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14th May 2019

Student eats free KFC for a year by claiming he works at head office

James Dawson

He wore a suit to the restaurant, arriving in a limousine and presenting a business card

A 27-year-old student has been arrested in South Africa after getting free KFC by claiming to be a food quality inspector from head office.

The student at the University of KwaZulu-Natal showed at a number of restaurants in the country and managed to con them into giving him free food for at least a year.

The trickster would turn up in a suit and often a limousine – due to a friend having a part-time job as a limo driver. He would then present them with a business card with “head office” written on it and tell them he worked testing the quality of the food served at the company.

A member of staff who works at one of the KFC branches conned told Xpouzar: “When he arrived we would all try to act our best so that we didn’t piss off the man from head office.

“He was so convincing because he was so confident, and even colleagues from other branches of KFC know him.

“When he came in, he rushed to the kitchen and checked everything, taking notes and then asked for samples of whatever he wanted.

“He probably worked for KFC before because he knows everything.”

Kenyan journalist, Teddy Eugene, shared the story on Twitter writing: “South African man arrested for eating at KFC free for a year by saying head office sent him to taste if they are up to standard.”