Free Firecracker Chicken Breast at Panda Express On Chinese New Year
The official line explaining why the Panda Express chain is giving out free food this coming Monday for Chinese New Year reads thusly:
"The Chinese New Year's Eve feast features ingredients that carry special symbolic meaning. Firecracker Chicken Breast(TM) is created with chicken because it represents prosperity and happiness, while firecrackers are a traditional part of New Year's celebrations -- according to Chinese folklore, Nian, a man-eating beast came into towns in search of people to feast upon. People used bright red decorations and firecrackers to scare Nian away to have a safe new year."
Yeah, yeah, yeah. Did we mention it's free?
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