Get $3.99 In Oprah Free KFC Coupon Debacle Lawsuit

Get $3.99 In Oprah Free KFC Coupon Debacle Lawsuit

Two years ago, Oprah promoted on her show a KFC coupon for a free grilled chicken meal. Now the class action lawsuit the resulted after that ended in tears has settled. [More]

Panda Express Avoids Food Giveaway Pandemonium, Serves Up Teeny Portions

Panda Express Avoids Food Giveaway Pandemonium, Serves Up Teeny Portions

Matt tells Consumerist that Panda Express may have found a way to avoid a coupon debacle similar to KFC’s grilled chicken giveaway last year. Their brilliant plan: dish up tiny portions, then charge comically high prices for meal add-ons. Like a $4 egg roll. [More]

KFC Giving Away Free Sandwiches To Fast Food Workers Today

KFC Giving Away Free Sandwiches To Fast Food Workers Today

In a move to promote its new-ish Doublicious — aka the Double Down on a bun — KFC is attempting to entice employees at competing quick-service restaurants to give it a shot for free today. [More]

McDonald's Pulls Plug On Planned Smoothie Giveaway

McDonald's Pulls Plug On Planned Smoothie Giveaway

If you had planned on taking advantage of McDonald’s planned giveaway of samples of their new line of smoothies, you’re out of luck. Perhaps in an attempt to avoid a debacle like the Oprah/KFC clusterf*ck from last year, the Golden Arches has preemptively pulled the plug on the event to avoid shortages. [More]

Judge Says KFC Must Answer For Oprah Coupon Debacle

Judge Says KFC Must Answer For Oprah Coupon Debacle

Remember last year, when KFC vastly underestimated the popularity of Oprah Winfrey and left millions of customers holding worthless coupons for free grilled chicken meals? The fast food chain had recently asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit over the debacle, but the judge — probably a fan of Popeye’s — has said no. [More]

The KFC Double Down: What A Restaurant Does When It Gets Desperate

The KFC Double Down: What A Restaurant Does When It Gets Desperate

It seems like the best promotional campaigns for KFC in the past few years have been on South Park, and that’s despite the fact that Cartman is the chain’s most vocal supporter. An AdAge article today points out that Chick-Fil-A has been eating KFC’s lunch for a while now, and so far every stunt KFC has pulled–name changes, PR-engineered recipe events, botched giveaways, getting Oprah’s blessing–hasn’t stopped the restaurant from losing customers.That’s right: your lack of interest in KFC is what created this bundle of cheesy fried-fried in the first place. [More]

KFC Handing Out More Free Chicken Next Monday

KFC Handing Out More Free Chicken Next Monday

Looks like KFC found some more piles of grilled chicken in a closet somewhere, because next week they’ll hold their third grilled chicken giveaway this year. Their CEO promises that this time the event will be glitch free: all who desire a sample of grilled chicken will receive a sample of grilled chicken.

Free Food From Pizza Hut Via Twitter And Facebook

Free Food From Pizza Hut Via Twitter And Facebook

The new Pizza Hut social media intern has her first assignment, and it’s to give out codes for free stuffed pizza rolls to the company’s followers on Twitter and Facebook. Let’s hope they’ve planned ahead better than KFC did. [Mashable] (Thanks, David!)

Lawsuit Calls Infamous KFC Chicken Giveaway A "Bait And Switch"

Lawsuit Calls Infamous KFC Chicken Giveaway A "Bait And Switch"

TMZ.com is reporting that chicken lovers have become disillusioned with KFC and are suing over the Oprah-endorsed Kentucky Grilled Chicken giveaway that went so horribly wrong last month.

Fast Food Restaurants: Stop With The "Free" Promotions Already

Fast Food Restaurants: Stop With The "Free" Promotions Already

Dear Quiznos, KFC, Arby’s, and any other food chain that wants to offer freebies without first securing full buy-in from your franchisees: please stop it. Either the coupons are honored or they’re not; there is no try.

Oprah and KFC's Free Grilled Chicken Promotion: What Went Wrong

Oprah and KFC's Free Grilled Chicken Promotion: What Went Wrong

Emily in Chicago (Oprah Central) wondered why none of the restaurants she visited were participating in the KFC grilled chicken promotion. Readers across the country have reported franchises not cooperating, long waits, and chicken outages. She got an unofficial answer from someone in management.

Going to KFC For Free Chicken? You've Got A Long Wait

Going to KFC For Free Chicken? You've Got A Long Wait

It’s the first lunch period since the Oprah-promoted KFC grilled chicken giveaway started. Lines are predictably long.

KFC On Oprah: Everybody Gets A Chicken! Everybody Gets A Chicken!

KFC On Oprah: Everybody Gets A Chicken! Everybody Gets A Chicken!

Oprah is promoting KFC’s grilled chicken, and has hooked the entire Internet up with a coupon for a free grilled chicken meal.