A Singaporean food blog has reported that KFC has launched these star-shaped shrimp nuggets. They're going for 3.95 Singapore Dollars, or around $3.15 UDS.
Fried chicken chains are not having a good week. First, the NY Daily News brings to light the multiple DOH-related closings of Kennedy Fried Chicken, and Crown Fried Chicken restaurants in New York City. Now, a former employee of a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in Oregon is claiming in a lawsuit ... More >>
The crust is delectable, but may be suffering from smallpox. As a kid who loved Swanson's pot pies -- pulled from the freezer and heated one hour in the oven -- I couldn't wait to try the Colonel's new entry in the uncrowded field of chicken pot pies.
Surely you know the song "Some People" from the musical Gypsy. Oh, you're straight and under 50?
New gastronomic asset at the corner of Nostrand and Fulton The phenomenon of the dollar-slice joint continues to spread across the city like a spilled bottle of ink.
The 'M' stands for mum.OK, so maybe we've been ragging on fast-food chains lately. But, as a new SmartMoney roundup reminds us, it's important to stay suspicious of these ubiquitous cheap-food dispensers. The article lists 10 secrets restaurant chains continue to hide from their patrons. And ... More >>
Joan Crawford ate KFC! You'll learn that if you simply CLICK HERE for my hot interview with Brian Bedford, who's stirred up the Broadway season with his witty performance as Lady Bracknell in Wilde's The Importance Of Being Earnest. Yes, the theater season's grandest dame of all has real ba ... More >>
The commercial above appeared on Saturday Night Live this past weekend. Billed as a message from the Corn Syrup Producers of America, it shows two self-righteous moms having an amusingly awkward disagreement over the purported evils of high-fructose corn syrup. The visual punch line features an ov ... More >>
chilliheadAs we mentioned in our morning link roundup, book retailer Borders is filing for bankruptcy and closing a third of its locations after posting losses of $680.6 million since 2007. Reuters reports that "the chain still faces questions about its longer-term survival in the face of com ... More >>
Something about a chain restaurant tends to breed familiarity and efficiency, but it can also lead to a certain blandness and a numbing lack of individuality which makes chowing down tasteless in more ways than one. Here are the six worst in Gotham, in ascending order of awfulness. (6) Quiz ... More >>
worldcommunitycookbook.comAtone. Last week's gluttony notwithstanding, it seems that Americans have spent the past year making more health-conscious choices at restaurants.
Lightly crusted, perfectly fried, N-Y-C's fried bird is much better than Hill Country's. We've all had the experience of heading for the Port Authority to make a bus departure, being hungry as hell, and not finding anyplace near the terminal that had halfway decent looking food.
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema is disappointed in the fried chicken at Hill Country Chicken: "Further imitating KFC, two types of chicken are offered at Hill Country. Unfortunately, both are severely flawed." Sam Sifton warns to be careful at Peels: "The magic is fleeting. The menu at Peel ... More >>
Recycle your KFC.KFC has announced it will be the first fast-food chain to introduce reusable food containers in early 2011. The container, which is used to hold sides like slaw and looks like a small Tupperware, has already won a 2010 Greener Package Award. It debuted in select markets earli ... More >>
The "néo-bistrot," a new kind of restaurant that serves good, simple French fare at reasonable prices, could save French gastronomy in an era when upscale restaurants in the country are lagging. [Wall Street Journal] Amid an immigration debate, a popular Chinese restaurant in Berlin is pus ... More >>
brainresidue.comMythical feast. The Chicago Tribune breaks the sad news -- shattering the greasy dreams of so many Kentucky Fried Chicken fanatics in the process -- that the Skinwich, a sandwich comprising five layers of KFC's Original Recipe chicken skin, taste-tested on Brain Residue and s ... More >>
Remember last year when I was convinced I had throat cancer because of a weird burning feeling that kept surfacing there? I went to a specialist, who shoved all kinds of tubes down my nose and determined that I actually had acid reflux. That didn't sound right, but I took the prescribed pil ... More >>
KFC takes China.Maybe the best way to regain world dominance is for America to spread one of the phenomena that helped bring us down in the first place. Let's make the world fat and addicted to fast food, just like we are. Did you know that a new KFC opens somewhere in mainland China almost ... More >>
KFC's mega hit, the Double Down Sandwich, will soon morph into The Doublicious, comprising an Original Recipe fillet, Monterey Jack cheese, bacon, and Colonel's Sauce -- just like the Double Down -- but with a sweet Hawaiian Bread roll to hold it all together. [Nation's Restaurant News] Dean ... More >>
The Double Down sandwich from KFC isn't the most gluttonous thing you can eat in New York City. Other over-the-top calorie fests include Ditch Plains' Ditch Dogs (a pair of hot dogs on potato buns topped with mac 'n' cheese) and Mile End's Smoked Meat Poutine. [NY Post] Americans want spicie ... More >>
Try wrapping your lips around KFC's latest.The last slogan KFC spit up upon the unsuspecting public was "Unthink." It seems that a battalion of geniuses working at several top ad agencies followed that mantra in order to disgorge the company's latest slogan.
A mountain o'veg East Village newcomer Cheep's serves up a very cheap falafel pocket, but it was no match for Mamoun's in our recent Battle of the Dishes. Today we stopped by to check out the place's other vegetarian offerings.
Friday afternoon is upon us. And so it is time to cast a gimlet eye towards the best posts of the past few days: We ranked Our 10 Worst Food Show Hairstyles. We discovered the true origins of Hawaiian pizza. Luke's Lobster's Luke Holden talked seafood, $30 rolls, and Maine pride.
