El Pollo Loco to Accept KFC Coupons

Chicken chain asks if KFC has something against mothers

It hasn't been a good PR week for KFC. Who hasn't seen the videos this week of disappointed grilled chicken lovers who downloaded the free coupon from Oprah's site, and were turned away at KFCs?

Well, KFC's loss appears to be El Pollo Loco's gain.  The chain -- which locally has an Uptown location -- announced this week that it will accept the coupons that KFC started denying its customers this week.

The restaurant is also taking it one step further, extending the promotion to Mother's Day, which the KFC coupons were not supposed to be good for.

KFC's recent troubles must have been like manna from heaven for El Pollo Loco, who had already been blitzing the airwaves with a taste test challenge against KFC's new grilled chicken.

In a video released by El Pollo Loco this week, the restaurant asks "Does KFC have something against mothers?"

Ouch. Talk about choking a chicken when it's down.

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