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Video: KFC Hires Armed Guard To Transport Chicken Recipe

This is a cute publicity stunt: The president of KFC decided that the famous original recipe lockdown wasn't secure enough, so they hired a Brinks guard to transport the document to a new, more secure location.
This is a cute publicity stunt: The president of KFC decided that the famous original recipe lockdown wasn't secure enough, so they hired a Brinks guard to transport the document to a new, more secure location.Watch the video on Slashfood. (Via Evangeline.)

The recipe was previously stored in a filing cabinet with multiple locks, inside a vault, behind a door with multiple locks. But the president of the company decided that wasn't good enough. The new security arrangements are top-secret.

I call this a publicity stunt, because I don't think the recipe for KFC is really a secret at all. All you need is a spicerack and cooking skills to duplicate it. Google can help, too: search on "make your own KFC" and take your pick of what comes up.

Kudos to KFC, though, for a clever bit of Fark.

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