The new owner of the KFC bucket that was torn down in Yellowknife this week has big dreams for the chicken-less container – he wants to convert it into a hot tub.
Kyle Coumont works for Independent Electrical Services, the company that was responsible for removing the bucket from its former home at the intersection of Franklin Avenue and 48 Street.
“We get a lot of jobs installing and removing these signs,” he told Moose FM. “Some of them, we get to keep and this is one of them I guess.”
The bucket is currently sitting in Coumont’s Kam Lake yard as he figures out what to do with it.
“I have a couple plans for it,” he said. “I might make it into a hot tub which I think would be kind of cool or put it on top of one of the roofs in our yard.”
Coumont and three co-workers spent over an hour bringing the bucket down on Tuesday. News of its removal quickly spread on social media and even prompted a fake advertisement on YKTrader.
“We didn’t expect it to be such a big deal,” Coumont admitted. “It was our job to take it down and bring it to our shop and that’s what we did.”
Coumont’s job has allowed him to collect a number of odd pieces over the years, including CJCD’s old “Mix 100” sign.
Your last chance to get some Kentucky fried goodness in Yellowknife will be on August 23.
The Jason family, which owns the KFC franchise in town, wants to open up a burger joint called Lenny Burger at the same location by Christmas.
And the KFC bucket comes down… Sad. pic.twitter.com/RkNhgJaMd1
— Mark Heyck (@MarkHeyck) July 21, 2015
— ??ktownmikey?? (@mikerheostatics) July 22, 2015
By the way, we’re going to need that sign back.