Stateside KFCs mostly serve down-home fare like fried chicken and coleslaw. Around the world, it’s a free-for-all.
- KFC New Zealand just introduced the Crispy Burrito—the crispy part comes from a deep-frying. Wouldn’t this just be a chimichanga? Yes, but this isn’t filled with traditional Tex-Mex burrito ingredients. It’s a tortilla filled with fried chicken strips, cheese, bacon, and barbecue sauce, wrapped up and deep-fried.
- KFC UK sells Seattle’s Best Coffee and serves them in the brand’s familiar red-and-white cups. Except that the cups are fully edible. The inside of the cup is white chocolate, and the outer part is made of “sugar paper,” and in between is a thin cookie layer. Further, the “Scoffee Cups” are infused with “mood-improving” scents, such as coconut cream, freshly cut grass, and wildflowers.
- A few years ago, American KFC’s introduced the Double Down—a “sandwich” in which the bread pieces were boneless fried chicken breasts holding in bacon, cheese, and sauce. Meant to be a temporary item, it was so popular that it was permanently added to the menu. They’re just as popular overseas, but other countries’ KFC franchises have used the Double Down as a jumping off point. Last fall, South Korean KFC stores began serving the Zinger Double Down King. Fried chicken breasts serve as a bun for a barbecue bacon cheeseburger.
- KFC Thailand sells doughnuts. But these aren’t glazed chocolate doughnuts. This is the Shrimp Donut—a jumbo, breaded, deep-friend shrimp, formed into the shape of a doughnut (or onion ring).