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.
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.
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A KFC restaurant in Indianapolis was awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED is the USGBC’s rating system for designing and constructing the world’s greenest, most energy efficient and high performing buildings.
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.
Southern Californians don't have to wait until London 2012 to get their dose of Olympic competition. Beginning Wednesday, August 31, KFC Southern California is putting its best to the test in a KFC Olympics to determine the best chicken cooks in the Southland.
KFC wants you … and your Colonel Sanders stories. Thirty years after Colonel Harland Sanders left his legacy as the iconic founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, the brand is reinvesting in his image and memory via a website designed to reach a new generation.
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.
KFC has selected Aaron Person as the company’s first-ever chief chicken officer, a newly created position designed to serve as spokesman for the rollout of the restaurant chain’s new Cook Certification Program.
Thousands of KFC cooks across the country will participate in this initiative as the chain works to ensure each and every restaurant location continues to maintain the quality Colonel Sanders demanded more than 70 years ago.