Yum! Brands Inc.

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2014

    UPDATE: Taco Bell's Parent Company Opens a Bánh Mì Shop...withwithout Communist Star in Logo

    UPDATE: SEPT. 18, 12:22 P.M.: Yum! Brands will be taking down all signage and branding that features a red star by the end of day, according to an e-mail sent to Thanh Cung, the president of the Vietnamese-American Community of Greater Dallas. They'll also be coming up with a new logo and are asking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week: Taco Bell Wrapper Mistaken for Bomb!

    We live in jittery times nowadays, where any suspicious package is automatically assumed to be a bomb. But there's caution, and then there's stupidity, and that's what happened last week in Fair Oaks, California, where an errant Taco Bell wrapper caused a school lockdown and a bomb squad mission tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    Let's Talk About the Crazy Names For Musician Fan Bases, Like "Beliebers"

    See Also:*Miley Cyrus Calls Anaheim Resident a "Fucking Creep" on Twitter*Octomom Releases New Topless Album Cover for 'Sexy Party'*Christina Aguilera and YUM! Brands Team Up to Fight Hunger. Seriously?As Jerry Seinfeld might say: What's the deal with all these crazy names for musician fan bases, li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    Christina Aguilera And Yum! Brands Team Up To Fight Hunger. Seriously?

    See Also:*Miley Cyrus Calls Anaheim Resident a "Fucking Creep" on Twitter*Our Top List of Opening DJ Codes, Laminated and Posted Backstage at the Yost for all Newbs to See*Top Five Musical Impressions From Comedian Pablo FranciscoIn what could be labeled as a cruel twist in irony or an amazing coinc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2012

    No. 49: Gordita de Tinga at El Rincón Chilango

    We are now more than halfway through our march toward our favorite dishes in Orange County. It's run the gamut from Japanese to Mexican, from American comfort food to post-Ramadan fast food. When we get to the end, you'll know it's time to go pick up your free copy of this year's Best Of issue in da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    Memphis at the Santora Now Offering Sunday Evening Chef Dinners!

    Those of us who live at Memphis at the Santora have been asking Chef Diego Velasco for years the same question: when are you going to open Sunday evenings?The answer is now--for Velasco to mess around with ingredients in a way that strays from his Southern-fied take on food.

  • Food

    June 21, 2012

    Mongolian Hot Pot Counting Sheep

    The Little Sheep chain introduces the Chinese fad to Irvine

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2012

    KFC Uses Rain Forest Wood For Chicken Buckets, Greenpeace Claims

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2012

    Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot Opens In Irvine

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Taco Bell Looks to Doritos Loco Taco to Save it From Bad Times

    ​Michelle has written before about the Doritos Loco Taco, the taco made from a Nacho Cheese Doritos shell and...yeah, that's the draw. It should be a hit when it appears, as stoners and fast-food freaks camp out for a week, eat it, then go back to their CrunchWrap Supreme.But Taco Bell is banking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Little Progress Made At The First Jollibee in Orange County

    Edwin Goei​Ain't much progress goin' on at what's supposed to be the first outpost of the Filipino fast-food giant Jollibee in Orange County. I checked out the site recently, in what used to be Chris & Pitts BBQ restaurant at Euclid and Crescent in Anaheim, and saw that so far, the place has b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Yum! Brands, Parent Company of Taco Bell, to Sell Long John Silver's and A & W All-American Food

    ​I know some things about old Southern California restaurant chains, but not all. I remember Pioneer Chicken (I still delight in seeing its old signs reformatted to plug a Mexican restaurant), and I also remember Bob's Big Boy. But what was A & W? I remember the root beer, but I've seen vestig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Taco Bell to Invade Southeast Asia?

    ​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!

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Gabriel Caliendo of The Lazy Dog Cafe, Part Two

    Kimberly Valenzuela​On The Line this week features Executive Chef Gabriel Caliendo of The Lazy Dog Cafe. In case you missed part one of the interview, you can find it here. Check back tomorrow for Chef Caliendo's recipe for Cast Iron Idaho Trout.

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    City of Orange Ready to Take a Grilling

    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.

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2009

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week!

    ​To show ustedes how out of it I am in the world of modern-day rap, the following story from the New York Post will show a company that has always been good with its hoaxes, and a rapper who's full of his overrated self:Rapper 50 Cent will cost you more than a taco. The rapper, whose real name is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week!

    Have you ever heard of bones in any type of pizza, let alone a "Mexican" one? Bizarre tale from Virginia (make sure to read at least the first paragraph and last sentence of the excerpt!):Hungry? You may want to think twice before you think outside the bun. Just ask George Phelps, a VA Beach man who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    KFC Lays On Free Grilled Chicken Just For Us! (Hurry: One Deal Applies Today--Tomorrow It's El Pollo Loco)

    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 >>