LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY -- Yesterday was Friday - a long and hard workday at the end of the week. To make our supper meal easy, I decided to stop at KFC for an order of chicken - "comfort food". I pulled up to the outdoor speaker and I ordered a chicken pot pie for my husband (at his request since he had talking about them all week after seeing several KFC commercials advertising their pot pies) and a 3 piece meal with mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese for myself (again, I must say that I was looking forward to "comfort food" after spending the day with 24 first graders).
Much to my surprise I was informed that there would be a 20 minute wait before the chicken pot pies would be ready. I HAD TO WAIT!?! I thought that KFC was a fast food restaurant! It sounds like someone in management wasn't doing their job and staying on top of the restaurant menu, especially for suppertime on a Friday night when I am sure that there would be a lot of people such as myself not wanting to prepare supper meals for their families. I decided to wait - my husband REALLY was looking forward to having that pot pie for supper and myself, I would comfort myself as I waited for my "comfort food."
The time on my ticket printed out as 5:38 PM and as I waited in my car, in the KFC parking lot, I anxiously watched the time go by. As I watched a fellow come outdoors with a bag of food to go and try to hand it to a family in another car, my anxiety rose and I again looked at my watch. After they turned him away (obviously it wasn't their meal) he came to my car, apologized briefly for the delay and turned and retreated into the KFC store. The time was 5:58 - exactly 20 minutes from the time that I had ordered.
My disappointment - I was not offered a soft drink or other item while I waited (since my husband had managed several KFC stores in his earlier career of restaurant management, he said this was the usual policy) and upon preparing to eat his pot pie, my husband said by looking at it, he could tell that they had rushed its cooking and it wasn't completely done (most likely not to anger me and to stick to the 20 minute time frame they had told me).
I am disappointed in the management at this particular store because at the window before my wait I had expressed my displeasure and I was told that they had run out of ingredients to make the pot pies and that was why they weren't ready. I hope that there weren't any other disappointed KFC customers that evening - I did observe another car driving off before they got to the pick-up window.
KFC, I hope that you do a better job of training your managers about the preparation of your products (including ordering and time management) and also customer service. I will not be back at this KFC location again when my husband has a desire for chicken pot pies - I will make them myself, even after a long work day.
NORTH WINDHAM, MAINE -- On Saturday night, January 7th, my husband and I stopped for dinner around 9pm at the North Windham, Maine KFC. We decided to eat inside, seeing the entire restaurant was empty of customers at the tables. We did spot an employee mopping up toward the back of the dining room. When we went inside, we saw that half the floor was flooded with soapy wash-water, but the tables closest to the door were on dry ground. We decided to sit in the front area, out of the employee's way. We ordered our meals, paid & sat down.
Starting at the rear of the dining room, the male employee was literally shoving the squeegee along the floor, forcing waves of soapy water across the floor toward us, the water stopping just short of our table. Then, starting again at the back of the dining room, he began picking up each metal chair, one by one & forcefully SLAMMING them down hard onto the tile floor. It was very loud & jarring. We couldn't carry on a conversation across the table, he was so unnecessarily noisy! He'd pick up a chair, shoving the squeegee forward, then SLAM! Down went the chair with as much force as he could muster.
It went on for a LONG time. I thought he would never stop! It was absolutely deafening. Then the place filled up suddenly with a very large group of children accompanied by adults. These customers had to wade through the soapy water to get drinks & get to the restrooms and tables. People with long-legged pants or tennis shoes got soaking wet on a very cold, winter night. The employee spoke loudly at the group waiting for their food, asking them to use the tables toward the rear of the dining room. At no time during our meal there, did the male employee attempt to upright the traffic cone warning of a wet surface.
He had a mop bucket and mop thrown aside carelessly as well. I use a cane to walk, due to knee problems, and I didn't even dare try to cross the wet floor to wash my greasy hands in the restroom. The female who waited on us was friendly, but we asked for 2 chicken strip dinners and she gave us a bucket of chicken with coleslaw and potato with gravy & biscuits. We had no wet towelettes with our 'silverware', and none were available on the counter, either.
