In her clip which amassed 1.2 million views at the time of writing, she said: “Here’s the most ridiculous Giza pyramid hack you’ll ever hear. So outside the exit, there’s a Pizza Hut and a KFC with this view. Would you actually believe they have a view from the top? So if you go in and order some s***** food, walk all the way up to the top. That’s right, keep going past, here is the view from the roof of the KFC.”
Connor said there are other rooftops around, but the area is “completely empty, and you can have it all to yourself.”
“I bet you anything this is the most ridiculous place you’ll ever have KFC. Honestly, just buying one burger is a lot cheaper than getting to some of the other views or paying taxis or camels.”
Afterwards, Connor showed views from the top of the KFC and Pizza Hut, noting that it is one of the closest and “most central restaurants” in the city of Giza.
The Pyramid of GizaPhoto courtesy of @kimmconn/TikTok
“Save the expensive restaurants for later for sunset. And also, save some fries for walking around for the rest of the day. You’re welcome,” she added.
However, people in Connor’s video comments had mixed feelings about her decision to visit an American food chain in front of the historic landmark.
“Seeing an American chain restaurant right in front of this site is so sad, my god,” someone wrote.
“That place would have made a fortune if it was open while they were building the pyramids,” another added.
Someone else wrote: “Egypt has always been on my bucket list. But it’s my KFC BUCKET LIST now!!!”
“Who else feels like big corporations getting real estate in cool places ruins the place a bit? Why can’t there just be 100 per cent owned Egyptian stuff,” a fourth noted.
In conversation with Indy100, Connor noted that a local told her the KFC “had the best view” and figured “why not” explore as she and her boyfriend “had an hour before we wanted to get on a shuttle to view art exhibition” by the pyramid.
“When I first went in, I went up to the roof first to make sure that what my friend said was correct. We then ordered food and took it upstairs, ate it super quickly, recorded a few videos before rushing back up to catch the shuttle. Recording the TikTok was a completely last-minute idea for me as I thought it was a bit hilariously and depressingly ironic to have a KFC/Pizza Hut at one of the most significant historical monuments in the world,” she said.
According to her Instagram bio, Connor has been travelling with her boyfriend for six years, further said that she had no regrets visit the KFC.
“I don’t regret going to the KFC at all for a few reasons. Firstly, it was FAST, and we didn’t have much time. Secondly, it was ironic to be all the way in Egypt going to an American fast-food restaurant. Thirdly, it’s fun trying familiar fast-food restaurants in all different countries because you will find that they are a little bit different in each place, whether a different quality or different menus entirely. My boyfriend has been to McDonald’s once in most countries he has visited, and it’s always a little different. Fourth - it was a hit video that clearly created a divide but also enabled people to learn something.”
She also wanted to emphasise that she and her boyfriend went there for lunch “as a break from a full day exploring Giza.”
“The complex closes at 4, so you don’t have all day to be in there.”
Connor and her boyfriend plan to stay in Egypt for “at least a month if not two,” with potential plans to move to “Costa Rica for a few months in January.”