KKK Chicken Tenders Lunch Isn't What You Think

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school lunch kkk chickenOh lord. Someone at Marsh Grammar School in Methuen, Massachusetts should be in big trouble after putting KKK Chicken Tenders on the school lunch menu. But not just for the obvious reasons -- which are REALLY obvious to anyone with a fourth grade education.

Needless to say, when children brought home the lunch menu, parents were scared to send the little ones to school the next day for fear of finding some racist, violent chicken tenders on their lunch tray.

Even though the intention behind the KKK tenders was not to actually promote discrimination, murder, and hatred, saddling a menu item with KKK was still incredibly stupid.

You see, "KKK" apparently stands for "Krispy Krunchy Khicken" Chicken Tenders. Yep. Teaching kids how to misspell and use the same word twice in the same descriptive was the goal of the KKK Chicken Tenders. While not as bad as the Ku Klux Klan, still, pretty bad.

I'm sure writing out the school lunch menu is not the best gig in the Boston area. It must get a little bit dull, a little challenging to come up with new enticing ways to describe the same old nugget. Just like some people call their potato treat "fryz," the person who was creating the Marsh Grammar School menu was perhaps just trying to be "extreme." Because the kids love that.

Personally, I wouldn't eat a KKK Chicken Tender if you paid me, but maybe there are some rebellious and/or bigoted kids at Marsh that were totally stoked about the KKK treat. And perhaps they were the target audience. Or perhaps someone needs to go back to grammar school themselves before writing anything, ever again.

Should someone be fired over this chicken tender fiasco?


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Rushn311 Rushn311

Hmmm kinda strange-maybe not fired, but I would hope they'd change it.

jessi... jessicasmom1

I hope they would change that

nonmember avatar Skyhook

That doesn't make sense. "K" can be substituted for "C" (just for fun, and still make sense) only when the quoted beginning with "C" has a "K" sound.



"Chicken" has a "Ch" sound, so substituting "K" doesn't make sense.



It sounds like someone just wanted to start some drama at a school and get written about in the news and blogs.







godde... goddess99

Idk about fired but I think they could find someone else to write out the take home menu.

AHowa... AHoward66

Your story is actually incorrect. The meal was "Krispy Krunchy Chicken" meant to be shortened to KK chicken. The woman typing it accidentally hit the K one to many times and the mistake went unnoticed. She's already appologized for the mistake.

nonmember avatar Skyhook

@ahoward - Thank you! That makes so much sense now. "TheStir" is full of inaccuracies and made-up crap.

Chari... Charizma77

Whoops, someone should be pretty embarrasses by this. It's just plain dumb, no matter how you look at it.

Momme... MommeeTo4

Hopefully they would change it. I would let any kids eat it though , I honesty don't think they pay attention to the name.

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