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KFC Offers $11K for Naming Baby After Col. Sanders

They're worried about the decline in Harlands

(Newser) - Not many people call their sons "Harland" these days—not even those who are big fans of Col. Harland Sanders' secret blend of 11 herbs and spices—and that's something KFC is trying to change. The company says it plans to mark what would have been its founder'... More »

Officials: Man Paid $390K for Old KFC, Used It in 'Conspiracy'

Drug tunnel discovered under it

(Newser) - A 600-foot tunnel was discovered leading from under a bed in Mexico to the kitchen of a former KFC restaurant in Arizona—and authorities do not believe a fast food aficionado was responsible. Authorities say the cross-border tunnel was used to smuggle drugs including methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl, the... More »

KFC Ad Seen as Mocking Neymar's Theatrics

Shows a soccer player rolling and rolling and rolling ...

(Newser) - Neymar's histrionics on the soccer field have become legendary , but now they may also prove lucrative—at least for KFC South Africa, if its latest ad draws people into its restaurants. Fortune reports on the chain's minute-long spot , which shows a soccer player flailing and rolling after he... More »

KFC Customers Get Their Chicken Back, With a Catch

Now there's no gravy at many UK locations

(Newser) - Winner winner chicken dinner? Sure, but likely without the gravy. That's the conundrum KFC is facing in the UK, where feathers were ruffled earlier this month when the fast-food chain had delivery issues that resulted in a chicken shortage and mass restaurant closings . Now, even though all but about... More »

Cops: KFC Closures Not an Emergency

Angry Brits are making their feelings known

(Newser) - Failure to get your hands on finger-lickin'-good chicken is not a real emergency, no matter how bad your craving, British police are stressing in the midst of KFC's UK chicken shortage . Police in Tower Hamlets produced the warning about improper police calls Tuesday on Twitter , per the Evening ... More »

KFC Suffers Mass Closures Over Lack of Chicken

Some 600 of its 900 UK locations were closed Monday

(Newser) - The chicken has crossed the road, "just not to our restaurants," explains KFC UK in a tweet addressing its weird problem: no chicken. USA Today reports about 900 of the chain's roughly 21,500 locations are in the UK, and only 300 of them were open Monday... More »

KFC's Newest Col. Sanders Is Pretty Strange

Reba McEntire is chain's new pick to play its iconic founder, brings 'country music flair'

(Newser) - If you thought KFC couldn't get any stranger in its choice of people to play iconic founder Col. Sanders, well, the latest is not only bringing "country music flair" to the role, she's also the first woman to play the man in the white suit. Reba McEntire... More »

Guy Discovers KFC Secret, Gets Special KFC Painting

Um, wow

(Newser) - "Dreams DO come true." And for Mike Edgette, who tweeted just that on Saturday morning, his dream entailed receiving a painting depicting him riding piggyback on Colonel Sanders against a picturesque mountain landscape, all the while waving a KFC drumstick. Edgette tells Mashable he received the artwork, along... More »

KFC Only Follows 11 People on Twitter, and It's Genius

'5 Spice Girls and 6 guys named Herb'

(Newser) - We're not sure if the guy who goes by the Twitter handle @edgette22 does any detective work on the side, but he may want to look into it. Mashable reports the online sleuth made a startling find during what must have been a day filled with downtime, and it... More »

KFC's New Colonel Sanders Is Its Strangest Yet

Ray Liotta trades 'Goodfellas' for good (?) chicken

(Newser) - KFC has been casting unexpected actors to fill Colonel Sanders' white suit since 2015, and its most recent spokesperson may be its strangest choice yet. MSN reports the new Colonel is none other than Henry Hill himself, Ray Liotta. The Goodfellas actor appears in a recent spot hawking two varieties... More »

KFC Says It Is Sending Sandwich to Space

NASA doesn't quite agree

(Newser) - KFC says it plans to make a space pioneer out of a chicken sandwich next week when it sends it to the edge of the atmosphere with the help of a high-altitude balloon. The promotional stunt for the Zinger sandwich comes two months after the fast food chain unveiled Rob... More »

KFC's New Colonel Sanders Is Familiar Face

Actor will be featured in chicken chain's newest round of ads

(Newser) - Part of the fun of watching KFC commercials is figuring out who's underneath all of the makeup in the Harland Sanders costume. Now there's a new colonel in town, the chain announced Friday: Rob Lowe. The 53-year-old Parks and Rec actor will be donning Colonel Sanders' trademark white... More »

Famous Producer Has a Really Weird Side Gig

Steve Lillywhite also hawks CDs at Indonesia KFC restaurants

(Newser) - "Music and chicken have become intertwined." That's the word from Steve Lillywhite, the well-known producer for such bands as U2 and the Rolling Stones, who has won six Grammys over the course of his career. He's talking about his other job, in Indonesia, where he works... More »

Woman Sues KFC Because Ad Showed Too Much Chicken

Anna Wurtzburger says her bucket of chicken wasn't 'overflowing' like the ad

(Newser) - A 64-year-old New York widow just wanted some fried chicken; now she's hoping for a family-size bucket of extra-crispy justice with a side of mashed vindication. The New York Post reports Anna Wurtzburger is suing KFC for false advertising after she bought a $20 bucket of chicken last summer... More »

Meet KFC's New Colonel Sanders

George Hamilton is the 'extra crispy colonel'

(Newser) - KFC has a new Colonel Sanders—sort of. Actor George Hamilton (who, his Wikipedia page notes, "is, perhaps, most famous for his debonair style and his perfect and perpetual suntan") will play the "Extra Crispy Colonel" in ads for the chain's Extra Crispy Chicken. "Extra... More »

KFC Serves Up Chicken-Flavored Nail Polish

It's real, at least in Hong Kong

(Newser) - The "finger lickin' good" taste of KFC chicken can now remain on your hands long after you wash, should that sound the least bit appetizing. Ogilvy & Mather has paired with the company that provides KFC's blend of 11 herbs and spices to produce … edible nail polishes,... More »

Man Drives Hundreds of Miles for KFC, and Love

Fried chicken is an anniversary tradition

(Newser) - Mike Hovak wanted to get married at an annual talent show held in Kugluktuk, Canada. "I figured we'd win first place," he tells the CBC , and the whole community would be in attendance. His bride-to-be shot down the talent show idea, but Angela Hovak let Mike choose... More »

DNA Test Results Are In for KFC 'Deep-Fried Rat'

And the test shows ... it's chicken

(Newser) - Just as exciting as a Maury paternity test, but slightly more stomach-churning: The DNA test results are in for a KFC meal a California man claimed was a deep-fried rat. And those results show that it's definitely, absolutely, without a doubt nothing other than a fried chicken tender, just... More »

KFC Sues China Firms: Our Chickens Don't Have 8 Legs

Chain tries to swat down social media smear campaigns

(Newser) - KFC says it filed a lawsuit against three companies in China whose social media accounts spread false rumors about its food, including that its chickens have eight legs. The case filed by China's biggest restaurant operator comes as the government intensifies a campaign to clean up rumors on social... More »

KFC Is Spending $185M to Win You Back

Chain will bring back brand's 'greatest asset': the late Colonel Sanders

(Newser) - "There are few problems a bucket of fried chicken can't solve." That's one of the messages KFC management is banking on to rescue it from fast-food irrelevance, especially after losing major market share to rival Chick-fil-A, the Washington Post reports. The Yum Brands subsidiary is spitting... More »

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