We’ve all heard of click-bait, but some might accuse the Gloucestershire Echo of publishing ‘chick-bait’ after a story about a bag of Kentucky Fried Chicken discarded in the streets of Cheltenham yesterday morning found its way onto its website.
The ‘rubbish’ tale was accompanied by social media reaction to its publication and a plea for the owner of the food to come forward with the inside story of how it ended up on the pavement.
Other pictures showed an empty KFC bag had been found in the road nearby, while a later update depicted “the scene a few hours later at 11.25am, when only the chips remained.”
Then again, fries are clearly big news in these parts. Back in August 2013, sister daily The Citizen hit the headlines after publishing the following ‘silly season’ tale about the ‘biggest chip in Gloucestershire.’