Taco Bell’s Tortilla-Encrusted Fried Chicken Strips Are Real, Tested In 3 States

Taco Bell’s Tortilla-Encrusted Fried Chicken Strips Are Real, Tested In 3 States

If you’re one of the 49.71% of our readers who, when polled, thought that Dorito-encrusted fried chicken sounded like an amazing idea, we have great news. Kind of. Yum Brands has brought this idea one step closer to reality: as they whispered to some food bloggers a few months ago, tortilla-encrusted fried chicken strips have left the imaginations of Taco Bell’s food scientists and leapt onto restaurant menus in three states. [More]

Master Of Fried Fair Food Opens Restaurant, Will Clog Arteries Year-Round

Master Of Fried Fair Food Opens Restaurant, Will Clog Arteries Year-Round

Here at Consumerist, we like to keep our fingers on the feeble, erratic pulse of the latest news in junk food. We like to check in annually on the latest novelty fair foods from Chicken Charlie’s, a vendor at various fairs in southern California and an influential fryer of things. Exciting news from San Diego: Chicken Charlie’s opened a year-round restaurant over the weekend. [More]

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Taco Bell Is Testing Tortilla Chip-Encrusted Fried Chicken––No, Really

Remember a few months ago when we shared the news that KFC in the Philippines is offering fried chicken covered in Clover Chips, a popular tapioca-based snack? We took the opportunity to wonder whether parent company Yum Brands might bring that concept to the United States, substituting Dorito crumbs for Clover Chips. Well, maybe the company was listening…just not necessarily KFC. [More]

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This $50 Bloody Mary Includes An Entire Fried Chicken

Although my path in life has taken me many miles from the fair shores of Lake Michigan, I can always count on the people of Milwaukee to make me proud by way of ridiculously extravagant food creations. I am now an entire fried chicken’s worth proud, as a bar in the Good Land has introduced a Bloody Mary topped with a whole fried fowl. [More]

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Shocker: Those Fake-Looking Fried Chicken Oreos Are Indeed Fake

Given the sheer number of Oreo varieties that have been dumped on store shelves in the past year — from sherbet to peanut butter cup to fruit punch to lemon and limeade — it’s almost not beyond belief that Nabisco would give fried chicken Oreos a go. Almost, but not quite. [More]

KFC Peddling Drumstick Corsages Because High School Dances Aren’t Weird Enough Already

KFC Peddling Drumstick Corsages Because High School Dances Aren’t Weird Enough Already

As if it’s not hard enough to be a teenager dressed to the nines in a formal outfit that probably cost too much and won’t change your life in the way you’ve always dreamed of, in a room filled with other teenagers awkwardly swaying/pawing at each other, why not strap fried chicken to your arm and just call it a night? To wit: KFC is peddling customizable chicken drumstick corsages for those discerning promgoers looking to go that extra weird mile. [More]

You tease me so, candle.

Listen, it’s hard enough out here for a hungry person, what with candles smelling like pumpkin pie and apple cider as they burn. But now you want to add in a decorative object that gives off the smell of fried chicken and yet fails to deliver said delicious food to my mouth? That’s just not fair. [via Scents of the Commonwealth]

Church’s Chicken Criticized For Continued Use Of Trans Fat Oils

Church’s Chicken Criticized For Continued Use Of Trans Fat Oils

While fast food will likely never be mistaken as healthy eats, most fast food chains, including McDonald’s, Burger King, KFC, and most recently Long John Silver’s, have realized that using oils containing trans fats, which increase your bad cholesterol and lower your good cholesterol, is probably a bad idea. But not every major chain is stepping out of the fast food stone age. [More]

Family Of Popeyes Founder Wanted His Memorial To Feature Life-Sized Statue Eating Fried Chicken

Not gonna happen, guys.

The key facts you need to know here: the late Al Copeland was the fried chicken entrepreneur behind Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits. Was he the king? Definitely, at least according to his family’s plans for a tribute to him in the Lafreniere Park in Metairie, La. What they initially had in mind, however, isn’t quite to the taste of local officials. [More]

Who Is This Strange Goateed Man Trying To Sell Us KFC Products?

Who Is This Strange Goateed Man Trying To Sell Us KFC Products?

For those of us who grew up watching Colonel Sanders (or rather, some guy dressed up as Colonel Sanders) on ads for Kentucky Fried Chicken, it might come as a shock to learn that the fast food chain’s own survey found that more than 60% of Americans between the ages of 18-25 couldn’t identify the man. [More]

Popeyes Decides It's Time To Play Chicken With KFC

Popeyes Decides It's Time To Play Chicken With KFC

For years, Popeyes has been bragging about the quality of its fried chicken, but now that the fast food chain says they beat KFC in an independent national taste test, it’s decided to take the battle right to the Colonel with a new marketing campaign that pits Louisiana against Kentucky. [More]

Two Delicious Worlds Collide With Red Velvet Fried Chicken

Two Delicious Worlds Collide With Red Velvet Fried Chicken

San Francisco continues to confound us… On one hand the city is trying to take all the happy out of Happy Meals; on the other hand, it’s the same place you can now order up a plate of fried chicken coated in a red velvet cake batter. [More]

It's Tough Being The Only Popeye's In Minnesota

It's Tough Being The Only Popeye's In Minnesota

What happens when you mix a chicken promotion, a national ad buy, and a franchisee not taking part in the promotion? You get a lot of hungry and annoyed people. And, last Thursday in Minneapolis, you have to call the police.