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KFC Japan Made $6 Billion Yen Over Christmas Weekend

We always said fried chicken brings joy to countless souls, and now the numbers show it. Over Christmas weekend, Kentucky Fried Chicken raked in some serious cash in Japan for the holidays.

Sora News reports that between Dec. 23-25, KFC Japan brought in more than 6 billion yen ($53.4 million) over the course of the holiday weekend. Sora calculates it as about 24 million pieces of mouthwatering fried chicken and enough to leave each resident of Tokyo with two and a half pieces.

Fried chicken over the holidays is actually a popular tradition in Japan. Folks would even call ahead to order their meals at local KFC locations in preparation for Christmas weekend.

According to the company, this is KFC’s highest recorded sales for the Christmas season.

Wonder if any of those millions of Japanese customers ate their fried chicken alone like I did over the holiday weekend?

By Peter Pham

Pete's favorite foods include pizza, tacos and pretty much any kind of breakfast. He'll usually snap a photo or two while his food cools down.