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June 2, 1986 | By David Lieber, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
July 12, 2011 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
NEWS
April 3, 1986 | By David Lieber, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
January 16, 2002 | By Jonathan Gelb INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
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.
FOOD
May 17, 1995 | By Marilynn Marter, INQUIRER FOOD WRITER
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.
NEWS
December 12, 2001 | By Jonathan Gelb and Ralph Vigoda INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
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.
BUSINESS
October 8, 1991 | by Rose DeWolf, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
March 10, 1986 | By S.E. Siebert, Special to The Inquirer
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.
NEWS
June 2, 2009 | By Craig LaBan INQUIRER RESTAURANT CRITIC
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.
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April 29, 2016 | By Maureen Fitzgerald, Staff Writer
HOW DO YOU change behavior? How do you persuade kids to see the benefits of curried chicken with cauliflower over Cheetos and KFC? My Daughter's Kitchen cooking classes teach kids to cook healthy dinners, providing a primer on the basics of chopping and sautéing while exposing them to new fresh foods along the way. This spring, volunteers in 31 classes around the region have had a good measure of success: In my class at Prince Hall Elementary in...
FOOD
November 13, 2015 | By Maureen Fitzgerald, Inquirer Food Editor
Each fifth grader from William H. Hunter Elementary School in Kensington had a different motivation for taking cooking lessons. "I wanted to learn how to cook more - and different things," said Janalys Torres, 11. "I wanted to help my mom in the kitchen," said Talitha Rivera, 10. "My mom gets scared when I cook," said Elias Figueroa, 10. "She's afraid I will burn down the house," he said. "I want to convince her I'm OK. " This class could accommodate them all, except for one minor detail: When one of their volunteer teachers, Kristin Stitz, practiced this week's chicken parm recipe at home, she started a fire in her oven.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 13, 2014
I CAN'T HEAR enough about actress Sarah Jessica Parker 's recent visit to Philly to prep for an upcoming TV newsroom drama based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper series by Barbara Laker and Wendy Ruderman . Whenever the subject comes up, I'm all over any little morsel about the "Sex and the City" star - like this one from Ruderman's Facebook page: While being given a tour, Parker asked Ruderman and Laker where the best place...
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2013
Company description: "It's KFC for the way consumers live - and eat chicken - today. It's everything they love about Original Recipe chicken, but without the bones. " Location: The Gallery at Market East. Nutrition information: White meat piece (103 grams): 200 calories, 24 grams protein, 8 grams fat, 610 mg sodium. Dark meat piece (107 grams): 250 calories, 21 grams protein, 14 grams fat, 850 mg sodium. Price: $5.38 (including tax) for two pieces of chicken (one white meat, one dark)
FOOD
April 11, 2013
Here is an excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat of April 9, 2013: Craig LaBan: Lots of good things to discuss. Like these alfajores from the Argentine-influenced cafe called Gavin's, on Pine Street right next to the Schuylkill River park . . . spending a lot of time in the park lately, 'cause my son is doing Little League. I hadn't planned on these gorgeous alfajores - cookie sandwiches rolled in coconut and stuffed with dulce de leche. One of my favorite treats in town.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 27, 2011
AT FEDERAL Donuts on 2nd and Manton, they start selling chicken at 11:45 a.m., after the morning hordes have wiped them out of hot doughnuts. A bearded dude stands at the door and hands you a yellow Post-it note with a handwritten number on it. If you order a half chicken, he rips the sticky note in half. When I arrived at 11:51 on Monday morning, I was given a ripped Post-it with the number 21 scrawled in orange marker. "We start giving away numbers at 11:45, and we're usually out by 12:30," I overheard food writer and Federal Donuts partner Felicia D'Ambrosio tell some customers at the counter.
SPORTS
July 12, 2011 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
NEWS
April 8, 2011
1DRUG PATCHES SOLD IN KFC PARKING LOT A Philly woman was arrested in Upper Darby this week for allegedly selling fentanyl patches in the parking lot of a Kentucky Fried Chicken. Police said that Angela Levin, 32, sold the patches to an undercover cop in the parking lot of the KFC at West Chester Pike and State Road and also had heroin on her. Fentanyl patches, which require a prescription, are typically used to treat chronic pain and are about 80 times more potent than morphine.
FOOD
June 18, 2009 | By Craig LaBan, Inquirer Restaurant Critic
In a big city that has most of its basic food groups covered, the search for great fried chicken in Philadelphia is an unexpectedly paltry quest. The mysterious near-absence of it here is one of our greatest gustatory shortcomings. And to date, I've been able to count the worthy candidates to that mythical chicken crown on one hand: Corinne's in Camden (the last of the cast-iron pan-fryers); Deborah's Kitchen (the Girard Avenue soul-food take-out from Marvin Harrison's aunt); Ms. Tootsie's (South Street's sleek soul food lounge)
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