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KFC Corporation

  • Dining

    July 31, 2014
  • Blogs

    July 30, 2014

    Siam Aims to Be a Place to Eat, Drink and Be Bear-y: Review

    Siam (4121 Manchester Avenue; 314-533-7426) Hours: 4 p.m.-3 a.m. Wed.-Sat., 1 p.m.-3 a.m. Sun. (Closed Mon. and Tues.) It was an early Friday night at Siam, and the place was filled with its usual suspects: young professionals bidding farewell to the week over martinis, a gaggle of beautiful people ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2014

    A Look Inside Siam STL, New Nightclub Serving Pan-Asian Fusion in the Grove

    On June 14, Siam STL (4121 Manchester Avenue; 314-533-7426) held its grand opening, filling a void left by the closure of Novak's Bar & Grill -- arguably one of the Grove's best gay bars and nightlife destinations. The new concept for the neighborhood's longstanding hotspot is one-part lounge and da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    Homeless No More: Man From SLU Basketball Player's Viral Video Moves Into Living Center

    On one hand, the YouTube video is heartwarming: It shows a Saint Louis University basketball player and his best friend helping a 34-year-old homeless man named Michael Chaney, buying him his the first real meal in five days and his first new outfit in years. The clip has over 76,000 views. But th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2013

    Six Musicians You Didn't Know Might Be Bigots

    Bob Dylan is being sued. For supposedly being racist. Could the harmonica enthusiast born Robert Allen Zimmerman -- the man whose ejaculate created national treasure Jakob Dylan of the Wallflowers -- truly be a bigot? Sure, he could be. Or maybe his comment likening Croatians to Nazis was misinterpr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    Six Serial Killers and the Artists They Loved

    I'm like a lot of internet-addicted losers out there, meaning that I read a lot about serial killers. Despite admitting that, I'm still not sure where I came up with this concept. Maybe it's because I'm going to the Gathering of the Juggalos for RFT Music in just over a week and I'm trying to mental ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    Poll: Vote for the Most Boinkable Fast-Food Mascot!

    Don't you just hate it when you catch a fast-food commercial on TV and you get all hot and bothered? And you think to yourself, "Man, I wanna bone that mascot so hard"? And then all your waking moments are consumed by thoughts of getting it on with some costumed clown and chowing down on burgers pos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    Shareholders to Sue KFC Parent After Recent China Chicken Scare and Stock-Price Tumble

    We hear a lot in this country about food recalls, and over the past few years we've heard enough from overseas to become wary of the food supply that makes its way to our shores from China. But how much do we hear about food raised in China that stays in China? And how often does it occur to us tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Battle KFC: Traditional Famous Bowl vs. New Cheesy Bacon Bowl

    Gut Check was craving a big sloppy gob of calories the other day when it hit us: time to go to Kentucky Fried Chicken. After all, KFC is the brains behind the Double Down, the bread-less chicken sandwich with the bacon, cheese and the devil himself (we call him "The Colonel") hiding inside.With ridi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Stephen Colbert's Ode to Tater Tots, "Food"

    ​On last night's episode of The Colbert Report, host Stephen Colbert presented another in his always entertaining "Thought for Food" series.This time, he begins with the news that the USDA is looking to restrict the amount of potatoes served in school lunches, which prompts an inspiring ode to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    What's Worth More: Food or Cash?

    Wikimedia CommonsTime to steal the doughnuts.​Three not-too-bright robbers in Hyannis, Massachusetts, attempted to rob a Dunkin' Donuts last week. They demanded a paper bag an employee was carrying in her purse and ran. Because so many paper bags at Dunkin' Donuts are filled with cash instea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Oprah's Seven Best Food Moments

    persephonemagazine.com​ Today the world bids farewell to "The Oprah Winfrey Show". Twenty-five years of gab, angst, couch-jumping, jailhouse interviews, favorite things, crazy giveaways, fad diets, weight loss, weight gains and lots of chow. No, we're not making any fluctuating weight jokes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    KFC Offers Deal to Christian-Sabbath-Ignoring Chick-Fil-A Fans

    So I'm at lunch today, enjoying a sandwich and a few minutes of March Madness, when this commercial for KFC airs:At first, I'm thinking, "Yeah! Right on! Sundays are awesome! At least until you realize that you have to be at the office in twelve hours, and you never got around to doing laundry, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Top 5 Fast Food Frankensteins

    Alllllllrighty, folks! The theme of this post: These foods shouldn't exist.​Creators of the following high-calorie, mixed-metaphor monstrosities flew a little too close to the sun (remember what happened to Prometheus?), and yet their charred and grease-soaked bastard children of Fast Food Nat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Update: Yum! Brands Pulls Obama Impersonator Ads

    ​On Monday we showed you an ad for KFC airing in China in which a President Obama lookalike is crushed by a giant fish sandwich. Obama Foodorama reports (via Eater) that Yum! Brands, the parent company of KFC, has pulled the ads."It is no longer airing and will not be re-aired," Yum! Brands spokes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Video: Obama Impersonator Crushed by Giant Fish Sandwich

    What else is there to say about this KFC ad from China except that it features a (pretty good) Obama impersonator being crushed by a giant fish sandwich? Enjoy it for the surreal humor or for the political commentary, implied or projected.Honestly, this sort of thing is what I missed most while I wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    From Kenny Rogers Roasters to Flav's Fried Chicken: What's with Celebs and Poultry Shacks?

    Oh great. Flavor Flav has started his own chain of chicken shacks. The first, Flav's Fried Chicken, opened in Clinton, Iowa this week, next door to a KFC. Keep fighting the power, Flav. To his credit, Flav "went to cooking school in 1978 and I got a degree in cheffing." His family owned a soul fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    KFC Does Christmas Right ... in Japan

    What do people in Japan eat for Christmas dinner? KFC, of course. Laos News reports that the American chicken chain has created a Christmas tradition of eating fried chicken in Japan. Their catchy marketing slogan is, "At Christmas you eat chicken."If it's a KFC in Brazil, they'd better get ready to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Poisoned Candy, Free Lifetime KFC, and Other Halloween Food Horrors

    What's scarier - urban legends about psychos contaminating Halloween candy with poison and sharp things, or dressing up as Colonel Sanders to win a lifetime supply of KFC? The Atlantic debunks spooky tales of razor blades and cyanide in treats, giving evidence that most "Halloween sadist" stories ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    KFC Finds Appropriate Metaphor to Advertise Double Down Sandwich

    >Image via​KFC has brought back the Double Down, its infamous "sandwich" of bacon, cheese and the frightening-sounding Colonel's sauce between two fried (or grilled, if you're a wuss) chicken-breast fillets.Regular readers know that Gut Check was less than impressed when we taste-tested the Dou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    How Can KFC Top the Double Down? Not the Skinwich

    Image viaThe Colonel wants to skin you.​There was much hand-wringing and teeth-gnashing about the imminent food apocalypse when KFC introduced the Double Down, a "sandwich" of bacon, cheese and the "Colonel's Sauce" between two fried chicken breast pieces instead of bread.(The result, Gut Check di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2010

    Get a Doublicious In Exchange for Your Vuvuzela (and Other Ridiculous Fast Food Fad Swap Ideas)

    Image via​It's been just over a week since Spain took the World Cup, and the rattling buzz of the vuvuzela is finally fading to a mild case of tinnitus. No one ever wants to hear that sound again. So what to do with your now-useless horn? KFC wants it. Send your used vuvuzela to KFC's corporate h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Double Down Sales "Immaterial"

    Ian FroebWhat's missing? A bacon cheeseburger​When Gut Check tried KFC's Double Down "sandwich" -- a much talked-about creation in which two pieces of boneless fried chicken serve as the "bun" for a sandwich of cheese, bacon and the ickily named "Colonel's Sauce" -- we found it underwhelming. Turn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    What Do You Call a KFC Double Down Bunless Chicken Sandwich on a Bun?

    KFC's infamous, bun-less Double Down chicken sandwich is getting...a bun. The "Doublicious" debuts July 5. (Read Gut Check's taste test of the original Double D here. Meanwhile, Taco Bell continues to think outside the bun. The chain has been test-marketing a breakfast menu, which will commence to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Free Food at a St. Charles KFC -- If You Know the Secret Password (We Do!)

    Image viaSo good? So terrifying is more like it.​So apparently KFC has rolled out a new slogan: "So good."Yup. That's it. "So good."(To be fair, Victoria's Secret already trademarked "Very Sexy.")At any rate, the fast-food chain held a contest on its social media "channels" -- is that what we're c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 5.5

    It's Cinco de Mayo - how many pickled jalapenos can you cram down your gullet? Eat Me Daily reports that a new world record in pickled jalapeno eating was set last weekend by some poor fool willing do down 275 of the vinegar heat bombs during double overtime. But he's a professional eater. The amat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    Burger King Experimenting with "Brunch" Menu, Including...Whoppers?

    The Whopper, in its natural habitat​When Hardee's introduced a 1,000-calorie version of its biscuits and gravy with sausage and egg, it wasn't that shocking. That's what Hardee's does. When KFC announced its fried-chicken-as-bun Double Down sandwich, we all gasped in shock, but the result was oddl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    KFC's Double Down Sandwich Is Not the Bacon Apocalypse: A Taste Test

    Ian FroebThere is bacon in there. Promise.​"Would you like to try the Double Down sandwich?" the cashier at KFC asked when Gut Check stopped by this morning, her tone so rote that you might believe that the highly touted sandwich had been available for months rather than mere hours."Yes, actually. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    Gut Check's Week in Tweets

    ​Don't you know? Gut Check has a Twitter account. You can follow us @gutcheckstl.Here's some of what you missed on the Twitter feed this week: Draw Up Your Will Now, Because on Monday, April 12, KFC's Double Down Will Kill You http://bit.ly/a6P2Gx FYI: Franco now serves poutine. Its awesome fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    Draw Up Your Will Now, Because on Monday, April 12, KFC's Double Down Will Kill You

    Image viaWho needs bread when you have breaded meat?​In what might be the nuclear option of fast-food gimmicks, on Monday, April 12, KFC will introduce the long-rumored -- and sometimes considered merely mythical -- Double Down sandwich. What is the Double Down sandwich? Let's let KFC explain:This ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 8.24

    ​ Tyson to pay for violating federal pollution-discharge permit in Nebraska. (CNN)Fruit growers and border patrol clash over treatment of seasonal immigrant workers. (WHEC) Shrimp fishermen strike in Louisiana. (The Daily Comet)How to survive the tomato blight? Just add plums. (The New York ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 5.8

    Margaret Hamburg, the Obama administration's nominee to head the FDA, has a positive reception before a Senate committee. (New York Times) The number of people facing hunger in the world will number one billion this year, according to a new report. (Bloomberg) KFC suspends its free chicken promotio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 5.7

    The FDA isn't keeping up with its audit of state-level food-safety inspections. (USA Today)KFC wasn't prepared for the onslaught of customers with coupons from Oprah for free grilled chicken -- but there were no "riots." (AP)ABC News claims to have identified our favorite "recession foods."

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2009

    Virginity Lost, Car Totaled, EARS RINGING: Craigslist Missed Connections in STL

    Each week, we scour the local Missed Connections section of Craigslist, in search of the best posts. Here are some that caught our eye recently.I flipped over chasing you - m4w - 32"I saw you get in your Jeep and was going to axe you out on a date. I dont know if you saw me or what but ...I was honk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 4.15

    Kentucky Fried Chicken makes a big bet on grilled chicken. (AP)Jay-Z has elevated a pricey, obscure Champagne to new heights of fame. (Independent)A vegetarian -- by choice -- cat? (UPI)

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 10.2

    Happy debate day. There is other news, however: Chinese candy tainted by melamine is found in Connecticut. Somehow fittingly, the candy is sold under the English name White Rabbit. (AP) Yum Brands, owner of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut (among others), will voluntarily add calorie information to me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 9.10

    More trouble for the kosher meatpacking plant in Iowa that was raided by immigration authorities earlier this year: Now it is facing child-labor charges. (AP) KFC prepares to move the Colonel's secret recipe. (AP) A man who has eaten 23,000 Big Macs -- and saved all the receipts. (Gannett) - Ian ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 2.6

    www.united-states-map.org As you might expect, a proposed bill in Mississippi to ban the obese from restaurants has generated a fair amount of outrage. (USA Today) A plea for a reasoned, moderate debate on eating cloned animals. (New York Times) KFC without the F? What would the Colonel say? (C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 2.1

    Snow Day! Photo: Ian Froeb Does eating "conventional" (i.e., not "organic") produce really expose you to dangerous pesticides? A new study claims it does. (Seattle Post-Intelligencer) New food labels in the European Union seek to combat obesity. (International Herald Tribune) Earlier this week, M ... More >>

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    November 6, 2007
  • Dining

    October 24, 2007

    Spice Is Nice

    Ian likes it hot -- way hot.

  • Dining

    February 14, 2007

    Enviga

    $1.39 (estimated)
    Arrived via media kit

  • Music

    March 9, 2005

    Local Legends

    A new album from Columbia shows area musicians how it's done

  • Film

    October 20, 2004

    Film Openings

    Week of October 20, 2004

  • Dining

    October 22, 2003

    Shackle Up

    Stir Crazy Café and SanSai Japanese Grill make it OK to embrace a corporate trend

  • News

    July 9, 2003

    Hold the Relish

    Neil Hamburger just might be hipper than you are, but that doesn't mean you can't take his calls; meanwhile, St. Louis courts record their cases on handy stone tablets.

  • Film

    June 21, 2000

    Chicken Run

    Directed by Peter Lord and Nick Park

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    December 16, 1998
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