KFC John Travolta – A table reservation at a KFC for John Travolta was turned down in West Sussex, England. He was turned away from by the franchise even though his representatives phoned ahead and politely asked for the restaurant to close so he could enjoy a private meal. The actor was in town for an annual Scientology event, but the employee who answered the phone was very rude.
In fact, the worker told the agent that the Hollywood star will be forced to engage in a plebeian queue and scrape for his own table, just like everyone else, and that it didn’t matter if the man was world famous or not.
“To me, customers are customers, no matter who they are. It doesn’t make a difference if someone is famous,” the worker said. “The lady who called didn’t give me her name,” he added.
However, a KFC spokesperson has since issued a statement saying that its employee’s actions were wrong: “In hindsight, of course, we would have reserved a table for him. It’s not every day you get a Hollywood star eating in your restaurant.”
Unfortunately, it’s unlikely that they’ll ever get the chance again, as John snubbed the establishment and went straight to his Scientology dinner. He was attending an annual meeting at a mansion originally owned by founder L. Ron Hubbard which has since been turned into the UK headquarters of the religion.
Travolta has been a practitioner of the religion since 1975 when he was given the book Dianetics while filming the movie The Devil’s Rain in Durango, Mexico. After the 2010 Haiti earthquake, joining other celebrities in helping with the relief efforts, he flew his 707 full of supplies, doctors, and Scientologist Volunteer Ministers into the disaster area.