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Kentucky Fried Chicken is suspending the use of the slogan "It's Finger Lickin' Good" amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
In a statement on Monday, KFC said the use of the 64-year-old slogan "doesn't feel quite right."
"We find ourselves in a unique situation – having an iconic slogan that doesn't quite fit in the current environment," KFC officials said in the statement. "While we are pausing the use of It's Finger Lickin' Good, rest assured the food craved by so many people around the world isn't changing one bit."
KFC said the slogan will not be suspended permanently and they will bring it back "when the time is right."
The CDC recommends washing your hands frequently and avoid touching your face with contaminated hands to prevent the spread of the virus.
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The story went viral on Facebook last week after the girl's aunt wrote a post claiming the child and her grandmother were asked to leave a Kentucky Fried Chicken location because her facial scars scared the customers.
The scam resulted in "the family bilking the public and professionals for more than $135,000 in cash, as well as gifts and free surgeries," writes the Laurel Leader-Call.
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On Victoria Wilcher's Facebook page, her family said the little girl refused to leave the house after a KFC employee approached the family at a restaurant and asked them to leave.
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