KFC’s Li’l New Menu Idea: Bucket Kids Meals

This March, KFC introduces a meal that is sized just for its Li’ttlest fans: KFC’s Li’l Bucket Kids Meals. Packaged in a kid-friendly version of KFC’s iconic bucket, the Li’l Bucket Kids Meals come complete with a Kentucky Grilled Chicken drumstick, green beans, a GoGo squeeZ applesauce on the go, and a Capri Sun Roarin’ Water. The meal has 210 calories, 4 grams of fat, and 565 mg of sodium.

KFC Doubles Down in South Africa

KFC South Africa launched the iconic Double Down, the first all-meat burger with no roll. This launch follows the product’s introduction in other global markets, including North America, Asia, and Australia.

The Double Down “man-meal” will be available in all of KFC’s 700 restaurants across South Africa until the end of May 2013.

The Double Down has the reputation of all meat and no frills. It consists of two Original Recipe whole chicken fillets, two slices of Cheddar cheese, and a smoked chicken slice in between, topped with the famous Colonel dressing.  

KFC Adds the Gravy to Original Recipe Bites

KFC is pairing its modern, grown-up Bites with a classic grown-up sauce to create the Original Recipe Bites with Dipping Gravy.

“When we introduced Original Recipe Bites last year, KFC set the standard for what bite-sized chicken should be,” says Jason Marker, chief marketing officer for KFC U.S. “Pairing Original Recipe Bites with Dipping Gravy is not only an homage to Colonel Sanders and the high standards he put on gravy taste; it’s also a direct response to the thousands of ‘fanatics’ that rave about our gravy every day.”

UFPC Renames Contracter Connection Division

Dale Holden, senior vice president of Unified Foodservice Purchasing Co-op (UFPC), announced that UFPC Contractor Connection, a value-added services program for restaurant owners since 2009, will be renamed UFPC Facilities Connection.

UFPC Contractor Connection, a construction products and services business, has been a strategic partner of UFPC Equipment Sales since its initial inception in 2009.

QSR International Celebrates 100th Quiznos Unit in Ecuador

QSR International, a 141-unit multibrand master franchise quick-service restaurant developer conducting business in 15 countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, recently celebrated the opening of its 100th Quiznos restaurant in the new Paseo San Francisco Shopping Center in Quito, Ecuador.

Paseo San Francisco is located in the fastest-growing area of Ecuador’s capital city.

Africa: The Final Frontier?

They knew it wouldn’t be easy. Being the first U.S. quick serve to enter a foreign country always comes with a share of challenges.

But for Cinnabon’s executives, becoming the first U.S. franchise to open in Libya didn’t just include dealing with training and supply-chain difficulties. The brand also faced political instability that eventually resulted in a revolution.

KFC Goes Home-Style with Chunky Chicken Pot Pie

Featuring tender pieces of KFC's world-famous chicken, the Chunky Chicken Pot Pie is a combination of diced potatoes, green peas, and carrots in a home-style sauce and topped with a flaky, buttery crust.

“We know that people love classic, home-style meals, but they don’t always have time to make them, and then they have difficulty finding one that is made quickly and worth eating,” says Jason Marker, chief marketing officer for KFC US. “Freshly baked to golden perfection throughout the day, the Chunky Chicken Pot Pie is quick comfort food at its best.”

KFC Franchisee Partners with MonkeyMedia

MonkeyMedia Software, a provider of turnkey catering and off-premise solutions for multiunit restaurant operators, has announced that KBP Foods, the second-largest KFC franchise operator, will deploy MonkeyCatering and MonkeyOnlineOrdering to enable end-to-end visibility and control over the company’s catering business.

KBP Foods started in 1999 with five restaurants in Colorado, and has quickly grown throughout the U.S. to more than 170 restaurants in eight states.