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KFC® Brings Families Together Over Dinner With Game Night Bucket »

June 05, 2014 at 9:07AM PDT | Source: Kentucky Fried Chicken

Playing Games Together Increases Family Cohesion, Resilience in Kids' Lives
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - June 05, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - The family that plays together…stays together. So say the experts, therefore America's favorite fried chicken chain is feeding the trend with the introduction of the KFC Game Night Bucket. The family meal includes 12 of KFC's famous Extra Crispy™ Tenders, four dipping sauces, four biscuits, two large side items and a free I SPY game, right on the bucket. (For larger families, the Game Night Bucket is also available with 20 Extra Crispy Tenders.)
In addition to bringing the family together around a delicious bucket of chicken, there may be other benefits to playing games with your family...

KFC Canada Cooks Up Something Fresh »

December 17, 2013 at 4:22AM PST | Source: Kentucky Fried Chicken

World's First KFC Select Opens Today in Toronto - Serving Up So Good Chicken Burgers, Grilled Chicken Burritos, Rice Bowls, Salads and Desserts
VAUGHAN, ONTARIO - (Marketwired - Dec. 16, 2013) - KFC Canada is cooking up something fresh - the world's first ever KFC Select, a new fast casual restaurant concept from KFC that serves up premium chicken fillets and burgers, grilled chicken burritos, rice bowls, salads and irresistible desserts.
The 1200 square foot restaurant is located in the hub of Toronto's busy Bloor Street business and shopping district. The first-ever KFC Select features a bright, inviting contemporary design with exposed brick and warm wood finishes. An open kitchen allows guests to see their salads, grilled chicken burritos and premium chicken burgers being freshly prepared...

KFC’s Original Recipe Bites Now Paired With America’s Most Classic Dipping Sauce – KFC’s World Famous Gravy »

March 12, 2013 at 7:59AM PDT | Source: Kentucky Fried Chicken

Long-Time Gravy Fanatics Inspire Combination with KFC’s Most Popular New Menu Item of 2012
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - March 12, 2013 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - It was difficult for chicken fans to find authentic bite-sized chicken made for grown-ups until last summer when KFC introduced Original Recipe Bites – big bite-sized pieces made with 100 percent breast meat and freshly prepared every day using the Colonel’s Original Recipe of 11 herbs and spices. This week KFC introduces a match made in heaven, pairing its modern grown-up Bites with a classic grown-up sauce: 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,” said Jason Marker, Chief Marketing Officer for KFC US...

KFC Scores Big With Gameday Bucket - Just In Time For Playoff Season »

January 04, 2013 at 6:40AM PST | Source: Kentucky Fried Chicken

As Official Sponsor of Couchgating, KFC Invites Armchair Quarterbacks Everywhere to Become Couchgate Hall-of-FamersKFC Partners with ThePostGame.com on an Innovative Athlete and Celebrity Video Series
January 04, 2013 // Franchising.com // LOUISVILLE, Ky. – There's watching the game and then there's "couchgating," the act of enjoying a big time sporting event from the comfort of your couch. KFC, Official Sponsor of Couchgating™, understands that the latter hinges on a few key factors – a comfy sofa, a group of friends, and most importantly, the right game-day food. With that in mind, KFC is introducing the Gameday Bucket: 8 pieces of chicken, 8 Hot Wings® and 10 Original Recipe® Bites, sure to be the MVP of any game watching party...

KFC’s Recipe For Hope Asks Fans To "Pass The Bucket" On Facebook And Raise Money To Fight Hunger »

October 29, 2012 at 7:39AM PDT | Source: Kentucky Fried Chicken

Facebook Activation Helps Fight World Hunger One Share at a Time
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - October 29, 2012 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Colonel Harland Sanders’ secret recipe to a well-lived life included giving back to the community and helping those in need. This year, KFC® will again honor the Colonel’s legacy by raising money to feed the hungry through KFC’s Recipe for Hope, a part of Yum! Brands’ annual World Hunger Relief campaign.
KFC is calling on fans to “Pass the Bucket” on Facebook this month, to raise awareness and funds for World Hunger Relief. The brand has more than five million Likes on its U.S. Facebook page (www.facebook.com/KFC), so there are plenty of potential recruits for the Colonel’s fundraising army...

