KFC (the name was originally an initialism for Kentucky Fried Chicken) is a fast food restaurant chain that specializes in fried chicken and is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, United States (US). It is the world's second largest restaurant chain (as measured by sales) after McDonald's, with over 18,000 outlets in 120 countries and territories as of December 2012. The company is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, a restaurant company that also owns the Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurant chains.
From 1986-1988 in U.S.A., Foghorn Leghorn, Henery Hawk, and Miss Prissy were featured in animated commercials for the chain. As seen in the commercials, premiums offered by the restaurants over the years include:
- Four cars, featuring Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam, Sylvester and Tweety, Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner, and Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd (1990)
- Sylvester and Tweety mugs (1993)
- Wile E. Coyote, Tweety, Bugs Bunny, and Tasmanian Devil mugs (1995)
- Tiny Toon Adventures stickers and jumbo-fun sheet
- One of the KFC commercials has the 1939-40 Merrily We Roll Along rendition playing.
- Foghorn Leghorn's appearances in KFC commercials are referenced in the movie Space Jam; when Foghorn (whom after getting burnt crisp by Monstar Bang for telling him off for using physical violence in basketball) says "Did you order Original Recipe or Extra Crispy?" before crumbling into ashes.