One toddler’s faculty fund will probably be $11,000 richer after her mother and father determined to call her after KFC’s Colonel Sanders, a part of a baby-naming contest to bump up use of the old-timey moniker.
“I’m as happy as pumpkin punch to announce the winner of our Child Harland Naming Contest and the Harland who will probably be ushering in an all-new technology of Harlands, little Harland Rose,” KFC tweeted Tuesday.
Harland Rose was born Sept. 9, at eight kilos, 1 ounce, the fast-food chain revealed.
KFC introduced the competition in August as a option to commemorate what would’ve been Harland Sanders’ 128th birthday. The primary household to call their new child baby “Harland” — after the Colonel himself — on Sept. 9, would obtain $11,000 to their child’s faculty fund.
KFC CONTEST AIMS TO GIVE $11,000 TO PARENTS WHO NAME THEIR NEWBORN ‘HARLAND’
“Regardless that classic names are making a comeback, our iconic founder’s identify was dwindling in recognition, and we couldn’t simply stand idly by and let that occur,” Andrea Zahumensky, KFC U.S. chief advertising officer, mentioned in a press launch that additionally famous how “Harland” ranked No. three,257 out of the preferred U.S child names in 2017.
“We hope that this birthday celebration honors the Colonel and encourages the subsequent technology of individuals aspiring to dwell the American dream.”
Fox Information’ Michael Bartiromo contributed to this report.