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Family Not Terribly Freaked Out When 7-Foot-Tall KFC Bucket Ends Up In Front Yard

Most people don’t like pulling up to their houses and seeing fast food refuse sitting in the grass. But what about when that tossed-off trash is actually a mammoth bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken? [More]

KFC Franchise Exec On Rotten Chicken Allegations: We Had Some Expired Meat But I'm Not Saying We Cooked It

KFC Franchise Exec On Rotten Chicken Allegations: We Had Some Expired Meat But I'm Not Saying We Cooked It

Back in April we reported on a lawsuit brought by a KFC manager in Oregon alleging that he was fired by a franchisee for refusing to serve rotten chicken, and instead throwing it out past its expiration date. In another case involving former employees crying foul fowl, Texas health officials found no evidence that chicken past its “kill date” was served to customers, even if the franchise’s owner says such expired meat has been on the premises. [More]

User-Generated KFC Ad More Likely To Inspire Serial Killers Than Sales

User-Generated KFC Ad More Likely To Inspire Serial Killers Than Sales

I kind of love this very unofficial ad for KFC made by comedian Peter Serafinowicz. It juxtaposes a loop of a 70’s father cutting a chicken for his family with a staticy voiceover instructing how to serve a chicken. An ominous drone pulses underneath. At the end you feel like you’ve just witnessed the mental filmstrip of a serial killer right before he creatively dismembers his latest victim. Pass the mashed potatoes! [More]

The Colonel Is Kicking Ronald's Ass In The China Fast Food Wars

The Colonel Is Kicking Ronald's Ass In The China Fast Food Wars

Though KFC is struggling stateside, in China it is dominating over all other fast food rivals, even global juggernaut McDonald’s. In some parts of the country, the image of Colonel Sanders is more ubiquitous than Mao’s, reports Bloomberg Markets magazine. That’s no mean feat in a country that has proven resistant to foreign penetration. The secret, is in the sauce, using local ingredients in the food as well as its management team, building up partnerships with local suppliers and catering menus to include regional dishes. [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 Offers $500 Worth Of Free Chicken For Safe Return Of Col. Sanders

KFC Offers $500 Worth Of Free Chicken For Safe Return Of Col. Sanders

Colonel Sanders has gone missing. Okay, not the actual man — he died in 1980 — but a bronze bust of the goateed Kentucky Fried Chicken founder has disappeared from its hallowed position outside a KFC in Berea, KY. The statue, valued at $1,200, is now the target of a police manhunt and the subject of a reward: $500 of free chicken. [More]

Do Not Back Your Car Into A KFC Employee Because She Forgot Your Condiments

Do Not Back Your Car Into A KFC Employee Because She Forgot Your Condiments

Here’s some advice for you. If the KFC employee forgets your condiments, do not back your car into her. This is an overreaction on your part.

KFC Free Meal Rainchecks Come With Generous Helping Of Potatoes

KFC Free Meal Rainchecks Come With Generous Helping Of Potatoes

You forgot about the free grilled chicken meals from KFC, didn’t you? Well, I did. Melissa in Maine reported that she was able to use her raincheck coupon, and was satisfied with her meal. Or at least the side dishes.

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.

KFC Wants To Fix Chicago's Pothole Problem

KFC Wants To Fix Chicago's Pothole Problem

Will sponsored pot holes sell chicken? KFC seems to think so. They’ve asked the City of Chicago if they can fix potholes — in exchange for including a white stencil saying the spot was “Re-freshed by KFC.”

Which Restaurants Are Making Your Kids Fat?

Which Restaurants Are Making Your Kids Fat?

Subway’s kids’ meals came out on top. Only a third of its Fresh Fit for Kids meals, which include a mini-sub, juice box, and one of several healthful side items (apple slices, raisins, or yogurt), exceed the 430-calorie threshold. Subway is the only chain that doesn’t offer soft drinks with kids’ meals.

So how do you improve the nutrition of your kid’s meal the next time you eat at a restaurant? A spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association gave the following advice:

“Don’t be too alarmed even when [studies] come out and seem hopeless,” said Dawn Jackson Blatner, an American Dietetic Ass>ociation spokeswoman. “With a few swaps and switches, people really can make healthier choices at these fast-food joints, especially when the decisions are made before going in.

KFC's "Vegetarian Sandwich" Isn't, Stop Kidding Yourself That Fast Food Restaurants Have Vegetarian Options

KFC's "Vegetarian Sandwich" Isn't, Stop Kidding Yourself That Fast Food Restaurants Have Vegetarian Options

In an effort to appease PETA and other angry vegetarians, KFC recently began selling a vegan, “Unchicken” sandwich in its Canadian locations. Guess what? It’s not vegetarian.

KFC = Kentucky Fried Chicken

KFC = Kentucky Fried Chicken

Thank god for small favors, “KFC” is back to Kentucky Fried Chicken after over a decade of trying to make us forget the “fried” part. Or, come to think of it, maybe it was the “Kentucky” they were worried about. Anyway, it’s back, and the Colonel himself has undergone a bit of a redesign. He now sports an apron, which is a nice touch.

The Colonel Axes Trans Fats

The Colonel Axes Trans Fats

According to the New York Times, KFC chicken will no longer contain trans fats.

The Colonel Sanders Stamp of Approval

The Colonel Sanders Stamp of Approval

In 1975, Kentucky Fried Chicken sued its founder and mascot Colonel Sanders for libel after he called KFC’s gravy “sludge” and labeled their mashed potatoes “wallpaper paste.” We really had no idea the Colonel was so cool.

Fu Qinzhu Pimps Fu Qin KFC

Fu Qinzhu Pimps Fu Qin KFC

In the mid 1600s, Fu Qingzhu paused from his campaign against the mindless slaughter being committed by those Manchurian Bastards to preach the perfection of the KFC Chicken Burger to his seven sword apprentices. Or so claims a KFC commercial currently airing in China and playing off of the 2005 success of Tsui Hark’s Seven Swords. Unfortunately, the Chinese don’t quite dig Fu Qingzhu’s recast as a sort of Asiatic Colonel Sanders.

Family Eats Roach Sandwiches at KFC

Family Eats Roach Sandwiches at KFC

With all of the digits and genitalia being found in fast food lately, it’s an exciting time for us here at The Consumerist, but at this point, we’ve been left down so many times on the validity of these claims that we’re going to assume the Kentucky Fried Roachwich is another fake out.

PETA Teen Changes Name to KentuckyFriedCruelty.com

e Chris Garnett explains his name change: