It's National Fried Chicken Day!

July 6, 2018

Today is National Fried Chicken Day.  But for 6% of Americans, that doesn't matter because EVERY day is Fried Chicken Day. A survey asked 1,000 people how often they eat fried chicken.  And 6% said they eat it EVERY DAY. (Maybe their definition of "fried chicken" included things like chicken nuggets?) 30% said once a month or less 22% said every couple weeks 21% said about once a week 22% said multiple times a week and 6% said every day.

So if you add that up, it means 49% of Americans eat fried chicken at least once a WEEK.  Wow, no wonder our collective waistline keeps expanding. The survey also found the most popular condiments to eat with it are barbecue sauce, hot sauce ,ranch dressing, gravy, and honey mustard. And 71% of Americans think chicken-and-waffles are a good combo.

Here's a list of fast food places with National Fried Chicken Day deals.

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen - 24 cent drumsticks. Need I say more? Some Popeyes will be open 24 hours to celebrate, and participating locations will have a period even AFTER tomorrow where you can buy the 24 cent drumsticks. Gather your quarters, people.

Church's Chicken - Choose between two pieces of the Original or Spicy bone-in chicken plus two sides, and the signature Honey Butter Biscuits for just five dollars. For the same price, you can get a one-half Original Smokehouse Chicken, any one side item, and a Honey Butter Biscuit. Even better than $5 chicken options is that Church's will donate $1 to the #ShowLove campaign for each guest that shares a story about giving back to their community on social media. Just tag #ShowLove and #ChurchsChicken. Donations will go directly toward food and volunteer coordination to help feed the homeless at various events.

Domino's Pizza - Choose any two or more: medium two-topping pizza, pastas, oven baked sandwiches, 8-pieces chicken, or stuffy cheesy breads for $5.99 each.

Kentucky Fried Chicken - KFC's offering is ideal for a group: For $10 you can get a Chicken Share: either nine Extra Crispy tenders, six pieces of chicken, "a lot of popcorn nuggets", or 12 hot wings. Squad up! To celebrate the special day, Colonel Sanders will be appearing on the soap opera, General Hospital. So, there's that.

White Castle - They're not just sliders, you know. Grab 12 chicken rings for $2.99. If you're ordering online or via the White Castle app, you can get 10 original sliders, 20 chicken wings, and a sack of fries for $12.99. Sign me up.

Burger King - For $1.69, you can get 10 chicken nuggets. If a sandwich is more your speed, go for the 2 for $6 Mix or Match. You can choose between the Crispy Sandwich, Spicy Crispy Sandwich, or a Whopper.

McDonald's - Download McDonald's app to get 20 Chicken McNuggets for $4.99. With the app, you can also get a sandwich for $1 (lookin' at you, McChicken!)