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KFC Corporation

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    Five Food-Centric Things To Do With Dad on Father's Day

    Father's Day in the Dunn household typically starts with my mother, brother and me making my dad his favorite breakfast dish: pancakes. Tall stacks of buttermilk and blueberry pancakes topped with butter and lots of maple syrup always made him a happy camper. Throw in some crispy, crunchy bacon, flu ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 13, 2014

    Roost Bistro Debuts New Dishes

    It may be the best yet.

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2014

    Like That Chain Restaurant? Try This Local One Instead (Part II)

    Maybe your friend is obsessed with Cheesecake Factory. Maybe your kids scream for nuggets every time you pass Chik-fil-A (we don't blame them), but you don't exactly agree with their politics. Maybe you're just in one giant, chain-restaurant-filled eating rut. We've urged you to step away from the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2014

    10 Perfect Cover Songs For 10 Houston Bands

    Every one of the acts listed here writes fine, original music. They're too busy creating Houston's sound to be bothered with cover songs. That's a good thing. Still, a man can dream, right? In fact, this whole exercise began when I fell asleep listening to a song and dreamed a local band performi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2013

    Top 5 Nastiest Fast Food Desserts (Who Came Up With These Atrocious Foods?)

    As Christina Uticone has so skillfully showed us, not all fast food is created equal. And the good, the bad, and the ugly can also be found in the dessert section of the menu. Here are my top 5 nastiest fast food desserts. 5. Apple Pie (McDonald's). Not the worst, but could be better. Could be a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2013

    This Week in Food Blogs: Why Brunch Is a Must & a List of the Best Candy Bars

    Adventures in a New(ish) City: 99 cent mimosas at Sorrel Urban Bistro for brunch? Sign us up! Kim used to live in New York City, where, according to her, brunches are required components of weekend activities. Keeping up with this NYC tradition, she and a friend checked out the brunch at Sorrel duri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2013

    Top 5 Riffs on KFC We'd Like To See in Houston

    I think it's clear people in Texas are into eating fried food. And, it's becoming even clearer that we aren't shy about deep-frying non-traditional items. Why, then, should we be limited to chicken (and maybe fish) when we're craving a red-and-white bucket of battered goodness? Attention, colonel! ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    How to Behave When Dining Out: Top Ten Etiquette Tips For Diners

    I've never worked as a waiter, waitress, hostess, manager or chef, but I like to think I can recognize when a customer is being an asshole. I'm betting you probably can too. We've all seen the guy who chooses to yell at the top of his lungs on a cell phone in a small, crowded restaurant or the pare ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    This Steve Spurrier Picture Says "Have A Great Weekend!"

    Much like a quarterback going back and looking at game film, I like to end the week by going back and reading what I wrote, seeing what I did wrong and where I might be able to improve. It's the blogger's version of Gary Kubiak's "I gotta go back and look at the film...get that corrected...and we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2013

    Guy Tries to Rob Colonel Sanders, Gets Busted on the Roof

    Those KFC #iatethebones commercials have probably gone too far. Monday, at 3:55 a.m., a man who could have been battling rage and confusion simultaneously due to maybe eating the bone or not went to exact his revenge on the fried chicken food chain location at 2701 Yale. According to Houston Poli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    Burger King's Twitter Account Hacked: The Best Responses Across Twitter

    Starting around 11 a.m. yesterday morning, a merry prankster "hacked" Burger King's Twitter account and began posting status updates in a style which Gizmodo writer Sam Biddle described as "a combination of McDonald's and amphetamine addict." Read the first fake Tweet from the Burger King account: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Fried Chicken

    "What's your favorite fried chicken in Houston?" I asked my mother a few days ago over the phone, curious to see if I'd overlooked any old favorites on the top 10 list I was compiling. A sixth generation Texan, my mother has lived here for more than three decades and cooks for a living. Needless to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    5 Fast Food "Secret Menu" Items: Sides Edition

    Remember the McGangbang? Yeah, we brought it up again -- sorry! But it got us thinking: Surely there have to be other "secret menu" items lurking out there, just waiting to be discovered. And because we live in a sick, sick world, there are. So we dug them up for you, because we're just as sick. Ch ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 26, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    The 5 Fast Food Sides We Miss Most

