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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 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 »

Coming to Louisville: Fancy KFC

'KFC eleven' will ditch Colonel Sanders, chicken on the bone

(Newser) - In an effort to appeal to the 20- and 30-somethings who prefer Chipotle and Panera to McDonald's and Burger King, KFC is tossing out the bones and the quaint image of founder Col. Harland Sanders as it gets ready to test a slightly more upmarket restaurant. The fried chicken... More »

Guy Wanted for 13 Years Caught in Colorado...

After he was picked up for peeing on KFC wall

(Newser) - A man wanted for 13 years on attempted murder charges in Los Angeles was captured in Colorado after someone called police to report he was urinating on a wall outside a KFC restaurant. Miguel Sanchez, 59, initially gave officers a false name when he was arrested Wednesday, according to the... More »

KFC Might Ditch Chicken Bones Entirely

But for now, it's got boneless fried chicken chunks

(Newser) - KFC is stripping out the bones to make it easier for people to eat its chicken. The fast-food chain is introducing fried boneless chicken chunks on April 14 as an alternative to its traditional breast, thigh, and drumstick pieces. The new offering reflects the growing popularity of nuggets and strips... More »

Guy Finds Chicken Kidney in His KFC

Chain apologizes for 'unsightly' mix-up

(Newser) - In case you needed a reason to cut down on fast food: A 19-year-old in the UK found what appeared to be a chicken brain in a piece of fried chicken, the Sun reports. But, hey, it's not so bad, because experts later determined it was probably just a... More »

KFC Thailand: Sorry 'Bout the Quake, Have Some KFC!

Chain is really, very sorry about ill-thought-out Facebook post

(Newser) - In hindsight, maybe it wasn't so smart to suggest that yesterday's massive earthquake was finger-lickin' good: KFC Thailand has issued an apology after being criticized for a Facebook message that urged people to rush home during yesterday's tsunami scare and order a bucket of KFC chicken. As... More »

Guy Orders KFC, Gets Bag of Cash Instead

Customer realizes error, calls cops

(Newser) - A 21-year-old man just wanted some fried chicken, but when he left the drive-through of a KFC in Kansas and looked in his bag, it was instead full of money. Seems an employee had put the bank deposit into a bag, which another employee accidentally gave to the man in... More »

KFC Looks to Conquer Africa With Fried Chicken

Chain to open hundreds of restaurants in a dozen countries

(Newser) - Kentucky Fried Chicken wants to take over Africa. Like McDonald's and other fast-food giants, KFC parent company Yum Brands has been countering the slowdown in American spending with expansion overseas. Having populated China with KFC outlets, Yum now plans to double the number of stores in Africa to 1,200,... More »

KFC's Butt Ads Slammed as Sexist

Double Down ad campaign on buns labeled 'obnoxious'

(Newser) - Women's groups are crying foul over the location of KFC's latest ad campaign. The company is recruiting shapely college women to act as "human billboards" and hand out coupons for the Double Down sandwich while wearing sweatpants with the product's logo emblazoned on the rear. "It's so obnoxious... More »

KFC's Double Down Is Double Blech

Reviewers not so fond of latest fast-food monstrosity

(Newser) - Congratulations, KFC, your Double Down stunt has gotten more publicity than a Nazi-themed romp with Jesse James. So here's a little more, in the form of what the reviewers are saying:
  • The Double Down "arrives at a new low," writes Sam Sifton of the New York Times . Even
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KFC's Double Down: For God's Sake, Why?

Sandwich with chicken in place of bread arrives Monday

(Newser) - Given the national concern over obesity, Thomas Rogers wondered what in the world KFC could have been thinking when it created the grotesque new sandwich that slaps bacon and cheese, slathered in mayo, in between 2 pieces of fried chicken. Rogers, who writes for Salon , went to food industry expert... More »

KFC Sued Over Shift From Fried to Grilled

Franchise owners want to keep focus on Original Recipe products

(Newser) - It's not called Kentucky Grilled Chicken, and a group of KFC franchise owners would like to keep it that way: Determined to keep "fried" the focus, they've sued the company for promoting grilled over traditional options. KFC "appears to believe that the future lies with grilled chicken rather... More »

Col. Sanders Impersonator Punks UN

Impersonator dupes security in publicity stunt

(Newser) - A Colonel Sanders lookalike got a diplomat’s welcome at the United Nations, somehow tricking the security guards into letting him in, UN officials sheepishly admitted. Once inside, the KFC mascot met with UN General Assembly President Ali Treki of Libya, even getting his picture snapped shaking hands beneath the... More »

How We Get bin Laden: KFC's New Double Down

It's a bacon and cheese sandwich, except with fried chicken instead of bread!

(Newser) - Fed up with all haute cuisine? Foodie babble? An organic garden at the White House? KFC looks to have just what you need in the Double Down, a bacon and cheese sandwich in which the bread is replaced by fried chicken fillets! “Forget food porn,” Scott Gold writes... More »

'Healthy' Fast Food Eaters Mull the Salad, Buy the Fried

Companies like KFC know how to play to customers' cravings

(Newser) - KFC's grilled chicken giveaway may have been a bust, but the company actually got what it wanted—luring health-conscious eaters back to the franchise, argues Steve Almond in the Washington Post. The chicken chain's CEO appeared on Oprah to apologize for pulling the plug on the offer, yet "his... More »

Behind KFC's Marketing Meltdown

How does a TV ad blitz and an Oprah endorsement result in a brand nightmare?

(Newser) - How to engineer a marketing disaster: Make offer, rescind offer, turn away hungry customers. Kentucky Fried Chicken’s grilled-chicken promotion was to be the largest launch in the chain’s history but turned out to be a promotional nightmare, Advertising Age reports in a look at how a massive TV... More »

Economy Spurs Renewed Thai Protests

20,000 Thaksin supporters march on PM's office

(Newser) - More than 20,000 supporters of Thaksin Shinawatra surrounded the Thai prime minister's office today to demand the resignation of the government and new elections. The latest mass protest in Bangkok began shortly after the government of PM Abhisit Vejjajiva began doling out $55 checks to millions of Thais to... More »

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