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KFC Corporation

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2014

    Yum! Brands Is Opening a Fast-Food Banh Mi Shop in Dallas

    Earlier this year, Yum Brands, the corporate giant behind the processed food trifecta of Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC, opened a test restaurant called Super Chix. The fast food restaurant looks like a blatant attempt to steal customers from Chick-fil-A. They're even open Sunday. Now the company is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    Wait, Why Did I Just Eat a KFC Double Down?

    What have I done? Should I be experiencing fear? What did I expect, after rolling through the KFC drive-thru, cautiously, and saying -- with a finger point of purpose -- "I'll have the Double Down"? Simply because it recently returned to the menu after a probably sensible absence? Should I expect ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    Super Chix Has Sandwich-Shamed Chick-fil-A. Bless Them.

    Last week we reported on Yum! Brands' new creation, which is appropriately dubbed Super Chix. The parent company of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut has reincarnated battered and fried bird strips, including this sandwich pictured above, in an apparent bid to take over the Chick-fil-A audience. On my f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Domino's Fried Chicken Crust KFC Fried Chicken Corsage = Fried End of World

    What a week for omens. At this point, the only way we'd top the amount of doomy metaphors is if Nostradamus were resurrected onto a 100 tortillas and the tortillas all rolled, upright like tires, to Stonehenge and burst into flame under a gaggle of crows. Here's a quick snapshot of the past mont ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    The First Super Chix, a Fast-Food Chicken Joint from KFC's Owners, Opens in Arlington

    Yum! Brands, the parent company of KFC and creator of things like Doritos Locos Tacos, opened a new chicken concept in Central Arlington Wednesday called Super Chix (612 W. Park Row). This test store is the only one of its kind in the country, and while the two main menu items, chicken strips and ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2013

    The Worst Fast Food Trends of 2013

    At this point, nobody's surprised. It's an uncomplicated idea in the year of 2013 d.t. (doritus tacous): every month, or bi-weekly in some quick food places, a fast food restaurant will release an arm-bracingly intense challenge food, an Inceptiony food inside a food, or a Frankenstenian other food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    KFC Is Now Selling a Dish for Your Car's Cup Holder for Mobile Hate-Eating

    One text or call could wreck it all, according to distraction.gov, a site that warns of the dangers of using a cellphone while driving. Eating and drinking are also listed as dangerous habits on the site, along with reading, adjusting your radio and grooming. And yet, amidst all this danger, KFC i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    Harold Simmons' NL Industries Being Sued for Dumping Radioactive Material 70 Years Ago

    In the same way that Kentucky Fried Chicken changed its name to KFC once America caught on to the fact that deep-frying things isn't good for you, National Lead -- one of the dozen stocks that comprised the original Dow Jones industrial average -- became simply NL Industries. At some point, it also ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    Ten of This Week's Big Show Announcements: Pink, Neil Hamburger and Tim Heidecker, Unsilent Night and More

    Pink Friday, February 22, at American Airlines Center, $39.50 I get the appeal of Britney, Christina and Gaga, but Pink has always been the bad girl of the current run of massive pop singers. Nevertheless, she's carved out a niche for herself, and this show will likely sell out.See also:- Ten con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    The Secret Chain Restaurant and Fast-Food Shame of an Englishman

    You see all those chain restaurants, Dallas? All those bright shiny lights, beckoning you in to eat products of a questionable providence at a price so reasonable there's no need to go home and time-consumingly construct a meal for your baying, hungry, ungrateful family? You grew up around them (the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    KFC Wants to Give People Who Move Back Home Free Rent and Hardened Arteries

    No, you're not a loser if you move back in with Mom and Dad. It's sweet. Really. Sometimes we all need a little help to get us from one exciting adventure to the next. And KFC evidently thinks it can provide for some pretty funny stories. So KFC has partnered with Comedy Central and "created the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    Jack in the Box Waffles Your Buns with Breakfast Waffle Sandwich

    Surely after the recent news of Pizza Hut threading a hot dog into their pizza crust, and KFC air-dropping a slice of shitty cheese on top of their "burger," you were wondering: what's next? Well, here comes the news this morning (thanks to writer Sara Blankenship, who sends along with photo), snag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2012

    Bravo, KFC Philippines: Cheese On Top of The Burger Bun. Bravo.

