Jake Gyllenhaal has been keeping a pretty low profile as of late, or maybe it’s just that I haven’t been paying attention to him – oops! Now that he’s talking about his love of fast food, however, he’s got my attention. You see, Jake loved KFC so much when he was a kid that he decided to write them a stern letter when they dared to take his fav item off the menu. How dare they!
“I don’t know if you remember: Kentucky Fried Chicken, when I was a kid, they had these things, [Chicken Littles] … like little hamburgers, but they were fried little chicken nuggets,” Gyllenhaal, 34, told reporters at Demolition‘s world premiere at the opening night of the 40th Toronto International Film Festival.
“Anyway, they discontinued them, and in school, we were told to learn how to write a complaint letter, right? So I wrote a complaint letter to Kentucky telling them [to bring them back].”
I don’t actually remember those, but I didn’t actually like chicken all that much when I was a kid. Obviously now I’d destroy some KFC (just got some original recipe last week, in fact), but I don’t really like the idea of chicken sliders. If I’m going to eat chicken, I don’t need the bread, you know?
Do you have a favorite fast food menu item that no longer exists? KFC used to do boneless honey BBQ “wings” that were bomb as hell, but generally speaking, I’m a traditionalist, so all the stuff I like (when I actually eat that crap) is still available. McDonald’s chicken nuggets are choice.