It's National Fried Chicken Day today so why wouldn't we celebrate?!

The Candied Yam, in Grand Rapids, is taking it a step further by offering their famous fried chicken for FREE all day. Mmmm. If you haven't had the pleasure of trying their chicken, today would be the perfect day because you're definitely in for a treat! All you have to do is stop into their store and when you buy one fried chicken value meal you'll get a second one for free. A meal includes a sweet potato corn muffin and a side of your choosing. Mac & cheese, please!

Courtesy of The Candied Yam
Courtesy of The Candied Yam

Today goes beyond indulging in our love for fried chicken. According to The Candied Yam's press release, the dish's significance to the African American community dates back to slavery

...slaves were generally allowed to keep chickens, so frying them up on special occasions during the antebellum years became relatively commonplace. And because many restaurants were closed to blacks due to segregation, fried chicken became a go-to dish..."

You can stop into The Candied Yam from 11:30a until 7 p.m. today.

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