Thank goodness it’s the end of 2020.
While every year has its ups and downs, 2020 has been a difficult year for many people, especially those who work in the the restaurant industry. That’s why a restaurant chain is taking a stand against the rest of this year.
TGI Fridays has announced the release of a new bucket of chicken wings called the Cluck-It Bucket. The name apparently comes from a common response the restaurant received in a survey of its customers’ feelings about the year 2020.
In a statement shared with FOX Business, the restaurant confirmed that the buckets (which serve two) will arrive in restaurants on December 26, with boneless or bone-in wings with a choice of sauce. There is also an option of tender chicken with fries.
Sara Bittorf, TGI Fridays Experiment Manager, said: “From the pandemic to the killing of hornets to the hanging of hornets… wait, that was in 2000, not 2020… anyway, 2020 was a bumpy ride for all of us. We know people are ready for a fresh start. However, there have been some positive highlights in 2020 for some people. In a recent poll, 72% of respondents thought 2020 was a gift in some way, which meant spending precious time with family, saving money, and learning new skills. The Cluck-It Bucket is our way of giving Friday fans their favorite chicken dishes to share and celebrate the New Year from the comfort of their own home.
TGI Fridays also provided statistics from a survey conducted with Dynata, where participants were asked what they thought of the year 2020. According to the results, 52% had an extremely negative response and 47% responded that they said “f — it is 2020” on a daily basis.
There have been some positive responses, however. A large majority of people responded that they had given “the same tip or more generously” on takeout orders. Additionally, 42% said they hoped the easier take-out options (online ordering and curbside pickup) will stick around after the pandemic is over.
Some of the things people said they miss about going out are dining with friends and family, getting dressed and even getting out of the house.