PARIS, FRANCE – Early Thursday morning, France woke up to an incredible video of Kim Kardashian herself had posted a story about her and Kanye ordering at a kiosk in a central Parisian KFC (Strasbourg-St.Denis).
Kanye & Kim Kardashian West are "10s across the (KFC) board" in Paris, France! 02.19.2020. 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/ASrPioXKy6
— KKWStyle2017 (@kkwstyle2017) February 19, 2020
JPG & KFC pic.twitter.com/tlmMZq2LAX
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) February 19, 2020
A few hours later, KFC France paid homage to their visit with a tweet featuring a bucket and the lyric, “Me and my girl split the buffet at KFC”, from Kanye’s song “Touch the Sky”. The song was included in the Bucket Bangers Spotify playlist KFC and Sid Lee Paris put together last year, which featured songs mentioning the fast food brand.
— KFC France (@KFCFrance) February 20, 2020
Soon, the whole world was infatuated with the video, and fans have already started flocking to the Strasbourg St-Denis KFC location. At 6 pm Thursday evening, a commemorative plaque was erected on the kiosk the Wests used in the presence of the employees who served them, making it a new site of pilgrimage for Kimye fans and chicken lovers. Organised by Sid Lee Paris, the response serves as a reminder of just how deeply rooted KFC is in pop culture.
Agency: Sid Lee Paris
Chairman – Executive Creative Director: Sylvain Thirache
President: Johan Delpuech
Creative Directors: Céline & Clément Mornet-Landa
Managing Director: Mehdi Benali
Art Director: Jessy Kikabou
Copywriters : Julien Sens, Max Harrington
Group Account : Héloïse Marchal
Senior Account : Camille Caucat
Account Executive : Yoann Deminiac
Head of Social Media: Alexandre Ponte
Head of Production: Thomas Laget
Producer : Julia Bakola, Lisa Beck
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Theda Braddock is an American who lives and works in Paris. She helps agencies develop their communication and promote creativity, and writes for several publications when she has time.