A taste test with pluck: KFC gives away free grilled chicken today


With the world's medical fears temporarily shifted from avian flu to swine flu, KFC has decided that today would be the perfect time to go viral on its own. It's going the whole hog to promote its latest new product: Kentucky Grilled Chicken. Today, April 27, it's giving away free chicken to all comers at its 5,100 American stores.

You don't need a coupon. Just go into a KFC and tell them you want a piece of grilled chicken (70 to 80 calories, 4 to 9 grams of fat). You get one per person, but you don't get to choose which body part, although the manager may take pity on you if you're a confirmed drumsticker. If you want a traditionally fried artery-clogger, though (110 to 370 calories, 7 to 21 grams of fat), you'll have to pay.

You can find your nearest KFC by clicking here.