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KFC's Latest Ad Campaign Is Victim of Very Bad Timing

Fast-food chain pulls its 'Finger Lickin' Good' series amid coronavirus pandemic

(Newser) - One of the first lines of defense against the novel coronavirus is hand-washing , which doesn't bode well for KFC's latest ad campaign. The Drum reports that upward of 160 complaints have been registered with the UK's Advertising Standards Authority over the fast-food chain's recently launched series... More »

KFC Crocs Don't Just Look Like Fried Chicken

They smell like it, too—at least until feet enter the picture

(Newser) - For $59.99, you can "make your dreams of wearing a bucket of chicken finally come true." That's according to Crocs , which is out with what is surely (seriously, no contest) its oddest design yet. Revealed in a fairly out-there ad released Wednesday, the KFC X Crocs... More »

KFC Sorry for Ad in Which Boys Gawk at Cleavage

No word on whether 15-second ad will be pulled in Australia

(Newser) - KFC has apologized over a "sexist" ad released in Australia, showing two young boys gaping at a woman in a low-cut top. The woman is seen adjusting her top while looking at her reflection in the tinted window of a parked car, which suddenly slides down to show the... More »

KFC's New Offering Leaves Twitter Stunned

Yes, that's a fried chicken and doughnut sandwich

(Newser) - Move over, Heart Attack Grill: KFC is pairing fried chicken with glazed doughnuts in meals that may just make your heart and soul glaze over. Called "Chicken and Donuts," the menu items include a sandwich—a chicken fillet bound by two glazed doughnuts—or, for basket lovers, chicken... More »

KFC Is About to Serve Up Vegan 'Chicken'

Fast food chain is testing Beyond Chicken in one store

(Newser) - Non-meat "meat" products are almost everywhere, and the next place they're heading is KFC. The chain is testing a vegan version of its fried chicken in an Atlanta restaurant starting Tuesday, CNBC reports. The plant-based product comes from Beyond Meat, making KFC the first national US fast food... More »

Starbucks Used to Have a Much Longer Name

Why company dumped Starbucks Coffee, Tea, and Spices, and why other brands changed their names

(Newser) - In a world where our texting shorthand includes "BRB," "LOL," and "K," is it any surprise that we now have brands calling themselves WW, RH, and KFC? USA Today reports on eight companies that have truncated or otherwise modified their original monikers, for various... More »

Democrat Taunts Attorney General With Chicken

Rep. Steve Cohen mocks William Barr's decision not to appear before House panel

(Newser) - Attorney General William Barr opted not to appear Thursday before the House Judiciary Committee, after his lengthy testimony before a Senate panel on Wednesday. As a result, Democrats are now taunting him as a chicken. Toward that end, Rep. Steve Cohen not only placed a toy chicken by Barr's... More »

Fried Chicken-Scented Log Debuts for the Holidays

KFC's new log will set you back $18.99

(Newser) - Ah, the things of Christmas: parties, decorations, gifts, and … a fried chicken-scented log crackling on the hearth? That last one is a new addition for 2018. Chicken chain KFC is debuting an Enviro-Log that it says smells like its signature product, 11 herbs and spices and all, Fox reports.... More »

Parents Nab $11K for Daughter at Birth, Thanks to KFC

They just had to name her Harland

(Newser) - A 7-week-old infant already has a large chunk of her college tuition covered thanks to impeccable timing and KFC. Finding that Colonel Sanders' first name, Harland, had become too unpopular ( BabyCenter.com puts it at the 5,501 spot for 2018), the company in August issued a simple challenge... More »

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 »

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