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see this video...if u complaint cos run out of chicken u will kena wack......hehe
Komunitikini – Fist flying customer service at KFC i-City


An enraged Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) employee was captured hurling foul words and violently antagonizing a customer in full view of dozens of patrons on video at an outlet in Shah Alam.
The 28-second video has been viewed 214, 356 times since it was uploaded on the 6th of February 2012 and has received mixed reactions from viewers.
The video shows a group of staff clad in light blue uniform bulldozing through a swing door charging at the customer. One staff in particular tried to neutralize the situation by calming his colleague down.
But matters turn to battery when a particularly enraged KFC employee grabbed the customer from behind and hurled him towards the table. Two obviously terrified women tried to stop the employee from hitting the customer. However, the customer did not seem to be injured.
According to YouTube user Jess6366, who uploaded the video, the victimised customer waited an hour long for his fried chicken.
The user said that when it came to the customer’s turn, he was told that there was no chicken left.
Some exchange of grouses had one of the workers allegedly tell the customer: “Kalau mau makan, buat sendiri lah babi.” (If you want to eat, make it yourself, pig!)
The video turned viral over Facebook and received mixed reactions from the viewers roping in more than 7,300 comments.
Some see the incident from a purely customer-service point-of-view whereas many point out the obvious racism behind the ugly dispute.
Youtube user himynameisyumi wrote: “Shouldn’t the staff be apologizing for running out of stock and offer to give compensation instead? (free meal vouchers etc) after all, they did wait for over an hour. Why haven’t they been informed earlier? Can’t blame the customers for being irritable and rude because of all the standing around, hungry & time wasted getting nothing in return. They could have left quietly and politely to eat somewhere else if the staff had informed them immediately that they were out of stock.
125kitaro having had a similar experience wrote: “I was there last week, its the same group of workers who were very rude ……….. You people should be blacklisted from employment wherever you go.” (Comment edited: Obscenities removed)
The comments from users turned to a full-blown argument on racism, with some comments pointing out the flaws of each-other’s race straying away from the actual dispute.
Alan Tan blogger wrote in his blog :
“Even though customers are not always right. However, physically attacking a customer for being verbally abusive is an act of violence, totally wrong and must be avoided at all cost. The staff should not have taken matters into their own hands. The outlet manager should have immediately stepped in at the first sign of trouble to resolve the issue in a professional manner. I’m guessing even the manager was not properly trained by KFC!”
KFC Malaysia suspends employees
Meanwhile, KFC Malaysia responded in their Facebook page that they are aware of the video and are currently investigating the issue. The staff involved also said to have been suspended, pending investigation.
Their post received over 1,200 comments from Facebookers, some in support of the customers and other for the employees.
This is a second incident casting KFC in a negative light in a span of six months.
 

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Lol... Read the comments in youtube? How could this lead to rasicm comments??
 

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I like to eat KFC.. but not in this case if i were to wait for an hour and end up nothing but still get scolded i would also make some noise or complaint to the management.. remember "Customer is always right" (from the point of a service profession) and quote from net.. " A hungry man is an ANGRY man" (so you should have calm him down if you are a professional service team)
 

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Have you fellows check out the video on the disgusting way sone of the staff treat the food? I am not going to any fast food places anymore after seeing that.
On the ICT incident, i totally agree that there was no need to get into a punch-up over a few angry words.
Kicking Fighting Chicken is off the menu for me, at least in this part of the world.
 

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I was wondering when KFC's competitors would take advantage of their screw-up. Great one, Haywire. Love it!:biggrin:
 

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Lol... Read the comments in youtube? How could this lead to rasicm comments??
Because KFC staff scoled him as pig few times :banghead:

I would say KFC management is stupid, they should not keep quiet for so long, and no action being taken, like press apolygy....
 

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I was then wondering their competitor "M" will come into action and sweep their feet off or not? Then they both goes to price war.. and we customers benefits.. hehe..
 

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'Don't make me hungry.. U don't like me when i'm hungry' :thefinger:
 

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One weekend I went to McDonald's Klang Sentral for breakfast. I think it was 8-8.30am. Restaurant was full (surprisingly, since it was relatively still early), so my wife and my son sat at a table outside.

