KFC Ordered To Pay $8.3 Million For Chicken That Poisoned Girl To The Point Of Brain Damage

KFC Ordered To Pay $8.3 Million For Chicken That Poisoned Girl To The Point Of Brain Damage

A bellyache after a bucket of chicken is one thing, but in the case of a little girl who fell ill with salmonella poisoning after eating at KFC, things are a lot more serious. The fast food chain has been ordered to pay $8.3 million to the Australian girl’s family after she suffered severe brain damage after being poisoned by a “Twister” wrap from KFC in 2005. [More]

Lawsuit: KFC Franchisee Fired Employees For Refusing To Serve Expired Chicken

Lawsuit: KFC Franchisee Fired Employees For Refusing To Serve Expired Chicken

A former manager at a KFC eatery in Oregon alleges that the owner of his franchise not only ordered employees to serve expired chicken, but also that employees who refused to do so were fired. [More]

KFC Thailand: Sorry We Told You To Order Chicken During Tsunami Scare

KFC Thailand: Sorry We Told You To Order Chicken During Tsunami Scare

While people were terrified during Wednesday’s earthquake, KFC Thailand decided it was a good idea to remind them that nothing eases the fear of being hit with a potentially-devastating tsunami like a bucket of chicken. Yeah, that didn’t go over so well. [More]

Yum Brands CEO Wants To Hug The World, Feed Them Pizza Hut, Taco Bell & KFC

If the CEO of Yum Brands has anything to say about it, the definition of world cuisine will be comprised of Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and KFC. It’s great that he wants to feed everyone, but is fast-food really the way to do it? [More]

KFC Becomes First U.S. Fast Food Chain To Enter Palestinian Territories

After nearly two decades of attempts by U.S. fast food titans like McDonald’s to open up outlets in the Palestinian territories, it was Colonel Sanders from Kentucky who finally was able to be the first when a KFC opened up in the city of Ramallah over the weekend. [More]

KFC Apologizes For Not Letting John Travolta Reserve A Table

KFC Apologizes For Not Letting John Travolta Reserve A Table

An employee at a KFC eatery in England says that when he received a call from a woman claiming to be a rep for John Travolta, asking to reserve a table for the Boy In the Plastic Bubble star, he told the woman “no,” but not because he thought he was being pranked. [More]

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]

Help Make Our Really Big Guide To Secret Menu Items Even Bigger

Help Make Our Really Big Guide To Secret Menu Items Even Bigger

It’s been more than four years since we first posted The Really Big Guide To Secret Menu Items, in which readers shared their inside scoops on how to score hidden fast food gems like “Naked Chicken” at Popeyes or take advantage of TGIFriday’s Five Easy Pieces policy. There have been several requests to update and expand the list, so we’re going back to the source: you. [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]

Science Confirms In-N-Out Burger Is The Best And McDonald's The Worst

Science Confirms In-N-Out Burger Is The Best And McDonald's The Worst

Almost a year ago, our survey-loving siblings at Consumer Reports asked several thousand readers to rate burgers from 18 burger chains and to no one’s surprise, McDonald’s came in dead last. Not satisfied with merely finding the best and worst beef-on-a-bun, CR decided to go for the super-sized option, rating 53 restaurants in five categories to find which ones provide the best food, service and value to customers. [More]

Gag Me Or Gimme More? KFC China's Irish Cream Chicken

Gag Me Or Gimme More? KFC China's Irish Cream Chicken

Add this to the growing list of menu items available only to our overseas fast food friends: KFC chicken doused or somehow flavored with an Irish cream liqueur, only available at KFC China. [More]

KFC Customer Gets Money Bag Instead Of Drive-Thru Order

KFC Customer Gets Money Bag Instead Of Drive-Thru Order

All those morons sitting in jail right now because they got caught trying to rob a fast food joint are going to feel silly when they hear about the guy in Kansas who drove off with a bag full of KFC’s cash when all he wanted was some fried chicken. [More]

Bride Celebrates Wedding At KFC — 2 Decades After Mom & Dad Did The Same At McDonald's

After getting hitched at the register office in the English city of Bristol on Saturday, a pair of newlyweds and their party of 30 strolled on over to KFC to chow down on various forms of fried food. But for the new bride, having her wedding reception at a fast food joint wasn’t just an inexpensive way to celebrate, it’s also a family tradition. [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]

Long John Silver's, A&W Up For Sale

Long John Silver's, A&W Up For Sale

Yum! Brands, the fast food company so excitable it requires an exclamation point, is about to trim some fat from its lineup up eateries. The company has announced its intention to put its Long John Silver’s and A&W All-American Food chains on the market. [More]

KFC Employee Suspended For Screaming At Customer In Australia

KFC Employee Suspended For Screaming At Customer In Australia

We can all get a little bit ornery at KFC, but an employee at one of the Colonel’s halal friendly eateries near Sydney, Australia got positively enraged the collar when a customer requested bacon on his burger. [More]

Consumerist's Most-Read Stories Of 2010

Consumerist's Most-Read Stories Of 2010

From strange sandwiches to even stranger luggage, from rude receipts to corporate misdoings, here’s a look back at the 10 most read stories on Consumerist for 2010. [More]

Forget The Double Down, This Is The Double Kill

Forget The Double Down, This Is The Double Kill

Every time I look at a KFC Double Down, I think to myself, you know what this is missing? Onion rings, mac and cheese, beef patties, and of course, buns. Thankfully the boys of “Epic Meal Time” have rectified this significant oversight. And then they ate it. [More]