A tweet sent out all the way back in 2014 has been used by KFC to promote the fact that it has finally changed the recipe for its fries.
All of the biggest fast-food chains have certain items that they are famous for. Areas of their menu that they excel in, sometimes more than any of their closest rivals. Burger King flame grills its burgers, KFC's chicken is unlike anyone else's, and McDonald's Big Mac has been a mainstay of the corporation's thousands of restaurants for decades.
While all of the above and other fast-food joints have things they are famous for, they also all have one thing in common. All of them serve fries, and all of their fries are different. Burger King's fries are crispy, while McDonald's are usually longer, thinner, and a little saltier.
Both types have their pros and their cons, however, KFC cannot boast that. Colonel Sanders may have mastered his chicken recipe but he did not give the same care and attention to the fries that now accompany it. That is apparently about to change. KFC is changing the recipe for its fries, and it all hinges on a complaint from one person that was tweeted four years ago during the summer of 2014.
I've got to say, KFC are riding solely on their chicken because Christ, those are crap fries.— Burnessie (@charliejburness) August 11, 2014
Charlie Burness of the UK tweeted "KFC are riding solely on their chicken because Christ, those are crap fries." Miss Burness was recently contacted by KFC, as reported by BBC, asking if it could use and promote her tweet. That might be why you have seen it pop up on your timelines recently. The reason for that is because KFC has finally recognized that its fries are pretty underwhelming. That will no longer be the case.
Apparently, KFC's new fries will be thicker and have the skin left on. It sounds a little like they will be closer to the fries you can get at Five Guys, potentially the best fries in the fast-food industry today. It's not a decision KFC has taken lightly either. The colonel finalized his aforementioned chicken recipe in 1940 and it is one that has not changed since, so it doesn't change recipes all that often.