Cambridge residents can grab a bucket of free fried chicken in what may be a festive new tradition for some.
Offer is made to chicken hungry diners who bring an empty chicken bucket to any YO! across the country, including the Lion Yard restaurant.
It’s all part of the Japanese tradition of eating fried chicken during the holiday season in the UK.
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Over 3.6 million buckets of fried chicken are eaten in Japan every Christmas.
Now the YO! Bucket Exchange rewards hungry customers who bring an empty bucket to one of the 50-year-old participants! restaurants – find them all here – delivering a free top-up of a what Yo! calls a “much tastier alternative” – JFC.
Designed to celebrate the launch of YO! ‘S new festive menu, 2,000 buckets of fried chicken are available FREE November 24th and 25th.
The JFC Bucket features delicious chicken fillets, cured in buttermilk and deep fried in a secret YO! spicy flour before being sprinkled with nori garlands.
The bucket (£ 14.95 or £ 29.50 for 2) is served with Korean wings, a crispy coleslaw, YO! fries, and your choice of miso corn on the cob or BBQ teriyaki beans and of course, a pot of katsu curry sauce.
Vegetarians and vegans don’t need to miss out and can enjoy VJFC (£ 12.50) – with THIS isn’t Karaage Chicken Nuggets with a Korean Sweet Chili Sauce for dipping, served with YO! fries, crunchy coleslaw and togarashi miso corn.
Victoria Mathers, UK Marketing Manager at YO! said, “Fried chicken for Christmas in Japan is a tradition that goes back decades. This Christmas, we are introducing Japanese Fried Chicken to give consumers an unexpected twist on the Christmas menu.
“Japanese fried chicken is really finger-licking. Our JFC Bucket Exchange will certainly send hungry foodies flocking to our restaurants, but if you miss something, don’t worry – you can still enjoy the dish from our party menu throughout the month of December. ”
Other seasonal additions to the menu include the JFC Christmas Sando (£ 8.95), a special sandwich with all the JFC toppings including a miso-coated potato pancake, crispy coleslaw, a kebab karaage popcorn chicken and a katsu curry sauce.
Any adorable fan can choose The YO! Coca Float (£ 6.95) combining scoops of vanilla ice cream sprinkled with festive popcorn or fresh berries, a Japanese pocky stick and a chocolate or raspberry sauce, topped with the soft drink, specially delivered on along YO’s conveyor belt by the iconic Coca Cola Christmas truck.
They O! The festive menu is available until Friday December 31st.