Get your pinkwashed fried chicken here.Apparently, we aren't the only ones perturbed by KFC's new Buckets for the Cure campaign, which purports to donate 50 cents for each pink bucket sold to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Breast Cancer Action is responding with a campaign of its own. Think Bef ... More >>
Your fried chicken, pinkwashed to perfection.Practically in the same breath as launching its Double Down Sandwich stunt, KFC debuted its Buckets for the Cure campaign, which promises to donate 50 cents from every pink bucket sold to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. Since April 5, t ... More >>
With approximately two and a half hours to go until the onset of the weekend, it's time to take a fond look back at the best posts to hit the website since Monday: We ranked the 10 Worst Things to Eat Around Times Square, NY. Chasing the White Dog author Max Watman talked hooch, cocktologists, and ... More >>
Apparently, a sandwich of bacon, cheese, and mayonnaise swaddled in fried chicken is not a great marketing strategy. Although items like the Double Down get us bloggers excited, KFC's market share has been dropping since 2005 and sales fell six percent last year. Ad Age reports that stunts l ... More >>
Our Man Sietsema wasn't the only one who tried KFC's Double Down Sandwich (and lived). The Times' Sam Sifton weighs in on the abomination, and Nation's Restaurant News deconstructs KFC's approach to marketing it. [NY Times] [Nation's Restaurant News] As free food on economy flights has now g ... More >>
We're betting the Fork in the Road Double Down will prove to be even tastier than the KFC version--once the latter's tardy ass appears four days from now. KFC's new Double Down Sandwich is a thisiswhyyourefat.com dream come true: two extensively breaded chicken breasts, several slices of Mon ... More >>
Hey, America! Why pay one angel's hair of attention to what Michelle Obama, Jamie Oliver, and those killjoys at the American Heart Association are telling you when KFC keeps giving us moist, crunchy ways to kill ourselves, one bite at a time? There are now a little more than nine days left un ... More >>
Mets fans are getting even more reasons to hang out in the Citi Field food court this season. Crab cake sandwiches from Catch of the Day, Disco fries from Box Frites, and strawberry shakes from Shake Shack are among new menu items. And a McFadden's Pub will open at street level. [NY Times] B ... More >>
That's KFC on the right, Popeyes on the left Kentucky Fried Chicken, or KFC as it is now known, was founded in 1930 in North Corbin, Kentucky, when Colonel Harland Sanders started selling his fried chicken out of a gas station. Eighty years and thousands of franchises later, those apocryphal ... More >>
That taco looks familiar, but where the hell did it come from? Forge ahead to find out. One of the worst aspects of the Age of Bloomberg has been the inundation of the city with nationally franchised fast food restaurants, so that now you can find McDonald's, KFC, Taco Bell, Dunkin' Donuts, ... More >>
wildwallawallawinewoman Slashfood enlists the help of a master sommelier-in-training to suggest wine pairings for foods like KFC's dirty Double Down sandwich and those now-famous deep-fried butter balls from the Texas State Fair. For the Double Down, says Gretchen Roberts, who also writes th ... More >>
adactio/flickr Have you ever eaten something you regretted? No, not something like the dirty Double Down sandwich at KFC. More along the lines of baby panda or even Chilean sea bass. The Atlantic has an interesting piece by David Nakamura, who accidentally ate whale meat while in Tokyo. And ... More >>
This week in food blogs... Serious Eats asked, "When is it socially acceptable to share food?" Answer: When you're dining with other foodies. And who the hell would want to do that? Midtown Lunch reported that the NYC Cravings truck will continue to serve its secret menu item of a chicken and pork ... More >>
The bombardment of hype surrounding the new KFC grilled chicken naturally made Fork in the Road curious. Would it be better than the usual fried product? Would it, ostensibly devoid of breading, prove once and for all the myth that Kentucky Fried Chicken had bred birds that were no longer, te ... More >>
A Drudge Report story about the government spending millions of stimulus dollars on pork products has earned itself an angry rebuttal from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who said that some 760,000 pounds of ham were for soup kitchens and homeless shelters. [NY Daily News] French fries at New Yo ... More >>
You've heard of chicken-fried steak. But how about beef-fried chicken? A new El Pollo ad campaign targeting KFC poses, "How exactly do you get Beef Powder?" Good question. Apparently, it's one of the ingredients in KFC's new grilled chicken. Poor, misguided colonel. [via The Food Section]
Grilling enthusiasts need not skimp on the steak this summer. Bargain cuts include hanger, flatiron, flank, flap, tri-tip, skirt, chuck eye, chuck shoulder and top sirloin. So, what's the key to the perfect steak? Patience: let it sit before you put it on the grill and after. [Washington Post] A po ... More >>
What if a fast food chain selected several of their abject offerings at random, threw them together, and then presented it as a new form of fast food. Ta-Dah! I give you the Kentucky Fried Chicken (oops! I mean KFC) snack bowl. Next, miniaturize it, put it in a styrofoam ashtray to prevent expo ... More >>
That coupon Oprah was offering for free chicken at KFC was never a good idea. For one thing, it ain't too enlightened a choice: as PETA Europe says, "KFC is the world's largest killer of chickens... nearly 800 million chickens are killed every year in the cruellest ways imaginable." The guy in this ... More >>
Colonel Sanders' handwritten fried chicken recipe was returned to KFC corporate headquarters in Kentucky yesterday after a new, safer vault was installed to house the top secret recipe. [NY Daily News]A report released yesterday shows that California winemakers' grape harvest is down 6%, a fact that ... More >>
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