My husband attempted to get the attention of someone working at the counter, in order to ask for wet towelettes for our hands, and a cover for the bucket of chicken so we could take our leftovers home. The crowd who came in after us was milling around the counter, talking loudly and nobody could hear my husband, or see him waiting to ask for something. We eventually ended up leaving with the open bucket with only some napkins to cover the food. We left as soon as we were able, and at no time was the water on the floor cleaned up by anyone.
BRADENTON, FLORIDA -- After the last few visits to the KFC at 8004 Cortez Rd W. in Bradenton, FL, I've decided that it's consistently bad. I can't get over how poor this KFC has become. Every time we order from inside the joint, we have our order taken by an inexperienced employee who needs assistance to enter simple combo meals or requests. Either KFC needs to update their system, or they need to find employees who won't leave after a few weeks.
On my last few orders, I simply wanted the Variety Big Box, however I didn't want coleslaw. Instead, I asked that the coleslaw be substituted by another biscuit. The response I was given was "we can't do that." Baffled by the response, I asked if they could if they charged me extra. She said no once more and eventually, after explaining that it's never been a problem in the past at other KFC's, she then said "I'll see what I can do." She asked her Manager who just told her to include the coleslaw in the order but give me a biscuit instead. So, the order was placed to-go and we sat around waiting for it to finish.
After 5 minutes of waiting, we then heard the girl who took our order Shout to the back that she needed "original" chicken. In an empty restaurant that hadn't been busy in over an hour, the fact that they don't have any chicken available amazed me. So, being that the restaurant was empty with the exception of us, the employees decided to stand around and have personal conversations with one being, and I quote, "If you hate this job so much, why don't you quit?" This statement was directed at the guy making our chicken, so that was comforting...-_-
After realizing that we were still waiting for our order after 10 minutes, the employee yelled back to the chicken guy asking when the chicken would be done. His response, "I don't know." The employee then needed to tell him that customers were waiting and she needed a time. I at least appreciate the effort by the young girl in finding out an ETA of the chicken.
So, we FINALLY get our food (was only an order for 2 people) after 20 minutes and we leave to go home. When we arrived home, we opened up our food only to find that my variety box was completely missing the chicken strip. Mistakes happen, so I got over it, but then I looked down at the popcorn chicken.
Not only was it not even in a container, but merely scattered around the box, but 80% of the pieces weren't even chicken, just crunchy fried batter. Apparently, ordering the variety big box is permission for the staff to give you the worst of their selection. Luckily I got to enjoy my 2 biscuits and mashed potatoes...$7.99 for essentially a puny, meatless drumstick of chicken, fried batter, 2 biscuits and mashed potatoes, nice...
The thought crossed my mind to call and complain, but what would that honestly do? I wasn't in the mood to drive back, so I just took my losses and reminded myself to stop going there. I honestly just can't fathom how such a rag tag group of employees can even keep their jobs. My poor girlfriend has been searching for a job for months now, with no luck, yet every where we go the most incompetent employees are being hired. Solid. Final thought: KFC has gone downhill. Overpriced, horrible employees, new items make you go WTF!?
HUGO, OKLAHOMA -- I went on to KFC, in Hugo, Oklahoma expecting to have chicken for my supper!!! Pulled up, went to go in... The doors were locked!! NOW THIS WAS WELL BEFORE 8:30... On the door the time states open till '9:00pm'. I drove around to the drive-through and they had it turned off!! So I thought okay, they have a problem going on... drove around to other side and ... there were two cars waiting for their order.... really peeved me off that they were shutting the whole thing down before 8:30!!!
So I pulled in behind others to get info for calling in a complaint. Sat there 45 minutes waiting, I feel for the others that had orders!!! I sat there mostly to find out why they closed the lobby plus drive-through so early. I have been eating there ever since the store opened years ago, I live 32 miles from this store and usually make special trips there just to eat! I work an 11pm - 7am shift in another town 19 miles north of this town, although it is out of my way, a lot of times I'll drive the extra miles just to have a good meal before work or to get something to go for later!!!