    Years back, we'll look to June 27 as the day when fast food broke free of its physical constraints: It's now totally cool to melt cheese in illogical places. I know, I know this has nothing to do Texas. It's not even on the same continent (KFC Philippines), but this was just too good to pass up. I m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    The Cheap Bastard's Ultimate Guide to Eating like a Total Cheap Bastard in Dallas

    For this week's cover story, Alice "The Cheap Bastard" Laussade provides an extensive and profane guide to, as she puts it, her "favorite restaurants in Dallas where cheap meets delicious (without meeting diarrhea)." It follows. Drive-Through Deals White Rock Coffee 4216 Abrams Road The Starbucks d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    Tto Tto Wa Bistro and the Arrival of Korean Fried Chicken

    While researching Tto Tto Wa Bistro, the subject of this week's review, I read everything I could on an Asian delicacy that's become a personal obsession: Korean fried chicken. The earliest reference I could find to the stuff served in the States was in John T. Edge's book Fried Chicken, published ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    The 10 Worst Fast Food Trends of 2011

    Denny's Mac and Cheese Big Daddy Melt, which was part of their "Lets Get Cheesy" Menu​Last year, Planet Earth sorrowfully asked mankind "Why, dear peoples, why?" after the invention of something sinister and bizarre: KFC's Double Down. Well, congratulations, 2011: You are the mind-fuck of a fast ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Mother-Daughter Team Thinks Newspapers Have Money, Sues Local Daily for $21 Million

    Waxahachie Daily Light! You're on notice. Because when you get crossways with local firebrand Linda Lewis, protesters will march, media will descend, and comically high settlement demands will be made. Kentucky Fried Chicken got a taste back in 2006. Lewis claimed she found baby cockroaches sprinkl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Ten Fictional Foods (and Beverages, Of Course) We Wish Were Real

    "Mmm-mmmm, that is a tasty buger."​Throughout movie and television history, there have been fake foods and drinks that have given us the urge to punch through our TVs and force-feed the goods into our faces. Here we stroll through of our favorite faux products.Big Kahuna BurgerScrew In-N-Out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Eight Quick and Easy Rapture Meals

    If this is The End, we're getting KFC Double Downs.​The end of the world cometh this Saturday, right y'all? We figure, whether we believe that or not, better to be safe (and full of cheesecakes) than sorry. So, here's our list of eight quick and easy rapture meals your whole family can enjoy: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    10 Fast Foods That Sound Like Sex Positions

    Paris Hilton dives into a very 'Big Carl.' (Western bacon style)​Just about anything can take on a sexual connotation, and while efforts are being made to sex up food, what of the unsexiest of all edibles: fast food? Nope, there are still fuck-tastically named items on every drive-through menu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Foie Gras: Cruel To Eat, Too Delicious Not To

    Force-feeding a duck for foie gras.​I have a friend who likes to say that the cuteness of an animal is directly proportional to how delicious it is. I see his point: rabbits are adorable and also excellent braised in white wine. Lambs are beautiful, whether they're frisking through a meadow or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Five Best Eats In Dallas for Out-of-Towners

    Welcome to Dallas, Super Bowl people! While you're in town, we hope you check out some of the best restaurants for tourists in Dallas. (Here's hoping you stick to this list so our actual favorite local spots don't get all crowded with giant foam fingers and face paint.) ​ Trail Dust! Better not w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    The 10 Crazy Fast Food and Chain Restaurant Releases of 2010

    KFCIt's real, oh GOD, it's real.​On April 12, 2010 a new product was released by KFC. It began as an April Fools' Day press release. A joke, people thought, it must be a joke. The nation denied its existence. Then the billboards came, and somewhere, deep into the bowels of YouTube, a commerc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Tre Wilcox on His Guilty Pleasure,
    Beautiful Food and Adventurous Dining

    ​Yesterday, we gave you the goods on Tre Wilcox, executive chef at Loft 610. Today, we asked Wilcox to finish a few sentences for us. Tomorrow, he shares one of his no-nonsense recipes. (Note: Wilcox's words are after the ellipses.) My friends say I'm... a gym rat. And a very disciplined che ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    Six Fast Foods That Look Disgusting, Even In Their Professional Photos

    McDonald'sHappy returns, pork patty thing!​A very special time is approaching, a time of warmth and family-gathering. It will be a time of great celebration under the crisp autumn leaves: The nationwide return of the McRib on November 2nd. For the first time in 16 years, the shaped-pork patty ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    Blogger Consumes the Doublicious Deuce and Doesn't Spend His Day on the Can

