KFC

June 2011

In markets driven by tourist seasons, customers tend to dwindle to a trickle in the off-season but swarm like locusts in the peak season. Such markets force quick-serve operators to construct a strategy that ensures thriving store operations amid wild swings in demand.

June 2011

Every year, many of us anxiously await the release of Technomic’s Fast Casual Top 100 report. Technomic’s Darren Tristano, one of the most knowledgeable people in the industry, gave me an interview and a sneak peek at the report. Here are his thoughts, followed by a few of my own....

Canada's most deliciously decadent and celebrated sandwich is back. After much anticipation, the Double Down will begin appearing at KFC restaurants across Canada, starting on June 1st, and will remain available while supplies last.

May 2011

Quick serves could be poised to step up their franchising efforts as soon as the credit market thaws and while available real estate remains cheap. Some experts say that minority-franchisee recruitment will be a particular area of focus, as franchisors pursue the value minorities bring to...

While the newest KFC in Indianapolis features the brand’s familiar red-and-white design scheme, it’s the color green that is really going to have people talking. The new KFC at 6154 North Keystone Avenue was designed with the planet in mind, and it features design advances in the...

Yum! Brands Inc. announced the opening of the 400th KFC franchise restaurant in Indonesia by its international division, Yum! Restaurants International. Yum is the leading restaurant company in Indonesia with its KFC and Pizza Hut brands.

Kentucky Fried Chicken is launching a new 10-piece 10 Buck Sunday Bucket Deal and to promote this offer, KFC is offering 11 choirs across the country $1,000 to help "keep their harmonies alive."  

Members of The St. Louis Children’s Choirs kicked off...

Back in mid-2002, optimism reigned at Tricon Global Restaurants, the predecessor to Yum! Brands.    

The Louisville, Kentucky–based company had just purchased nearly 1,000 A&W restaurants and 1,200 Long John Silver’s units for $320 million, convinced that...

With Super Bowl XLV in the books and the Packers heading back to Green Bay victorious, marketing directors everywhere are turning their attention to another winter milestone: Valentine’s Day.

From special products to ridiculous deliveries, a number of quick serves are rolling out...

The history of hot wings is saucy, stain-filled, and sticky, but KFC is rewriting history by showing you can have the taste without the mess. To showcase its sauceless, no-mess Hot Wings, the brand is kicking off 2011 with a hunt for groundbreaking thinkers to share creative, inspiring, or...

January 2011

Restaurant operators have spent 2010 in wait-and-see mode. The economy seems to have survived the financial collapse of 2008—survived being used quite literally here, as in, not died—and is even slowly growing. But consumers are still pinching pennies, and staying...

December 2010

It’s been breaded, fried, broken into its constituent parts and pieces, and served in a bucket.

It’s been basted, grilled, broken into chunks, and layered over greens and vegetables.

It’s been dressed, pressed, formed into patties, slapped on a bun, and served as...

December 2010

There is an answer to the age-old question of which came first, the chicken or the egg.

It’s definitely the egg—at least when it comes to breakfast. Few morning menus are without them. But these days, chicken and another popular poultry protein, turkey, are increasingly...

KFC is taking the application process for its KFC Colonel’s Scholars program to the “Twitterverse” with a Web 2.0 spin. Through November 26, high school seniors can try to win a $20,000 Colonel’s Scholars scholarship by drafting a single tweet, 140 characters or less,...

A recent study on the opinions of quick-serve consumers finds that price ranks surprisingly low in determining where they choose to eat, that convenience is king, and that KFC draws more health-conscious consumers than the average brand.

Conducted by CFI Group, a consultancy based in Ann...

Corbin, Kentucky, and Salt Lake City stores converted into “World Hunger Relief Kitchens,” serving free meals to in-need residents from local shelters.
October 2010

Matt Loney isn’t taking anything for granted or ignoring any competitor. He insists he knows better, a product of an early professional education on the restaurant industry’s ebbs and flows.

The youthful president of Stevi B’s, an Atlanta-based...

Chain's consumer-reusable food container was recently honored as a winner in the 2010 Greener Package Awards.
Chain claims that its Spicy and Mild Bonafide bone-in fried chicken was the favorite in a national taste test against KFC Original Recipe fried chicken.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure accepts $4.2 million check that KFC was able to provide because of its “Buckets for the Cure” campaign.