Jake Gyllenhaal wrote complaint letter to KFC when his favourite dish disappeared from menu

Actor asked the fried chicken chain to bring back his favourite dish, 'Chicken Littles'

Jake Gyllenhaal has revealed that he once wrote a complaint letter to KFC after the fried chicken chain removed his favourite dish from the menu.

In the actor’s latest film, Demolition, he plays a grieving widower who writes a complaint letter to the makers of a vending machine that fails to dispense the packet of peanut M&Ms he has paid for.

Asked if he has ever written a complaint letter in real life, Gyllenhaal told reporters at the Toronto Film Festival, where Demolition premiered on Thursday: “I don’t know if you remember, but Kentucky Fried Chicken, when I was a kid, they had these things.. like little hamburgers, but they were fried little chicken nuggets.”

“Anyway, they discontinued them, and in school, we were told to learn how to write a complaint letter, right? So I wrote a complaint letter to Kentucky Fried Chicken telling them [to bring them back],” he added.

The fried chicken nuggets that Gyllenhaal enjoyed so much as a child are called Chicken Littles, and have recently returned to KFC’s menu after a lengthy absence. “I think I indirectly had something to do with that!” Gyllenhaal joked when a reporter informed him about the dish’s return.

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