Burger King, KFC, and More Have Tons of Deals and Freebies for National Fried Chicken Day

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Updated July 18, 2024
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If you're a juicy, crunchy fried chicken fan, you'll be thrilled to learn that July 6 is National Fried Chicken Day. True to the holiday, fast food chains are offering deals on one of America's favorite foods. 

Nobody knows how or when this completely fabricated holiday began in the U.S., but dedicating an entire day to celebrating various ways to prepare fried chicken does score some deals at fast food chains. 

Kentucky Fried Chicken expanded the holiday to Australia in 2018; however, due to the time zone difference, it's observed on July 7. 

Ready to stretch your fast food budget? See what deals Burger King, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and Popeye's have in store to satisfy your weekend cravings.

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Burger King

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Members of the Burger King Royal Perks program can get a free Royal Crispy Chicken sandwich with an order of $5 or more on July 6. This is the Burger King alternative to McDonald's crispy chicken sandwich, so you can score one for free on Saturday along with your regular order. 

Kentucky Fried Chicken

Courtesy of Kentucky Fried Chicken KFC chicken sandwich

KFC is offering half-off all its chicken sandwiches on July 6, a perfect way to celebrate the glory that is chicken dropped in sizzling oil and fried until golden and delicious. 

The classic Extra Crispy Chicken sandwich has a flavor profile like Chick-fil-A, served with pickles and real mayo, but with crispier chicken overall. KFC is also offering a free 10-piece Saucy Nuggets with any order of $10 or more.  


Courtesy of Popeyes Popeyes boneless wings

Popeyes is offering members of its rewards loyalty program a free six-piece order of boneless wings with any purchase of $10 or more. This deal is valid until July 14, but it's only available online or through the app. 

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Fried chicken sandwiches are an excellent option for people who don't usually partake in fast food and a staple for those who do. National Fried Chicken Day is clearly a marketing ploy to sell fried chicken, but it's hard to complain when you're a fan of the classic Southern staple. 

(And when you love a good deal.)

If you've been craving fried chicken but have been overindulging in burgers and barbecues, July 6 is a great time to visit your local drive-thru and take advantage of the deals and freebies.

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Cassandra Yorgey is a journalist with more than 15 years of experience covering a multitude of topics ranging from science-fiction and fantasy genre reviews to the impacts of sociological developments on the political landscape. She champions financial literacy and consumer protections that value human life over monetary profits. She has been featured in both online and print publications, including AOL, Examiner, MSN, Exemplore, Yellowbook, and Wealth of Geeks.