Mom has a secret love she’s never shared all of these years.

Mother’s Day is a big day for dining out. More than half of Americans celebrating Mother’s Day plan a special brunch or dinner. According to the National Retail Federation, 55.9 percent of mothers celebrating will get taken out for a special meal.

But when we can assume Mom has her pick of places, where does she choose to dine?


According to YUM Brands, KFC sees its best day of business all year on Mother’s Day.

And it’s not even close. Single stores report sales jumps of 50 percent on the annual holiday.

KFC says it serves about 370,000 families each Mother’s Day. That translates to 6.5 million pieces — or 1.5 million pounds — of chicken and 815,000 servings of mashed potatoes and gravy.

So celebrate your favorite matriarch this Sunday with a box of chocolates and a bucket of chicken.*

*Warning: For happiest Mother’s Day, better ask Mom first.


(h/t Eater)

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Meghan is a full-time writer exploring the fun facts behind food. She lives a healthy lifestyle but lives for breakfast, dessert and anything with marinara. She’s thrown away just as many meals as she’s proud of.