Well, kind of.
It looks like fast-food fans will have to choose sides this Holiday season, as McDonald’s unveiled a fancy new “Christmas set”, comprised of some chicken strips, nuggets, and other goods. This was designed to offer direct competition to Kentucky Fried Chicken’s normal Christmas time domination in Japan. Check out this news clip describing this impending battle:
Here in the USA, we don’t really associate Christmas time with KFC, but it’s obviously a much different situation in Japan. The restaurant routinely reports booming sales of buckets of fried chicken for Christmas Eve and the big day. Whereas we here in the US would rather slave away in the kitchen for days to prepare a massive meal, it seems that a lot of Japanese citizens prefer KFC. There’s some (fried) food for thought.
Found this news piece over at Japan Probe, so another tip of the cap is due.