The fast food war is a rough life. No one thinks eating food from out of a window is a good thing to do anymore. The market for fast food isn't growing. So marketing fast food today is more about who's hip and who's cool than it is about the quality of the food. To grow, companies need to literally ... More >>
Do we really need KFC to make it easier for us to consume their food? Apparently so.
If McDonald's can do fried chicken a la its Mighty Wings, I guess it's not so far-fetched that KFC can do burgers? In a Freaky Friday sort-of-way, Brand Eating blog has discovered that some KFCs in China have started selling a so-called "layered beef" burger.
Fresh off their soup-frying kick of a few weeks ago in Japan, there's news that other KFC's in Asia are doing things we Americans would never think to do with our foodstuffs. Reports are saying that the KFCs in Indonesia have begun serving donuts with grated cheese on top.
Well hello little darlings, let's take a look at this week in food. Edwin visited Lark Creek at Fashion Island for his print review and praised their ability to make truly delicious white people food. Then he told us that McDonald's is ditching its "Extra Value Menu" for a $5 one...strange to thin ... More >>
[Hole In the Wall] This Santa Ana restaurant offers iconoclastic Mexican food
There are whispers and clues and now photographic proof that The Colonel is testing a fast casual restaurant in its home state of Kentucky called "KFC eleven," which is a reference to the number of secret herbs and spices...get it? Sites like The Consumerist and QSRweb.com have gathered evidence th ... More >>
Take this as a lesson: if you're going to mess around after hours at your fast food job, do not post photos of your actions unless you want the photos to go viral and you to get fired.The last time it was a Burger King employee who thought it would be hoot to take a picture of himself standing on a ... More >>
You may want to refrain from reading this if you're eating, but especially if you've just picked up an Extra Tasty Crispy Bucket from The Colonel. 19-year-old student, Ibrahim Langoo, found what he described as a "wrinkled brain" tucked inside a piece of chicken he was in the process of eating ... More >>
About this time, every year, someone out there like me writes an article about how the Japanese have made eating KFC a Christmas tradition as we have made eating roast turkey and stuffing. I know this because I tried to write one last year only to be informed by our web editor that she already wrote ... More >>
[Trendzilla] Meet four OC fellas with fabulous mustaches grown in honor of the movement
[Hole In the Wall] This Buena Park Korean pub makes the best fried chicken in Orange County
Japan celebrated July 4th in the most American of ways yesterday: stuffing their faces with all-you-can-eat KFC. The chain held a promotion that lasted between 1-4pm at 381 of its restaurants where customers are allotted 45 minutes of "tabehoudai" (that's "all-you-can-eat" in Japanese) gluttony ... More >>
It's no secret that PETA is no friend of KFC's. And now, the fried chicken purveyor has angered the people at Greenpeace, too. The organization has recently alleged that The Colonel has been using wood harvested from Indonesia's rain forest for the paper in its signature chicken buckets. Along with ... More >>
When a restaurant has been around so long, putting out consistently great food the entire time, it's easy for us food writers to forget as we're off searching for the next best thing.That's the whole point of this column, of course, but it's especially so when it comes to Chicken Box, tucked way up ... More >>
You may not know it, but Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot is big in China. KFC big. When you're there you're liable to see the cute mascot as part of the urban landscape as you are likely to see the Golden Arches and the Colonel. There is about 450 restaurants in China with 22 more overseas, including ... More >>
Like me, you may be one of the millions who got hooked on Draw Something. But as reports surface that the game is actually losing users at a rapid rate, did you know that Zynga, the company that owns the game, have started selling branded words like KFC and Doritos to reap more revenues?
There are times when it would be appropriate for a fast food chicken restaurant like KFC to remind people to pick up a bucket of chicken on a Facebook update. Sometime this Friday, April 20th, when certain segments of the population will get the munchies, for instance, would be quite opportune--and ... More >>
Just when you think that the salt-lick-posing-as-food-item KFC called the Double Down was down and out in our continent (it's still big in Japan), the company has announced that their infamous bunless chicken "sandwich" has mutated into hybrid creature called the "Zinger Double Down."
I'm not going to lie. I enjoy the occasional trip to McDonald's. Whenever I'm feeling particularly unhealthy, I can polish off a 20 piece and fries on my own, no problem. What Stacey Irvine's been doing for the past 15 years, though? Hukkeughhh (That's attempt number one).
The Japanese have blessed our food landscape by introducing us to sushi and ramen. We, in turn, set them up with McDonald's and all its fatty fast food kin. Now, KFC is unleashing their notorious Double Down upon the Japanese public next week.
