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KFC at the UN Headquarters Fri, 10/30/09 5:23 PM (permalink)


A man dressed as KFC's Colonel Sanders successfully snuck into restricted areas at the UN Headquarters in New York and can be seen here shaking hands with the new president of the UN General Assembly, Ali Treki.

A spokesperson for Ban Ki-moon, the current UN Secretary General, said that an investigation into the security breach has begun.

The break-in is understood to be a publicity stunt organized by KFC as part of a wider campaign to promote a new menu range. This campaign has included several previous attempts to ‘lobby’ the UN – including a letter written to Mr Ki-moon asking for grilled chicken lovers to be represented at the assembly – for inclusion of the fictional ‘Grilled Nation’ as a UN member state.

News that the actor who dressed as Colonel Sanders for the stunt has been named by KFC as Robert Thompson will surely disappoint those die-hard fans who maintain that the iconic Colonel did not die in 1980.


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    Re:KFC at the UN Headquarters Fri, 10/30/09 9:56 PM (permalink)
    None of the legitimate New York media reported this story. My last firm dispatched me several times to meet with various clients in the diplomatic community on the premises of the UN. If you want to do anything but take the public tour, security is very tight. We have seen a number of goofy publicity stunts for KFC lately, including the hoopla about transporting the "Secret Recipe" to another location (complete with a police escort) while renovations were made at KFC corporate headquarters. What bugs me is that the legitimate media did not report the story. Maybe because they could not confirm the story with the UN?
    <message edited by David_NYC on Sat, 10/31/09 12:48 PM>
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