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Good morning, PR pros:

KFC kindled the holiday spirit by offering “11 Herbs & Spices Firelogs” through The logs emit a fried-chicken scent:

KFC’s 11 Herbs & Spices Firelog from @envirologfire is BACK to make your yuletide smell like chicken! These sold out fast last year, so get yours now at

— KFC (@kfc) December 5, 2019

The logs were such a hot commodity that they sold out within a few days:

Sadly, our 11 Herbs & Spices Firelogs have SOLD OUT, but you can still have a chicken-scented holiday with a bucket of the Colonel’s Kentucky Fried Chicken!

— KFC (@kfc) December 7, 2019

How is your organization showing its festivity? Share your thoughts under the #MorningScoop hashtag.

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