Stepping back from the madness & mayhem in world news, here is something weird & wonderful.
KFC … Kentucky Fried Chicken … is releasing a gaming console with a built-in “chicken chamber” to keep your chicken warm while you play video games.
… because nobody loves their KFC like a gamer.
According to this Business Insider article:
KFC teamed up with Cooler Master to create the “KFConsole,” the chicken chain said in a statement on Tuesday. It is essentially a high-end gaming PC with components made by Intel, Asus, and Seagate.
It’s a powerful machine: KFC says it can run games at 4K resolution at 240 frames per second — more than the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X can manage. It can also run virtual-reality games, according to KFC and Cooler Master’s website.
The bucket-like console has a cooling system that transfers the heat produced by the components to the chicken chamber, helping to keep the hardware cool and the “finger lickin’ good” chicken warm.“KFC has created a console that’s more powerful than the PS5 and has a built-in ‘chicken chamber’ to keep your meal warm.” Kate Duffy. Business Insider. December 23, 2020
Talk about a company diversifying its product line. This is only the latest of odd-ball additions. Earlier in the summer KFC collaborated with footwear company Crocs. Inc. to produce a limited run of Chicken Fried Croc clogs. Surprising everyone including I think, KFC, the shoes sold out within 30 minutes of their release.
I love a company with a sense of adventure but I must admit that I prefer my KFC products to be in the edible category. Like their Portuguese Egg Tarts, which I could enjoy in Singapore but not here in Canada. For some reason, KFC doesn’t release its edible oddities here.
Ah well. I suppose I’ll make do. I wonder if they’ll also release a KFC Air Fryer? It’d keep my chicken warm AND CRISPY while I play video games 🙂
Toronto, Canada. January 2021