KFC are giving away free bowl cuts to celebrate their new Spicy Bowls
I don't know about you guys, but I think that getting a well-priced decent haircut is one of life's most difficult challenges. Finding a job and a relationship that make you feel good is hard, sure, but finding a person who can cut your hair is a bond for life that should never be broken.
But much like our doomed swiping and job applications that get little more than automated rejections, a good barber or hairdresser is hard to find. If only you could get a good haircut for a good price, and get a decent meal at the same time. Well, if that's a problem for you, KFC's got you covered. Well, almost.
Okay, by now we've got to be used to KFC pulling off hair-brained schemes in the marketing department: it's always good fun, isn't it? Well, in case you hadn't heard, KFC have a new menu item for us to enjoy: a spicy version of their Famous Bowls, and they're reducing the price of all their Famous Bowls to just $3.
But that's not all, folks. Alongside those spicy mashed potatoes, corn, cheese, gravy and (of course) fried chicken, KFC are also offering you the chance to get a free haircut with your meal. Take that, McDonald's and Burger King. But... there's a slight catch.
You can only get a bowl cut.
Worn exclusively by 10-year-old boys and people whose barbers are also their moms, KFC are setting up shop in Brooklyn with some of the finest hairstyle designers in the land, all of them dedicated to giving you "stylish, modern-day takes on the bowl cut hair style", which is almost definitely an oxymoron.
Here's KFC’s chief marketing officer Andrea Zahumensky with a statement. A statement almost definitely not said with a straight face:
"I can’t believe we are actually selling a pound of delicious food for just $3, and I also can’t believe bowl cuts are making a comeback, but here we are. So naturally we’re offering KFC-ified Famous Bowl Cuts to anyone who wants to be as famous as our Famous Bowls."
Okay, so the pop up will run from 1 pm to 5 pm. If you're there on time, then good for you! You'll receive not only a gift card for a Famous Bowl, but also a nice haircut and a cool photo to go with it. If you're not currently New York-based, then you can just show the KFC lookbook at your local hair stylist, and share the results on social media. #KFCFamousBowlCuts, if you're up to the task.
I'm going to be honest with you, folks: it's a new year, and to be honest, I think I might need a new haircut. But a bowl cut? I might have to get back to you on that one, KFC. But while I think about it, I might chow down on something rich, cheesy and spicy. Preferably, in a bowl. Got anything like that, KFC?