June 2, 1986 |
Attorneys for Kentucky Fried Chicken filed an appeal in Montgomery County Court last week in an effort to overturn the Hatboro Borough Council's recent denial of the company's request for a zoning change that would have permitted the construction of two fast-food restaurants and a car wash. On April 28, the council voted 6-0 to deny a request by the Kentucky Fried Chicken National Management Co., the chain's parent company, to alter the zoning for a four-acre site at County Line and York Roads from residential to highway-business.
July 12, 2011 |
The NBA lockout may have sidelined Dwyane Wade's basketball career, but one of his former employers would welcome him back - as a fried chicken server. Kentucky Fried Chicken sent a letter to the Miami Heat guard - who used to serve chicken before his professional career took off - offering him a position at his local drive- thru. "We've always been proud to call you a former KFC employee, and it goes without saying we'd love to have you back on our team dishing out the World's Best Chicken, like you dish out assists on the court," the letter quipped.
April 3, 1986 |
The testimony of Willow Grove Realtor Henry P. Jacquelin, who was the Hatboro council's only witness in a controversial zoning dispute, was called into question this week by a developer who hopes to build two fast-food restaurants and a car wash. On Monday, the Hatboro Borough Council heard Jacquelin testify that the four acres at the southeast corner of York and County Line Roads could be developed for residential use. Jacquelin's testimony differed from that of an Abington Realtor, Charles Kahn, who testified on March 17 that the corner tract was not suitable for houses because it is at the intersection of two four-lane highways.
January 16, 2002 |
The Philadelphia man charged with killing two coworkers outside a Chester County fast-food restaurant was high on a mind-altering drug that someone had put in his soda, his attorney said yesterday. Braheem Nichols, 22, believes that one of the coworkers slipped him ecstasy or LSD before the Dec. 10 shooting in the woods outside the KFC/Taco Bell in East Whiteland Township, said attorney Charles Peruto Jr. Nichols had been offered drugs by the coworkers in days prior to the shooting, Peruto said, but Nichols is unsure who slipped it to him on the night of the shooting.
May 17, 1995 |
If you want to sell rotisserie chicken, you couldn't pick a better market than Philadelphia. Just ask the people at KFC. "The Philadelphia market often leads the U.S. in the number of our Rotisserie Gold chickens sold," spokeswoman Jeannie Litterst said. In fact, it was local KFC franchisee John Marsella, who operates outlets in Center City and South Jersey, who was instrumental in developing and testing the successful item. And chicken isn't the only food that Philadelphians have a special taste for. It's merely one example of how regional tastes - here and elsewhere - affect the menus of national fast-food chains.
December 12, 2001 |
Brian Crow was face down on the ground behind the KFC restaurant where he worked, the pain from the bullet hole in his leg getting worse. He lifted his head slightly, he later recalled, and saw fellow employee Braheem Nichols pacing. "He was saying, 'I'm sorry, I'm sorry,' " Crow said 12 hours later from his hospital room. Nearby, two other co-workers, Joseph Runge and Anthony Anderson, lay dead or dying. Crow couldn't see his younger brother, Tom. According to Crow, Nichols said, "Oh my God. I didn't mean it. Don't tell the police.
October 8, 1991 |
Obviously, the folks at Kentucky Fried Chicken are a little nervous about tinkering with an American icon. It took them 40 years to change a bucket design. The new 10-sided take-out containers, known as Go-Buckets, have handles. The old buckets do not. The new buckets come in three different color patterns: black and orange for "hot wings"; red, white, and blue for "skin-free crispy chicken"; and red and white for KFC's original recipe, "hot 'n spicy" and "extra tasty crispy chicken.
March 25, 2008
FRIED-CHICKEN lovers are in mourning. Not only has the fried-fowl fraternity lost one of its original founders, but now comes word that frat members may no longer have to answer "regular" or "extra crispy" when ordering chicken. Can you say "grilled"? Al Copeland, founder of Popeyes Famous Fried Chicken chain, died this week in Germany. He was 64. He started Popeyes in 1971. His spicy Louisiana-style fast-food chicken recipe was far different from the fowl fare served by the industry giant, Kentucky Fried Chicken.
March 10, 1986 |
The Hatboro Planning Commission last week heard a request from KFC Corp., owners of Kentucky Fried Chicken, to build two food franchises and a car wash on four acres at North York and County Line Roads. Earlier this year, KFC Corp. filed an appeal with the borough when the Borough Council declined to take action on the company's request to change the zoning on the land from residential to highway business. During Tuesday night's meeting, the planning commission heard from John Acton, attorney for KFC, who said KFC would demolish the 19th-century Gniewek Mansion on the property because it had become an eyesore and fallen into disrepair since being vacant for the last year.
June 2, 2009 |
Old Colonel Sanders would be rolling in his grave of secret herbs and spices if he knew what was going on with his beloved chicken dynasty. The problem is not necessarily KFC's desire to update its deep-fried image. Good fried chicken is timeless, but the concept of a presumably healthy grilled alternative is long overdue. And the issue goes well beyond the public relations controversy over the company's launch of its "Kentucky Grilled Chicken" last month, when an Oprah-sponsored giveaway had to be temporarily suspended because of unexpected demand, leaving nearly six million hungry coupon holders with a mail-in rain check.