KFC has just opened an all you can eat buffet and people are raving about it! This one-of-a-kind KFC is located in Tokyo, Japan, and it is any KFC lovers paradise. For several years now, this giant restaurant chain has been exploring the idea at select locations around the world by test running temporary all-you-can-eat buffets. Tokyo happens to be the first city in the world to receive a permanent KFC buffet. The lucky residents of this city waited in preposterously long lines on opening week to get a taste of this juicy chicken. These long lines were to be expected though based on the huge amount of patrons KFC has in Japan. According to Japanese news agency Nari Nari, KFC is the fourth most popular fast food restaurant in the county.
Because this KFC is located in Japan, the menu items are not what you would typically find at your standard KFC.
Even the breading on some of the chicken is a different recipe than standard.
But don’t worry, it is still a KFC sporting the normal Kentucky Fried Chicken and famous mashed potatoes.
The buffet features over 50 menu items versus the average KFC that sells only about 15.
Along with original recipe chicken this buffet also features dipping sauce exclusive only to Japan.
This different menu allows them to cater to the Asian culture a bit more.
The buffet features dishes such as garlic rice, hot bacon and vegetable salad, Meatball and vegetable stew, and many other location unique items.
The buffet even offers an all-you-can drink alcohol option available for purchase.
The buffet costs 1,980 yen (US$19) to gain access for 80 minutes during lunch hour.
On the opening week wait times were upwards of five hours!
Thanks to their creative mobile app the wait is made easy though.
It tells you how many parties are waiting ahead of you and about how much time is left until you are seated.
This enables you to wander around the shopping center instead of having to sit in the waiting area the whole time.
I still don’t know if a five-hour wait is nearly worth their succulent chicken.
KFC is the second largest restaurant chain in the world with over 22,000 locations.
They are currently only beat by McDonald’s who has over a whopping 37,000 restaurants.
KFC does have McDonald’s beat in total number of menu items world-wide, though.
KFC boasts about 300 items while McDonald’s doesn’t even have half of that amount.
Worldwide, they sell about 400 pieces of chicken per minute!
It is currently a mystery as to if KFC will eventually open up more of these all-you-can-eat buffets. With the popularity of this location so far, you would expect the world-wide fast food chain to at least open a second location somewhere else. Considering they have been testing this idea at locations world-wide, they have been thinking about the idea for some time. What do you think, would you rather have all-you-can-eat KFC buffet or do you prefer the traditional fast food style more?