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KFC UK&I INTRODUCES 11 HERBS AND SPICES, ZERO CHICKEN

December 30, 2019

London, United Kingdom, December 30, 2019- Yep, it’s true. The fried chicken gurus at KFC are introducing a permanent vegan offering featu...

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KFC - KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN OPENS IN CAMPANIA AND REACHES 40 RESTAURANTS IN ITALY

December 16, 2019

Milan, Italy, December 16, 2019- Kentucky Fried Chicken is openings its second restaurant in the region after the Pompeii one at CC Cartier...

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KFC’S FAMOUS FRIED CHICKEN - SCENTED FIRELOGS RETURN FOR SALE STARTING TODAY EXCLUSIVELY AT WALMART.COM

December 05, 2019

Louisville, Kentucky, December, 5 2019-Kentucky Fried Chicken®,in partnership with Enviro-Log®, is bringing back its famous fried chicken-s...

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BOTTOMLESS PROSECCO CAN FIZZ OFF, THIS CHRISTMAS IT’S ALL ABOUT THE COLONEL’S BOTTOMLESS GRAVY

December 02, 2019

London, United Kingdom, December 2, 2019- All you want for Christmas is non-stop KFC gravy? Well, we’ve got you covered. KFC just made Chri...

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CHICKEN ROCKS: KFC IS EXPANDING IN ESTONIA AND PLAN TO OPEN OVER 20 RESTAURANTS IN THE BALTICS IN 3 YEARS

November 29, 2019

Tallinn, Estonia, November 29, 2019- Today, Yum! Brands (KFC) and Apollo Group, its franchising partner in the Baltics, held a gala ceremo...

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HELLOOOO FARNWORTH…WHO’S FEELING PECKISH?

November 27, 2019

United Kingdom, November 27, 2019- On Monday, we opened a brand-new KFC restaurant in Farnworth, near Bolton, which has created 41 jobs for...

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KFC CANADA INTRODUCES PLANT-BASED FRIED CHICKEN

November 26, 2019

Vaughan, ON, November, 26, 2019-Today, KFC Canada announced its latest innovation, KFC Plant-Based Fried Chicken. With the desire to share ...

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KFC GETS IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT WITH LIMITED-EDITION HOLIDAY BUCKETS AND FRIED CHICKEN INSPIRED GIFT GIVEAWAY

November 25, 2019

Louisville, Kentucky, November 25, 2019- KFC is getting into the holiday spirit with limited-edition, original holiday buckets for your Ori...

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KFC ITALY OPENS NEW RESTAURANT IN LE CUCINE DI CURNO ON NOVEMBER 28

November 25, 2019

Milan, Italy , November 25, 2019- KFC- Kentucky Fried Chicken is among the leading brands in the brand new food court, Le Cucine di Curno, ...

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KFC US INTRODUCES NEW NASHVILLE HOT CHICKEN & WAFFLES: THE MOST DELICIOUS UNION OF ALL TIME JUST GOT HOTTER

November 14, 2019

Louisville, Kentucky, November 14, 2019- Kentucky Fried Chicken's most delicious union of all time, Kentucky Fried Chicken & Waffles, is ba...

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WE’RE NOT ONE TO BLOW OUR OWN CRUMPET, BUT…

November 14, 2019

London, United Kingdom, November 14, 2019- Born out of the very British obsession with crumpets and KFC’s Original Recipe, the Crumpet Burg...

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WORLD-FIRST DRIVE THRU ONLY KFC OPENS ITS ‘BOOM GATES’ IN NEWCASTLE

November 12, 2019

Newcastle, Australia, November 12, 2019- Wi-Fi, penicillin, the hills hoist - Australia has a bucket-full of history as the nation of inno...

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KFC SINGAPORE DOUBLES DOWN ON SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES

November 07, 2019

Singapore,November 7, 2019- In 2008, KFC and Pizza Hut decided to join World Vision Romania to support the "I want in the 9th grade" progra...

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KFC CANADA TESTING BAMBOO BUCKETS

November 05, 2019

Vaughan, Ontario ,November 5, 2019 - KFC Canada announced today that they are exploring eco-friendly alternatives for their world-famous bu...

