>McDonald's challenges KFC Christmas tradition in Japan

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Thanks to a hugely successful advertising campaign in the 1970s that proclaimed “Kentucky for Christmas!” millions of Japanese have made KFC their traditional Christmas Day meal. This year, McDonald’s is looking to get a slice of that business.
courtesy of McDonald’s Japan
The burger giant has launched its Christmas Waku Waku Chicken Variety campaign. McDonald’s started taking advance orders for the set meal on November 4 and selling over the counter at its more than 3,700 domestic outlets in early December.

The set includes two grilled chicken breasts, two five-piece boxes of Chicken McNuggets, two “shaka shaka” chicken pieces, which come with three flavours – cheese, black pepper and pizza – that must be added to the chicken, plus a mega-portion of fried potatoes.

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