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Get Ready To Loosen Your Belt– KFC Is Launching A New Chicken Sandwich

We’ll just come out and say it. Chick-fil-A just isn’t worth it.

Known for sparking a fried chicken sandwich craze and Sunday closures, Chick-fil-A should be better known for its long history of contributions to charities with anti-LGBTQ stances. It also has ties to a 2019 decision by a Ugandan government minister to announce his intention to make homosexuality punishable by death in the country. The National Christian Foundation has ties to the promotion of the bill to make homosexuality punishable by death. The foundation has funded projects that opposed LGBT rights in Uganda. The WinShape Foundation, which has ties to Chick-fil-A, has funded the National Christian Foundation.

Now some chicken sandwiches are worth the regret, but when a wimpy bun with teeny tiny pickles comes with a side of homophobic murders… we’ll take a hard pass.

All of this is to say that when it comes to eating good fried chicken sandwiches there are other and better options. And it turns out we’re coming into a bit more luck because KFC is launching a new one!

Kentuck Fried Chicken’s New Sandwich

It turns out “KFC Chicken Sandwich,” KFC is testing an extra crispy chicken that might just cause another series of riots like Popeyes did a year ago. Set on a buttered brioche bun, topped with pickles and spicy mayonnaise. This one is definitely one to try when it comes out.

Price: $3.99

Popeyes

Popeyes sparked riots of all kinds when it launched its now-beloved fried chicken sandwich made with brioche bun, a substantial cut of buttermilk battered chicken, pickles, and mayonnaise. Many have argued that its the best chicken sandwich in the fast-food realm for quite some time and we have to agree it’s pretty flawless.

Price: $3.99

Wendy’s

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Toasted bun, chicken breast, tomato, lettuce, and mayonnaise you got it! The chain with a head of red hair and pigtails laid down the gauntlet a while back when it claimed on Twitter that it has the best fried chicken sandwich and that its competitors were simply “fighting for second best.” And truth be told, it’s not bad.
Price: $5.79

Burger King

Made with a potato bun, white meat chicken filet, tomato, lettuce, and mayonnaise, Burger King lends a Crispy Chicken Sandwich that lives up to its claims of royalty.

Price: $5.99

Jack in the Box

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Greasy, fried, and delicious chicken sandwich is a value-menu item that comes at a pretty cheap price.

Price: $1.89

Arby’s

Arby’s offers up a solid sandwich in the name of the chicken sandwich wars with a star cut bun, buttermilk breaded chicken, tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and mayonnaise.

Price: $4.99

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Mario Lopez Will Be Playing a Sexy Colonel Sanders In An Upcoming Lifetime ‘Mini-Movie’

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Mario Lopez Will Be Playing a Sexy Colonel Sanders In An Upcoming Lifetime ‘Mini-Movie’

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Lifetime may be known for its soapy melodramas and corny true crime thrillers, but it looks like the network is now expanding into previously uncharted territory.

On Monday, the network announced that it would be premiering a “mini-movie” on December 13th starring Mario Lopez. Nothing unusually there, right? Wrong. The catch is: Mario Lopez will be playing a sexy, Latino version of Colonel Sanders. Yes, as in the founder and spokesperson of KFC.

The Lifetime movie is called “A Recipe for Seduction” and will be presented in partnership with KFC.

Yes, this is real life. No, this not a drill.

According to the Lifetime website, the movie’s “plot” will go as follows: “As the holidays near, an heiress (played by Bosch alum Justene Alpert) contends with the affections of a suitor handpicked by her mother. When the handsome chef (Mario Lopez) arrives with his secret recipe and a dream, he sets in motion a series of events that unravel the mother’s plans.”

Sounds juicy (pun intended).

Oddly enough, this won’t be the first time that KFC has enlisted an unexpected person to play the illustrious Colonel Sanders.

The fast-food chain has a long-running gimmick of casting celebrities to play the coveted role of Colonel Sanders in advertisements and promotions. They have previously enlisted stars like Rob Lowe, Jim Gaffigan, and even Reba McEntire.

