Starbucks has offered a mobile payment service some time ago, in which users can gain loyalty reward points and even get access to music playlists on Spotify. It remains unclear whether Apple Pay users will also get reward points, but for now it seems unlikely.