KFC debuts 'Colonel RoboCop

ByMichael Bartiromo| Fox News

KFC announced Thursday that Colonel RoboCop — yes, Colonel RoboCop — is the latest in its ever-changing series of rotating Colonel Sanders stand-ins.

KFC announced Thursday that Colonel RoboCop — yes, Colonel RoboCop — is the latest in its ever-changing series of rotating Colonel Sanders stand-ins.(KFC)

KFC is looking to provide additional protection for its secret recipe, so naturally, thechickenchain is resorting to the same tactics favored by corrupt mega-corporations from ‘80s action films.

KFC announced Thursday that Colonel RoboCop — yes, Colonel RoboCop — is the latest in its ever-changing series of Colonel Sanders stand-ins, following such memorable Colonel Sanderses as Billy Zane’s “Georgia Gold”-themed Colonel, or Reba McEntire’sReba-McEntire-themed Colonel.

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Colonel RoboCop’s gimmick, however, seems to carry a little more weight: The fast-food chain has reportedly tasked him with “successfully transport[ing] an encrypted copy of the secret recipe to one of the most secure vaults in the world — the Bahnhof maximum security nuclear bunker located in Stockholm, Sweden.”

His secondary directive, naturally, will be to appear in a series of commercials for KFC’s $20 and $5 Fill Up offers, wherein he threatens to eliminate anyone who hounds him for the recipe.

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“For decades, fried chicken fans have tried and failed to recreate the distinctive, sought-after taste of the Colonel’s secret recipe,” said KFC chief marketing officer Andrea Zahumensky in a press release. “So more than 30 years after his debut, we commissioned RoboCop with a new directive — to act as protector and preserve a copy of our secret recipe by transporting it to a nuclear proof location.

“Now, if you happen to survive the apocalypse, you can still enjoy Kentucky Fried Chicken. Makes perfect sense, right?”

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The Bahnhof bunker, also known as Pionen, was built in 1943 and designed to withstand a nuclear blast. Bahnhof, a Swedish Internet service provider, purchased the bunker just over a decade ago to house its data center and servers.

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