Shopper Stampede For Freebies At Country First Ever KFC

Story By: Anastasia Smirnova, Sub EditorJoseph GolderAgency: Central European News

Video Credit: CEN/@triomall

This is the moment excited Belarusian consumers rush through the doors of a new shopping centre to take advantage of the freebies on offer at the country’s first ever KFC.

The incident was filmed during the opening of the new Trio shopping centre in the city of Vitebsk in the northern Belarusian region of Vitebsk Oblast and was shared on social media where it has been viewed 220,000 times.

According to local media, the management team of Belarus’ first KFC were offering 100-BYR (38-GBP) vouchers for the first three customers.

Picture Credit: CEN/@triomall

Meanwhile, the next 300 customers through the doors won a free lunch.

The video footage shows a large group of excited shoppers running through the doors towards the country’s first KFC.

Reports said that no one was injured in the fast-food stampede.

Netizen ‘Igor Belov’ said: “I have to admit, things like this happen in every country. This is how the human brain is wired to the word ‘free’. This is human nature.”

Picture Credit: CEN/@triomall

‘Seva Stefan’ blamed the Belarusian president for the stampede: “[Alexander] Lukashenko has created these situations in our country.”

‘Zhenya Shandibin’ commented: “This is Belarusian mentality. This type of behaviour has become common due to the level of poverty in the country.”

‘Tania Sterzh’ wrote: “This is awful. People are falling over and others are making fun of them for it. All over a free burger!”

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