A customer inside a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in Landover, Maryland, was killed Monday night after a vehicle left the road and drove through the large glass windows of the business, a fire official told CNN.
Not too long ago, students had to craft an essay if they wanted to win a scholarship. Now, they just can craft a tweet.
Sports columns generally generate more heat than light, which is fine: We'll settle for either right now in the Northeast, after a snowstorm left us without heat, light, phone, gas, news, water and peace of mind for five days and counting. I'm not thinking clearly as I sit down to write -- longhand, with a crow's feather, in sheep's blood, on the tanned hide of a dead squirrel. But for some reason the whiteout that led to the blackout has me thinking of the NBA lockout.
Investors are turning their attention to earnings, as the reporting season gets underway with a vengeance.
A new consumer survey has crowned In-N-Out Burger as the nation's fast food favorite, while giving low marks to iconic chains such as McDonald's, Burger King and KFC.
There's nothing hotter than a pizza fresh out of the oven -- except pizza restaurant stocks.
Colonel Sanders is an iconic American brand image. The K in KFC is for Kentucky after all. So it may come as a surprise that KFC's parent company actually generates more sales from China than the United States.
Restaurant chain KFC has launched a scholarship campaign that aims to keep it short and "tweet."
KFC's Double Down, an uber-fried bacon-and-cheese mega-sandwich with chicken instead of bread, has not been a big hit with fast foodies.
Consumers around the world have developed a taste for American fast food, but demand for fried chicken sandwiches and pepperoni pizza appears to be particularly strong in China.
Next time a snack attack strikes, restaurants have a battle plan.
Sadly, the down economy has put a lot of workers over age 50 in the unenviable position of needing to find a new profession. Don't believe that old cliché about middle-aged dogs and new tricks, though; lots of wildly successful people found big success in careers they began after their fiftieth birthdays.
Can chicken breasts help beat breast cancer? KFC officials are hoping customers will flock to help the chicken chain make a record-breaking donation of $8.5 million.
When it comes to fast food, the big chains can't help going over the top.
Just two days after its nationwide launch, the KFC Double Down is a media sensation. The sandwich is a visual pun: In lieu of bread, there are two slabs of fried -- or grilled -- chicken encasing a filling of bacon, waxen cheese, and the "Colonel's sauce." The flavor and texture of the chicken is redolent of the meat at Chick-fil-A, with an aftertaste that can only be described as salty. With its craggy exterior and palate of primary colors, the Double Down resembles a castoff from Sesame Street. It looks like it's smiling at you, as though it were in on the joke of its existence.
It's practically naked, but you won't see any buns on this monster of a sandwich. CNN's Jeanne Moos has the taste test.
In the midst of first lady Michelle Obama's campaign against child obesity and chef Jamie Oliver's prime-time TV initiative for cleaner cooking, a chicken chain is crowing about some aggressively fat-laden fare.
After thousands of years of civilization, finally India has Crunchwraps.
In the midst of first lady Michelle Obama's campaign against child obesity and chef Jamie Oliver's prime-time TV initiative for cleaner cooking, the Mud Hens and a chicken chain are crowing about some aggressively fat-laden fare.
For many Americans, nothing beats the flavor of free -- and national chains are taking note.
Singer Daniel Merriweather can't cook soul food, but as he shows CNN's Shanon Cook, he knows how to belt out a tune.
At its core, sports on TV is simply a prop for beer sales. The viewer essentially must answer the question: What's more important to you, Coors Light's "cold-activated can" or Miller Lite's "taste protector lid"? This marketing malarkey reminds me of another reason I stand proudly with the good folks at Pabst Blue Ribbon -- they don't advertise.
Never underestimate the power of Oprah or a free meal.
CNN's Alina Cho reports on Oprah Winfrey's free KFC chicken giveaway that went awry.
Curious about how many calories are packed into that burrito or fried chicken you crave? Fast-food company Yum Brands Inc. says it's taking the guesswork out of counting calories
Colonel Harland Sanders' handwritten recipe of 11 herbs and spices was removed Tuesday from safekeeping at KFC's corporate offices for the first time in decades
Pssst. The secret's out at KFC. Well, sort of. Colonel Harland Sanders' handwritten recipe of 11 herbs and spices was to be removed Tuesday from safekeeping at KFC's corporate offices for the first time in decades. The temporary relocation is allowing KFC to revamp security around a yellowing sheet of paper that contains one of the country's most famous corporate secrets.
Four food manufacturers agreed to reduce levels of a cancer-causing chemical in their potato chips and french fries under a settlement announced Friday by the state attorney general's office
Kabul Fried Chicken not only does its best to imitate the more famous owner of its initials, it has spawned local imitators of its own
It's a common complaint that the NHL, NBA and Major League regular seasons are too long and often meaningless. Forget about owners trimming schedules as that means trimming revenue, but a class of veteran stars seems to have figured out a way to shorten the proceedings, at least for themselves.
