KFC India is selling a chicken wings box that transforms into a drone

KFC India is back at it with its latest marketing stunt: a chicken wings box that doubles up as a drone. The limited edition packaging consists all the components required to assemble the DIY drone, and all you have to do is follow the instructions and download the controller app (opens in new tab) on your phone.

Aptly enough, the drone is called Kentucky Flying Object (KFO). This isn't the first time KFC India served up interesting packaging options. Back in 2012, the company rolled out a takeout box with a portable battery through which you could charge up your phone.


You'll be able to get your hands on the DIY drone box by ordering Smoky Grilled Wings at 12 KFC stores across ten cities on January 25 and 26. However, the press release does mention that the packaging could be sold online starting next week.

From KFC:

There are two kinds of wings in the world – the finger lickin' good ones and ones that can fly. Well, KFC India just made sure you can have both! Order the new KFC Smoky Grilled wings at select KFCs across ten cities, and you could get your food in a super cool packaging that turns into a flying drone, powered by your smartphone.

Timings vary across stores — some will offer the promotion at 1pm - 4pm and the others at 4pm - 10pm — so you'll have to check in with your store to find out when it's available. If you're interested, here's the list of KFC stores that will carry the packaging:

  • Delhi: KFC Connaught Place
  • Mumbai: Kenilworth Mall
  • Kolkata: Park Street
  • Pune: Amanora Town Centre
  • Hyderabad: KFC Gachibowli
  • Chennai: KFC Arcot Road
  • Gurgaon: Ambience Mall
  • Chandigarh: Elante Mall
  • Kochi: Lulu International Shopping Mall
  • Bangalore: Hypercity Brookfield, Signature Mall, Central Mall
Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.

  • Man, you guys always gets the good stuffs there. I seriously want one of those.
  • Thanks, I'll be sure to pick one up the next time I never ever in a millions years visit India
  • TF is up with these American based companies not bringing the good stuff here? As terrible as their chicken is I would actually go there to get this.
  • The problem is you'd just end up beating the crap out of each other over the limited quantities... Probably end in a gunfight! I'm just teasing 'merica! Well... Kinda...
  • There will be insane lines here in India too... I remember once starbucks was offering coffee at ₹100 few months back as special offer... People stood in line for that for hours :D
  • I'd buy it if they had good biscuits like Church's
  • Sheeeit best biscuits would be Popeyes
  • That is some really interesting marketing! Is there any names that they call KFC in India? For example, in the Cayman Islands the locals told me that KFC actually stands for "Keep From Cookin'!" Just curious. :D
  • I don't think so... Always stood for kentucky fried chicken
  • We've always called KFC "Colonel Cluck's".
  • No cool drone for America. Maybe we'll get another Colonel Sanders romance novel in time for Valentine's Day.