    It's once again time to look back on some of the discontinued food items that were sadistically ripped from our lives and our stomachs by the soulless monster that is corporate America. It's a cruel, cruel world out there... In case you missed our rants, we think a life without the freedom to purc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    Get the Fork Out: Our Favorite Utensils

    So far in life, I have never had to suffer through a so-called "formal meal." I've never had to know my salad fork from my dessert fork, my soup spoon from my whatever-the-hell-the-other-spoon-is-used-for. Thanks, Mom and Dad. I do, however, have passable table manners, with the possible except ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    Top 5 Off-the-Market Drinks We're Still Thirsty For

    We've been taking a look at foods we miss dearly and crave back in our lives. So far, we've decided we can't stand a life without snacks like O'boisies Potato Chips and Fast Food Chicken Dishes like KFC's $.39 Chicken Littles. But all of that junk food has made us thirsty, so this time, we're remini ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2012

    Five Fast Food Chicken Dishes We Want Back (Immediately)

    We've already taken a look at the Discontinued Snack Foods that we want back on the shelves, like O'boisies Potato Chips and those creepy little Giggles cookies. Now its time to take a stand and demand that a few fast foods make their way back to the menu board, our hearts, and our guts. And we're s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    This Week in Deliciousness: Doing the Wrong Thing 'Cause It Feels So Right

    Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where the hellish heat of the Houston summer months means chefs and bartenders alike are trying to sneak cucumbers into things. QUIT IT. We started the week off right with a great big celebration of things we know are wrong to do, but we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    Health Department Roundup: KFC, Pizza Buffets and the Wok of Shame

    We're going to start with a tale from fast food. The KFC at 6505 Hillcroft had a pretty good inspection -- the only issues the city turned up were floors not in good repair and not enough light in working areas. That's nice and all, but according to our mom, who worked at a KFC when she was in high ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Fast Times: Kentucky Fried Chicken 'Chunky Chicken' Pot Pie

    A $4, fast food pot pie -- who could resist? Certainly not me, and as soon as I saw an advert for the Chunky Chicken Pot Pie at KFC I was pulling up to the drive-thru window. Chicken pot pie is a total throwback to my childhood, when my brother and I would turn up our noses at the delicious, homemad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Two Ways to Get Over the Texans' Loss on Sunday

    I hear the Texans lost on Sunday. I say "hear" because I couldn't bear the stress of watching the playoff game, and instead spent the afternoon away from all televisions and Internet-enabled phones at a living history museum in Lafayette, where the locals were already smarting after the Saints' loss ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Fast Times: KFC Mashed Potato Bowl

    I am currently obsessed with comedian Patton Oswalt, and I'm dying to see the movie Young Adult with Charlize Theron, just because he is in it. I have been watching a lot of clips of Oswalt's comedy on YouTube and I recently stumbled upon his KFC Famous Mashed Potato Bowl rant. It is short, but funn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Marcus Manchild Puts on a Show at KFC

    Houston rapper Marcus Manchild and his label partners at AMG (Authentik Music Group), George, Chad and Wodie, are currently traveling the country as part of the Smoker's Club Tour, headlined by Method Man, Curren$y and Big K.R.I.T. The Smoker's Club tour comes to Warehouse Live November 11, and Marc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Justin Bieber's Voice Changes Just In Time For Christmas Album

    "Say shawty, Merry Christmas, or whatever year-end holiday greeting that makes you happy." ​Children and adults alike are getting their holiday wish granted early this year, and they don't have to wait until Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus or even Christmas morning to receive it. Justin Bieber's v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Southern Baptists Might Change Their Name: Five Options

    Taking nominations.​Our willingness to keep up with the inner workings of the Southern Baptist Convention is easily taxed, so we're thankful Houston Chronicle religion writer Kate Shelnutt is there to pick up the banner. She points us to the Baptist News, whose subscription we really meant to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2011

    Steve Jobs Absence: Huge, But How Would It Rank Against Other Big-Time CEOs?