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TRAVELCENTERS OF AMERICA OPENS KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN® IN GREENWOOD, LOUISIANA TRAVEL CENTER

November 05, 2019

Westlake, Ohio, November 5, 2019- TravelCenters of America Inc. is opening a Kentucky Fried Chicken® (KFC) in its TA travel center in Green...

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TRICK OR TREAT! KFC CURSED COLONELS GAVE AUSSIES THE FRIGHT OF THEIR LIFE ON HALLOWEEN

November 01, 2019

Sydney, Australia, November 1, 2019- Spooktober is here and that means one thing - Trick or Treat! To celebrate the occasion, KFC and Menul...

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PEOPLE WITH NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES STAR IN THE LATEST PS21 CAMPAIGN FOR KFC SPAIN

October 31, 2019

Madrid, Spain, October 31, 2019- KFC introduces 'Chickadilla' a new Mexican-inspired product and, to celebrate it, the creative company PS2...

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KFC ITALY RESTAURANT DONATES SURPLUS CHICKEN TO POPULAR ECONOMIC KITICHENS TO ENRICH HARVEST PROGRAM

October 29, 2019

Milan, Italy, October 29, 2019-KFC is the first fast food restaurant company in Italy to undertake an initiative to recover and donate food...

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KFC RUSSIA LAUNCHES LOW BUDGET CAMPAIGN SPOTLIGHTS ITS NEW VALUE MENU

October 23, 2019

Russia, Moscow, Russia, October 23, 2019- “I pinched pennies on production, to put even more value in my Value Menu!”- Value Colonel.

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KFC DISPENSES SWEET TREAT WITH NEW LIMITED-EDITION COLONEL SANDERS POP! PEZ ALONGSIDE FUNKO

October 23, 2019

Louisville, Kentucky, October 23, 2019- Kentucky Fried Chicken® has partnered with worldwide pop culture collectibles company Funko to pay ...

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KFC PARTNERS WITH STUBHUB TO OFFER "SEASONED TICKETS" PACKAGES THAT DELIVER GAME DAY WINGS TO YOUR DOOR

October 17, 2019

Louisville, Kentucky, October 17, 2019- Starting today, America's favorite chicken chain, Kentucky Fried Chicken®, is offering fans a finge...

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KFC SOUTH AFRICA PUTS CHILD HUNGER IN THE SPOTLIGHT AT THE INAUGRAL STATE OF HOPE ADDRESS THIS WORLD HUNGER MONTH

October 17, 2019

Johannesburg, South Africa, October 17, 2019- In recognition of World Hunger Month in October, KFC Add Hope this year changed the narrative...

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KFC AND PIZZA HUT ROMANIA IN PARTNERSHIP WITH WORLD VISION, SUPPORT, FOR THE 12TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR, THE "I WANT IN THE 9TH GRADE" PROGRAM (Copy)

October 14, 2019

Bucharest, Romania, October 14, 2019- In 2008, KFC and Pizza Hut decided to join World Vision Romania to support the "I want in the 9th gra...

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KFC AND PIZZA HUT ROMANIA IN PARTNERSHIP WITH WORLD VISION, SUPPORT, FOR THE 12TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR, THE "I WANT IN THE 9TH GRADE" PROGRAM

October 14, 2019

Bucharest, Romania, October 14, 2019- In 2008, KFC and Pizza Hut decided to join World Vision Romania to support the "I want in the 9th gra...

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KFC ITALY'S DIPPING BUCKET RETURNS AND IT'S "DIP LOVE" AGAIN!

October 09, 2019

Milan, Italy, October 9, 2019- After the great success of last year, the 38 KFC restaurants in Italy return the most delicious way to share...

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KFC CANADA AND FRITO LAY CANADA JOIN FORCES, LAUNCH LIMITED-EDITION NEW BAR-B-Q TENDERS INNOVATION

October 07, 2019

KFC Canada and Frito Lay Canada today announced an epic new food collaboration: KFC x Lay's Bar-B-Q Tenders.

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COMIC CON AFRICA 2019: A RESOUNDING SUCCESS

September 24, 2019

Johannesburg, South Africa, September 24, 2019- Last night the doors of Comic Con Africa 2019 closed for the final time.

