September 4, 2014 |
IN THE SPIRIT of a 1970s Burger King commercial, low-paid fast-food workers in Philadelphia - and around the nation - say they're more determined than ever to have it their way. Tomorrow, employees not just from Burger King but also from McDonald's, KFC, Popeyes and other iconic fast-food chains seeking a $15-an-hour wage and the right to unionize hope to stage their largest one-day job action ever - punctuated by sit-ins and other acts of civil...
May 1, 1986 |
Amid conflict-of-interest allegations, Hatboro Borough Council has voted unanimously to reject a request by a restaurant company to change the residential zoning for a 4-acre tract to allow construction of two fast-food restaurants and a car wash. KFC National Management Co., the parent company of Kentucky Fried Chicken outlets, had asked borough council to reconsider the residential zoning for the site at the corner of County Line and Old York Roads. Council held three public hearings on the matter before voting 6-0 Monday night.
October 25, 2012
Company description: "These are the chicken strips you'd expect from the chicken experts. Every strip is made from juicy, 100% premium all-white-meat chicken breast, marinated and double-breaded in our special seasonings. They taste good enough to eat on their own or dip them in one of our flavorful sauces. " Chain: KFC. Calories: Per strip, without dipping sauce: 130, with 7 grams of fat, 28 mgs of cholesterol and a whopping 375 mgs of salt. Location: The Gallery, 901 Market St. Order time: Two minutes.
July 25, 2003 |
THE WILHELMINA modeling agency filed suit against Eve last month, claiming she stiffed them on their share of endorsement deals they initiated for the rapper/actres/fashion designer. According to thesmokinggun.com, Wilhelmina contends that the agency worked its skinny little butt off for Eve when she signed with the agency in May 2001, and claims the deals Eve signed she split with the agency last year - with Reebok and Candies - were deals that Wilhelmina says it put in motion.
August 7, 2003 |
According to a new Harris Interactive survey sponsored by the Vegetarian Resource Group, 2.8 percent of the 1,031 respondents in the telephone poll said they never eat red meat, poultry, fish or seafood. Six percent said they never eat red meat. That number jumped to 10 percent among 25- to 34-year-olds. Yum? Maybe not. By now you may already know that A&W, KFC, Long John Silver's, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell are a flock of a feather, six subsidiaries of a company called Yum! Brands, based in Louisville, Ky. According to its Web site, www.yum.
July 5, 1994 |
Call it AFC versus KFC, deep-fried versus slow-roasted. Or call it simply The Chicken Wars, Round Two. America's Favorite Chicken Co., parent of Churchs Chicken and Popeyes Famous Chicken & Biscuits, fired a shot across the bows of KFC and upstart Boston Chicken Inc. last month when it announced plans to open dozens of franchised restaurants in the Philadelphia area. Eight years ago, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Bojangles' fought for fried- chicken supremacy at Broad and Girard.
January 4, 2005 |
That baleful sound you heard Sunday night was that of a thousand hearts breaking. Channel 6 meteorologist-duathlete Cecily Tynan's getting hitched. Anchor Rob Jennings broke the news during WPVI-TV's 11 o'clock report, when he coaxed the weather wonder to show everyone what was "lighting up the studio. " At that, Tynan hoisted her new engagement ring, which she announced she'd received that day from her beau, whose identity she did not divulge. "It was a good day to get engaged," the strawberry-blond bicyclist/marathoner said.
December 3, 1990 |
When Doris Menz wants some Kentucky Fried Chicken, she simply dials the telephone. In less than 30 minutes, she has a hot chicken dinner on the table. For Menz, who has cerebral palsy and is unable to drive, the home delivery service offered by the Millville KFC franchise is a welcome relief. The Millville franchise is the first Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet in the Philadelphia area - and only the fifth nationwide - to offer home delivery since the company began to experiment with it in Louisville, Ky., four years ago. The service in Millville began less than three months ago. "It's a whole new way of thinking about fast food," said Robert Rone of RV Cousins Food, which owns the Millville franchise.
May 7, 2008 |
Philadelphia officials are considering a bill to build awareness of the nutrition value of foods so consumers can make more healthful and informed choices. Fast-food restaurants are the target of this legislation, which would require displaying calorie counts on menu boards. As an owner-operator of a national, quick-service restaurant chain in Philadelphia, I want to say categorically that I am in favor of complete disclosure of nutrition information on the products we serve. The fast-food industry understands its responsibility in dealing with consumer health.
June 1, 2005 |
Jailed witches, Satanists have rights, justices rule The Supreme Court sided with a witch, a Satanist and a racial separatist yesterday, upholding a federal law requiring state prisons to accommodate the religious affiliations of inmates. The three Ohio prisoners and others sued under the 2000 federal law, claiming they were denied access to religious literature and ceremonial items and denied time to worship. The law says states that get federal tax dollars must accommodate prisoners' religious beliefs, with such things as special haircuts or meals.