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They Might Be Closing The Only KFC Buffet In Canada And People Are Pissed

Even the premier of the province is upset. Update: KFC Canada released a statement saying that the buffet will remain open "for now."

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In the Saskatchewan town of Weyburn there is a KFC where you can pay a reasonable amount of money and partake in an all-you-can-eat buffet of fried chicken and all the fixins, amen and god bless the prairies.

It really exists!

Last week in weyburn and we actually went to an alL YOU CAN EAT KFC BUFFET. 😷🍗🍟🌽

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But there is trouble afoot for what is often described as North America's only KFC buffet*. Reports say the parent company of KFC, Yum Brands, wants to shut down the buffet. Now even the premier of Saskatchewan is speaking out against the plucking of the Weyburn dirty bird buffet.

The last KFC buffet in the world in Weyburn, SK is being shut down? RT and say NO @yumbrands #SaveWeyburnKFCBuffet https://t.co/UMVuJ4RLB5

*Yes, there's a KFC/Pizza Hut in Humboldt, Saskatchewan that also offers a buffet. But it's more of a pizza-focused offering and is only available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays.

In Weyburn, the buffet rolls from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. and has been going since 1988 🙏 🐔

UPDATE

Leonard Free of KFC Canada, released a statement to say the buffet will remain open "for now."

"This afternoon, KFC learned that our buffet in Weyburn, Sask., was closing," he said. "Like many people, we were surprised by this news. We can confirm the buffet is not closing.… While we cannot guarantee that the Weyburn buffet will remain open forever, we can guarantee that it will be open for now."

The Weyburn buffet is legend. Fox Sports (and former TSN) broadcasters Jay Onrait and Dan O'Toole have been squawking about it for years, to the point that people go there to eat and then tag them on Twitter.

Karsen Szczecinski / Via Twitter: @KarsenSzcz

Your eyes are not deceiving you — the Weyburn KFC buffet offers nacho cheese and pierogi.

The big wigs want to shut down Weyburn KFC's All You Can Eat Buffet: https://t.co/gJkovOFMIr

Craig Silverman is Media Editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto.

Contact Craig Silverman at craig.silverman@buzzfeed.com.

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