KFC Solves Double Dipping Dilemma With Introduction Of Delicious And Satisfying New Dip'ems™ »

October 16, 2012 at 9:59AM PDT | Source: Kentucky Fried Chicken

Brand Partners with Renowned Humorist Joel Stein and Humor Site Break.com to Spotlight Dude Food Etiquette
October 16, 2012 // Franchising.com // LOUISVILLE, Ky., - KFC announced today the launch of Dip'ems™. Pairing delicious Extra Crispy chicken tenders with six delectable dipping sauces, Dip'ems provide flavor excitement that everyone will enjoy.
The chicken tenders are made from juicy, 100 percent premium all-white meat chicken, marinated and double-breaded in special seasonings. While they are tasty enough on their own, there is also the option to dip them in six fun and flavorful Dip'ems sauces. Three new sauce selections - Creamy Buffalo, Orange Ginger and Bacon Ranch - join the already popular line-up of Honey BBQ, Honey Mustard and Creamy Ranch...

Little Is The New Big With KFC's New Chicken Littles® »

September 05, 2012 at 6:08AM PDT | Source: Kentucky Fried Chicken

Sandwich with Cult Following is Back, and It's Better Than EverKFC Teams with CollegeHumor.com for "A Little Workplace Humor" Contest
September 05, 2012 // Franchising.com // LOUISVILLE, KY, - Now available at KFC are Chicken Littles, the new snack-sized sandwiches that are big in KFC taste, but at the little price of just $1.29 each. The new and improved KFC Chicken Littles pay homage to the brand's chicken sliders of the same name from years past and once again deliver the perfect snackable sandwich.
Chicken Littles feature a freshly-breaded Extra Crispy Strip™ sandwiched in a sweet bun topped with pickle slices and KFC's signature Colonel's Mayo. The soft, sweet bun complements the savory 100 percent all-white breast meat chicken, making this sandwich the newest craveable offering from the world's most popular chicken restaurant chain...

Comedy Central® And KFC Partner To Launch The Digital Original Series And Contest "Growing Up And Getting Out" »

July 18, 2012 at 7:34AM PDT | Source: Kentucky Fried Chicken

Web Series Focuses on At-Home Millennials and Their Parents, Capturing the Drama, Tensions and Funny Moments Starring Comedians Dave Koechner, Steve Rannazissi, and Mo CollinsFive Winners of the "Growing Up and Getting Out" Contest Will Receive Free Rent for a Year and KFC Original Recipe® BitesContest to Utilize Social Media Asking Fans to Share Pictures and Stories on freerentcontest.com
July 18, 2012 // Franchising.com // NEW YORK - If bite-sized chicken can grow up, so can you! COMEDY CENTRAL has teamed up with KFC to create the original digital series and contest "Growing Up and Getting Out." Launching today, the five episode web series taps into the growing numbers of millennials (1 in 4) who are moving back home to live with their parents...

KFC Introduces Original Recipe Bites: Bite-sized Chicken, All Grown Up! »

July 10, 2012 at 9:19AM PDT | Source: Kentucky Fried Chicken

Brand Brings Taste of World-Famous Original Recipe to Bite-Sized Chicken
July 10, 2012 // Franchising.com // LOUISVILLE, KY - In what the brand is calling its biggest product launch since Kentucky Grilled Chicken®, KFC today introduced Original Recipe® Bites. The new menu item is bite-sized chicken at its very best and as only the world's most popular chicken restaurant chain can offer.
Combining the Colonel's signature Original Recipe® blend of 11 herbs and spices with big bite-sized pieces of 100 percent breast meat chicken, Bites are freshly prepared and hand breaded, just like KFC's world-famous Original Recipe chicken on the bone.
"Only KFC could introduce big, bite-sized chicken with the famous flavor of Original Recipe," said Jason Marker, Chief Marketing Officer for KFC U...

KFC Colonel's Scholars® Names 7th Class Of College Scholarship Winners, Tops $10 Million In Scholarship Awards »

June 27, 2012 at 6:37AM PDT | Source: Kentucky Fried Chicken

Each of 75 2012 Recipients Eligible to Receive up to $20,000 Over Four Years
June 27, 2012 // Franchising.com // LOUISVILLE, KY - More than 80,000 high school seniors applied to join this year's class of Colonel's Scholars and 75 have been selected to receive up to $20,000 each in scholarship funds. The program founded to honor the memory of Colonel Harland Sanders seven years ago has now awarded more than $10 million in scholarships to allow high school seniors to pursue bachelor's degrees.
"Colonel Sanders was passionate about kids and education, so the KFC family continues to honor his legacy by awarding another 75 college scholarships this year," said John Cywinski, President of KFC U.S. "These scholarships are changing the lives of some very deserving students, and these young people may someday change the world...

