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KFC Sold Out of Its Beyond Fried Chicken Nuggets and Wings 

Yesterday, Kentucky Fried Chicken became the first national U.S. quick service restaurant to introduce plant-based chicken, through a partnership with Beyond Meat. The new plant-based Beyond Fried Chicken offers the fried chicken flavor KFC delivers as an option for those searching for alternative protein options on-the-go. Consumers in Atlanta, Georgia were the first to have the opportunity to try KFC's Beyond Fried Chicken as part of an exclusive one restaurant test. Those that wanted to be among the first to try the new plant-based chicken were invited to stop by the Cobb Parkway restaurant for a complimentary sample with the purchase of any KFC menu item.

Beyond Fried Chicken was available in nuggets with a choice of dipping sauce, or boneless wings. KFC tweeted that the plant-based chicken had sold out, with some reports indicating that the restaurant ran out of the product in...

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Aug 28 9:49 AM, Urner Barry



KFC Leads as First National U.S. QSR to Test Plant-Based Chicken

Kentucky Fried Chicken® becomes the first national U.S. QSR (quick service restaurant) to introduce a plant-based chicken, in partnership with Beyond Meat®. Beyond Fried Chicken™ will make its debut August 27 in a limited test.

The new plant-based Beyond Fried Chicken offers the finger lickin' good fried chicken flavor only KFC can deliver as a perfect choice for those searching for plant-based meat options on-the-go.

Atlantans will be the first to get a taste of KFC's new Beyond Fried Chicken as part of an exclusive, one restaurant test on August 27 at the...

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Aug 26 10:27 AM, General News


KFC Celebrates National Fried Chicken Day with Free Grubhub Delivery July 4-7

Kentucky Fried Chicken® has announced free delivery through delivery partner, Grubhub, to celebrate one of our favorite days of the year, National Fried Chicken Day (July 6). And, because the Colonel thinks every occasion is a good time for a bucket of Original Recipe®, the fried chicken experts are celebrating with free delivery all weekend long (July 4-7) – just in time for the 4th of July holiday weekend.

Heading to a family picnic, summer BBQ or pool party? Give the grill a rest and let the Colonel take the stress out of holiday cooking with a bucket of Original Recipe®, KFC’s world-famous secret blend of 11 herbs & spices. Since its origination in 1940, the Colonel’s secret recipe has been often imitated, but never duplicated, and...

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Jul 5 9:25 AM, General News


KFC is Bringing Back Chicken & Waffles in Limited Time Offer 

Kentucky Fried Chicken® will reintroduce Kentucky Fried Chicken & Waffles to fans this month after an overwhelmingly positive response from customers during its debut last November. Available for just four weeks, the sought-after menu item will return to participating KFC U.S. restaurants from March 23 until April 29, or while supplies last.

Due to the immense demand, this is the fastest KFC has brought a limited-time offering back to its menu in recent years.

Kentucky Fried Chicken & Waffles offers the ultimate sweet and savory menu item and pairs the Colonel's Extra Crispy fried chicken with scrumptious Belgian Liege-style waffles. The fan favorite first became available in November of 2018 and was offered until ...

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Mar 21 9:03 AM, General News


KFC U.S. Names Staci Rawls First Chief Communications Officer

KFC Corporation today announced it has named Staci Rawls chief communications officer of KFC U.S., effective immediately. As the brand's first CCO, Rawls will oversee the development of KFC's overall business narrative and lead all external and internal communications including public relations, crisis and issues management, public affairs, and social purpose efforts. Rawls, a four-year veteran of KFC U.S., has led the communications efforts for the brand's most iconic moments during its turnaround.

"Staci has been a key leader in KFC's brand turnaround in the U.S.," said Kevin Hochman, president of KFC U.S. "In this new expanded role, I am confident that she will continue to ...

