National Kissing Fried Chicken Day

Young couple sharing a passionate kiss while holding a bucket of crispy, golden fried chicken, in a retro-style diner with jukebox and checkered floor..
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Gather round, chicken lovers, it's time to pucker up for a clucking good day out as we talk about the delicious, crispy, and smooch-worthy day that is National Kissing Fried Chicken Day! Sorry to all the romantics out there, but this is one day where your first love is going to have to share the spotlight with your love for a bucket of that good, old-fashioned, fried chicken. This fantastically fun and tasty National Day has been oiling the wheels of craving-inducing conversations since 2016! Let's discuss, shall we?

When is Kissing Fried Chicken Day?

It's national kissing fried chicken day on the 6th July.

A Peck on the Cheek for a Cluck's Neat Treat

National Kissing Fried Chicken Day isn't one of your ordinary national days. Nope, this is a day where we celebrate not only the universally loved crispy delight that is fried chicken but also pay paw-lushing tribute to our affectionate side. Kissing their favourite food as a way of expressing their love? Only the internet could come up with this stuff!

The Delectable Debut

Internet records first show the rise of National Kissing Fried Chicken Day on July 6, 2016. The internet was in a frenzy, salivating at the mouth for golden, crispy chicken and posting love-affirming pictures of themselves showing their affection towards the real MVP of meals. It was a day that, in one fell swoop, united both food lovers and romantics!

A Bucket Full Of Love

Has there ever been love as pure as the one between us and a fresh batch of succulent, juicy wings? Statistics say 'probably not'. On that fateful day in 2016, a whopping 5006 online mentions were counted, marking the start of a tasty tradition to remember. This popping day happens annually now, so don’t forget to mark your calendar!

Participate in Poultry Puckering!

Everyone's invited to celebrate this deliciously quirky day. If meat isn't to your liking, you could smooch a vegan substitute instead. It's the thought (or the kiss) that counts, after all!

History behind the term 'Kissing Fried Chicken'


Colonel Sanders' Fried Chicken

In 1939, Colonel Harland Sanders created his secret recipe of 11 herbs and spices for his iconic fried chicken. He began serving this delicious chicken at his Corbin, Kentucky gas station, which soon gained popularity for its unique flavor and preparation technique.


Franchising Kentucky Fried Chicken

In 1952, Colonel Sanders began franchising his Kentucky Fried Chicken concept. This allowed other entrepreneurs to open their own restaurants under the same brand, serving the famous fried chicken. This led to an expansion of the brand's popularity and a growing recognition of the term 'Kentucky Fried Chicken'.


KFC Rebranding

In 1991, Kentucky Fried Chicken rebranded itself as KFC, using the abbreviation of its well-known name. This new abbreviation gave rise to a shorter and catchier term. The term 'KFC' began to be used widely in reference to the brand, including its signature fried chicken.


'Finger Lickin' Good'

In 2002, KFC adopted the slogan 'Finger Lickin' Good' as part of their marketing campaign. This catchy phrase emphasized the delicious taste and quality of their fried chicken, and soon became synonymous with KFC. It further solidified the association between the term 'KFC' and mouthwatering fried chicken.


Kissing Fried Chicken Social Media Trend

In 2018, a social media trend emerged where people would take playful pictures pretending to kiss or peck their KFC fried chicken. The term 'kissing fried chicken' started being used as a humorous way to depict the act of showing affection towards this popular food. The trend gained significant attention and went viral, showcasing the cultural impact of both the KFC brand and the term 'kissing fried chicken'.

Did you know?

Did you know that on the highest-recorded day of celebration, National Kissing Fried Chicken Day was mentioned a whopping 5006 times online? Now, that's a lot of love for chicken!


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First identified

19th June 2015

Most mentioned on

6th July 2016

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