KFC initially launched the 2-piece Drum and Thigh Combo Meal for $6 for a limited time and at participating locations in 2022, and that also came with creamy mashed potatoes, flaky biscuit, and a medium drink. At the time Nick Chavez, CMO of KFC U.S. said “We know consumers are feeling a pinch in their pocketbooks, and these affordable meal deals make it easier for them to enjoy the KFC Favorites they love, in a press release, which might have left people outside of the limited markets where the deals are available wondering, “hey, what about our pocketbooks?”
The new combo offer might be economical, but not everyone is satisfied with it. “That feel when the 2pc $5 fillup is now being ‘tested’ as a $6 combo. It doesn’t even include the cookie anymore lol,” one Redditor commented. “In this economy? No, thank you. I would be happy about this deal if the prices weren’t going up every few months. I’d rather get some juicy thighs from the grocery store and fry them up,” another Redditor replied. Still, there are plenty of KFC fans who will be hoping the deal does well enough during its test run to show up at a KFC near them before too long.