Anyone who loves fried chicken enough to pay tribute to the Colonel could be in for a huge windfall
There are many different levels of fried chicken fandom, but a new top tier has just been added into the mix.
Somewhere in the middle, you’ve got the folks who will get an entire bucket of chicken to themselves after a night out, and who were willing to queue for KFC’s Double Down sandwich upon its UK release.
One rung up from that is my mate Paul, who once ate 44 chicken wings in one sitting and felt a little worse for wear at the end of it all.
But the new leader, coming straight in at the number one chicken fan position, will be whoever takes up KFC’s challenge to name their next child after the king of KFC himself, Colonel Sanders.
So it should come as no surprise that they’ve offered a healthy incentive for anyone willing to name their kid after the Colonel himself. The youngster doesn’t need to be named ‘Colonel’ – that would be preposterous – but rather they must share the KFC founder’s first name of Harland.
The winner of the ‘Baby Harland’ prize will bag themselves a cool $11,000 – that’s one thousand dollars for each of KFC’s famous herbs and spices.
The restaurant chain claims the money is designed to pay for the kid’s education, but just imagine how much chicken you could get your hands on with that budget.
It’s a great name for your baby. Just say it out loud. Harland. Plus, your greatly named kid could get $11,000 for college.— KFC (@kfc) August 29, 2018
There’s a catch, of course, and sadly the prize appears to only be open to families from the United States.
What’s more, the child will need to be born on 9 September – the original Colonel Sanders’ date of birth, all the way back in 1890.
According to the US Social Security website, Harland has not been among the top 1000 names given to boys born in America since 1951, and the name peaked in 1918 with 155 Harlands born in the US.