Who knew incessantly tweeting a business to give you what you want could pay off so sweetly. Ever since UberEats launched in South Africa we’ve *been* seeing tweets demanding that iconic chicken shop, Chicken Licken, be added to their list of restaurants. And this week it paid off: UberEats is officially delivering Chicken Licken to your doorstep.
Chicken Licken not being on UberEATS is probably unconstitutional.
— Khaya Dlanga (@khayadlanga) December 10, 2016
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If you work in a major city then it’s likely there’s a Chicken Licken just a few blocks away from you. But it’s cold. And we’re lazy. And we want someone else to carry our hot wings to us. Exclusive to UberEats, residents of Cape Town, Johannesburg, Midrand, Durban, Pretoria and Bloemfontein can now all order their favourite chicken-y treats through the app.
The tagline for the chicken restaurant’s launch on UberEats is apt AF: ‘Give the people what they want’.
when your rich aunt visits you at hospital and brings you flowers?instead of chicken licken??? pic.twitter.com/wWaCv39D5S
— WISE MAN ⛇ (@Himself_Tebogo) June 12, 2019
‘Given the social outcry for Chicken Licken to offer a delivery service, we are taking a step in the right direction of addressing our customers craving and in so doing, partnering with Uber Eats,’ says Chantal Sombonos-Van Tonder from Chicken Licken HQ. And by ‘social outcry’ she means ‘hilarious tweets’. The reactions to the announcement have been some of South African Twitter’s finest works:
Me, acting like I don’t see this chicken licken development coz my bank account said so pic.twitter.com/onV6j4nwbi
— the ebony falcon (@Lindyyay) June 18, 2019
I greet you all in the name of Chicken Licken on Uber Eats ? pic.twitter.com/vsbVO2kBvL
— Thabang (@ThabangS_) June 18, 2019
Here I am thinking Chicken Licken is trending because everyone is hungover. pic.twitter.com/CeSJ9zhCDI
— Abel ? (@AbestarR) June 17, 2019
Ohh My God!!! ?? chicken Licken is on Uber Eats!! pic.twitter.com/uUvY21zu8g
— Bokamoso (@_Kxymo) June 18, 2019
— Zuki Nomnganga (@MissZuks) June 19, 2019
So the next time you’re considering actually leaving the house to get your deep fried chicken fix, remember you can just open UberEats.
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