Never in all this time has the store closed the lobby or the drive-through before 8:30pm or (pm for that matter. Anyway after 45 minutes I was able to pull up to the window... it was not even 9:00 yet!!! The guy who waited on the other two cars wouldn't even come to the window to see what I wanted. I finally had to say, "EXCUSE ME" (service window was open) and a girl stopped and walked over and I asked for the manager, she stepped around corner and holler "MOM, some woman wants to talk to you!"
After hearing my complaint about the early closing, the manager proceeds to tell me they closed down the lobby at 8:30 now... I told her they needed to change the door sign... and that the drive-through was also turned off. She argued w/ me that it was working... ALL OUTSIDE lights w/in the drive-through lane were off... the guy standing in the background flipped them back on as we were talking, that really peeved me off!!! Within the time it took for me to get to the service window several others had pulled into KFC and had to leave!!!
Now, I love KFC, this store has always been clean, has had good customer service and great food. Except for the last few times I have been there to get from the buffet, there is never any assortment of chicken to pick from. What is there is oily and old looking, you have to ask for what you want to get fresh, BUT the service has always been great! Until now.... it just doesn't sit well w/ me that in this economy... driving 32 miles (one-way) to eat out and then arrive to find that they would lock the doors sometime between 8-8:15!!!
The manager acted incredibly unconcerned and did not offer to take an order!!! It wasn't like they had run out of chicken...and it was too late to start a fresh batch, which would have been understandable. BUT personally, I could see from the service window there was over two full trays of cooked chicken sitting in the hot box!!! I guess all the employees had nice hot chicken to take home for their supper!!! This store will soon go under if this sort of behavior continues and if these employees are kept in place! I for one will never attempt to eat there in the evenings ever again...
FARMINGTON, NEW MEXICO -- Finger licking? No, not so much anymore. For the most part, I can't complain too much. There are two locations within our small city. One has great service, and mediocre food quality, while the other lacks the service skills and their food is much better. Pick your poison (poor choice of words in the restaurant business).
Most complaints are made when something dissatisfies a consumer right then and there. For my message today, it's not really any one particular incident. Rather, a gradual decline that I've seen over the past 1-1/2 yrs at these two establishments. My favorite thing to order is the Honey BBQ sandwich. Sandwich= Honey BBQ meat & a bun of sorts.
Pretty simple, but yet for some reason on the past 3 times that I've ordered the simple two ingredient snack, I end up getting shreds of lettuce on my sandwich. Lettuce? I don't recall that being in the picture on the display menu? I don't remember asking for it as a specialty? Yet, low and behold, there it is each and every time. On my visit today for lunch...ta-da! Lettuce appears again! Now the quantity of lettuce that is being misplaced on my sandwich ( a string or two) tells me that it isn't part of the sandwich. Are the wrappers stored directly below the lettuce bin? Perhaps.
Contrary to popular belief, I'm not confrontational enough to throw a big fit about it and make an issue of it. I simply pluck the string of lettuce and remove it from the sandwich, since it hasn't tainted the flavor as onions might tend to do. I also USED to love ordering the Crispy Chicken Ranch Wrap. When it first came out and they attempted to contend with the version McDonald's sells, it was the best by far. They loaded it with two, sometimes even three pieces of chicken. Smothered it with shredded cheese and plenty of that Ranch sauce that is to die for. That was then. Now...not so much.
Very disappointing because that they grill/toast their tortilla, and it was better tasting than McD's. I realize that with any promotional item, that when they first hit the market they are "stuffed" to help aide in sales. But the past few visits have left me with a wrap containing one piece of chicken, a light dusting of cheese, and a minimal amount of ranch sauce.
