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SAN RAFAEL, CA - OCTOBER 30: A bucket of KFC Extra Crispy fried chicken is displayed October 30, 2006 in San Rafael, California. KFC is phasing out trans fats and plans to use zero trans fat soybean oil for cooking of their Original Recipe and Extra Crispy fried chicken as well as other menu items. KFC expects to have all of its 5,500 restaurants in the U.S. switched to the new oil by April 2007. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

In what might be the single strangest marketing ploy of 2019, KFC is releasing a computer game where you date an anime-styled Colonel Sanders.

According to the game’s description, the game “follows you, a promising culinary student, as you try to date your classmate, Colonel Sanders”, making “life-changing decisions” along the way.  Also, there appears to be a character named “Professor Dog”. The game’s full title is I Love You, Colonel Sanders! A Finger Lickin’ Good Dating Simulator and it’s currently listed as “coming soon” on the online game store Steam. Is this the most out-of-control example of viral marketing yet?  What fast food mascot would you like to date?