KFC savages McDonald’s in viral tweet
Social media managers of fastfood giants have their work cut out for them. Aside from pacifying irate customers before their complaints go viral, they are also tasked with making sure that their accounts remain interesting enough for netizens to like and follow.
As the competition among fastfood chains remain fierce, so is the battle for social media attention.
KFC’s UK and Ireland account took a rare opportunity to jump in on the conflict between North Korea leader Kim Jong Il and US President Donald Trump wherein Trump tweeted a response to North Korea’s threat of nuclear attack.
North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2018
KFC parodied the US chief of state’s tweet and wrote one of their own, targeting its main
competition, McDonald’s and its leader Ronald McDonald.
McDonald’s leader Ronald just stated he has a “burger on his desk at all times”. Will someone from his big shoed, red nosed regime inform him that I too have a burger on my desk, but mine is a box meal which is bigger and more powerful than his, and mine has gravy! #nuclearbutton
— KFC UK & Ireland (@KFC_UKI) January 3, 2018
— Justin Dealey (@JustinDealey) December 30, 2017
This tweet is definitely one for the books. Netizens seem to agree as it received over 4,000 comments, and close to 500,000 likes. Its also been retweeted 185,708 times. (ANGEL ONG)