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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 »

KFC's New Double Down Is a Dog

Hot dog in fried chicken bun only sold in Philippines

(Newser) - Almost half a decade after it gave the world the Double Down , KFC has unveiled another sandwich that could give health advocates coronaries. Take a hot dog, slather it with cheese, put it in a bun-sized piece of fried chicken, and you have the Double Down Dog—which has now... More »

Heartbroken Woman Lives in Chinese KFC for a Week

Tan Shen didn't feel like going back to her apartment

(Newser) - Some people drown their sorrows in chocolate. For one Chinese woman, chicken wings were apparently the thing. Via Central European News, Yahoo UK! has the story of Tan Shen, a 26-year-old who found herself at a 24-hour KFC in China’s southwest Sichuan Province after being dumped by her boyfriend.... More »

McDonald's Meat Supplier Changed Expiration Dates

Report: Sold McD's, KFC, Pizza Hut rotten meat

(Newser) - Cue China's next food scare: A Shanghai reporter spent two months in the city’s Husi Food Company plant, which supplies meat to McDonald’s and Yum Brands (which owns Pizza Hut and KFC) in China, and found some pretty disgusting practices including falsifying expiration dates and picking food... More »

America's Worst Burgers Found At...

McDonald's, per 'Consumer Reports' subscribers

(Newser) - Love biting a McDonald's burger? Then you're likely not a Consumer Reports subscriber. Some 32,405 subscribers weighed in on their experiences at 65 fast-food and fast-casual chains, and they handed McDonald's the title of worst-tasting burger (on a scale of 1 to 10, the chain's... More »

Family of Mauled Toddler Turns Down KFC's Cash

Victoria Wilcher's family tells restaurant to donate it to nonprofit that's helping them

(Newser) - The family of a 3-year-old who was supposedly asked to leave a KFC because of the scars on her face from a dog mauling will not accept any money from the restaurant, saying it "unequivocally" rejects the promised $30,000. Victoria Wilcher's grandmother stands by her story, the... More »

KFC: No Evidence Scarred Toddler Was Asked to Leave

But company will still donate to Victoria Wilcher's care

(Newser) - In KFC's view, it really was a hoax : After commissioning two investigations into the story of a disfigured little girl supposedly asked to leave one of its restaurants, both internal and independent probes found no evidence the incident actually happened, the chain said yesterday. Even so, a KFC spokesperson... More »

Story of Little Girl Getting Kicked Out of KFC a Hoax?

Victoria Wilcher's grandma said disfigured child was asked to leave

(Newser) - A 3-year-old girl disfigured after a dog mauled her has been getting a lot of attention, sympathy, and donations after her family said she was asked to leave a KFC in Jackson, Miss., because her appearance was scaring the other customers. But the whole story looks to be bogus, according... More »

KFC Unveils 'Drumstick Corsage' ... for Real

But only 100 of the classy items are available

(Newser) - What's more romantic than the smell of ... a fried chicken drumstick? Not much, KFC hopes: The chicken-chain king has teamed up with a Louisville, Ky., florist to offer a corsage for prom dates that comes with a fried drumstick, CNBC reports. Actually it's a bit DIY: The corsage... More »

KFC Owner Opens Chick-fil-A Wannabe

Super Chix does not reference its relationship to KFC

(Newser) - Yum Brands, which owns KFC, is quietly testing a single store in Arlington, Texas, that appears to be in direct competition with Chick-fil-A, Ad Age and other outlets note. Super Chix offers up "hand-breaded," MSG-, HFCS-, and phosphate-free chicken sandwiches and tenders, toppings like pickles and jalapenos, and... More »

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