About National Fried Chicken Day
Fried chicken is such an indelible part of American culture that it's no wonder there's a National Fried Chicken Day. However, where the holiday got its start is pretty up in the air. In an NPR article on July 6, 2012, the question was asked, "Someone please tell us, because we've searched and can't find the answer: Who decided this is National Fried Chicken Day? It apparently is, judging from all the stories, web posts, and tweets we're seeing."
But despite the holiday's unclear origins, that hasn't stopped it from being recognized every July with lots of fried chicken fun and deals at chains — and beyond. In 2022, Thrillist rounded up some of the fried chicken deals that were being promoted for the holiday and found offerings from 7-Eleven, Hardee's, IHOP, Popeyes, Cracker Barrel, and more. Deals ranged from discounted food to free delivery to free food with an additional purchase.
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