Not Making This Up: The chief operating and development officer of Yum brands, which includes Taco Bell, KFC, Long John Silver’s and Pizza Hut, is named Mr. Hearl. Mr. Hearl is retiring and will be replaced by Mr. Eaton. Seriously. [Wall Street Journal]


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  1. Steve518 says:

    Ohhhh, please stay together and call yourselves ‘Eaton Hearl Inc.’

  2. DrGirlfriend says:

    I propose that Mr. Eaton’s successor be named Mr. InstantGastrointestinalDistress.

  3. missdona says:

    I guess Mr. MmmThatTastesGoodInMyBelly was unavailable?

  4. clevershark says:

    It’ll be the first time that Taco Bell is involved in an instance of “Eaton” *following* “Hearl”, so to speak.

  5. LionelEHutz says:

    It’s supposed to be spelled “Hurl”.

  6. num1skeptic says:

    yes i can totally see how this is consumer news.

  7. @num1skeptic: I hereby request an option to bash people’s comments with a mallet instead of just flagging them.

  8. shan6 says:

    @Rectilinear Propagation:

    I second that motion.

  9. ideagirl says:

    @Rectilinear Propagation: I second that request

  10. num1skeptic says:

    oh i’m sorry guys you should know i was being serious.

  11. NefariousNewt says:

    Hearl & Eaton – Bulimia counselors.

  12. LeJerque says:

    VP of Marketing, Mr. Choak, was unavailable for comment.

  13. @LeJerque: Nice!

    @num1skeptic: Oh. My bad. It’s difficult to detect sarcasm (or the lack thereof) within the Intertubes.