    What the Doublicious actually looked like.​The KFC Doublicious, released July 5, has been unleashed upon the fast-food coprophiliacs. Naturally, City of Ate had one of its own take one for the team, eating the Original Recipe and Grilled versions of the heir to the Double Down The Original Re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    KFC Continues Bringing the Booty With the Doublicious

    Only wusses and healthy people prefer bread as sandwich toppers.​If you thought KFC's Double Down was an extraordinary feat of fast-food salaciousness, the stuff of wet dreams -- like suffering a fatal heart attack mid coitus -- then we have one for you. KFC is following up the Double Down wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Historian Exhorts Texans to Fry Their Own Chickens

    Attendees assuaged their fried-chicken sadness with Jell-O.​Rebecca Sharpless was ostensibly at Farmers Branch Historical Park last night to hold forth on "Southern women's cooking accomplishments," but the TCU professor lingered longest on a food that few Southerners of either gender are still ma ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 25, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    If Memory Serves: Steak And Kidney Pie

    ​If Memory Serves chronicles moments from my dining past, perhaps explaining why I'm so damn strange.We lived just off Hampstead High Street in London. This was back in the days when Brits in search of a decent meal headed for French restaurants. On trains you could buy tomato and butter sandwi ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 7, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Food For Thought 4.1.09

    "Every patched pothole comes with the Colonel's very own stamp of approval." (Roger Eaton, president of KFC, announcing the fast food chain's plans to fill potholes in at least four American cities, free of charge. In return, the company gets to stamp its brand on each patch--which you will notice, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    Re: FYI, Read This ASAP. OMG!

    The following is a prime example of my curse here on Earth. A fleeting thought sprouts into a mild observation, only to bloom into a thesis that eventually flourishes into a blog item with sports branches. My apologies ... Got a text the other day, the salutation of which was LOL. It ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    Tio's Will Return. Some Day. Somewhere.

    A good Friend of Unfair Park sent word earlier this week that Tio's Tortas is reopening soon, following its December demise. But it won't make a comeback in February -- don't believe everything you read on cached Web sites full of misspellings. Founder Lex Berlin tells Unfair Park today that, yes, " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2008

    And The Winner Is...Christopher

    Yep, Christopher. He left us with the week's best bit of reader commentary. In response to our search for a wine to go with KFC (Pairing Off), Christopher wrote: "Fried Chicken and Champagne: Dallas on a Plate." He wins a packet of turkey gravy mix, sent to us by the fine folks at McCormick. Gravy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2008

    Pairing Off: KFC

    Robert Emery of Goody Goody in Addison hangs around with a few pretty strange types. Don't believe me? "I know some people who drink Krug with KFC," he says. Probably also runs in the 'let's take my C-Class to this weekend's Oklahoma St. game' crowd, too. But his comment begs a question rather fitt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2007
  • Blogs

    March 12, 2007

    News From the Flatlands

    So after six months in Texas, last week I officially had my strangest experience yet. Dallas Observer business took me to the Panhandle, where I got to stay in the lovely little highway town of Dumas. Like nearby Sunray, home to the world's largest grain elevator (holds 7 million bushels, locals pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2006

    Junk Food City

    Frank Bruni, dining critic for The New York Times, today posted the results of his nine-day, 42-stop, 3,650-mile journey to review and rate the best fast food in America. From the McDonald's in Piscataway, New Jersey, to the El Pollo Loco in Torrance, California, Bruni subjected his stomach and the ... More >>

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    June 23, 2005
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    March 18, 2004
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    May 30, 2002

    Latin Sensation

    Marco Rodriguez and Otis Gray show the many sides of la vida Latina

  • News

    November 15, 2001

    The Way of the Gun

    The untold story of why Lenell Geter was freed

  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001

    Best Lavosh Sandwich

    Expressions Bakery & Café

  • Dining

    June 14, 2001

    Wrapped Up In Chains

    Fast-food restaurants are quietly taking over the world

  • Dining

    October 12, 2000

    On Their Noodle

    Rice Boxx Asian Café

  • Film

    June 22, 2000

    Coop de grace

    These British filmmakers do Chicken right

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    February 11, 1999
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    September 19, 1996
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