October 31, 2006 |
The maker of Kentucky Fried Chicken announced Monday that it would deep-fry most of its menu items without trans fat, saying it had found a soybean oil that could produce more-healthful fare while maintaining the taste long promoted as "finger lickin' good." KFC Corp.'s menu changes, scheduled to be phased in by next April, won praise from health advocates, who said it would force other major fast-food purveyors, such as McDonald's Corp., to make similar moves.
April 30, 2007 |
KFC's fried chicken buckets soon will be stamped with a health message along with the likeness of its founder, Col. Harland Sanders. The banner proclaims that its chicken has zero grams of trans fat per serving. The chain will announce today that all 5,500 of its U.S. restaurants have stopped frying chicken in artery-clogging trans fat. The company had said in October that it was switching to a new soybean oil believed to be less likely to cause heart disease.
November 15, 2006 |
Decades after the end of the Vietnam War, an American colonel from Kentucky has made a triumphant arrival in this communist capital. But rather than battling for any hearts and minds, this newest in-country campaign is being waged over Vietnam's stomach. KFC Corp. -- and its white-bearded icon, Col. Sanders -- recently became the first U.S.-based fast-food chain to open a restaurant in Hanoi.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 2007 |
To resolve a suit by the state attorney general, the maker of Kentucky Fried Chicken agreed Tuesday to tell its California customers that its fried or baked potatoes contain a suspected carcinogen. The attorney general's office had sued about a dozen major snack and fast-food companies, seeking compliance with Proposition 65, which was passed by voters in 1986 and requires businesses to provide "clear and reasonable" warnings before exposing people to potentially dangerous substances.
July 24, 1986 |
Pepsico Inc. announced today that it has reached an agreement in principle to purchase Kentucky Fried Chicken Corp. from RJR Nabisco Inc. for about $850 million in cash. Kentucky Fried Chicken is the second largest restaurant chain in the world--after McDonald's Corp.--with its 6,500 franchised and company-owned restaurants. Pepsico already operates Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurants, in addition to its Pepsi-Cola soft drink and Frito-Lay snack foods businesses.
July 24, 1989 |
In a food-and-beverage-industry version of the domino theory, a high-level executive change at Philip Morris Cos.' General Foods division has led to similar changes at Kraft General Foods, as well as Pepsico Inc. and its Kentucky Fried Chicken Corp. subsidiary. Miles L. Marsh, who served as president of General Foods USA, will move to Whitman Corp. Sept. 1 as president and chief operating officer, according to the company.