KFC follows exactly 11 Herbs and Spices on Twitter, and social media is eating it up

PHOTO: A bucket of KFC Extra Crispy fried chicken is displayed, Oct. 30, 2006, in San Rafael, Calif. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
A bucket of KFC Extra Crispy fried chicken is displayed, Oct. 30, 2006, in San Rafael, Calif.

The Colonel follows exactly 11 users on Twitter, and today one savvy social media user found out the hilarious and punny reason.

PHOTO: KFC follows 6 men named Herb and 5 of the Spice Girls on Twitter. kfc/Twitter
KFC follows 6 men named Herb and 5 of the Spice Girls on Twitter.

Kentucky Fried Chicken follows six men named Herb and the five Spice Girls, from the all-girl British pop group, in what appears to be a nod to the company's original-recipe blend of 11 herbs and spices.

The original tweet revealing the fast food chain's genius marketing move was first posted by @edgette22 and was favorited more than 484,000 times and retweeted over 200,000 times as of midday Friday.

The chief brand officer of Ford even made an incredible offer to the anonymous person behind the move. "To whomever runs the KFC Twitter account and thought of this. Call me whenever you need a job. You a genius," Musa Tariq tweeted.

Other KFC social media accounts don't appear to follow to the 11 Herbs and Spices recipe. The company's Instagram account follows 67 users.

KFC did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment, and the person behind the marketing move remains anonymous.

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