Saturday, February 24, 2024

Say cheese: chizza pop-up continues to rule the roost at the East Village KFC

Today is Day 2 of the two-day "Chizzeria" pop-up at KFC on the SW corner of 14th Street and Second Avenue to promote the U.S. release of its chizza, the brand's chicken-pizza hybrid.

Some chizza history per Food & Wine
The chizza, a mashup of fried chicken and pizza, has been on menus in the Philippines since 2015 and has regularly featured at KFC locations in Germany, India, Korea, Mexico, Spain, Taiwan, and Thailand since then, but it’s never appeared anywhere between our shining seas. 
Today (Saturday) from 1-9 p.m., KFC offers one free chizza per customer (pronounced cheet-za — that second z is silent). 

As we noted on Tuesday, the KFC outpost was getting a makeover... with the east-facing wall adorned with the rather terrifying hey-I'm-pulling-my-face-apart ("Poltergeist" flashback!) Chizza mascot... if SpongeBob SquarePants was spliced with Freddy Krueger...
The KFC returns tomorrow... and the chizza will be on menus nationwide starting Monday.


EVSFT said...

if SpongeBob SquarePants was spliced with Freddy Krueger

It's also very R. Crumb "Keep on Truckin'"-esque

Carol from East 5th Street said...

Sounds awful but what do I know. Passed by on the bus last night and there was a line all the way to 13th Street.

Grieve said...


"Keep on Truckin'"-esque ... yes, for sure!

Mark White said...

pretty sure everyone will get chizzeria after eating this