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KFC HONORS FOUNDER'S 129TH BIRTHDAY WITH RETURN OF GLOBAL COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROJECT, ACTS OF COLONEL-NESS

September 24, 2019

Plano, Texas, September 24, 2019- KFC celebrated the return of its annual giving initiative, “Acts of Colonel-ness,”

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KFC US IS TESTING HOT AND FRESH CHICKEN & DONUTS IN NORFOLK/RICHMOND, VA , AND PITTSBURGH MARKETS

September 16, 2019

Louisville, Kentucky, September 16, 2019- Starting today(September 16) KFC will test Kentucky Fried Chicken & Donuts for a limited time onl...

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KFC SAYS, ‘I DO’ TO BRAND NEW WEDDING PLANNING SERVICE, EXCLUSIVE TO ‘STRAYA

September 11, 2019

Sydney, Australia, September 11, 2019- Fried chicken fanatics – KFC is giving Australia the chance to ‘put a wing on it’ as the first coupl...

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KFC US KICKS OFF FOOTBALL SEASON WITH A NEW, UNEXPECTED AD CAMPAIGN "RUDY II" - A COLONEL SANDERS SEQUEL TO THE CLASSIC FILM

September 05, 2019

Louisville, Kentucky, September 5, 2019- Football fans will get a Kentucky Fried treat today as KFC® reveals its latest ad campaign and i...

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COMIC CON AFRICA AND KFC ANNOUNCE 2019 AND 2020 PARTNERSHIP

September 03, 2019

Johannesburg, South Africa, September 3, 2019- Comic Con Africa is less than four weeks away and the anticipation is growing as Reed Exhibi...

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BREAKING NEWS: AUSSIE LEGEND MAKES A COMEBACK FOR FOOTY FINALS

September 02, 2019

Sydney, Australia, September 2, 2019 - No Australia, your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you, the Zinger® Pie is back! The Colonel has put h...

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KFC LEADS AS FIRST NATIONAL U.S. QSR TO TEST PLANT-BASED CHICKEN, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BEYOND MEAT®

August 26, 2019

Louisville, Kentucky, August 26, 2019- Kentucky Fried Chicken® becomes the first national U.S. QSR (quick service restaurant) to introduce ...

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KFC US INTRODUCES MAC & CHEESE BOWLS: THE FAN-FAVORITE SIDE DISH IS NOW A MAIN MEAL

August 22, 2019

Louisville, Kentucky, August 22, 2019- Today Kentucky Fried Chicken® announced the addition of a new menu item that will have mac & cheese ...

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KFC AUSTRALIA YOUTH FOUNDATION RELEASES ANNUAL REPORT ON CONFIDENCE OF AUSSIE YOUTH

August 05, 2019

Sydney, Australia, August 5, 2019- The KFC Youth Foundation has released its second annual Youth Confidence Report.

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YUM! BRANDS 2018 GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP & SUSTAINABILITY PROGRESS UPDATE HIGHLIGHTS COMPANY'S COMMITMENT TO SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE GROWTH

July 30, 2019

Louisville, Kentucky, July 30, 2019- Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) today released its 2018 Global Citizenship & Sustainability Progress Upd...

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KFC'S PICNIC POLO MEANS YOU CAN PICNIC LITERALLY ANYWHERE THIS SUMMER

July 23, 2019

Louisville, Kentucky, July 23, 2019- Kentucky Fried Chicken® is introducing the summer's most versatile and fashionable accessory – the Pic...

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REV YOUR ENGINES, NEWCASTLE NSW SET TO BE THE FIRST CITY IN THE WORLD TO HAVE A DRIVE THRU ONLY KFC

July 15, 2019

Newcastle, Australia, July 15, 2019- KFC has today announced it will open a first of its kind Drive Thru Only restaurant in Newcastle NSW, ...

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KFC UK & IRELAND SIGN UP TO THE BETTER CHICKEN COMMITMENT

July 12, 2019

KFC UK & Ireland has announced the bold move of becoming the first in its sector to sign up to the Better Chicken Commitment.

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KFC CONTINUES RUSSIAN REBRAND WITH ONE-OF-A-KIND BUCKET HAT LAUNCH

July 08, 2019

Moscow, Russia, July 8, 2019- As part of a wider rebrand in Russia, Kentucky Fried Chicken® has launched a limited-edition bucket hat.

