Rob Lowe debuts as KFC’s new Colonel Sanders


Rob Lowe debuts as KFC’s new Colonel Sanders

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Rob Lowe is about to get finger-lickin’ good.

The actor, who recently announced his own unsolved mysteries show on A&E, becomes the latest to step into KFC’s Colonel Sanders’ white suit. Lowe joins the likes of Vincent Kartheiser, Darrel Hammond, Jim Gaffigan, and Norm Macdonald in portraying the KFC founder.

Lowe premieres in their new ad promoting the release of the Zinger spicy chicken sandwich in America. In his take on Colonel Sanders, Lowe will boldly go where no Colonel has gone before; he shakes up the traditional white suit, appearing in a space suit decked out to resemble the Colonel’s signature double-breasted look.

In the ad, Lowe announces the launch of the Zinger and $5 Fill-Up in America, as well as into space. In a parody of JFK’s famous “Moon” speech, the Colonel details the unprecedented launch of the sandwich into space and notes that KFC hand breads its sandwich “not because it is easy, but because it is hard.”

Watch KFC’s latest spot, featuring Lowe, above to visit the final frontier for chicken, and check out the still images below.

Johnny Reb's Chick, Chuck and Shake owner Tubby Davis had the Big Chicken erected in 1963, Storms nearly destroyed it in the early 90's after it had become a KFC, but public outcry led to it's refurbishment. BOB ANDRES / BANDRES@AJC.COM
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