today i learned – thurs 6th dec 2018

as it’s december, i’m totally in xmas mode … i also love japan … so here’s an xmas japan fact! πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅

#tdil that japanese people like to celebrate christmas with a good ole kfc 😏

that’s right, every christmas, 3.6 million japanese families celebrate with a festive kfc πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ (not quite the christmas dinner that we have over here!)

to be honest, the thought of kfc at christmas isn’t really all that strange … the special part of this fact is that it only came around because of advertising πŸ’°

you see, shortly after takeshi okawara opened the first kfc in japan … he woke up in a cold sweat with a crazy idea – he should make a ‘party barrel’ for christmas πŸ‘πŸ»

apparently, his new marketing plan was so successful that, in 1974, the company made the plan a national initiative πŸ™ŒπŸ» … it wore the slogan “kurisumasu ni wa kentakkii” or “kentucky for christmas”.

takeshi’s plan was so successful that he very quickly climbed the kfc ranks … eventually filling the role of kfc japan ceo from 1984-2002 πŸ’ͺ🏻

these days, the incredible marketing plan can increase daily sales of kfc by almost ten times their usual! 😱

how nuts is that?! the tradition that came solely from a marketing campaign is now a legit thing 😳 marketing for the actual win πŸ˜…

goodbyeeee 😘 #tdil


too excited about santa to sleep? why not fill the time with some more epic facts 😏 just go ->here<-

(image time! the picture i used is ->here<-)

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