In Japan it is customary to go and eat Kentucky Fried Chicken for Christmas dinner from the fast food restaurant KFC of course. This seems bizarre that we spend all day in a kitchen cooking up our monster feast for the Japanese to pop round to get some quick, greasy fix! However, it is now a tradition. Thousands of people flock to KFC to enjoy some finger licking chicken and the Christmas rush is so huge that some branches take table bookings. Now that is successful advertising for you!

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  1. This reminds me of one winter when Roberto and I lived in Seattle. We were house sitting for friends who were away for the Thanksgiving holiday vacation back East with their family. I said that rather than cook in, I wanted to go to Denny’s, which was about 3 kilometers away, for T-day dinner.

    So T-day arrived and along with it a minor snow storm. Around 1 pm we bundled up and trudged the 3 kms to Denny’s through the storm and about 25-30 cm of snow on the ground. As we got closer and closer it became obvious from the lack of lights that it was closed. And I had been so sure that this Denny’s would be open because they were open 24 hours a day.

    We were going to be without a special T-day meal, but Roberto saw some lights in the distance. Something was open and it looked like perhaps it was a restaurant. When we got to it we saw that it was a Jack-in-the-Box. So we bought all of the finger foods and had them as our T-day dinner; chicken fingers, mini-chimichangas, spring rolls, fried mozzarella sticks, etc and all of their dipping sauces. We had a blast and stayed there about two hours and a half, feeding each other finger food and laughing with the staff because we were almost their only customers!