Preston KFC offers Valentine's special!

The soft drink sommelier pours for Hattie and Tom at the KFC date night tableThe soft drink sommelier pours for Hattie and Tom at the KFC date night table
The soft drink sommelier pours for Hattie and Tom at the KFC date night table
You can't chicken out now, lads!

Fast food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken has come up with the solution for any fellas in Lancashire worried about the expense of taking out their loved one for Valentine’s Day.

The chain promises its “date night” service in Preston city centre on Sunday will be finger-lickin’ good.

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Set to get hearts beating, the exclusive experience includes linen napkins, flowers, a silver candelabra and even your very own soft drink sommelier.

This new service is not the first time Colonel Sanders has played Cupid.

Back in 1965, Bob and Pat Fogg enjoyed a date at the KFC in Fishergate. Now married for 44 years, the couple have shared a weekly date there ever since.

Inspired by Bob and Pat, this initial trial will take place at the Fishergate branch, dubbed KFC’s most romantic UK restaurant.

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KFC says research suggesting that more couples prefer a low-key dinner over an expensive slap-up meal.

In addition, with the average expenditure on Valentines Day revealed as just £13, (that’s a 10-piece Bargain Bucket) the KFC date night experience is perfectly within budget.

The study also reveals it’s the thought that counts as three in five Brits place value on effort over affluence.

Just four per cent considered an expensive gift to be important.

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With nearly one in five people admitting they would be perfectly happy with a fast food feast for the special occasion, KFC expects to sell 20 per cent more buckets than usual.

Gary Mather, regional general manager said; “A spicy zinger burger is all you need for love at first bite and our table is perfect for any hot date this Valentine’s Day.

“Our date night table offers diners the finest window seat with an exclusive view of Fishergate High Street, a perfect setting for our finger lickin’ good chicken.”

In October, Bob and Pat joined former employees of the famous chain to celebrate the restaurant’s 50th anniversary.

The couple met at university in Warrington.

Pat said: “I knew nothing about KFC but once we got together, he would forever be asking if we could visit my family in Preston.

“It never clicked with me that it was KFC which was the attraction!”

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