One woman shared “the most ridiculous place you’ll ever have KFC,” after finding a restaurant right across from the Giza Pyramids.
Kimmie Conner, who describes herself as a travel blogger, shared a “Pyramids of Giza hack” on her TikTok account, @kimmconn, which has been viewed over a million times since it was uploaded on Thursday.
Conner was on a visit to Egypt, with a trip to the African country not over until you see the iconic pyramids.
There are a few sites dotted around, but none are more famous than the iconic Pyramids of Giza, which date back around 4,500 years, the tallest being around 451 feet tall.
The impressive structures, which were among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, along with other sites of historical significance.
You’d think a view of the priceless pyramids would require an exorbitant fee, but Conner managed to find an unobstructed, private viewing platform, for the price of a Zinger burger.
In her now-viral clip, she said, âThis is the most ridiculous Giza pyramid hack you’ve ever heard. So outside the exit there’s a Pizza Hut and a KFC with that view.
âWould you believe they have a view from the top. So if you come in and order food, walk to the top. That’s right, keep going, here is the view from the roof of KFC.
âOf course there are other rooftops around, but this one is completely empty and you can have it all to yourself. Just you and your Zinger.
âI bet this is the most ridiculous place you’ve ever had in KFC. Honestly buying a single burger is a lot cheaper than going to other views, or paying for taxis or camels.
âHere’s a close up of the view you get from the top of the KFC and Pizza Hut. How unreal. It’s actually one of the most central and closest restaurants to Giza. Keep the expensive restaurants. for later for the sunset. And also save some fries to wander around for the rest of the day.
Conner, whose bio says she has been traveling with her other half for six years, also shared the clip, which can be seen here, on his Instagram page.
The blogger, whose account suggests she is from America, and her partner from Australia, said: “Yes, there are also tons of local restaurants around … this one is cheap, has a straightforward view and is pretty hilarious and slightly ironic. that’s why I made a video about it. Clearly everyone has an opinion that helped it go viral.
âIt was our quick lunch break and our view after spending half the day in the Pyramid Complex before heading back to spend the rest of the day exploring and visiting an art exhibit inside as well.
“After the pyramids closed at 4 am, we went to a more local (and nicer / more expensive) place to watch the sunset from the rooftop, which I highly recommend.”
As Conner noted, his hack received mixed reviews on TikTok, as TalkingCities put it: “To see an American restaurant chain right across from this site is so sad my god.”
Celia Ortega318 wrote: “It’s awful that a KFC stands in front of a World Heritage Site and not a local food chain.”
While Evelynlucille commented: âSame thing for the Eiffel Tower in Paris. There is a cafe at the top of a museum which has amazing views.
And Joshua Lee wrote, “This is a high profile travel hack.”
While DJT 45 joked, “The Starbucks game slips if Colonel Sanders shot this place.”
The KFC website states, âWe have over 25,000 KFC restaurants in more than 145 countries and territories around the world. “
They have 154 outlets in Egypt alone, as they added, “In fact, every six hours a new KFC restaurant opens somewhere in the world.”
The KFC’s perspective hasn’t gone unnoticed, with reviews from TripAdvisor and a Reddit thread on the channel’s prized location over the years.
News week contacted KFC and Conner for comment.