Steve Jurvetson

Chinese Nationalists Protest KFC As Symbol Of All Things American

Last week, an international tribunal in the Hague, Netherlands decided in favor of the Philippines on the question of whether China has sovereignty over the South China Sea. The dispute began when China claimed a reef that both countries believe is part of their own territofy. The problem is that Chinese nationalists are taking their anger at the decision out on KFC< a popular restaurant there and a handy symbol of American overreach. [More]

This KFC Box Will Also (Slightly) Charge Your iPhone

This KFC Box Will Also (Slightly) Charge Your iPhone

Do you often have to make the decision between going out for fast food fried chicken and charging your phone? Thanks to this new-fangled box from KFC, you may never have to make the choice between greasy fingers and updating your Instagram. [More]

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International Fast Food Roundup: Fish-Shaped Fish Sticks And A Creme Egg McFlurry

For American fast-food chains, their international subsidiaries serve as a research lab where they can inflict strange food combinations on the unsuspecting public. Combine that impulse with food tastes that are simply different from Americans’, and you end up with glorious and fascinating combinations that you kind of want to see imported, and kind of don’t. [More]

KFC Is Getting Into The Delivery Game (But It Won’t Be Cheap)

KFC Is Getting Into The Delivery Game (But It Won’t Be Cheap)

If your dream is to be lying on your couch in your soft pants and eating from a bucket of KFC that you didn’t have to leave the house to get, your deep-fried wishes are about to come true. If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, Orange County or near Los Angeles that is, and don’t mind paying a hefty delivery fee. [More]

Starbucks, KFC, Chili’s, And Delta Start Accepting Apple Pay For Almost No One To Use

Starbucks, KFC, Chili’s, And Delta Start Accepting Apple Pay For Almost No One To Use

Mobile wallets still aren’t catching on with Americans, even a year after the introduction of Apple Pay and a month after the introduction of Android Pay. There are hundreds of millions of capable phones in consumers’ purses and pockets, so it’s not due to technical restraints. Maybe the answer is to make the system available in more stores? Yesterday, an Apple executive announced that three more large chains will accept their payment system. [More]

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KFC Figures “Why Not Make A Pizza Crust Out Of Fried Chicken Too?”

If you’d thought KFC had hit rock bottom in its quest to mine every possible acceptable use for fried chicken when it tried the Double Down Hot Dog earlier this year, you were wrong. Very wrong. [More]

Chick-fil-A, Chipotle Lead In Customer Satisfaction Survey, McDonald’s Brings Up The Rear… Again

Chick-fil-A, Chipotle Lead In Customer Satisfaction Survey, McDonald’s Brings Up The Rear… Again

By now we’re well aware that McDonald’s has struggled to attract and keep new customers in recent years, leading to an all-out overhaul of the fast-food powerhouse. The Golden Arches’ trouble is perhaps most evident this week, as the company clocked in dead last among competition in the American Customer Satisfaction Index, yet again. [More]

KFC Wants An Apology After Lab Tests Show Fried Rat Shape Is Actually Just Chicken

KFC Wants An Apology After Lab Tests Show Fried Rat Shape Is Actually Just Chicken

Last week after a KFC customer posted photos and video of what he claimed was a fried rat he’d received with his order of chicken, the company said it believed the whole thing was a hoax, and asked the man to turn over the food in question for independent testing. Lab results are in… and the word is, it’s a bird. Chicken, to be exact. [More]

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Customer Claims California KFC Served Him Deep-Fried Rat

UPDATE: KFC gave Consumerist an updated statement on the situation saying the company believes the whole thing is a hoax. [More]

KFC restaurants in Germany rolled out a limited-time tray liner that moonlights as a keyboard for your smartphone.

KFC Creates Tray Keyboard, So Your Greasy Fingers Don’t Smudge The Smartphone

For many consumers sitting down for dinner now includes an extra guest: their smartphone. But sometimes the meal can get a bit messy. To keep your grubby fingers off your pristine mobile device, Kentucky Fried Chicken has created the Tray Typer; a bluetooth keyboard that keeps you connected even with the greasiest of fingers. [More]

KFC Bringing Edible Coffee Cups To UK

KFC Bringing Edible Coffee Cups To UK

Have you ever looked at your empty cup of coffee and just wished you could devour it? You’d probably survive eating your standard paper cup, but it wouldn’t be the most tasty of experiences. Thank god there’s KFC, which is introducing an edible coffee cup in the UK. [More]

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Another Kentucky Fried Kidney Pops Up In California

A high school student in California encountered something unexpected in his lunch at KFC. While it’s not entirely unexpected that you would find chicken body parts mixed in with other chicken body parts, most diners don’t anticipate finding what looks like a bird brain attached to their lunch. He snapped a picture, tweeted it, and then threw the scary thing away. [More]

The Reality Of The KFC Double Down Hot Dog Is Depressing

The Reality Of The KFC Double Down Hot Dog Is Depressing

Nearly five years ago, KFC tried to rejuvenate interest in its menu by going the extreme-food route with the Double Down, a bacon and cheese sandwich with two pieces of fried chicken for the bun. Now the fast foodery is trying to push a hot dog version of the Double Down on its customers in the Philippines, and the results leave a lot to be desired. [More]

Not the KFC in question. (Morton Fox)

KFC Staff Will Miss The Woman Who Spent A Week In The Restaurant Mourning A Bad Breakup

Burying your head in a gallon of chocolate frozen custard while letting the tears fall into the bucket and mingle with the contents. Buying all the cheese at the store and using it as an edible blanket while you spend days in bed. Crying/running the other direction anytime you see a happy couple. All are normal reactions to a breakup. But hanging out at a KFC for an entire week to get rid of the lovesick blues? That’s something new. [More]

On the left, a map. On the right, chicken (via @DailyMirror)

KFC Customer Claims His Dinner Has Foretold The Outcome Of Scotland’s Independence Vote

While the United Kingdom stands poised on the brink of a possibly fractured future, one man says he already knows the outcome of Scotland’s vote on independence: It’s going solo, according to a piece of chicken he bought from KFC. Well, that’s decided. [More]

(Morton Fox)

KFC Workers Attacked By Cake-Wielding Maniac

Angry fast food customers are choosing to go after employees at Yum! Brands restaurant chains with some bizarre weapons. First there was the Taco Bell worker who took a hot sauce-laced soda to the face and now comes a report of a KFC that had to call the police on a cake-thrower. [More]

(Foodbeast)

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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More Fast Food Strikes Expected For Thursday

Getting a Big Mac, Whopper, Baconator, Double Down, or Chalupa might be a bit of an inconvenience on Thursday, as supporters of the movement for higher pay and union membership for fast food workers say employees will strike in 150 cities. [More]