The Taranaki Daily News reports:
Fried chicken lovers caused traffic chaos in New Plymouth this weekend as they flocked to the city’s newly renovated Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant.
Closed since July, the Courtenay St cooked chicken outlet has undergone a $1.5 million makeover and was reopened last Thursday.
Customers almost immediately filled the restaurant floor while drivers created a snake of cars down Courtenay St as they queued up to use the drive-through.
Oh dear oh dear oh dear. A KFC store re-opening causes a traffic jam. Was probably the cutural highlight of the year.
Despite knowing they were in for a wait, New Plymouth teenagers Sam Thomson and Daniel Phipps were prepared to trade 40 minutes of their Sunday for some chicken from the renovated restaurant.
A 40 minute wait and fast food don’t go together in my book.
“A few of my friends took the day off school to come down and get their chicken. It’s definitely better than before. Mind you, it might just be our minds playing tricks on us,” Mr Thomson said.
Oh yes the KFC chicken mind trick.