Obviously not a revelation, more of an "about time" moment, R & D at McDonald's has gotten around to offering yet another version of their chicken-y protein. Granted, they did scoop their Kentucky competition of the coveted nugget niche (who eats a box of 50, anyway?!) back in the day. Waitin ... More >>
CNN has a curious story out today: it seems that the Japanese, for reasons that remain kind of dubious, have adopted eating KFC as part of their Christmas tradition.Yes, when we think of Christmas, we think ham and turkey with all the trimmings. The Japanese think Extra Tasty Crispy. The article ... More >>
As India's middle class grows, so does their waistlines, says a fascinating article on News24 and other outlets. The culprit according to the article? McDonald's and KFC of course. The fast food giants, along with their kin Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, are said to be making inroads there and they're ... More >>
After this year's dramatic NBA season, basketball fans may have to wait a long time before the league's owners and players agree to a new collective bargaining deal. The off-season normally allows fans to speculate over player trades and retirements, but given the current lockout, they'll have to se ... More >>
In further proof that our neighbors to the North really just want to be Americans with better hockey teams (Vancouver and Toronto notwithstanding, although the former did have those silly hockey riots) comes news that Canadians have consumed nearly two million of KFC's infamous Double Down sandwi ... More >>
KFC websiteHave you gotten your fill of All-American fare yet? Hot dogs, hamburgers, apple pie, indigestion, etc.? If you haven't, well, this deep-fried bargain has your name all over it.TODAY is National Fried Chicken Day, and the Kentucky Fried family is looking to draw your artery-clogged self ... More >>
Edwin GoeiBBQ Chicken's chickenThis week on Dueling Dishes, we compare and contrast the golden fried birds from BBQ Chicken versus that from Pizza & Chicken Love Letter, the two preeminent Korean fried chicken chains in Orange County. Why these two? Well because they're also the only the tw ... More >>
Will the spread of Mexican food across the world ever cease? No.Will Taco Bell be there every step of the way to act as the gateway drug and make billions?Damn straight. Details after the jump!
KFC is the sister brand of Irvine-based Taco Bell, so this: ABC News reports that the company is the preferred Christmas dinner of choice in Japan. According to the network, the tradition started 40 years ago, when KFC was one of the few American brands in the island nation, and hungry Americans ... More >>
Flickr user Jacob...KThe headline tells the story, folks. KFC is running a contest (details here) looking for the person who can pull off Colonel Harland Sanders the best. Winner gets whatever that Doublicious sandwich is. "Colonel Sanders in his iconic white suit is one of the most enduring imag ... More >>
Image from Google Maps Gustavo told me recently he heard news that Carl's Jr. opened its first franchise in Indonesia this month. And then on the same day, in a sort of bizarre cosmic coincidence, I got word a new Indonesian grocery store opened in Fullerton. In a bit of food quid pro quo, OC ... More >>
Dave LiebermanEven as food bloggers and food journalists alike piled onto the hype that was KFC's Double Down, CNN Money is reporting this week that the bunless sandwich is a dodo, flightless and most likely doomed to extinction.
Friendlys.comThis is not a joke. Behold what the success of KFC's Double Down has wrought. As an obvious escalation of the fast food gimmickry that is KFC's bunless sandwich, an east coast chain called Friendly's has introduced a so-called "Grilled Cheese BurgerMelt", wherein two gril ... More >>
As you may know, the Double Down, initially supposed to be a limited run, has been extended. Yes, that's right, they sold enough of these sandwiches to warrant extending the run. I blame the media and our single-minded quest to produce the snarkiest article about this waste of meat. (Look how meta I ... More >>
Flickr user daves cupboardMmm.Yeah, that's right. You're looking at a hot mess of cheese, bacon and some sort of sauce sandwiched between two batter-fried chicken fillets. Find out how this went down with Dave and catch up on more of this week's food news after the jump!
Yes, that's right. I put my cardiac health on the line today. I drove to the KFC on Harbor Boulevard in Garden Grove, steeled my nerves, crossed myself, walked in and ordered a Double Down. Let no one say I never take one for the team.Dave LiebermanNote to the KFC in Garden Grove: the kids in this p ... More >>
One local lifts a leg to KFC's fire-hydrant promotion.Orange's mayor says the city might consider an offer to put images of Colonel Sanders and KFC buckets on fire hydrants around town.
Food as a theme is pervasive on TV these days, and not just the obvious examples of Food Network and all those shows from Ramsay to Richman. I'm talking about sitcoms that have also used food as either a main story arc or just an amusing aside about our love, obsession, and need to eat. And no, I do ... More >>
It ain't free KFC or El Pollo Loco, but it's only a $1...what the hell else do ya want?And yes, this is legit -- not one of those hoax coupons that's plagued the Internet in the past.Here is THE LINK. Print it out. Use it before November 1st, because practically free chicken doesn't l ... More >>
Time magazine has revealed a list of the top ten worst fast-food meals. "Worst", in this case, meaning the highest in calories, fat or sodium. Everything from salads to shakes, sold by everyone from Applebee's to KFC, makes the grade. Topping the bill is Outback Steakhouse's Aussie Cheese Fries, wei ... More >>
Just when you think you've heard it all, along comes a crazy person from Holland with waaaaaaaaaaay too much time on their hands (and presumably waaaaaaaaaaay too much pot in their hands).Check out KFC's Dutch website: and click on Chicken Impossible. It's the whole theme tune, from start to finish. ... More >>
Yes, that's right. Not only is the whole country being offered a free piece of Kentucky Grilled Chicken today (Monday, April 27, aka UNFry Day), but Southern Californians are also benefitting from a further deal: buy an eight-piece or larger KFC meal from May 4 to May 31 and you'll receive four free ... More >>
Today is Mardi Gras (aka Fat Tuesday), so it's fitting that I'm writing about how unhealthy we're becoming as a nation - indeed, as a planet. According to the Guardian, the number of new cases of diabetes being diagnosed in the UK is growing at a faster rate than in the US. Now that is depressing. A ... More >>
I don't know where to start with this story I saw in the USA Today. I think it's best to just give you the headline. It goes like this: "More fast food workers think it's a good idea to bathe in kitchen sink". "MORE fast food workers"? Was this a trend people were already a ... More >>
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