Christmas is right around the corner, meaning people in Japan will be seeing plenty of that bearded old man decked out in red and white. I’m talking, of course, about Colonel Sanders. Oh, you thought I was talking about Santa Claus? So did I at first.
Once again proving I have no idea what happens in Japan, yesterday, the BBC published an article on the country’s obsession with eating KFC during Christmas time. “Every Christmas season an estimated 3.6 million Japanese families treat themselves to fried chicken from the American fast-food chain, in what has become a nationwide tradition,” the BBC reports. At some Japanese locations, sales are ten times higher in December, and residents put in advance orders for their special KFC Christmas dinners or risk waiting in line for hours. Apparently getting into a KFC in Japan during the holidays is tougher than getting your kid into Santa’s grotto at the mall.