Tag Archives: KFC

KFC Has Engineered ‘Low Smell’ Chicken in Japan

Source: Grub Street NY

To help “polite” commuters who are loath to inflict delicious odors on fellow subway passengers, KFC has pioneered to-go fried-chicken boxes that pack a “repressed scent.” Called Fried Chicken Home Type, this special pack is only available through December 31 at a pop-up inside Tokyo’s subway system. KFC claims …

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KFC’s Latest Beauty Product Is a Bath Bomb That Leaves You Smelling Like Fried Chicken

Source: Grub Street NY

So you’re almost out of KFC’s edible fingernail polish, and have started wondering what the point of personal grooming is if the Colonel’s not involved? Fair! To ensure you maintain at least some level of hygiene, the chicken chain has created a new product: a bath bomb that …

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KFC Has Made the World’s First Store Where You Pay by Face

Source: Grub Street NY

A KFC in China has released a new payment method that’s incredibly convenient on the one hand, and deeply alarming on the other. Say hello to the planet’s first store where customers buy food with their face. “Smile to Pay,” as the feature is being called, will be part …

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Poop Bacteria Detected in Ice at European Branches of McDonald’s, Burger King, and KFC

Source: Grub Street NY

Fecal coliforms: That’s the secret ingredient in the biggest fast-food chains’ iced drinks. An investigation by the BBC consumer series Watchdog found that United Kingdom locations of Burger King, KFC, and McDonald’s all serve ice contaminated by the bacteria. Out of ten samples tested at each of the three …

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KFC Is Sending a Chicken Sandwich Into Space

Source: Grub Street NY

KFC’s marketing team must’ve found a pile of money to burn, because the latest ad campaign by the chain involves launching a chicken sandwich into orbit. The mission is scheduled to begin June 21, when the chain’s new spicy Zinger will be strapped into a fancy space balloon …

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KFC Will Keep Human Antibiotics in Its Chicken for Another Year

Source: Grub Street NY

KFC has finally gone where literally almost every other large company tied to chicken has gone before — it’s committing to removing most of the antibiotics from its chicken. Now, patient zero of the global multidrug-resistant shigella pandemic …

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Here’s Where to Get Free Valentine’s Day Food, If You’re Really That Desperate

Source: Grub Street NY

Because nothing says “love” quite like a dozen long-stemmed drumsticks, KFC is delivering bouquets of fried chicken to amorous eaters today. It’s one free bucket of “the best smelling” popcorn chicken, chicken strips, and Original Recipe drumsticks, but unfortunately the promo’s only good in New Zealand, …

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Fred Armisen Wrote Jingles for KFC’s Hot Chicken, Because KFC Is Catering to the Portlandia Crowd Now

Source: Grub Street NY

America’s favorite fast-food chicken restaurant Kentucky Fried Chicken appears to have stumbled upon a marketing gold mine when they decided to add food-trendy Nashville Hot Chicken to their menu. Enter “Nashville Colonel” — a younger, sexier iteration of the southern-fried gentleman we know and love, now portrayed by Read full article >>

Fred Armisen Wrote Jingles for KFC’s Hot Chicken, Because KFC Is Catering to the Portlandia Crowd Now

Source: Grub Street NY

America’s favorite fast-food chicken restaurant Kentucky Fried Chicken appears to have stumbled upon a marketing gold mine when they decided to add food-trendy Nashville Hot Chicken to their menu. Enter “Nashville Colonel” — a younger, sexier iteration of the southern-fried gentleman we know and love, now portrayed by Read full article >>

Someone Probably Just Revealed Colonel Sanders’s Top-Secret KFC Recipe

Source: Grub Street NY

The Chicago Tribune may have just stumbled upon a food-industry scoop for the ages. It sent a reporter to visit the Harland Sanders Café and Museum in Kentucky for what started out as a standard travel piece, but ended with a fried-chicken recipe containing “11 spices” and utter…More »

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Instant Success of KFC’s Chicken Sunscreen Is Another Step Back for America

Source: Grub Street NY

Yesterday, KFC unveiled a sunscreen that smells like the colonel’s 11 herbs and spices, but, unfortunately, if slathering on chicken-scented lotion sounds like something you, too, would like to do, you’ve already missed your window: Psychos made an immediate run on it, exhausting all 3,000 bottles of Extra…More »

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Semi Truck Spills Hundreds of Live Chickens on Doorstep of KFC

Source: Grub Street NY

Crates of live chickens fell out of a moving semi truck on Tuesday and, by some cruelly ironic fate, landed literally in front of a KFC in Melbourne, Australia. More amazingly, there was a vegan woman passing by at that exact moment with her cell phone,…More »

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Man Running for President of the United States Doesn’t Know How to Eat Fried Chicken Properly

Source: Grub Street NY

Just look at this guy.

