KFC underestimated the "power of Oprah"
And free grilled chicken, in this economy? I downloaded the coupon and told my friends and family to do the same.
KFC cancels free chicken deal after Oprah promo
Roger Eaton, president of KFC in the United States said restaurants would no longer accept the free coupons for its new grilled chicken meal after Oprah's chat show promotion caused long lines around the nation.
"The lines of customers wanting to redeem their coupons have been out the door and around the block, so we're unable to redeem customer coupons at this time." Eaton said in a statement issued late Thursday.
To their credit, they will issue rain checks.