McDonald's is once again the leader in that aspect of their menu. So, I suppose this isn't a complaint in the truest sense of the word. But more of an overall observation that the quality of food is gradually beginning to decline, and hopefully notifications on forums such as these are enough to help warrant corrections before they slip further towards customer angst.
I am a frequent visitor of KFC/Taco Bell located at 1978 E. Osceola Parkway in Kissimmee, FL. I've found that my experience when visiting this establishment almost solely depends on the employees working the drive-through at the time. It seems that whenever this one particular employee is working, my order gets screwed up one way or another.
I went through the drive-through the other night and ordered my food along with a diet Pepsi. He told me to come to the window for my total. He must not have been entering my order into the computer as I was giving it to him since, upon arriving at the window he asked what I wanted to drink. I told him Diet Pepsi. He takes another order through his headset, and after that order is complete, he asks me again what I wanted to drink.
I told him Diet Pepsi. He makes the drink and hands it to me as another employee hands me my food. I thank them and drive off. Back on the main road, I take a sip from the drink to discover it's regular Pepsi. I just drank it and went home, albeit annoyed. Mistakes happen. I'm fully aware.
Tonight, I give them another chance. I went through the drive-through and ordered 2 Steak Burritos, 2 Steak Quesadillas, and a medium Diet Pepsi. The same guy is taking orders. So I get to the window...I take a sip of my drink as soon as it's handed to me, and it's correct. I pay, get my food and drive off.
Should have checked my order then...it's my fault for not doing so...I didn't think it would be necessary after basically confirming it twice...but it wasn't until I was back on the main road that I discovered he had entered my order for two steak burritos, two steak CHALUPAS, and a diet Pepsi. And that's exactly what I got.
This particular location needs to install an Order Verification screen at the drive-through menu, or get somebody else who can take orders more efficiently. Perhaps doing both would work best. I think I need to start asking them to repeat the order back to me before I leave the menu, though it shouldn't be necessary.
But you know what is irritating the most? All of the employees behind the counter, with the exception of the one working the front counter, are wearing headsets. They ALL hear drive-through orders as they're being given. Do they not realize an error in the making when they hear a customer ordering a particular item, and the order taker enters another? Surely, at least one out of the 5 or 6 working realized the mistake.
When I used to take drive-through orders at Wendy's, my coworkers would be sure to ask me to clarify the order with the customer if they believe I had misinterpreted something. Apparently they don't care, or they all have the headsets turned off. Either way, it's not working out for them.
And the kicker of it all? The back of the receipt gives you a website where you can take a survey about your experience, and be entered into sweepstakes to win $1,000. I laughed when, after filing a negative review about tonight's experience, it tells me that I am not eligible to be entered into the sweepstakes. Perhaps they only enter those who have positive things to say?
CHESAPEAKE, VIRGINIA -- In my opinion, the KFC on Western Branch Blvd in Chesapeake, VA is the worst managed KFC I have ever been in, although I've been in a few others. Guess KFC is not picky about who buys their franchises and those folks are not picky about their managers. If I were KFC, I'd be ashamed to associate my name with this one. The service is ALWAYS slower than slow at this location; employees are slower than slow, show little interest in their job, certainly NO interest in customer service and often rude.
There was a young man at the register, one young girl behind him, sort of filling orders and 1 lady doing drive through orders and another guy, I assumed was cooking. The young man at the register was so slow and had absolutely no enthusiasm or interest in even trying to move faster or even pay a lot of attention to taking the orders to make sure they were right. The young girl clearly did not want to be there. She was slowly moving back and forth, taking her time doing whatever and mumbling something to the effect that she wasn't even supposed to be there today and she didn't want to do something or other, things to that effect.
This now sets the stage for how well the service would be and it was sooo obvious! Did I mention that it was Friday at 6:30 PM when many more people come out to eat than normal; so wouldn't you think they'd be prepared with enough staff and food? But this particular branch always seems to be this way, at least from the times I've been there in the past, no matter what day or time. And another family there that night said the same thing.
