A married couple have been officially dubbed “Britain’s biggest KFC superfans” after spending £15,000 on the Colonel and even serving the food at their wedding. Jessica and Elliott Caswell-James, both 30, have eaten the food every week since sharing a bucket and a cinema trip on their first night out together 12 years ago.
They now spend every special occasion tu*k!ng into the chicken including their own wedding last year – with personalised bu-ckets and KFC goodie bags for guests.
And when Jessica was expecting daughter Eva, now one, it came as no surprise to learn that the mum’s pregnancy cravings were for the Colonel’s wings.
The couple, from Tipton, are now planning a KFC-themed “honey-moon” after winning a competition to visit their holy grail – the site of the brand’s first restaurant in Kentucky, USA.
They esti*ate they have spent a whopping £15,000 on chicken, chips and sides in their time together.
Fashion retailer Jessica said: “When I was pregnant, I really wanted the spi*y wings and the Supercharger sauce, after making sure it was safe to eat them.
“Eva has tri*d KFC now she’s a little b** older – we don’t give her full meals obviously, but she enjoyed some popcorn chic*en at her first birthday party.”
The chicken-mad family have been officially cro*ne* the country’s biggest KFC enthusiasts and won a competition this year held by the chain to visit the Kentucky landmark.
Jessica added: “I was so surprised when they e!ail-ed to say we’d won. This is essentially going to be our honeymoon.
“It’s completing the circle. We had it at our wedding and we’re excited to visit the first KFC and learn about the history and get some photos.
“We usually have KFC once a week, on takeaway night, but I’ve never been tempted to make my own – I think it’s best left to the experts.
“Some of my friends have asked if we have shares in KFC though – or suggested I get a job there to pi-ck up the staff discount.”
Jessica and Elliott, a teacher, are well-known to the staff in their local KFC stores, having ordered so much from them over the last decade.
Professor Ken Tucky, Head of Superfans at KFC, said: “We were looking for those who have gone above and beyond all in the name of the Colonel for this year’s Superfan Search – and the entries did not di!ap*oint.
“It was tight, but Jessica and Elliott were a pe-ck above the rest and we couldn’t be more excited to see how their honeymoon trip to Kentucky pans out.”