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Mar 7 9:07 AM, General News


Innovations Lab Launches KFC into the Future of Marketing
 
KFC's current Colonel, RoboCop, was born in a lab, and it appears that they've leveraged his personal experience in the R&D setting for their most recent marketing initiative. The KFC Innovations Lab campaign launched today, asking fried chicken fans to vote on what they want to see from the brand by contributing money to various projects.
 
The projects, which range from a necktie with a built-in Bluetooth tracker to a KFC branded hot tub, are found on crowdfunding website Indiegogo.com. Anyone who contributes...
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Mar 5 12:08 PM, Urner Barry


Watch the Throne: BK Challenges KFC over Chicken Crown

Burger King launched their new Grilled Chicken Sandwich today and, true to form, are taking a potshot at another QSR giant with their initial marketing initiative.
 
Previous campaigns have taken aim at fellow burger restaurants. The Whopper Detour pulled customers away from McDonald's by offering a 1 cent Whopper to consumers physically near McDonald's and found massive success. A print ad campaign from last April went into the backyards of mansions once owned by McDonald's executives to show...
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Feb 22 8:33 AM, Urner Barry


KFC is Now Selling a Firelog that Smells like its Fried Chicken, but Supplies are Limited

A warm, cozy, crackling fireplace - that smells like fried chicken? KFC is selling a limited-edition firelog that will fill your home with the scent of the Colonel’s Original Recipe fried chicken.

Just in time for winter, KFC is bringing the heat.

Kentucky Fried Chicken doesn't have a new spicy sandwich but rather a firelog that smells like its fried chicken.

The limited edition 11 Herbs & Spices Firelog costs $18.99 and is available while supplies last at www.kfcfirelogs.com. The price includes tax, shipping and handling.

"The smell of the Colonel’s Original Recipe fried chicken is unmistakable," the fast-food chain said in a statement, noting it worked with Enviro-Log to create "the ultimate winter necessity ...

 

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Dec 13 10:34 AM, General News


KFC Introduces Chicken & Waffles to the Menu

Fried chicken from the experts + one-of-a-kind Belgian Liege-style waffles = Kentucky Fried Chicken & Waffles

Kentucky Fried Chicken(R) -- the original chicken purveyor-- is making a formerly upscale brunch favorite available to everyone with the introduction of its new Kentucky Fried Chicken & Waffles, available for a limited time only. With Kentucky Fried Chicken & Waffles, you can forget the reservations, long lines and expensive checks and get back to what really matters: the food.

"Our famous extra crispy, savory fried chicken atop a Belgian Liege-style waffle, with the finishing touch of classic Mrs. Butterworth's syrup, makes for a scrumptious dish I'd put up against versions at upscale restaurants, but we're offering it at a price just about anyone can afford. And it can be enjoyed at KFCs across the country for brunch, lunch or dinner...

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Nov 12 10:11 AM, General News


Tony Lowings Promoted to KFC Division CEO, Effective January 1, 2019

Lowings Will Succeed Roger Eaton Who is Retiring

Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) on Friday announced the promotion of Tony Lowings, 60, to KFC Division Chief Executive Officer, reporting to Yum! Brands Chief Executive Officer, Greg Creed, effective January 1, 2019. Lowings, a 24-year veteran of the Company, who currently serves as KFC Division President and Chief Operating Officer, will succeed Roger Eaton who is retiring at the end of 2018.

In this new role, Lowings will assume global responsibility for driving the brand strategy and performance of KFC. KFC is the world’s most popular chicken restaurant brand with more than $24 billion in global system sales and more than 21,000 restaurants in over 130 countries and territories as of year-end 2017. General Managers of KFC around the world (including KFC U.S.) as well as leaders of KFC’s global functions, will report to Lowings effective January 1.

“Tony Lowings is an outstanding leader with deep knowledge of our business and a strong track record of growing KFC’s presence and strengthening the brand’s competitive position with our franchise partners in markets around the world,” said Creed. “As a proven and highly respected strategic brand builder...

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Oct 1 10:04 AM, General News




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