I went to the counter and ordered, but guess what, I have to wait 45 minutes! No kidding, 45 minutes. I even have time to take a newspaper and read: while standing at the counter. One of the McD employee started to bring a notebook and pencil and took orders from the long queue of customers behind me. Pity them: if I have to wait for 45 minutes, I think they'll have to wait longer. The only complaint I heard was when a lady raised her voice asking why the food were taking so long to be prepared.

I think it was just a case of stock not arriving on time (or not ordered on time). Luckily it was still morning when people were fresh, have enough rest, enough oxygen to feed the brain not to take irrational actions. If it were during the afternoon lunchtime... Klang Sentral - i-City... near mah... ahahahaha...
 

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after this incident video been post in most of the web page, been visit few outlet .... last time lunch hour the queue was long for some place but now u your no queue at all....
 

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The branch manager shud be responsible of all this!..bad planning and management and he's not doing his job, he shud be sacked!..ambik gaji buta only..:thefinger:
 

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The truth is with KFC i-city's CCTV, why are they still unwilling to reveal what is captured at the cctv?..Are they trying to hide the truth to protect somebody?..
 

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When someone start ANGRY,, satan:evil: comes to angry man and give more fuel to make more fire..
then satan lough loudly because two men start fight. After that, two man become enemy (satan very happy)
to me both side made their fault..
 

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i tot the cust who 1st hurling some racist word coz of the delay of their chickin
Please don't start the "racist word" in ZTH.. we are living harmony here in 1 ZTH, 1 Malaysia... :biggrin:

When someone start ANGRY,, satan:evil: comes to angry man and give more fuel to make more fire..
then satan lough loudly because two men start fight. After that, two man become enemy (satan very happy)
to me both side made their fault..
Again, we are here to see the truth.. but why they (KFC) is still hiding something? Do they need to take 1 month or 3 months to do investigation? They should step up and reveal the truth.. whether is the customer or the worker is at fault.. "Fight should never take place" as the saying goes, "a gentlemen only uses a mouth but not throwing fists"..:smokin:
 

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The truth is with KFC i-city's CCTV, why are they still unwilling to reveal what is captured at the cctv?..Are they trying to hide the truth to protect somebody?..
I think if CCTV footage is released, it CAN be a lose-lose situation for a business like KFC lah bro:

If KFC Fault:
1. People will not come to KFC (even now business maybe already affected).

If customer's fault:
1. Cannot hear what abuse words used: CCTV cannot capture audio.
2. Can only see movement (hands, fingers, etc.).
3. Will result in more debate, more controversy.

In lose-lose situation, better damage control/limitation exercise lah.

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"Fight should never take place" as the saying goes, "a gentlemen only uses a mouth but not throwing fists"..:smokin:
I think the saying is terbaliklah bro... only women fight using mouth... gentlemen shut their traps, start engine, and see who is fastest ahahaha...
 

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I think if CCTV footage is released, it CAN be a lose-lose situation for a business like KFC lah bro:

If KFC Fault:
1. People will not come to KFC (even now business maybe already affected).

If customer's fault:
1. Cannot hear what abuse words used: CCTV cannot capture audio.
2. Can only see movement (hands, fingers, etc.).
3. Will result in more debate, more controversy.

In lose-lose situation, better damage control/limitation exercise lah.

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I think the saying is terbaliklah bro... only women fight using mouth... gentlemen shut their traps, start engine, and see who is fastest ahahaha...
Wahaha... then gotta go to sepang and "settle" :driver: but if either one still lose and still not satisfy how? See who finish the KFC dinner plate faster? wahahaha... my opinion punches should not be throw in the first place.. and yes their management really screwed up.. how can you let your patrons to wait for an hour while you still claiming your restaurant is "FAST FOOD" restaurant??
 
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I think if CCTV footage is released, it CAN be a lose-lose situation for a business like KFC lah bro:

If KFC Fault:
1. People will not come to KFC (even now business maybe already affected).

If customer's fault:
1. Cannot hear what abuse words used: CCTV cannot capture audio.
2. Can only see movement (hands, fingers, etc.).
3. Will result in more debate, more controversy.

