Kentucky Fried Chicken served up more than 2,000 pounds of fried chicken to the citizens of Louisville in an attempt break the world record for the largest single serving of fried chicken.
The chicken was served alongside an enormous version of their retro-themed iconic bucket that was 8 feet tall and 9 feet wide with an image of Colonel Sanders. It was dedicated to the celebration of KFC’s 70th anniversary of its Original Recipe of 11 herbs and spices.
“An overseas KFC set the record for the world’s largest serving of fried chicken in 2009. Last month, Brookville, Ind. unofficially broke the record while dishing out 1,645 pounds of chicken,” reported Australian Food News.
This attempt also served to “bring the world record back to its rightful home, Kentucky,” according to Doug Hasselo, chief food innovation officer for KFC.
KFC will also be donating thousands of pieces to Louisville’s Dare to Care Food Bank, an independent, nonprofit, corporation that distributes food to the less fortunate through a network of 320 independent food pantries, emergency kitchens, and shelters, according to Dare to Care’s official website.