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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jeffrey Noel, Apr 25, 2002.
Just curious. Any speculations?
"Fried" is viewed as being unhealthy so they wanted to change their image.
It might have something to do with ADD. Most people just get to the "Kentucky Fri-", and then lose interest and move on.
But that's just my opinion, I may be wrong.
I think the food they serve does't fit any definition of chicken, thus labelling it as such is illegal.
The *cough* "chicken" they serve is some sort of biological mutation they invented to make the food taste better ( ) or make the chicken's bigger, or something. Anyway, the mutant they've created isn't chicken, therefore they aren't 'Kentucky Fried Chicken' anymore. Maybe I'm wrong.
Tom is right.
Although there was/is a rumour (the internet, ya think?) that the FDA made them change their name since the chicken content wasn't high enough, in other words implying that they were including parts of other animals in the mix. Complete fabrication.
I read an article on it a while ago. Evidently there are parts of the southern U.S. where the full name has remained.
It's also branding. More than ever, the place is a fast-food joint.
Wasn't really always like that. Back in the 1960s, when the franchise was limited primarily to the South, the restaurants had a good reputation for quality meals in a bucket that were just as good as what Mom would have cooked.
These days, the KFC product is so thoroughly positioned to go head-to-head with Burger King, McDonald's, Jack in the Box, Taco Bell, and the like, that it needs that zinger of an abbreviation to stick in people's minds as a selling point.
And last time I ate the stuff--eight years ago--I got profoundly sick. Never went back, never will.
But it really was good stuff when the franchise was in its infancy.
that's not true. go to http://www.snopes2.com you'll see that the above mentioned rumours are just modern urban legend
Oops. Sounds like I am wrong. :b Damn, sometimes posting on this forum is like being in a live chat!
Urban legends....hehehe. I Love that one about the beakless chickens. Too funny that people actually believe it.
Animal rights groups would be ALL OVER THAT!!
All this chicken talk makes me want to stop at Roy Rogers tonite.
Agreed, KFC ain't what it used to be.
Y'all should go find a book called Fast Food Nation. Good read, real eye-opener.
KFC is disgusting. I'd rather eat a can of Crisco. I feel my arteries hardening thinking about KFC "chicken". I rather have Wendy's any day. And from I've heard, Wendy's is the least fattening out of the fast food joints.
Speaking of beakless chicken, have you checked out headless chicken?
This is NOT an urban legend!
because Disgusting Chicken Flavored Processed Meat Substitute Palace was too long for the marquee.
Well, as I was saying, when the place was really, really good--and not truly "fast food"--it was almost the culinary highlight of the weekend, something you looked forward to. Now? Well, the posts above say it all.
When I used to live in Jamaica the Kentucky Fried Chicken was some of the best bird I ever had in my life. After coming to America (hey, an Eddie Murphy Movie ) I noticed how crappy the chicken was and actually wondered if it was the same company. The chicken I had at the KFC in Jamaica was actually seasoned with the spices and whatnot they used to advertise. The one I had when I came here made me think that the American translation to 7 herbs and spices was salt, grease, and more salt.