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El Pollo Counters KFC Promo With 'Year of Chicken' Stunt

Just in case the last go-around of the Chicken Wars didn't convince America that fast food companies are run by feuding teenagers, El Pollo Loco is giving someone free chicken for a year today. The promotion—which implores customers to tell everyone "why flame-grilled chicken is better than oven-grilled chicken"—comes as a response to the today's other major chicken stunt, KFC's grilled chicken giveaway, which you'll recall ended in an Oprah-related disaster last time. And perhaps best of all (and by best, we mean pettiest), El Pollo Loco's announcement of the contest starts thusly: "Following several missteps with earlier giveaways, the 'fried chicken chain' is hoping its third attempt at a giveaway will fare better."
· Win FREE Chicken! [El Pollo Loco]
· EaterWire: KFC Attempting Another Free Chicken Promo [Eater National]
· NYC Chicken Riots: Free KFC Day Ends in Chaos, Sit-In [Eater NY]

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