It was the promotion that stopped America - KFC’s offer to pay $15,000 if someone named their child after their founder, the Colonel Sanders.
The fast food giant added that the child must be born on September 9 - the Colonel’s birthday - and must be named Harland, the same first name as the white-haired fried chicken king in order to claim the massive cheque. Another catch? The money would be paid towards the baby’s college tuition.
Well it seems like one US couple took up the challenge and walked away with the cash, naming their little girl Harland Rose. Harland - who will go by the name Harley - was born on September 9 weighing 8 pounds 1 ounce and is a total cutie!
And while some have criticised parents all over the US for falling for the publicity stunt which has left hundreds of kids born on the same day with the same day, KFC argues that at least they’re named after someone successful.
‘Ever the entrepreneur, Colonel Sanders bounced back from a series of failed jobs and business ventures to found Kentucky Fried Chicken in his 60s,’ a KFC spokesperson told The Atlantic. ‘We couldn’t think of a better way to honor him than to help support Baby Harland’s future successes with a college donation.’