KFC Wants to Become a 75,000-Store Juggernaut
Dining

Earlier in 2021, KFC reached 25,000 restaurants in more than 145 countries across the globe. Only three other quick-service restaurants have reached that mark (Subway, McDonald’s, and Starbucks). T...

QSR Magazine
May 28, 2021

Chicken Sandwich Wars Pay Off For KFC and McDonald’s
Dining

Better late than never. KFC’s and McDonald’s belated entries into the chicken sandwich wars look to be paying off for the two fast-food chains. Yum Brands executives told analysts on Wednesday t...

CNBC
April 30, 2021

Crocs President on the Brand’s Influencer Strategy
Branding - Fashion - Influencers

Part of Crocs’ growth was thanks to its varied marketing campaigns. The company has unveiled a number of collaborations with companies like KFC and celebrities like Justin Bieber. These campaigns ar...

Modern Retail
April 22, 2021

KFC’s US Marketing Chief, Who Helped Modernize Brand, De...
CPG - Dining

With the departure of Zahumensky, KFC is losing a U.S. marketing chief who managed to further the brand's creative positioning around edgy, off-the-wall humor while also extending an impressive run of...

Marketing Dive
April 16, 2021

Pizza Hut Races Into the Drive-Thru Game
Dining

Pizza Hut is joining the restaurant rush to the drive-thru. The Yum! Brands chain unveiled Tuesday “The Hut Lane,” a dedicated digital order pickup window available at more than 1,500 locations, w...

QSR Magazine
March 31, 2021

Drive-Thru Ordering Surged During the Pandemic. Fast-food Chai...
Dining - Retail

Drive-thru ordering surged over the last year as the coronavirus pandemic shuttered indoor dining and made consumers wary of entering restaurants. Industry experts believe that drive-thru ordering wi...

CNBC
March 12, 2021

KFC, Burger King, and Smashburger are all Bringing Food Locker...
Dining

Food lockers have boomed in popularity during the pandemic as a contactless way for customers to collect food. Chains including KFC, Burger King, and Smashburger have all announced plans to bring foo...

Business Insider
March 8, 2021

Starbucks is Testing 100% Plant-Based Menu
Dining

Starbucks is striking this consumer trend while the iron is hot — while simultaneously prioritizing the reduction of its carbon footprint. These plant-based menu additions are part of the company's ...

RestaurantDive
February 5, 2021

KFC to enter chicken sandwich wars with new premium version
Dining

KFC is starting off 2021 by entering the chicken sandwich wars. The latest menu addition from the Yum Brands chain will replace the Crispy Colonel sandwich in an effort to gain an edge over its riv...

MSN
January 8, 2021

Del Taco bulks up off premise channels with new prototype
Dining

Del Taco released a new "Fresh Flex" restaurant design on Tuesday that will improve restaurant accessibility, speed of service and brand transparency. The prototype, which was created in part...

Restaurant Dive
January 6, 2021

McDonald’s is officially entering the chicken wars with thes...
Dining

A new power has decided to join in on the fast food chicken sandwich wars, perhaps throwing the current hierarchy of chicken sandwiches into a tumbling chaos. On Monday, McDonald’s announced the ad...

DeseretNews
January 5, 2021

Every Fast-Food Item That Was Discontinued in 2020
Dining - Retail

Fast-food chains have weathered the storm of the pandemic better than most other restaurants. But even these "quick to pivot and land on their feet" businesses had to be nimble and strategic to k...

Eat This, Not That
December 26, 2020

The KFConsole is real and has a unique advantage over PS5 and ...
Dining - Electronics - Gaming

The KFConsole, created in partnership with PC hardware manufacturer Cooler Master, promises to shake up the console war like a bag full of 11 herbs and spices with its built-in chicken chamber – a w...

Techradar
December 23, 2020

The year in fried chicken sandwiches
Branding - Dining

Fried chicken sandwiches have been a menu success story of the pandemic. In 2020, literally dozens of restaurant chains launched new or improved versions of this American comfort food. Initially spurr...

Nation's Restaurant News
December 20, 2020

Sampling: KFC gives chicken strips with your orders until Dec....
Dining - Tech

Chicken for the holidays? KFC , United States, in partnership with Uber Eats will give away six free chicken strips in the purchase of 20 dollars (402 Mexican pesos approximately) or more. In an or...

Entrepreneur
December 16, 2020

Colonel Sanders’ Next KFC Commercial is Also a Steamy Lifeti...
Branding - CPG - Television

Colonel Harland Sanders has for decades captured the fancy of the American public, usually over the course of dozens of 30-second commercials for KFC that break into TV programs. On Sunday, he won’t...

Variety
December 7, 2020

From Crocs to Uggs, ugly shoes have won
Branding - Fashion - Retail

The brand also is introducing a seasonal ready-to-wear collection featuring 30 unisex, comfortable styles that will be sold at Nordstrom and at Ugg retail locations as a way to further expand into app...

Retail Dive
December 6, 2020

What will the fast-food experience look like in 2021?
Dining

This isn’t going to be your average December for restaurants. Typically, we’d look forward with last year’s lessons as guardrails. But COVID-19 rendered the present a purgatory of sorts. For ...

QSR Magazine
December 2, 2020

How Influencers Became Key to Big Brands During the Pandemic
CPG - Dining - Influencers - Online

Influencer marketing has also given rise to new partnerships between brands that arguably have nothing to do with each other, with influencers as the linchpin linking them together. Examples include a...

dot.LA
November 30, 2020

McDonald’s to launch a McPlant vegetarian option
Dining

McDonalds is developing what it calls a plant-based platform called the McPlant that will debut in markets around the world early next year, according to a report in USA Today.. For the full story,...

TechCrunch
November 9, 2020

Pringles drops mascot’s moustache for first time in 52 y...
CPG

Mr. Pringle will be joined by Peter Crouch, Sir Mo Farah, Liam Payne, Russell Tovey and more to raise awareness and funds for Movember. For the full story, visit Campaign  -  https://www.campaign...

Campaign
November 4, 2020

Yum Brands quarterly revenue rises 8%, fueled by higher Taco B...
Dining

Yum reported third-quarter net income of $283 million, or 92 cents per share, up from $255 million, or 81 cents per share, a year earlier. Taco Bell reported same-store sales growth of 3%. For the ...

CNBC
October 30, 2020

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