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El Pollo Loco to KFC: I Feel Sorry For Ya Mama

5/8/2009 2:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Aw snap, chicken fight!



El Pollo Loco and KFC are in old fashioned throwdown over free chicken. KFC customers have gone crazy over the company's recent free chicken coupons, but apparently the coupons won't be honored on Mother's Day. So El Pollo Loco has decided to honor KFC's coupons on Mother's Day for their customers -- whether you're a mother or not!

Your move, Colonel.

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James    

That's awesome that El Pollo Loco is doing that. Now if I could only figure out how to print out that darn coupon.

1931 days ago
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Meli    

El Pollo Loco has MUCH BETTER roast chicken.

1931 days ago
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lea    

Since when is taking your mom to a fast food restaurant honoring her?

1931 days ago
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maggie    

An absolutely brilliant marketing ploy. They cant lose. They are betting KFC will backtrack on their mother's day policy, and say they will now honour the coupon. But the other guys still look better. Great move. Whoever came up with that one should get promoted.

1931 days ago
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kellypryde    

That's really stupid.

1931 days ago
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fans of President Obama    

Times are hard and we appreciate the donations. Really.

1931 days ago
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Linda Mott    

Brilliant commercial, I wish we had one in New Jersey. That is great marketing idea, to use another companies promotion and spin it off to your restaurant.

1931 days ago
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bookrissy    

#3--you are the epitome of swine, you filthy racist pig

1931 days ago
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guzman    

racist people get dumber and dumber and dumber..hopefully one day they will forget to breathe while they scream "dey took our juuubz" and just cease to exist.anyways..to enlighten this possible KKKMART white light special consumer..Just because a fast food restaurant has a spanish name doesnt mean its actually a latino owned chain.But your hatred and fear(which u dont admit it) towards latinos and any other race is so big,,that whenever you see anything written in any language you dont understand,all logic and sense go out of the window., the diference between the swine flu and unleashed racism is that the swine flu at least has a cure for it.

1931 days ago
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Posh    

Im from Miami but I lived in California when I was smaller and I LOVED El Pollo Loco. Thats what I miss most about Cali, lol....I wish we had El Pollo Loco down here in Miami, KFC doesn't even come close.

1931 days ago
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IT's a KFC racket    

THEY ARE NOT HONORING THEM NOW. The free coupons are a joke and just a way to get customers to come in and buy their chicken. You go and ask for the free meal and they say they can't honor them now but you can have a raincheck. I guarantee they still won't have chicken to give away when the coupon expires. Check on KFC's website. This is false advertising at it's best. They still have grilled chicken to sell but not to give away. yea, Right!!

1931 days ago
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Jason    

Considering the Fact that, I am Told, El Pollo Loco Donated Money to Support Proposition 8, I no longer eat there anyways, and Gee I am really Glad KFC is serving the grilled!!!!!!

1931 days ago
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xcalibur    

GREAT MARKETING BY EL POLLO. FREE TASTE TEST TO DRIVE MILLIONS OF CUSTOMERS TO THEIR RESTAURANTS OVER KFC. THEY ARE BETTING THESE CUSTOMERS WILL SWITCH TO EL POLLO OVER LOSER OPRAH!!! AND OF COURSE OPRAH WASN'T PAYING FOR THE CHICKEN ANYWAY... IF SO AT POPULATION OF 306 MIL, OPRAH WOULD HAVE TO SPEND SOME 1.8 BILLION DOLLARS. THINK SHE IS FRONTING THAT? TRY AGAIN... THINK NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1931 days ago
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josi    

SMART MOVE EL POLLO LOCO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BTW EL POLLO LOCO IS MUCH BETTER THAN KFC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JUST SAYING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1931 days ago
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Edith    

I think they made there next move by giving people rain checks for there free meal promotion.

1931 days ago
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