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.