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KFC UK&I EXPOSES THE HACKER BURGER

July 06, 2019

United Kingdom, July 6, 2019- Today is National Fried Chicken Day and while we know you probably don’t need an excuse to get your KFC fix.

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MICHELIN IMPOSSIBLE: MICHELIN GUIDE ACTUALLY ANSWER AS KFC CAMPAIGNER SAM EDELMAN KNOCKS ON THE FRONT DOOR OF ITS PARIS HQ

July 05, 2019

Alice Springs, Australia, July 5, 2019- In what could be the most exciting update of Sam Edelman’s quest for a Michelin Star to be awarded ...

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IT’S NOT JUST ANOTHER NATIONAL DAY... IT’S NATIONAL FRIED CHICKEN DAY!

July 05, 2019

United Kingdom, July 5, 2019- Spray Cheese, Snuggies and National Lost Sock Memorial Day; some of America’s creations are better left on th...

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KFC CANADA IS REMOVING ALL PLASTIC STRAWS AND BAGS FROM RESTAURANTS THIS YEAR

July 02, 2019

Vaughan, Ontario, July 2, 2019 - KFC Canada today announced a series of new sustainability and environmental commitments aimed at curbing t...

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KFC U.S. CELEBRATES NATIONAL FRIED CHICKEN DAY WITH FREE GRUBHUB DELIVERY JULY 4-7

July 02, 2019

Louisville, Kentucky , July 2, 2019-Kentucky Fried Chicken® today announced free delivery through delivery partner, Grubhub, to celebrate o...

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MICHELIN IMPOSSIBLE: ONE MAN’S EPIC QUEST TO BE GRANTED A MICHELIN STAR FOR HIS KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN

July 01, 2019

Alice Springs, Australia, July 1, 2019- A KFC franchisee from Alice Springs in outback Australia has been supported by KFC HQ, who are flyi...

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KFC U.S. LETS THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG, ANNOUNCES CHESTER CHEETAH AS THE NEWEST COLONEL

June 28, 2019

Louisville, Kentucky, June 28, 2019- Kentucky Fried Chicken® and the fan-favorite Cheetos® brand today announced the nationwide launch of t...

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THE BEST FRIED CHICKEN BURGER? IT HAS THE COLONEL’S SIGNATURE!

June 24, 2019

Milan, Italy, June 24, 2019- Only KFC could dream up the best fried chicken burger in the world! It’s the Colonel’s Burger, starting 24 Jun...

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KFC AFRICA COMMITS TO ELIMINITATING PLASTIC STRAWS IN ALL 900 RESTAURANTS BY JULY 1

June 20, 2019

Johannesburg, South Africa, June 20, 2019- Last night at the Origins Centre at Wits University, KFC South Africa made a mark in history by ...

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NEW KFC U.S. FLAGSHIP RESTAURANT TO OPEN JUNE 20

June 18, 2019

Louisville, Kentucky, June 18, 2019 – The new Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant located at 2945 Breckenridge Lane.

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KFC UK ADDS IMPOSTER TO THE ROSTER

June 13, 2019

London, United Kingdom, June 13, 2019- This is not a drill. It’s happening. The chicken gurus at KFC are trialing a vegan burger.

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MTN DEW INTRODUCES SWEET LIGHTNING® AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY AT KFC U.S. - A BOLD NEW BEVERAGE TO PAIR PERFECTLY WITH THE COLONEL'S 11 HERBS AND SPICES

June 11, 2019

Purchase, New York, June 11, 2019 Mountain Dew and KFC are partnering to electrify their beverage lineup with Sweet Lightning.

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KFC CANADA PARTNERS WITH CHICKEN FARMERS OF CANADA ON THE RAISED BY A CANADIAN FARMER BRANDING PROGRAM

June 10, 2019

Vaughan, Ontario, June 10, 2019- KFC Canada today announced its partnership with Chicken Farmers of Canada by featuring the Raised by a Can...

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FORMER KFC GLOBAL CEO COMES HOME TO PRESENT THE INAUGURAL ROGER EATON “MAKE A DIFFERENCE” SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

May 15, 2019

Johannesburg, South Africa, May 15, 2019- On Monday 13 May 2019, Mr Roger Eaton, the former Chief Executive Officer of KFC Global.

