KFC urges people to surrender their taste buds to the irresistible combination of KFC’s new Nashville Hot Chicken & Waffles and Mrs. Butterworth’s syrup in a hilarious new commercial, inspired by the famous pottery scene from “Ghost”.
The 30-second spot features the Colonel, played by actor Craig Fleming, embracing the giant bottle of Mrs Butterworth’s syrup, just like Patrick Swayze’s character did in “Ghost” with Demi Moore’s character in the pottery scene. In this case, they are both pouring Mrs/ Butterworth syrup over a plate of Nashville hot chicken wings and waffles, while the same song playing in the iconic scene serves as soundtrack, namely “Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers.
At the end of the commercial, the voiceover informs that the Kentucky Fried Chicken and Waffles are back and now are available in Nashville hot.
This is not the first installment featuring the Colonel and the giant bottle of Mrs Butterworth syrup. In a previous ad, which announced that “the most delicious union of all time is back,” he turns around from a bunch of red roses and takes closer to the bottle of Mrs Butterworth’s syrup (shaped like a woman) and tries to kiss her, while in the background Jennifer Rush’s iconic song “The Power Of Love” is playing.
The limited-time pairing KFC Chicken & Waffles was sold from November 12, 2018 through December 31, 2018 and promoted by the fast-food restaurant chain in spots featuring The Colonel and the bottle of Mrs Butterworth syrup.
At KFC, customers can order meals that include fried chicken or tenders, waffles and a side of Mrs. Butterworth’s syrup at prices starting from $5.49. Sandwich lovers also have the chance to grab a $5.99 sandwich with two waffles in place of the bread. According to KFC, its new waffles are made with a yeast-raised dough instead of batter and include pearl sugar imported from Belgium, which makes them sweeter and doughier than American-style waffles.