So here's the scenario. When I arrived, there were 4 people in front of me and 6 others already waiting to pick up their food, not to mention the drive through. It took about 15 minutes for me to even get to the register to place my order. Okay. That I could handle. When I finally left after 30 minutes, there were now at least 8 more people in line and 6 still waiting for their food!
Once I placed my order I stepped back to wait with the others who were there before me. Within 5 minutes the girl called my # and I was amazed, because those in front of me were still waiting. But I thought maybe they had large orders or something and I didn't know how they decided which orders went first. So I stepped up to pick up my order, but it was only half filled and it was wrong.
The first half of the order was to be one grilled meal to include a breast, leg, mashed potatoes/gravy, 1 biscuit, 1 coleslaw and 1 drink for $4.99. She put in the mashed potatoes/gravy, coleslaw, 1 leg, 1 thigh and 1 wing. The other order was 3 strips 1 coleslaw and 1 biscuit and it was not even with the meal order. I explained the error on the one meal to the girl and she said that the grilled breasts were not ready yet, but as soon as they were she would add one.
I think they thought they could just put in what they had and it wouldn't be noticed, because it was take out. Now the meal with mashed potatoes/gravy was sitting there getting cold. But I waited and figured as soon as the grilled breasts were ready, she would toss one in the meal (that was sitting there getting cold) and finish my order with the strips and let me go.
But instead when the breasts came up, she left my meal sitting there while she filled two tubs with the grilled breasts. So I spoke up and asked if she could just add one breast to my meal sitting there and give me my strips and I could go. By now she was frustrated so she grabbed a breast as soon as they were up, threw it into the meal and into a bag and sort of tossed it on the counter at me. When I told her that wasn't all of my order... she grabbed a box, 3 strips, coleslaw and biscuit and threw them into the box and into the bag.
Then, much to my surprise, or not, the lady now at the register waiting for her order to be taken, shouted AT ME to wait my turn! I told the lady that I was waiting my turn and only came up to get my order when she, the girl working there, called my number, and that it was wrong and I was just trying to get it right so I could leave. All of this because of incompetence! It is management's fault because they are responsible for those they hire and how that place is running when they are not there! People there were obviously getting annoyed and frustrated!
This is the most ridiculous excuse for management of a KFC that I have ever seen. I will never go back in there again. If KFC is selling its franchises to such incompetent managers and they hire such incompetent, rude employees, then I hope KFC goes out of business. And the food is not even worth it. The fried chicken there always tastes like old grease and is way over-cooked.
DELTA, COLORADO -- I went to KC on 3-21-09 at approximately 800pm. I went to the drive up window. The woman asked “can I help you?” I said “I would like a 6 piece meal with mashed potatoes and gravy and coleslaw.” She said “can you repeat that?” I did. Then she said "turn you car off I can't hear you." I turn the car off. I repeated my order she said “come to the window.”
I drove to the window. The first thing she said to me was "are you OK ma'am?" I said I am fine thank you. I was puzzled by the question but I did not pay much attention to it. She then said "you have a 6 piece meal with coleslaw and a diet coke", I responded with "and that has mashed potatoes and gravy?" She waked away. The window was still open.
The older woman and a young girl came back by the window. The older woman said "you will have to deal with this woman I refuse. She is rude and I don't have to put up with it." She also said that "you deal with her if she is rude to you let me know we don't have to put up with this crap." Well, I am listing to this and trying to figure out what started this attitude. However I tried to get the young girl's attention and she did not hear me or chose not to and walked away.
When the young girl came back I finally had to say "excuse me ma'am." Then the girl acknowledged me. I said "all I wanted was a 6 piece meal with mashed potatoes gravy and coleslaw with a diet coke." She then said that would be $19.00 dollars. I asked "why $19.00 when the 6 piece meal is only $13.85 cents?" That is when the older woman came to the window and started slapping her hand on the counter with every word that she that she used to explaining why the meal was $19.00.
