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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 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 »

Latest Korean Crisis: Cheap Fried Chicken

Big supermarket tried to price little guys out of the market

(Newser) - One of South Korea's biggest supermarkets began selling a bucket of fried chicken for about four bucks this week, which wouldn't ordinarily seem like a big deal. But "few food products have left so much turbulence in their greasy wake, or revealed so clearly the insecurities that haunt Asia's... 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 »

Wanda Sykes Mocks NBC's Black History Menu—on NBC

Jay Leno a little uncomfortable during the riff

(Newser) - Jay Leno may have thought Wanda Sykes wanted to talk about her injured foot and her 9-month-old twins, but she made it clear last night on his show , "I'm here for that delicious Black History Month menu that NBC is serving in their cafeteria." Leno seemed clueless, and... More »

NBC Serves Fried Chicken to Honor Black History Month

A move that doesn't go over well once it hits Twitter

(Newser) - The NBC commissary at 30 Rock is catching plenty of flak after an employee snapped a photo of the day's special—fried chicken, collard greens, and black-eyed peas "in honor of Black History Month"—then shared it with his 1.2 million Twitter followers. Questlove, the drummer for... 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 »

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