Barbados branch of Fast Food Outlet hoping to Spread a little Christmas Cheer in Bridgetown

KFC is sharing the joy of Christmas by hosting a series of free, special “Christmas with Santa” events at its Dacostas Mall restaurant. “Christmas with Santa” is designed especially for children between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. every Sunday before Christmas Day.

In addition to customers visiting the restaurant, each Sunday, KFC will host a specially invited group. The special guests at the launch event on Sunday, December 5th were over 30 members of the Young Women’s Christian Association’s (YWCA) Reading Club which offers assistance with reading to children aged five to 15.

Smiles, Anyone? Phew! (L-R) KFC’s Marketing Coordinator, Shekelia Barrow stands with some members of the YWCA’s Reading Club while Santa is sitting with two toddlers; six-year old Romario Cummins & five-year old Reanna Cummins.

Santa Claus and his helper, KFC’s mascot, Chicky were present at the two-hour event to spread Christmas cheer to the members of the YWCA’s Reading Club in addition to scores of excited Christmas shoppers and children who were anxious to sit on Santa’s lap and share their Christmas wish list. Many took the opportunity to have an instant photograph taken with Jolly St. Nick and Chicky. Perhaps, more importantly, each child received a special gift from Santa’s bag of goodies compliments KFC.

At “Christmas with Santa” a desk was also set up to allow parents to sign up for KFC’s Chicky’s Club whose membership card entitles holders several benefits including 10% off their birthday party package at any KFC restaurant or location of their choice, a voucher for a free Chicky Pack on their birthday, direct updates on kids activities and special membership rewards.

KFC’s Marketing Coordinator, Shekelia Barrow says “Christmas with Santa” was conceptualised to thank Barbadians for their continued patronage while spreading Christmas cheer to the young at heart:

We thought it fitting to utilise the holiday season known as theseason of givingto show our appreciation to Barbadians for their continued patronage… Christmas with Santa is free for all children with no purchase required and every child receives a special gift. We invite parents to bring their children and join us over the next two Sunday’s at our Dacostas Mall restaurant which has been decorated especially for the occasion as we share the joy of Christmas.”

KFC’s “Christmas with Santa” event on Sunday, December 5, 2010 was the first of three scheduled free treats. “Christmas with Santa” continues on December 12th and 19th 2010.

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