    Steve Jobs takes a leave from Apple​Steve Jobs has once again rocked the tech world, albeit this time with his announcement that he is taking another medical leave of absence. It's huge because, to most people, Jobs is Apple, and Apple is the most hip, flexible, intuitive provider of gizmos t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Top 5: Fast Food Chicken Dishes Done Right

    You can't beat the Whatachicken.​When I indulge in fast food, you can generally count on me ordering something chicken. Here are my top five. 5. Hartz's Fried Chicken First off, I hate fast food fried chicken (think KFC buckets), but given the title of the piece, felt obligated to include at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Top 10 Fallen Fast Food Items

    Much has been made in the past few weeks about the McRib, McDonald's exalted ground pork and barbecue sauce wonder. You may remember it first hitting America's mouths in the early '80s, not selling extremely well, and only coming back every now and then. It returned briefly in 1994 as the "Brontos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2010

    Urban Food Legends - Part 2: Dew Shrinks Testes, Red Bull Tumors and KFC Mutants

    Deez nutz. Mountain Dew shrinks 'em.​According to UrbanDictionary.com, an urban legend is "a frightening untrue story in which the storyteller insists is true, but has no evidence to back up." The tales below are three of the wildest, weirdest and most unfounded urban legends ever to hit the f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    Randall's Fried Chicken

    ​I have been eating a lot of Randall's country fried chicken lately, and I have to say, it's damn tasty. It might sound a little strange that a grocery store has really great chicken, but why not? If you get there relatively early in the afternoon when the guys are still in the back of the pre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    Top 5 Fast Food Ads from the '80s

    I like to think that fast food advertising hit its stride in the' 80s with special promotions, movie tie-ins and celebrity endorsers. Okay, maybe that is because I am a self-centered child of the late 70's/early 80's but so be it, these are MY memories, dammit! Here's a Top 5 list of some of the mos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Biscuits and gravy make the color beige look so damn INVITING.​ Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we've already got our watermelons, blunderbusses, speedboat with depth finder, and free-range chickens for our upcoming Mother's Day celebration. Hey. You keep Mot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    Health Dept. Roundup: Chicken Edition

    ​Everybody knows about the threat posed by mad cows. But what of our feathered friends? This is the sick chicken edition. Sometimes, inspections yield mild hand-slaps, such as Tuesday's inspection of the Kentucky Fried Chicken at 2359 S. Shepherd, where the wall or ceiling was not maintained ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    Health Department Roundup: Single-Service Edition

    Usually the Roundup shines its light on the misdeeds of full-service restaurants, but this time out we reconnoiter the single-service foodscape. These are generally not sit-down restaurants but cheaper grab-n-gos where you aren't expected to tip anyone. These establishments cannot get away with spi ... More >>

  • Music

    July 9, 2009

    Tapeworm? What Tapeworm?

    If you want musical comedian Neil Hamburger to play your benefit, you better have proof.

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2008

    At Least Some Houston Companies Might Not Fail, Magazine Says

    BREAKING NEWS (MUST CREDIT HAIR BALLS!!!) -- The stock market is in trouble. We'd put up some links if anyone was bothering to cover what we, at least, think is an important story.One media outlet that is covering it is Forbes magazine. They've come out with a list of five companies that it might be ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 6, 2008

    Buckethead

    Guitar hero shreds the strings faster than you can say, “Is that a bucket on his head?”

  • Music

    March 2, 2006

    Buckethead

    Sunday, March 5, Meridian, 1503 Chartres, 713-629-3700.

  • Calendar

    May 12, 2005

    The Latino Dave

    Tired of waiting for Chappelle's Show? Pick Carlos Mencia's Mind.

  • Dining

    July 22, 2004

    Bogotá's Best Birds

    Don't cook tonight! The first of a three-part series on summer takeout

  • News

    January 15, 2004
  • News

    December 18, 2003

    You Better Watch Out

    These Saint Nicks can be real pricks

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003
  • Dining

    October 11, 2001

    Chicken Run

    Try the Third Ward Creole fried-chicken shack taste test for yourself

  • News

    January 11, 2001

    Spin Control

    Rice University's slow, systematic makeover of KTRU is just the latest example of a college determined to pattern itself after corporate America

  • Film

    June 22, 2000

    Free-Range Chicken

    No secret recipe here: The creators of Wallace & Gromit and Wat's Pig cook up a bucketload of inventive fun

  • Dining

    May 20, 1999
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