A couple has been celebrated online after getting engaged in KFC.
A man mades the ultimate commitment to his partner at a South African branch of the global fast food franchise, and the footage has gone viral online.
In the video, shared on Twitter by KFC South Africa’s official account, the groom kneels down and proposes to his girlfriend while happy customers look on.
It has received some 72,000 likes at time of writing, and has led to the trending hashtag #KFCProposal.
KFC South Africa asked for help locating the happy couple, whom they later identified as a man called bhut’ Hector and his girlfriend Nonhlanhla.
The viral fame has already proved lucrative for the lucky couple, with businesses falling over themselves to help accommodate the couple’s special day.
Audi South Africa has offered up the wedding transport.
— Audi South Africa (@audisouthafrica) November 8, 2019
Other offerings include the bride being offered jewellery and a dress by South African retailer Forever New, and the couple being offered canned sparkling wine.
Forever New would like to help make your forever after extra special, Nonhlanhla. ❤ We’d love to send you a necklace, bracelet and pair of Forever New earrings to wear on your big day - @kfcsa let's make this happen! #KFCProposal
— Forever New SA (@ForeverNew_SA) November 8, 2019
We, at Chateau Del Rei, would love to celebrate with you by blessing the happy couple with 10 cases of our #SparklingWineInAcan so that they can have an #InstantCelebration on us😬 #KFCProposal #KFCWEDDING pic.twitter.com/pF475q9r8M
— Chateau Del Rei (@ChateauRei) November 8, 2019
There’s even whispers of a job offer.
We as GM LOGISTICS would like to offer a job opportunity to this lovely couple if they don’t already have one , in our company ,can they contact me or @PoppingTaggs via Dm or kindly email me on firstname.lastname@example.org @kfc #KFCProposal
— Xolani Gininda (@the_real_lani) November 8, 2019
What’s more, the couple seem to be in for a “Finger Lickin’ Good surprise” from their proposal venue of choice... so watch this space.
Mzansi please help us find this beautiful couple, re batla ho ba blesser 😊 DM us any leads, there might be a Finger Lickin' Good surprise in it for you too. Batho ba Vaal re thuseng! We love love 😍❤️ #KFCProposal pic.twitter.com/6bj89dtj4j
— KFC South Africa (@KFCSA) November 7, 2019
While for some, fast food and weddings may not be a natural pairing, there’s clearly a demand among some couples to have their favourite vendors involved in their big day.
Last month, it was revealed that several Hong Kong branches of McDonald’s offer a wedding package.
Four different packages are offered, ranging in cost from the equivalent of £312 to £1,043. At the lowest end of the spectrum is the Happiness Party, where you can enjoy a two-hour venue rental along with basic audio equipment and the services of a master of ceremonies.
At the plushest end of the spectrum is the Love Forever package which includes two-hour venue rental, McDonald's balloon wedding rings and a bouquet of balloons.