At least, that’s how it looked on TikTok. The 11-course meal, which featured everything from champagne to deconstructed popcorn chicken, made its way into countless viral videos. Entrance cost 75 Australian dollars (about $55), and diners had to enter a raffle to earn their entry.
As Samantha’s clip displays, diners were greeted with a glass of champagne. The room featured chicken-shaped lighting fixtures, black tablecloths and wine pairings for the array of dishes.
Next, Samantha ate some so-called “supercharged” wings, which were served over a flaming bed of charcoal. She also dipped bread into a gravy candle, which melted chicken fat in real time.
There were other “insane” dishes, according to Samantha, including popcorn chicken with gnocchi and a gold-crusted drumstick. There was also a dish designed after the chain’s founder, Colonel Sanders, which diners had to lick off their plates to eat.
The desserts were smoking and plated like something from a Michelin-starred restaurant. At the end, diners left with a complimentary bucket of chicken.
Videos from the event left TikTok users jealous. Many couldn’t believe KFC could look so fancy.
“Am I dreaming?” one user asked.
“This is what I call a date,” another joked.
Others were confused by the whole thing and wondered why anyone would want a KFC fine-dining experience.
“Is this a joke?” one user wrote.
“What have we become?” another added.
This isn’t the first time a fast food chain has gone viral for elevating its cuisine. Last year, TikTokers went crazy after discovering the “fancy” version of Wendy’s in Japan. There was a similar freak-out a few months earlier, when users realized Taco Bell is a “high-end” chain in China.
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