Yum! Restaurants Canada Expanding KFC In Atlantic Canada »

June 04, 2012 at 9:21AM PDT | Source: Kentucky Fried Chicken

The Colonel is Scouting for New KFC Locations in Newfoundland
VAUGHAN, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 1, 2012) - Yum! Restaurants Canada is aggressively scouting new restaurant locations in Newfoundland as part of its Atlantic Canada growth strategy - and for the first time in 20 years, the company is opening up new franchise opportunities in Newfoundland.
Yum! franchisees operate 80 restaurants in the Atlantic provinces - with more than half slated for renovations and upgrades over the next two years in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland.
Now, the Colonel and KFC are eying the Newfoundland market - in search of new locations and new franchise partners, confirms Yum! Canada President Sabir Sami, who joined Yum! three years ago to lead KFC's revitalization in Canada...

Newly Discovered Colonel Sanders Autobiography & Recipe Book Launched Exclusively On Facebook® »

May 30, 2012 at 10:28AM PDT | Source: Kentucky Fried Chicken

KFC Facebook Fans Can Access Exclusive Content and Recipes Beginning Today; Free Download of Autobiography & Recipe Book Begins Monday, June 4
May 30, 2012 // Franchising.com // LOUISVILLE, KY - Beginning today, fans of KFC's Facebook® Pages around the world can access exclusive content from the soon-to-be-released book, "Colonel Harland Sanders: The Autobiography of the Original Celebrity Chef." The original manuscript, written by the Colonel himself in 1966 and discovered by accident more than 40 years later, is being launched exclusively on Facebook. The entire book can be downloaded for free at facebook.com/kfc beginning Monday, June 4. It is not available in book stores or via online book sellers.
"What's most amazing about the book is that while it was written nearly a half-century ago, both the insightful life lessons and the delicious recipes remain relevant today," said Jason Marker, Chief Marketing Officer for KFC in the United States...

A Taste Of Home: KFC Reunites American Relief Worker With Her Family After Months Of Helping Others 6,500 Miles Away In Africa »

March 30, 2012 at 7:42AM PDT | Source: Kentucky Fried Chicken

Kentucky Fried Chicken Continues Year of Hosting "Better Together" Gatherings
March 30, 2012 // Franchising.com // LOUISVILLE, KY - There's truly no place like home. As part of a year-long campaign to bring people together, Kentucky Fried Chicken provided another deserving family an emotional reunion today. Jo Anne Yeager Sallah, a relief worker with International Relief and Development (IRD), has been stationed in Gambia since 2008 with her husband and two children, thousands of miles away from her parents, Capt. Donald R. Yeager and Jeanne Yeager of Sunnyvale, Calif. With the distance, the elder Yeagers have not seen their grandchildren for more than a year.
"When you live so far away from your loved ones, you learn to connect with each other using the latest technology, but nothing beats seeing them in person, so we really cherish any opportunity we get to see each other," said Jo Anne Yeager Sallah...

"Classic, Man!" One Lucky Fan Will Win A 1970 Dodge Charger In The KFC "Bring Back A Classic" Photo Contest »

March 14, 2012 at 5:23AM PDT | Source: Kentucky Fried Chicken

Classic Car Used in KFC's Popular Chunky Chicken Pot Pie Commercial is Focus of Contest
March 14, 2012 // Franchising.com // LOUISVILLE, KY - - It's not every day that car buffs get a chance to own a true classic, but thanks to KFC, that day will soon arrive. The brand's current commercial focuses on a classic menu item, the Chunky Chicken Pot Pie, and it features a classic car, a beautiful, bright red 1970 Dodge Charger R/T. Now, one lucky fan will have a chance to win that very car in KFC's "Bring Back a Classic" photo contest.
To be eligible to win, fans should visit KFC's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/KFC) and upload a classic "old school" photo. (While on the KFC Facebook page, click on the "Bring Back a Classic" ap to learn more about how to upload your photo...

KFC Offers Fresh Rewards Of Free, Fresh Chicken To KFC Fans And Followers »

February 14, 2012 at 5:54AM PST | Source: Kentucky Fried Chicken

Random Tweets and Facebook Posts will Direct Fans to Secret Ways to Win Free KFC
February 14, 2012 // Franchising.com // LOUISVILLE, KY - Everyone loves a good secret, especially when it's fresh. To celebrate the freshness of its world-famous chicken, Kentucky Fried Chicken is letting its social media fans in on more secrets than the 11 herbs and spices that make up its famed Original Recipe®. Beginning today, KFC will give away hundreds of gift certificates to fans who stay alert to posts from KFC's Twitter handle (@kfc_colonel) and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/KFC).
From today until the end of February, @kfc_colonel will issue 20 tweets at random times (some tweets will also be posted on Facebook), and each one will contain a link to a secret page on KFC...