In lose-lose situation, better damage control/limitation exercise lah.

Yes i agree with u but hiding the truth only will create more tension among the 2 races as there're rumours danny racially abused the employee..So, it's better to reveal the truth as soon as possible..Whether kfc i-city reveals the cctv video or not, their reputation is down the drain because of their unprofessionalism at handling customers..I definitely boycott kfc i-city
 

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Yes i agree with u but hiding the truth only will create more tension among the 2 races as there're rumours danny racially abused the employee..
If it's proven racial issue also, better to keep things quiet, all parties cool down and not let things escalate to worse level.

I didn't read any coverage from the Malay papers about this issue, I only learnt about it from an English daily. If all Malay papers put headlines that read "All Malay KFC employee left kitchen to confront customer" sure meletup... luckily no coverage at all...

Racial issue worse than business issue. Some things are better left to cool down, like brake disc also hehehe...
 

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Kung Fu Chicken = KFC.. :biggrin:

Lucky M'sia has many choices to eat chicken.. Y must choose KFC?? :biggrin:
 

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If it's proven racial issue also, better to keep things quiet, all parties cool down and not let things escalate to worse level.

I didn't read any coverage from the Malay papers about this issue, I only learnt about it from an English daily. If all Malay papers put headlines that read "All Malay KFC employee left kitchen to confront customer" sure meletup... luckily no coverage at all...

Racial issue worse than business issue. Some things are better left to cool down, like brake disc also hehehe...

I still think that hiding/keeping quiet is not right, reveal the truth and ask the perpetrator to apologise, then problems solved..
 

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Me too will boycott Kick FIght Chicken, personally i would say McD ayam goreng is better than KFC, try it.... yum yum
 

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at this point of time... i am sorry for my self reading this.... all this kfc laa,,, nandos laa... marybrown laa...makes me hungry. but i need to hold my self starving in this office as i couldnt go back. haihhh.....

sorry guys...off topic... but this thread really made me hungry!
 

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I still think that hiding/keeping quiet is not right, reveal the truth and ask the perpetrator to apologise, then problems solved..
Well, as much as we want to resort to direct and simple idealism, the public relations world can work in mysterious ways:

If KFC's Fault:
1. KFC: To be perceived as the 'bigger person' (definition: the person who is more mature than the opposite person, the person who makes more mature decisions.) - KFC will make a press conference and the word 'apology' will be expressly stated.

2. Customer: To make KFC pay for it's actions - customer will not make a police report. He will take CIVIL action to claim damages.

If Customer's Fault:
3. KFC: To not be perceived as being too defensive - KFC will not reveal the CCTV recording. It will only make a press conference and say "we are always committed to serve our customer fairly". The word 'apology' will not be mentioned.

4. KFC: To keep it's employees happy - KFC will not make a press conference at all. It will operate BAU.

5. Customer: To be perceived as the 'bigger person' (definition: the person who is more mature than the opposite person, the person who makes more mature decisions.) - customer will not take any action against KFC. Based on the case of PP v Lasakke, the defence of grave and sudden provocation can even prevent an offence from amounting to murder.

Case of PP v Lasakke:
On 8 June 1963, the accused killed the deceased with a parang. Prior to this, the deceased tried to have intercourse with the accused's wife. The accused was told of this but said nothing. The deceased told the wife that he wanted to marry her and threatened that if her husband would not divorce her he would kill him to achieve his purpose. On 8 June 1963, the deceased met the accused and said: 'Eh? Have you divorced your wife yet?' Later the deceased again taunted the accused with these words: 'Eh, are you not ashamed? Don't you realize all your friends know I have interfered with your wife? Why don't you divorce her?' The accused did nothing but tears of shame came into his eyes. Later on the deceased struck the accused on the head. There was a commotion as a result of which the deceased was killed.

Held: the series of grave provocations deprived the accused of his power of self-control and the final provocation, having regard to all the circumstances of the case, was sufficiently grave and sudden to prevent the offence from amounting to murder.
So again, personal relations, and public relations, can work in different ways.
 
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