In the long, shocking history of Trump’s transgressions, this is pretty minor. But still. Forget, for a moment, that he’s eating KFC, despite the fact that pretty much every city in the country has at least one…More »

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What’s the hottest food trend?

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

KFC recently launched Nashville Hot Chicken in all its U.S. locations. Photo credit: KFC

NOW TRENDING: Nashville Hot Chicken

At the start of the year, I noted that Nashville hot chicken – that manner of dousing fried chicken in hot sauce and serving it over a piece of white bread – was among food trends picking up steam.

>>Also trending in Atlanta restaurants: Porridge

>>The 2016 trends for Atlanta restaurants

Curiously, just a day or two after filing that story, O’Charley’s Restaurant and Bar sent a press release announcing that it would be launching a new Southern-inspired ...

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The Shutter: Many of the fast food restaurants…

Source: Eater NY

pennstationshutter.jpgMany of the fast food restaurants currently housed in the dim lower concourse of Penn Station will not be around much longer. The landlord is kicking out Pizza Hut, KFC, T.G.I. Friday’s, and seven other businesses with the hope of replacing them with more trendy shops. This is the first in what will likely be a string of closures as Penn Station gears up for a revamp. [Crain’s]
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Listage: Psychology of Ordering Food Online; Fast-Food Tattoos

Source: Eater Philly

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Le Cheri [Photo: Eater Philly/Alyssa Maloof]

· Read an Excerpt from Ruth Reichl’s New Novel, Delicious! [BA]
· Why Are Food Shows So Bad These Days? [Esquire]
· The Hidden Psychology of Ordering Food Online [FastCoLabs]
· The New Wave of Oyster Bars [NYT]
· Investigating the Cheese Microbiome [SciAm]
· The Return of Blanco Tequila [Epicurious]
· KFC Fanatic Boldly Gets a Double Down Tattoo [-EN-]
· Watch Jimmy Kimmel Ask Pedestrians: What Is Gluten? [-EN-]

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Stunt Food: Brace, America: KFC is re-releasing its…

Source: Eater Philly

KFC-Double-Down-greg-morabito-041614.jpgBrace, America: KFC is re-releasing its all meat stunt sandwich the Double Down. The sandwich, which features bacon and cheese between two fried chicken filets, will be back for a limited time on April 21. And if the Double Down’s not quite your style, Domino’s has announced a pizza-like “Specialty Chicken” creation that swaps breaded chicken chunks for crust. [-E-]

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Novelty Foods: Brace, America: KFC is re-releasing its…

Source: Eater NY

KFC-Double-Down-greg-morabito-041614.jpgBrace, America: KFC is re-releasing its all meat stunt sandwich the Double Down. The sandwich, which features bacon and cheese between two fried chicken filets, will be back for a limited time on April 21. And if the Double Down’s not quite your style, Domino’s has announced a pizza-like “Speciality Chicken” creation that swaps breaded chicken chunks for crust. [-E-]

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Syria’s Last Remaining KFC Closes

Source: Grub Street NY


More like so long.

The last of the seven KFCs in Syria has closed, citing supply problems amid the country’s two-and-a-half-year civil war. Given U.S. sanctions against Syria, increased violence, and poverty levels that make a KFC meal too expensive for most, it’s amazing that the fast-food restaurant — the first American chain to come to Syria, in 2006 — lasted this long. [Al Arabiya]

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Listage: Gov’t Shutdown Specials; Bad Food Photography

Source: Eater Philly

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Cafe Soho [Photo: Philly Ktown]
· The Fish You Can’t Eat Anywhere Else [Esquire]
· What Are the World’s Greatest Chefs Talking About? Seeds. [EM]
· Relaxation Drinks: The Opposite of Energy Drinks [WSJ]
· The Art of Bad Restaurant Food Photography [Blackbook]
· Government Shutdown Specials: Moneymaker or Publicity Move? [WBJ]
· What the Government Shutdown Means for Food & Drink [-EN-]
· Behold the KFC Go Cup [-EN-]
· 21 Food & Drink Events for October and Beyond [-EN-]

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