According to their respective press releases, both Lifetime and KFC seem pumped by this opportunity.

“Why not fill some of your time at home with a suspenseful drama and the comfort of our world-famous fried chicken? ‘A Recipe for Seduction’ is a perfect excuse to curl up at home and escape to your own happily ever after,” said KFC chief marketing officer Andrea Zahumensky.

Lifetime was similarly effusive. “Through a terrific cast, and with a wink to the unique sensibilities celebrated in Lifetime movies, this co-production spotlights each brand’s POV and marries them in a fun and authentic way,” (….whatever that means) said A+E Network’s EVP of Sales.

Naturally, the internet was equally intrigued and perplexed by this bizarre project.

The Twitterverse was abuzz with hot takes.

This person couldn’t tell if Lifetime was making fun of itself, or if we are making fun of Lifetime…

It’s official. We’ve moved into a post-satire era. Reality is now stranger than fiction.

This person chalked up this news to: 2020 gonna 2020.

Honestly, nothing can surprise us at this point.

This person was wondering if Lifetime had blackmail on Mario Lopez.

The most likely answer: a lot of money. Like, a yacht’s worth of money.

“A Recipe for Seduction” will air on Lifetime this Sunday, December 13th at noon EST. Get the popcorn ready! Or should we say…popcorn chicken?

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Georgia Woman Poses As an FBI Agent to Try and Get Free Chick-Fil-A

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Georgia Woman Poses As an FBI Agent to Try and Get Free Chick-Fil-A

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Chick-Fil-A is the fast food restaurant with arguably the largest cult following the United States (yes, including you, In-N-Out). Not only do the employees serve the juiciest fried chicken and the tastiest lemonade (and don’t get us started on the waffle fries!), but they do so with a perpetual smile on their faces. No matter how many extra sauces you request, you’ll never get any snark or pushback. You’ll always get a “My pleasure,” though.

Recently, however, one woman’s devotion to Chick-Fil-A went a little too far.

According to The Smoking Gun, 47-year-old Kimberley Ragsdale wanted free Chick-Fil-A so badly that she impersonated an…FBI agent.

You read that right. While we don’t know how being an FBI agent would automatically entitle you to free Chick-Fil-A, we respect this woman’s creativity.

The story goes as follows: last Thursday, police received a call from a Chick-Fil-A in Rockford, Georgia alleging that there was a “suspicious person” at their location who was “identifying themselves as a federal agent to try and get free food.”

When cops got to the scene, they found Ragsdale parked in the location’s parking lot in a white van. The police officer then asked Ragsdale if she had been identifying herself as an FBI officer. She admitted but also continued to insist that she was, indeed, a federal officer. When the police officer asked her for her badge, Ragsdale claimed that she did not have a physical copy of her credentials, only an “electronic” one. For some reason, this explanation didn’t sit right with the police officer.

Ragsdale was then removed from the vehicle at which point, according to the police report, she began to “talk into her shirt like she was talking into a radio,” asking for backup.

Spoiler alert: the backup never came. Because the backup never existed.

After she was taken away, a Chick-Fil-A employee told an officer at the scene that Ragsdale had been coming to the location “or several days saying she worked with the FBI and requested free food.”

Ragsdale was booked with impersonating a public official. No word on whether she was also charged for the free meal she received.

Naturally, this bizarre story set the Twitterverse abuzz.

Chalk it up to Chick-Fil-A’s near universal appeal, but this incident quickly made national headlines. People had a lot to say.

Of course, people saw this story as an opportunity to bust out their favorite memes.

This woman may not have been a criminal mastermind, but her goal was relatable. Who among us hasn’t craved Chick-Fil-A at any cost?

This person asked a question we’ve been wondering since we originally saw this story:

And she would’ve gotten away with it too, if it wasn’t for those meddling kids.

And if the FBI *does* get free Chick-Fil-A, then they should definitely put that in their recruitment literature.

Honestly, if this is the case, please point us to the nearest recruiter for the FBI.

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