TGI Fridays Sells’ Cluck-It Buckets’ To Address Fans’ Feelings About 2020

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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.

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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.

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TGI Fridays has announced the release of a new bucket of chicken wings called the Cluck-It Bucket starting December 26. (TGI Fridays)

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.

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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.

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