How many pieces of finger-lickin’ chicken do you think our Japanese reporters will be able to finish by the end of the 45-minute feast?

For eight glorious Wednesday evenings between 31 July and 31 August, 207 KFC branches around Japan will be making customers’ dreams come true with an all-you-can-eat fried chicken deal that costs 1,380 yen (US$13.40) for adults and 980 yen for children up to elementary-school-age. Our Japanese-language reporter P.K. Sanjun, who made his way through 15 pieces of chicken at a previous all-you-can-eat KFC event, was keen to test his meat-eating skills again, this time bringing two of his colleagues, Ryo and Mr Sato, along for the ride.


Having made prior reservations, as required, our hungry trio arrived at the KFC outlet next to Tokyo’s Nakano Station, ready to fill their bellies with as much food as possible. After handing over their yen, they each received a tray with three pieces of original recipe chicken, a biscuit, a small order of French fries, and a medium soft drink. All these items can be re-ordered for free as many times as you like within the 45-minute time period.

▼ This set usually costs 1,340 yen on its own, so the 1,390 yen all-you-can-eat offer is an absolute bargain!


Our happy crew wasted no time at all digging in. As avid lovers of KFC’s chicken, these boys were confident they could carve a significant dent in supplies at the restaurant that evening.





▼ Look at those happy faces!


▼ Less grinning and more eating, P.K.! The clock’s ticking!


After only fifteen minutes into the feast, and with several re-orders of chicken under their belt, the boys were surprised to find themselves slowing down. Even Mr Sato had to take a breather.


Worried this might be the end for the team, Mr Sato quickly perked up, boosting morale with a second awakening, thrusting himself back into the chicken pieces again with gusto.




▼ You can do it Mr Sato! Don’t let the chicken defeat you!



With only a few minutes remaining, our reporter’s steely determination to get as much chicken as possible in one sitting inspired his friends to keep chewing alongside him until the very end.


And when time was up, this was the mountain of bones the trio left behind.


So what was the final tally at the end of the meal? Ryo and Mr Sato both managed to fit in 11 pieces each, while P.K. fell short of his previous record, polishing off 12. That’s a grand total of 34 for the group – not a bad day’s work!

▼ Needless to say, the boys were stuffed afterwards!


If our reporters thought their feast had made a dent in stocks of chicken for the evening, they were way off the mark, with store staff confirming there were 2,000 chicken pieces on hand for the night. To see if you can fare better than our boys at diminishing supplies, be sure to make a reservation at one of the participating branches before the last day of the event on August 31!

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