I finally decided that I did not have to put up with her rude attitude. I said "keep your chicken!" and her response was "I will and don't bother to come back again." I could understand the attitude if I had it coming. However this time I did not. If the woman does not like her job she should find a new one. I will guarantee I will never go back to the Delta KC and I will tell all my friends not to go to the Delta KC.
There was no reason for the attitude. I hope that the manager does not condone this type of attitude from his employees. If he does I sincerely hope that the public does not, and will show him by not eating out at his store, or at the very least write him a formal complaint. In a small town it is not good business to hire employees that are not good with the public. I do understand that even in food service you should not have to deal with rude people.
However there is a give and take. When dealing with the employees that are nasty or rude it is hard to keep calm your self. The only thing I or any one can do is file a complaint to the manager. I believe I had a right to question the cost, especially when for 2 days the TV adds have been advertising the 8 piece meal including mashed potatoes gravy and coleslaw for $12.00 so I found it questionable when she said the cost was $19.00.
ODESSA, TEXAS -- I was with a friend of mine who went through the drive-through at the KFC on JBS Parkway in Odessa, Texas. She asked for one of those bowls that has mashed potatoes, gravy and corn and chicken in it and wanted to replace the corn with macaroni and cheese. She was promptly and in a rude tone told, "No, we don't substitute anything!"
My friend tried to explain to her that every time she comes here she always orders it that way. She was told she could get it as a side and the bowl would remain the way it came but she was not going to make the bowl for her customized like that. My friend said "fine, I would also like your manager's name and number", to which she was told, "I am the manager." We waited long moments of silence and my friend said, "Hello? I was not done ordering." She said "and I am still waiting", in a rude, high-pitched voice. Mind you, she is getting ruder by the minute. She asked for the total and she said "it will be at the window, I'm fixing your order!"
Ok, we drove to the window and waited for her to come to the window. My friend asked for the corporate number to which this lady said rudely, "It will be on your receipt!" Ok fine, we would call from there. Then I leaned forward to ask her, "Do you know how much business you just lost by your rudeness?" She said "I don't care!"
And to that, with my friends order in her hand, my friend asked her "what's your name?" She told her ** or some such spelling, then slammed the window shut without giving her the food, she refused to let my friend pay for it and let us get on our way. She slammed the window so hard that it bounced back open. My friend reached out and opened the window and said "Can I get that phone number now?" To which she was handed a phone number on a slip of paper .
We pulled up a little and she called. The district manager was friendly and apologizing profusely. She explained exactly what had happened and he said, "are you where you can go inside? I am giving you your food for free." We said we were still there in the driveway and we could go in.
We went in and you could hear Lisa in the back saying she didn't care who was calling, she wasn't accommodating the changes and she wasn't serving her the food. To which I said, "that's OK, the district manager is calling you." There was a sweet black lady trying to diffuse it all by saying, "They aren't asking for you to give them the world" and suggesting that she apologize for her rude behavior, which of course, Lisa wasn't listening.
Then we see a slender older oriental man on the phone with the district manager, being just as rude as he can when he was talking to him, having absolutely no respect at all in his tone for him. This was just getting to be unbelievable at this point, WOW! OK, you can hear the spiteful Lisa in the back yelling about the whole thing, the place is full of people as well. Then she comes to the counter and throws the aforementioned bagged food at the counter and stalked away.
Is this customer service people? No. No one wants to be treated like this. If Lisa had been on the other side of the serving line she would feel the same way. I want to know if these managers and, the oriental man being the general manager, understands the KFC credo? I think not, do you want me to recite it for you here? All companies have their slogans and the few very good ones who have all the customers stand by what they say.
This is there online slogan that I found: "We believe that a passion to please and customer satisfaction are the driving forces behind our success. We properly train our employees and provide them with opportunities for growth." I can tell you, from what I saw, they do not stand behind their product at this store. Buyer beware! And that is my opinion.