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KFC U.S. NAMES MONICA ROTHGERY NEW CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

May 13, 2019

Louisville, Kentucky, May 13, 2019- KFC Corporation has named Monica Rothgery chief operating officer of KFC U.S., effective immediately.

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KFC U.S. AND GRUBHUB LET THE COLONEL COOK ON MOTHER'S DAY, OFFERING FREE DELIVERY MAY 12

May 08, 2019

Louisville, Kentucky, May 8, 2019- Kentucky Fried Chicken® today announced that it will offer free delivery on Mother's Day (May 12) throug...

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KFC U.S. GIVES MOMS THE ULTIMATE MOTHER'S DAY PRESENT- FREE CINNABON DESSERT BISCUITS AND A HUNK OF CHICKEN LOVE

April 25, 2019

Louisville, Kentucky, April 25, 2019- To celebrate Mother's Day this year, Kentucky Fried Chicken® is giving moms the ultimate gift.

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THE ALL-NEW #KFCINSIDER MOVEMENT

April 02, 2019

Singapore, April 2, 2019 – KFC, one of Singapore’s favourite fried chicken fast food chains.

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KFC U.S. IS BRINGING BACK CHICKEN & WAFFLES FOR ONE MONTH ONLY-GET IT WHILE YOU CAN!

March 21, 2019

Louisville, Kentucky, March 21, 2019- Kentucky Fried Chicken® will reintroduce Kentucky Fried Chicken & Waffles.

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CALLING ALL COLONELS… CLOWNS NEED NOT APPLY

March 13, 2019

London, United Kingdom, March 13, 2019 - On Saturday 30th March, up to 300 KFC restaurants will be opening their kitchens.

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KFC U.S. NAMES STACI RAWLS FIRST CHIEF COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

March 07, 2019

Louisville, Kentucky, March 7, 2019- KFC Corporation today announced it has named Staci Rawls chief communications officer of KFC U.S.

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KFC U.S. LAUNCHES NEW CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN TO TURN THEIR CRAZIEST MARKETING IDEAS INTO A REALITY

March 05, 2019

Louisville, Kentucky, March 5, 2019- Kentucky Fried Chicken®, known for its unique marketing stunts.

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KFC U.S. COMMISSIONS ROBOCOP AS ITS NEWEST COLONEL-AND GUARDIAN OF ITS COVETED SECRET RECIPE OF 11 HERBS & SPICES

February 21, 2019

Louisville, Kentucky, February 21, 2019- Kentucky Fried Chicken® revealed today its newest Colonel Sanders – Colonel RoboCop.

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KFC U.S. CREATED A FAUX BEARSKIN RUG THAT LOOKS LIKE COLONEL SANDERS FOR VALENTINE'S DAY

February 05, 2019

Louisville, Kentucky, February 5, 2019- Kentucky Fried Chicken® is celebrating Valentine's Day.

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KFC ANNOUNCES GLOBAL PLEDGE TO ELIMINATE NON-RECOVERABLE OR NON-REUSABLE PLASTIC-BASED PACKAGING BY 2025

January 24, 2019

Plano, Texas, Jan. 24, 2019 - KFC, one of the world's largest quick service restaurant chains, today announced a new global sustainability ...

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KFC CANADA ANNOUNCES ALLIANCE IN GLOBAL PLEDGE TO ELIMINATE NON-RECOVERABLE OR NON-REUSABLE PLASTIC-BASED PACKAGING BY 2025

January 24, 2019

Vaughan, Canada, January 24, 2019– KFC Canada, alongside its global KFC counterparts, today announced a new global sustainability commitmen...

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KFC ANNOUNCES THE REMOVAL OF PLASTIC STRAWS IN EACH OF ITS 250 RESTAURANTS IN FRANCE

January 15, 2019

Paris, France, January 15, 2019- Starting from January 2019, KFC has decided to replace plastic straws with more environmentally responsibl...

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KFC U.S. BRINGS BACK THE ICONIC BOWL CUT TO CELEBRATE $3 FAMOUS BOWLS

January 08, 2019

Louisville, Kentucky, January 8, 2019- Kentucky Fried Chicken® is bringing together the best thing to come in a bowl – KFC Famous Bowls®

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