January 3, 2014

Aussies get bird’s eye view of Ashes with KFC’s restaurant in the sky

Sydney, Australia, January 3, 2014

80 lucky cricket fans have won tickets to KFC’s Green & Gold SkyBox – a restaurant in the sky at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), with superior views of the 2013-14 Commonwealth Bank Ashes Test Series in Sydney, taking flight for the first time today.

Hovering 40 metres above the SCG, the KFC Green & Gold SkyBox is an open-aired restaurant seating up to 20 guests that offers selected ticket winners the opportunity to watch Test Cricket from an unbeatable vantage point.

“KFC is giving Australian cricket fans the chance to experience the Ashes from a new perspective with the KFC Green & Gold SkyBox,” said Valerie Kubizniak, KFC Marketing Director. “As a proud and long-standing partner of Australian cricket, we wanted to add to the excitement of the game by offering fans a fun and completely unique experience.

“In addition to the fantastic views, SkyBox ticket winners will enjoy a complete restaurant experience in the air, with a hot KFC meal served on every flight,” added Kubizniak.

The launch of the KFC Green & Gold SkyBox follows the dramatic transformation of five key KFC restaurants across Australia from England’s red and white colours to Australia’s green and gold. As a Gold Partner of Cricket Australia, KFC also launched an Aussie burger and English burger to further ignite rivalry between the two teams this season. KFC’s Green & Gold campaign forms part of its 11th year sponsoring cricket in Australia.

The KFC Green & Gold SkyBox takes flight 18 times across the first two days of the Sydney Test Match (3rd and 4th of January), with each flight elevating guests above the SCG for approximately 23 minutes.

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Issued by Edelman on behalf of Yum! Restaurants International