KFC sign is pictured outside its restaurant in Paramus Reuters

A woman in the United States has sued Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) for alleged false advertising. The woman, identified as Anna Wurtzburger, argues that the chicken bucket sold by the restaurant specialising in fried chicken does not overflow with chicken pieces as shown in the advertisements and wants to sue the company for misinforming her.

It was reported that the 64-year-old widow from Hudson Valley had bought a bucket of chicken, costing US$20, from KFC and was shocked to find that the product looked different from the advertisements.

"I came home and said, 'Where's the chicken?' I thought I was going to have a couple of meals," she said as reported by the New York Post.

"They say it feeds the whole family...They're showing a bucket that's overflowing with chicken...You get half a bucket! That's false advertising, and it doesn't feed the whole family. They're small pieces!" she added.

According to the news portal, the former Fishkill Correction Facility prison employee contacted KFC's Georgia headquarters to lodge a complaint. She also claimed that the bucket of chicken on the commercial was portrayed "so that the public could see the chicken".

"If you want the public to look at your chicken, put it in a dish...I expect to get what you're telling me," said Anna.

A disappointed Anna has also hired a lawyer and filed a lawsuit to demand the fast-food chain change its advertising. She has even returned two gift certificates that KFC sent her as complimentary gifts, reported the news portal. However, the American food chain has labelled the lawsuit as "meritless".

Anna, a retiree, said that she lives off her Social Security cheque and the KFC meal was meant to be a rare treat.