80 Per Cent of Dads Get ‘Big Piece Of Chicken’
Fathers across the UK are preparing for a day of pampering on Sunday, but research by Red Hot World Buffet shows that 80 per cent of dads already receive the largest serving of food during family meals.
Inspired by comedian Chris Rock, who claimed that the only thanks fathers receive from their family is the ‘big piece of chicken’, Red Hot World Buffet asked its 13,000 social media followers the question: “who enjoys the biggest serving of food in your family?”.
More than three quarters of those who voted admitted that the man of the house enjoys the prime portion, with children coming a distant second.
Red Hot World Buffet director, Helen Dhaliwal, said: “It might be Father’s Day, but our restaurants are well-equipped to give everyone the big piece of chicken.
“We have created an extra-special menu so dad can still enjoy something all to himself, with starters including fresh tomato and basil crostini, main courses such as bacon-wrapped chicken stuffed with cranberry and blue cheese and desserts that include a fantastic dark chocolate brownie and macaroon pudding.”
As a thank you to Red Hot World Buffet’s social media followers the restaurant will also be holding an amazing competition to celebrate Father’s Day.
Any dads who photograph their plate with a cuisine from every Red Hot destination and upload it to the website, Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #rhwbdads will be in with a chance to win a meal for four and a master-class in cocktail making.
Red Hot Food Facts for Fathers Around the World
Western dads still enjoy the privilege of what comedian Chris Rock called “the big piece of chicken” during meal times, but according to research by anthropologist Dr Carole Counihan, many other fathers around the world use meal times as an opportunity to display their status.
• In Ecuador, if a husband upsets his wife she insults him by giving him no chunks of meat in his soup.
• However, in South Korea, families don’t start eating until the oldest man at the table begins, and diners don’t leave the table until he does.
• In Papua New Guinea, men use food to build alliances and embarrass their enemies through huge feasts.
• Similarly in Europe, shepherds on the island of Sardinia demonstrate their wealth by donating sheep for the feast of Saint Mark, which their wives then cook and distribute amongst the community.
Published on 03/07/2012