When David Novak, the 54-year-old CEO of Yum Brands, was flying to Australia last February, videos of rats scampering through a Taco Bell in New York City hit the web. "Honesty, consistency, and continuity of communication are key to managing through these issues," he says of how he handled every executive's nightmare, adding that it typically takes "six to nine months to fully recover" lost sales anytime there's a food-safety issue.
CNN's Christine Romans reports that recent beef recalls have renewed calls for country-of-origin labeling.
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony's tour bus has welcomed more than its share of Kentucky Fried Chicken dinners. Now the couple have received a finger-licking good offer from the fast-food chain: Party with us while you're on the road.
Yum Brands Inc., parent of the KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut fast-food chains, said Friday it could have to make some additional material tax payments stemming from a dispute with the Internal Revenue Service.
BABOONS DRIVE the dethroned alpha male out of the pack. Eskimos set their elders adrift on ice floes. And so it goes with departing CEOs, who are often shown the door as part of the new regime's assertion of power. But is this good management? It wasn't for Home Depot. In 2000, Bob Nardelli was named CEO, replacing Arthur Blank; within the next two years, Blank and co-founder Bernie Marcus gave up their remaining ties to the company. Nardelli, a GE man with little retail experience, consulted Marcus during the transition but soon stopped seeking the founders' counsel. "No one ever called or asked us our advice," Marcus recently told FORTUNE.
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U.S. fast-food chain KFC announced Monday that its restaurants nationwide will serve its fried chicken with zero grams of trans fat per serving.
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Deadly violence erupted Wednesday across Pakistan as several thousand demonstrators stormed through the streets of Peshawar and Lahore to protest the publication of caricatures of the Muslim Prophet Mohammed, police said.
The Kentucky Derby will showcase a sponsor for the first time in its 131 years of horse racing, as the chain that owns KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut has inked a deal with the race.
Singer-songwriter and keyboardist Billy Preston is recovering from a recent bout with a serious infection of the sac encasing of his heart.
Television star Pamela Anderson is leading a campaign to have the bust of Kentucky Fried Chicken founder Harland Sanders removed from the Kentucky state capitol.
Less than 100 meters from the holiest site in Islam, opposite the Grand Mosque in Mecca, is a surprising culinary offering: a Kentucky Fried Chicken fast-food restaurant.
A day after a powerful car bomb exploded in the southern port city of Karachi, Pakistani law enforcement agencies arrested a suspect, President Pervez Musharraf said Wednesday.
Police are hunting bombers who attacked a KFC fast-food restaurant in the Pakistani city of Karachi on Tuesday, killing three people and wounding 15.
The sprawling port city of Karachi, which has a population of about 14 million, has been the scene of numerous acts of violence in recent years. Following are some of the major incidents.
A powerful car bomb exploded in front of a government building in central Karachi Tuesday morning, police said, killing at least three people and wounding 12 others -- two seriously.
Chicken processors and restaurants including KFC, Tyson Foods and Perdue Farms are taking steps to ease public concern over the bird flu virus that could severely damage the $50 billion a year industry, according to a report Monday.
Despite the extensive media coverage of the bird flu and its westward migration, American consumers don't appear to be shying away from eating chicken -- yet.
Two nearly simultaneous explosions went off early Friday at a McDonald's and a KFC fast-food restaurant in Pakistan's commercial capital of Karachi, authorities said.
The KFC Corp. is launching a $25 million marketing campaign for its latest culinary feat dubbed the Flavor Station, according to a published report.
I don't want to alarm anyone, but gigantic animals are invading the nation. Hundreds of enormous beasts-turned-advertisements are stalking the nation's highways and byways, and they're beaconing travelers to enter gift shops, restaurants and other destinations.
In the clearest signal to date that China has made the leap from emerging economy to a global powerhouse, Hooters will open its first location in the communist country next week, a spokesman for the company confirmed Friday.
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With all of the political goings-on this summer, you may have missed out on an important holiday last July 28 -- National Drive-Thru Day. The day celebrates the fact that it's now possible for drivers to take care of practically all of life's errands without ever having to leave their cars. The following is a drive-by of the ever-expanding world of drive-through services.
An animal rights group released a videotape Tuesday showing slaughterhouse workers with a KFC Corp. supplier jumping on live chickens and slamming them into walls, apparently for fun.
The first season of "The Apprentice" may be over on NBC, but the game is just getting started for other companies that are trying to cash in on the popularity of the hit reality show.
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