How Should KFC Follow up Their All-Meat, No-Bun 'Sandwich'?

Max Read · 04/04/10 11:00AM

The "Double Down," a new menu option from KFC, is your standard grilled-cheese-and-bacon sandwich, except they've replaced the bread. With two hunks of fried chicken. What else can be replaced by fried chicken? We explore the wondrous possibilities.

Is This Australian KFC Commercial Racist?

Whitney Jefferson · 01/06/10 03:32PM

There's been some debate about whether or not this ad is actually racist. Let's see: there's a white guy who is "stuck in an awkward situation." The situation? Being surrounded by black people. The solution? Fried chicken. Umm...

KFC Punks the UN

cityfile · 10/28/09 09:32AM

Remember when Donald was tricked into renting his Bedford estate to Libya during last month's opening session of the UN General Assembly? Consider the score settled, even if Donald didn't have anything to do with it. To promote its new line of chicken sandwiches, an actor dressed as Colonel Sanders managed to sneak his way into the UN yesterday and ended up scoring a photo op with a Libyan diplomat. Not that the official should have been expected to recognize the colonel. Libyais one of the few countries that remains KFC-free (and may very well remain that way after this little international incident). [NYDN]

Oprah KFC Coupon Riot!

Hamilton Nolan · 05/06/09 01:11PM

Queen of the USA Oprah gave out coupons to the whole world for a free KFC lunch today. And guess what: As we speak, there are Riots and Sit-Ins and Furor at KFC. BREAKING:

Eating & Drinking: Friday Edition

cityfile · 03/06/09 03:48PM

• Diddy prefers the fried chicken at Popeye's over KFC, just so you know. [YouTube]
• The guys from Frankies 457 Spuntino are opening a new spot on Court Street. [NYT]
• A look at Raines Law Room, the "underground cocktail lounge" that opened in the Flatiron District recently. [TFB]
• A list of spots that closed today. [Eater]
• Yelpers list their 100 favorite dishes from 2008. [Yelp]
• Eater gets to the bottom of those totally annoying "mandatory service charges" that have been showing up on diners' checks recently. [Eater]
• Robert Sietsema gets to the bottom of those totally annoying tip jars that have been around forever but are still as annoying as ever. [VV]

KFC Demands Candidates Mention That Chicken Defeats Hunger

Hamilton Nolan · 10/06/08 03:09PM

KFC is terribly concerned about starving third world children's lack of access to Original Recipe® buckets and Crispy Twisters®! So the chicken chain is offering a cool $20,000 to solve world hunger—if one of the presidential candidates mentions the issue at the debates tomorrow. 1. What a skimpy amount to offer. 2. The purest form of charity is that which is given anonymously, not that which is accompanied by a gimmicky TV ad. 3. If they don't mention it, will KFC just let the kids starve? Watch the trite attempt to glom onto the news cycle below; thankfully, the ad is silent:

Pamela Anderson Doesn't Need Your Tainted Money (Pockets Money)

Hamilton Nolan · 07/11/08 03:54PM

Not to shock all of you, but evidence has arisen that indicates that breast-toting sex symbol Pamela Anderson may not be the beacon of morality you all thought. She's a prominent vegetarian and opponent of KFC and all its chicken-slaying ways. So while she was down in Australia filming Big Brother, she took the opportunity to hand-deliver a letter of protest to a KFC outlet. The twist: Pam is getting paid half a million dollars to be on Big Brother-and the biggest sponsor of the show is KFC. I guess she can say she's milking them dry of all their dirty blood money? Yes, that'll work. Below, the text of her missive, explaining the difference between a chicken and a superstar: