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Fast-food chains may need to offer more value meals to lure customers

May 13, 2024
McDonalds, KFC and Pizza Hut have reported soft sales as customers reject inflated prices. That means franchises have to get creative.
Fast-food restaurants hope that meal deals will bring back patrons who feel that eating out has become too expensive.
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KFC debuts nonmeat wings, nuggets

Aug 27, 2019
KFC joins the meat-alternative craze with a veggie-based protein, as competitors are learning how to scale up their supply chains.
Customers line up to buy Kentucky Fried Chicken in Beijing, China.
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KFC releases fried-chicken scented sunscreen

Aug 23, 2016
Because who doesn't want to smell like the Colonel’s 11 herbs and spices at the beach.
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KFC introduces finger lickin' good nail polish

May 5, 2016
Original finish, or crispy?
One of the nail polish options introduced by KFC.
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Can the new Colonel Sanders save KFC?

Jul 7, 2015
KFC's parent company is investing $185 million in the fast-food chain.

McDonald's, KFC hit by food scandal in China

Jul 21, 2014
US companies were hit on all sides in the latest food scandal in China.

Bird flu scare in China: Bad news for KFC

Apr 8, 2013
As cases of a new strain of bird flu spread across the Shanghai region, fast food chains like KFC are taking a hit to their bottom line.

For public good, not for profit.

Foreign chains struggling in Syria

Apr 4, 2012
The economic and social unrest in Syria is making it difficult for foreign businesses, like KFC, Cinnabon and United Colors of Benetton, to expand there.
Syrian women walk past a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in Damascus in 2006. The economic and social unrest in Syria lately is making it difficult for foreign businesses, like KFC, Cinnabon and United Colors of Benetton, to expand there.
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Yum! Brands announces fourth-quarter earnings

Feb 6, 2012
Yum! Brands, reveals its latest earnings results. The parent company of KFC and Taco Bell expects a good year ahead in China.

Controversy over KFC pink buckets

Apr 28, 2010
Kentucky Fried Chicken has launched a campaign to fight breast cancer with big pink buckets of chicken....