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One Tweet Could Score a Student $20K from KFC

Students: put the smart phones and digital cameras you use every day to good use. The brand behind last year’s wildly popular Twitter scholarship has announced it’s reinvigorating the application process for its KFC Colonel’s Scholars scholarship program by increasing the value of a single picture to $20,000—and a college education. Through December 8, high school seniors can try to win a $20,000 Colonel’s Scholars scholarship by tweeting a single image and including the hashtag #KFCScholar.   

Yum! Brands, NASCAR Drive Together Against Hunger

NASCAR driver David Gilliland was on the fast track to share the Yum! Brands, Inc. World Hunger Relief message last weekend at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama. Gilliland’s No. 34 Ford Fusion sported the World Hunger Relief logos and decals from Yum! Brands, Inc., KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell, as he got behind the wheel at NASCAR’s fastest track.

Creating New Menu Classics

It’s the type of food that makes us think of home, mom’s cooking, and simpler times. To many, the tastes and smells evoke warmth, good memories, and inner peace.

In short, comfort.

Every nation and culture seems to have its own version of comfort food, from Mexican enchiladas to Chinese stir-fried tomatoes and eggs to French coq au vin.

In the U.S., however, we think more along the lines of meatloaf, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, and chocolate brownies.

Food News Media Debuts Fresh Bytes Newscast

Food News Media, parent of QSR and sister publication RMGTmagazine.com, debuts a new series of newscasts, Fresh Bytes, designed to get you up to date on all of the latest industry news. Stay tuned to QSRmagazine.com and RMGTmagazine.com for future installments of Fresh Bytes, and click here to view the first newscast.

McD’s Loses Popularity to Subway

The results of Zagat’s annual fast food survey are in, including Best Burger, Best Coffee.

With the 63rd annual Emmys slated for Sunday, it seems appropriate that the quick-serve industry also celebrate its top awards—from Zagat.  

This year’s results of the National Fast Food Restaurant Survey showed that several quick-serve categories are becoming increasingly competitive and that nutrition is more on the minds of consumers.

Top 50 Breakdown by Market Segments

The top quick-serve and fast-casual brands in the nation.

KFC Relaunches its Even-Bigger Grilled Chicken

KFC, the world’s most popular chicken restaurant chain, is relaunching Kentucky Grilled Chicken (KGC). Following its introduction in 2009, KFC’s grilled option quickly became a customer favorite while changing the quick-service restaurant landscape.

Now, KGC includes new, 20-percent-larger white meat breast pieces. They're marinated for juiciness, slow grilled, and seasoned with a secret blend of herbs and spices. With fewer calories and grams of fat and less sodium than Original Recipe, Kentucky Grilled Chicken provides a non-fried option from a brand America knows and loves.

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