I am VICTIM of KFC'S RUDE SERVICE! And here is the complain written to KFC headquarter which also show all the process and matters. One maybe we all should remember is that no matter where it happened we all maybe in the same shoes some time in reason IT IS KFC's restaurants. I am writing this morning to appeal unfair treatment I have got in one of the KFC dining-room which is located in Chengdu City, Sichuan province and it's name is Huada KFC. I would like to introduce the whole process. It is for reference.
On June 24, I have supper in Huada KFC ,when I was standing in cash register I to pay for meal ,an employee of KFC mopped in my foot and not saying sorry to me. I murmured several words such as “why you did not say sorry to me,” etc. Two minutes later another employee of KFC came to curse on me. At this time, I paid for my supper so I determined to appeal to the manager on duty during this time I can finish eating my supper.
I appealed twenty minutes, no response. I appealed again. This time, a lady came out. She is ** vice manager on duty. First she did not say sorry to me and spent twenty minutes to debate with me who is right for this matter, until an eyewitness stood up to confirm what I have said is right. ** stopped debating with me. And then she spent forty minutes to teach me why employees from KFC can not say sorry to me. She said employee from KFC have no ability to say sorry to clients.
At last came out a lady again. She said she is ** who is Manager on duty and she told me it is the rule for KFC that employee can not say sorry to the clients. At this time, in order to settle the whole matter I have spent two hours in Huada KFC. Manager ** advised me appeal to fill in a kind of form which is used for clients appeal first and then I can appeal to public relationship department of KFC company.
According to ** instruction I filled in the form and got the confirm from the Vice manager ** who signed her name in this form. On June 25 (Monday) I phoned public relationship department and a lady called herself ** answered my question. Also first ** who is in charge of public relationship department spent 10 minutes to debate with me who is right in this matter. I asked her to refer to the form I have filled in. In the form it is clearly explained what is the fact. The most important of all the fact in the form is confirmed by the employee of KFC and I. ** said she have not got the form yet. She only heard about this.
On June 26 (Tuesday) ** who is in charge of public relationship department of KFC gave me an answer she were willing to arrange two employees to make an apology to me. On June 29 (Friday) ** who is in charge of public relationship department of KFC gave me a phone to confirm if I will come next day to accept the apology from the employee of KFC . I agreed. On June 30 (Saturday) I arrived on Huada KFC according the instruction of **.
** who is on duty told me it is a pity she can not arrange the apology from the employee at the same time refused arrange another time.
I waited one hour in Huada KFC to settle this matter and at the same time I phoned ** who is in charge of public relationship of KFC, she said she can change her arrangement at any time. It is no need to inform me also she advised me to go to law court to get the apology. During my waiting in the Huada KFC, I also bought my supper there and unfortunately an unknown man spilled a hot water on my body and at same time threatened me: “stop claiming or I will kill you.” So I felt so puzzled for how this happened?
If it is true KFC do not permit his employee say sorry to the client even if his employee really made something wrong no matter he is willing or unwilling. If Yes, why ** who is in charge of the public relationship of KFC can't arrange this apology activity on June 29 (Saturday). If No, does that mean this apology activity which is arranged by ** just a trick? I mean the real purpose that invited me to Huada KFC is not for apology but just to threaten me?
KFC enjoy challenging his clients to go to law court? Is that also a kind of way to provide service to customer or a kind of way to put up ad? I have to mention here I have worked for a MNC for over ten years. Also I have enjoyed KFC service for fifteen years. I have never thought it is so confused for the customer relationship management in KFC. Also I felt so puzzled according to American culture it is the basic rule to keep a promise. Why for an employee who is in such important position, she can break a promise so easily? Also she is so willing to challenge customer to go to law court, what does that mean?
Anyway what I want is just to ask you to keep the promise. If you can not keep this promise to me, please write to me to explain why. Furthermore I need your apology formally, as this matter hurt me deeply and waste me a lot of time. I hope you can understand from my side, if it is you what shall you do? Only an apology, please pay attention it is a reasonable apology, why it is so difficult to get?