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Customers: KFC Giveaway Clucked Up Our Lives

6/17/2009 7:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

KFCHell hath no fury like a chicken lover scorned -- as you'll see in this lawsuit filed by people who are pissed over KFC's free chicken giveaway.

James Asanuma just filed the suit on behalf of KFC fans everywhere, saying the chain's May giveaway was nothing short of a scam to deceive its customers into spending more dough.

The lawsuit, filed today in L.A. County Superior Court, says KFC promised everyone "2 pieces of grilled chicken, two individual sides and a biscuit" -- but the promotion, which was promoted on the "Oprah Winfrey Show," turned out to be so popular they couldn't meet the demand.

And that's when the biscuit hit the fan.

The suit says that because KFC couldn't dish out the food as promised, they were forced to give vouchers for free food in the future.

The suit says this "bait and switch" caused customers to incur "travel costs, paper and printing costs, postage, the money they spent on other food items at KFC on visits when they had intended to redeem the Coupon ... and the loss of the value of the promised Meal."

James is suing KFC, because he's hungry for a little payback.

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hahahaha!    

There really needs to be some limits put on when's and how's of suing. Really you feel entitled to damages because instead of an instant free meal you had to go to the expense of printing out a coupon? How is this any different than a rain check at Walmart? It's insane that the new American dream is to hope someone rich hits your car with theirs, that you slip on a grape at the grocery store or fall drunk in someone's driveway .. because all you need to do is sue them and get free money.. it just boggles the mind.

1765 days ago
32.

iowaprelaw05    

the coupon stated, while supplies last..idiots and thier selfish ways.

1765 days ago
33.

Corey Feldman is the king of douche!    

These customers are complete LOSERS!!! These customers are complete DOUCHE BAGS!!! These customers are complete LOSERS!!! These customers are complete DOUCHE BAGS!!! These customers are complete LOSERS!!! These customers are complete DOUCHE BAGS!!! These customers are complete LOSERS!!! These customers are complete DOUCHE BAGS!!! These customers are complete LOSERS!!! These customers are complete DOUCHE BAGS!!! These customers are complete LOSERS!!! These customers are complete DOUCHE BAGS!!! These customers are complete LOSERS!!! These customers are complete DOUCHE BAGS!!! These customers are complete LOSERS!!! These customers are complete DOUCHE BAGS!!! These customers are complete LOSERS!!! These customers are complete DOUCHE BAGS!!! These customers are complete LOSERS!!! These customers are complete DOUCHE BAGS!!! These customers are complete LOSERS!!! These customers are complete DOUCHE BAGS!!! These customers are complete LOSERS!!! These customers are complete DOUCHE BAGS!!! These customers are complete LOSERS!!! These customers are complete DOUCHE BAGS!!! These customers are complete LOSERS!!! These customers are complete DOUCHE BAGS!!! These customers are complete LOSERS!!! These customers are complete DOUCHE BAGS!!! These customers are complete LOSERS!!! These customers are complete DOUCHE BAGS!!! These customers are complete LOSERS!!! These customers are complete DOUCHE BAGS!!! These customers are complete LOSERS!!! These customers are complete DOUCHE BAGS!!! These customers are complete LOSERS!!! These customers are complete DOUCHE BAGS!!! These customers are complete LOSERS!!! These customers are complete DOUCHE BAGS!!! These customers are complete LOSERS!!! These customers are complete DOUCHE BAGS!!! These customers are complete LOSERS!!! These customers are complete DOUCHE BAGS!!! These customers are complete LOSERS!!! These customers are complete DOUCHE BAGS!!! These customers are complete LOSERS!!! These customers are complete DOUCHE BAGS!!!

1765 days ago
34.

Linda    

I'm so sick of people looking for freebies all the time and then sue when they can't get it for whatever reason. I don't understand this whole philosophy of mooching off society and looking for easy money. I constantly see this at the school I work at---they can pay the registration fees for their damn kids and get a waiver but yet they're always dressed nicely and bring in frickin fast food for them at lunch or send them with damn ice cream money everyday. Of course they're unemployed and have even said that they make more money off welfare then working. What a load of crap-then stop having kids while you're at it!!!! I know I'm rambling but I can only assume that this idiot suing KFC is probably unemployed and/or mooches off the government in some way. The court system should not even allow this type of lawsuit and should make this guy pay the attorney fees for KFC when he LOSES!!!

1765 days ago
35.

RaheemXavierTequilaWannaWannaWillie    

Those people really love fried chicken.

1765 days ago
36.

killa'bro    

mf caspers ill gang bang the crakers

1765 days ago
37.

me    

i say, ridiculous!

1765 days ago
38.

awwwwwwww    

Waaaaaaaaa...I didn't get my free chicken...Waaaaawaaaaaawaaaaaaa...This guy is a friggin loser...Probably weighs about 300 lbs...

1765 days ago
39.

jaye    

Dang, they act like they've never had a chicken meal. People have just gone lawsuit crazy.

1765 days ago
40.

Fuck michael vick    

i HAD A COUPON AND IT WAS GOOD FOR ONE PIECE OF GRILLED CHICKEN I HAD A PLAN TO GET STONED AND EAT MY FREE PIECE AND I DIDNT GET IT U DONT C ME SUING FOR 5 DOLLERS FOR THE JOINT I WASTED I HAD TO EAT A TOP RAMEN IT WAS HORRIBLE I TELL U!

1765 days ago
41.

tommyr    

Who would have guessed? A TON of people would take them up on this? LOL!

They're looking for "easy money". Get a job and BUY YOUR FOOD. You lazy morons....

1765 days ago
42.

asdf    

I'm filing a lawsuit myself......it's against stupid people....let's start with the ones that complain when they get free stuff that it wasn't free enough. Every responsible citizen should sue these free chicken lovin', self gorging fat asses that cause insurance premiums to go up because their favorite past time is riding the wal-mart shopping scooter and filling that tiny cart with as much junk as they can binge on while watching oprah all the while their fat rolls are hanging so far over the side they are in serious danger of running over their massive gut sack.

These idiots are proof that Darwin was full of crap when it came to evolution.

1765 days ago
43.

dee    

It was free! They ran out! Get over it! Has this guy heard of "first come first served"? Get there earlier the next time if it's so important !Only an attorney would think of a frivolous lawsuit like this. I doubt he was going hungry.

1765 days ago
44.

Wow    

So someone wants to get rich for not getting a chicken dinner? Get a life. I hope this is thrown out.

1765 days ago
45.

IceCreamLady    

This is the most disgusting despicable thing I have ever F-ing heard in my life. oh well consumers and lawyers have been on a mission to ruin American business/economy for a long time. Who the HELL do people think they are to feel that they are entitled to FREE anything. I've never used a coupon at a restaurant in my life for one simple reason-If I can't afford to pay full price for a night out than I shouldn't have a night out VERY SIMPLE PEOPLE IF YOU WANT CHICKEN THEN PAY FOR IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU CHEAP DILUSIONAL PIECES OF CRAP!!!!!!!!!!

1765 days ago
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