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KFC held a press briefing in New York today to answer questions about its announcement that all 5,500 KFC restaurants in the U.S. will switch to Low Linolenic Soybean Oil, a zero trans fat cooking oil, by April 2007. This transition, which has already begun in many KFC restaurants, will impact the chain's most popular items, Original Recipe and Extra Crispy fried chicken, in addition to fried menu selections such as Crispy Strips, Wings, Boneless Wings, Buffalo and Crispy Snacker Sandwiches, Popcorn Chicken, Twisters, and Potato Wedges.
Gregg Dedrick, president of KFC, will discuss the announcement and take questions. Zero trans fat menu items will be on display for photographers and Buckets of chicken fried in the new oil will be provided.