Ultimate KFC(R) "Wing Man" Goes For A Good Cause: Indianapolis-area Fan Honors Hospital Volunteers, Staff Via Party With Shannon Sharpe »

February 07, 2012 at 7:21AM PST | Source: Kentucky Fried Chicken

Local Carmel Resident Also Donates $10,000 in KFC® Prizes to Local Children's Hospital.
February 07, 2012 // Franchising.com // LOUISVILLE, KY - It was a great party and an even better cause. Kentucky Fried Chicken named Joel Markland of Carmel, Ind. the recipient of KFC's Ultimate Wingman party with football legend and network TV sports commentator, Shannon Sharpe. Instead of keeping the party to himself, Joel hosted a bevy of staff, volunteers and former patients from the Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St.Vincent yesterday at his home. Markland is also donating the $10,000 in prize money, which was earmarked for a media room makeover in his home, to the hospital.
"As the father to three young girls, I want to teach them the importance of giving back...

The Ultimate "Wing Man:" KFC Puts Football Legend Shannon Sharpe On One Fan's Couch For Sunday's Title Game »

January 27, 2012 at 7:49AM PST | Source: Kentucky Fried Chicken

One Lucky Fan to Score Party with KFC Hot Wings®, a $10,000 Living Room Makeover & Visit from Shannon Sharpe
January 27, 2012 // Franchising.com // LOUISVILLE, KY - - Think of it as color commentary from your couch. This season, KFC is celebrating its Hot Wings by giving one Kentucky Fried Chicken fan the chance to host the ultimate viewing party for the 2012 national football championship game with Hall-of-Famer and current football analyst Shannon Sharpe as a wing man.
"I'm not known for having mild opinions, so I welcome any opportunity to talk about what's happening on the gridiron," said Sharpe. "I can't wait to get out from behind the desk and offer my 'spicy' commentary from a true fan's couch over KFC's Hot Wings...

No Place Like Home: KFC Gives Military Family A Surprise Reunion…and College Funds For Twin Daughters »

January 12, 2012 at 7:26AM PST | Source: Kentucky Fried Chicken

Air Force Captain Surprises Daughters after Returning from Afghanistan
January 12, 2012 // Franchising.com // LOUISVILLE, KY – To kick off a year of bringing people together, today Kentucky Fried Chicken gave one military family an emotional and unexpected reunion, showing that home truly is where the heart is. The 17-year-old twin daughters of Capt. Cherissa Jackson arrived at a Baltimore-area restaurant expecting to help KFC employees assemble gift packages, only to receive a surprise when Jackson herself walked out of the kitchen. Jackson, an Air Force critical care nurse, was deployed to Afghanistan last June.
"At KFC, we're grateful to our servicemen and women and their families for the sacrifices they make for our country every day," said John Cywinski, President of KFC...

Snapping Up A KFC Scholarship: One Tweeted Photo Earns San Diego High Schooler $20k For College  »

December 21, 2011 at 5:18AM PST | Source: Kentucky Fried Chicken

Sixth Annual KFC Colonel's Scholars® Program Gains Momentum by Awarding First of 75 Scholarships
December 21, 2011 // Franchising.com // LOUISVILLE, KY – Today, a photo is worth more than a thousand words – it's worth a college education. Kentucky Fried Chicken has announced that Daniel Galuppo from Torrey Pines High School in San Diego, Calif. won a $20,000 KFC Colonel's Scholars® scholarship based on a single photo shared on Twitter.
KFC selected Daniel Galuppo from high school seniors across the country who applied by tweeting a single image and including the hashtag #KFCScholar. He schooled the Twitterverse with an image from a recent volunteer trip to Vietnam, where he photographed orphans. Galuppo, originally from Lithuania, has no photos of himself before his adoption and move to the United States...

The Colonel Has A New Secret: KFC Discovers Unpublished ″Food Autobiography″ Written By Colonel Sander »

November 11, 2011 at 7:18AM PST | Source: Kentucky Fried Chicken

Announcement of Rare Autobiography Comes on Eve of 11/11/11, a Significant Date for the Brand Known for 11 Herbs and Spices; Book Includes Colonel's Life Lessons Plus a Collection of His Favorite Home-Style Recipes Collected Throughout His Lifetime
LOUISVILLE, KY – On the eve of 11/11/11, KFC Corp., the brand famous for 11 herbs and spices, announced today that it has discovered an unpublished "food autobiography" of the company's founder, Colonel Harland Sanders, hidden in the company's Louisville archival storage facility for the past 40 years.
The original autobiography provides an authentic look into the life of the world's legendary entrepreneur and is centered on his passion for food, hard work and the importance of home-style country cooking...

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