John Travolta Snubbed at U.K. Branch of KFC

3:19 AM PST 10/21/2011 by Stuart Kemp
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Restaurant told actor's rep Travolta would have to queue at the front like everyone else.

LONDON – John Travolta’s attempts to book a table at a KFC branch in England made headlines here in print and even made it to the “fun item status” read at the end of BBC news bulletins.

The reports all said one of the star’s reps called the local fast food outlet in East Grinstead, West Sussex, to see if he could get a table.

But a member of staff, according to the newspaper reports, told the caller it was restaurant policy not to book tables and Travolta would have to queue at the front like everyone else.

He had been in West Sussex attending an annual Scientology event, reports said.

A spokesman for KFC told the press and the BBC: “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.”

The KFC staffer who took and turned down the request wished to remain anonymous.

He did say, however, that he had originally been skeptical of the telephone caller’s legitimacy in terms of calling to make the reservation for a “Mr Travolta.”

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