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.
October 6, 2013 |
WOODBURY "El Wingador" spent his last days of freedom putting his affairs in order. He had breakfast with his elderly mother, took his son to midget football practice, attended his daughter's soccer practice, and made a special dinner for his family. By the time he arrived at the Gloucester County Courthouse on Friday, Bill Simmons - five-time champion of the Wing Bowl competitive-eating contest - was prepared for the worst, but hoped for the best. "I've disappointed so many people on what I did. I just want them to know that I am so, so sorry," Simmons said in an interview before his sentencing.
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.
January 6, 2015 |
THE FINAL MOMENTS of Marques Johnson's life felt like an unexpected plot twist to his family - a sad and confusing ending to an otherwise normal story of a young, hardworking dad they say had never been in trouble before. So the family all sat together in the living room of their home in Pennsauken, N.J., rewinding his life, trying to figure out what they missed or what they could have done to prevent him from shooting his ex-girlfriend and her father with a shotgun Saturday morning before using the gun to take his own life outside Cooper University Hospital.
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.
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.
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.