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(Brand Eating)   KFC completes The Great Potato Shift from wedges to "Secret Recipe" fries, which the Colonel pre-tested in Canada to ensure quality   (brandeating.com) divider line
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2020-07-06 9:55:07 PM  
Keep your damn French fries and bring back real mashed potatoes with the Colonel's original gravy, you bastards.
 
2020-07-07 12:46:15 AM  
Huh.  I had forgotten KFC did wedges in the US.  (They do fries/chips in Australia... thicker than shoestring, but smaller than steak fries.  Weird aftertaste.)  So they're going to make fries like Burger King's, now?
 
2020-07-07 1:33:30 AM  
I used to use the wedges as a scoop for their baked beans way back. They were superior to other fast food fries.
 
2020-07-07 5:07:16 AM  
DNRTFA but I feel like KFC has been gradually changing its US menu to be more like its standard international menu for a few years now. First they brought Zingers here and now this.
 
2020-07-07 7:47:12 AM  
Years ago KFC did French Fries like they would do in classic fish-and-chip shops and I liked them.  Sopped up the vinager well.  Then they jumped on the coated fries bandwagon.

You can never go home again.
 
2020-07-07 8:20:34 AM  
Just remember, Colonel Harlan Sanders died in 1980.

In 1971 he sold KFC to a large company, both being given a lucrative buyout offer, and getting rather old to be running a company by himself (he was 81 at the time), and thinking he could trust the company because it was run by a fellow Kentuckian (John Y. Brown, who would later go on to be Governor of Kentucky).  They had agreed to keep him on as a spokesperson, mascot, and figurehead.

In 1972 he spoke out against the company that had bought KFC.  He hated the "extra crispy" they invented telling the media it was nothing but fried dough wrapped around a chicken, and particularly hated the new gravy. . .saying it was nothing but "wallpaper paste" (he'd previously been very proud of the quality of the gravy at KFC, saying the gravy was good enough to be a meal unto itself. . .but that recipe was time consuming to make and a little more expensive than the cheap recipe they replaced it with).  They sued for defamation, but the suit went nowhere (try suing Harlan Sanders in court in Kentucky for giving his honest opinion of what they did to KFC after he bought it, see if you can get a KY jury to rule against him)

In 1973 he sued the company that then owned KFC for marketing new products by saying he had developed or tested them, when at that point he was nothing more than a spokesperson and figurehead.

KFC has been rolling out new recipes for 48 years and saying they're approved by the Colonel. . .the Colonel disagreed.
 
2020-07-07 8:29:15 AM  
The secret blend of herbs and spices in the KFC fried chicken are salt, pepper, and MSG. If there are any herbs and other spices there, then it's in quantities so microscopic, it doesn't register on food chemical analysis.

Wouldn't be surprised if that's the same "herb and spice" blend they use for the fries.
 
2020-07-07 8:56:52 AM  
They mentioned this over a month ago. It was even posted here. This is a move by Yum to use use the same universal fry in all of it's chains. They are all the same just with a different seasoning on them
 
2020-07-07 9:51:19 AM  
So I have I got this right? French fries are new to KFC (PFC in Quebec) in the USA? Not something they have done since times immemorial (the world of Last Tuesday)?

Well, shuck me and call me Cobb. I don't remember any other way. (Canadian)
 
2020-07-07 9:54:47 AM  
It's nice to have my fries with gravy sometimes.

And without the overly-salted gravy, the Bad KFC restaurant would produce inedible over-cooked and rubbery chicken, while the Good KFC restaurant is a bit on the greasy side and sometimes a bit underdone, but if you take it home and put it in the oven, you can finish it very nicely.

KFC is a once in while treat, like beefy jerky sticks or pork rinds. Something you only eat when you are cracing that shiat all to Pandemonium Trump Towers.
 
2020-07-07 10:22:29 AM  
I just wish some other fast food joint would offer waffle fries.

/not CFA
 
2020-07-07 11:36:15 AM  
KFC is a sad shadow of what it once was and it has been years since i have eaten at one and i have no plans to change that anytime soon.
 
2020-07-07 11:38:58 AM  

Thosw: I just wish some other fast food joint would offer waffle fries.

/not CFA


Carl's Jr. (aka Hardee's) has Criss-Cut fries.
 
2020-07-07 11:41:37 AM  
Some franchisees might still carry them. One of the Popeye's near me still carry onion rings,and  some Arby's have crinkle cut fries along side the curly ones.
 
2020-07-07 11:42:24 AM  

grimlock1972: KFC is a sad shadow of what it once was and it has been years since i have eaten at one and i have no plans to change that anytime soon.


I always get this bloated tired sensation after. But I still crave it fortnightly. Off to get a Popeye's chicken sandwich. Let's roll the dice and see if the drive thru is a shiat show again.
 
2020-07-07 12:06:56 PM  

Invisible Obama: Just remember, Colonel Harlan Sanders died in 1980.

In 1971 he sold KFC to a large company, both being given a lucrative buyout offer, and getting rather old to be running a company by himself (he was 81 at the time), and thinking he could trust the company because it was run by a fellow Kentuckian (John Y. Brown, who would later go on to be Governor of Kentucky).  They had agreed to keep him on as a spokesperson, mascot, and figurehead.

In 1972 he spoke out against the company that had bought KFC.  He hated the "extra crispy" they invented telling the media it was nothing but fried dough wrapped around a chicken, and particularly hated the new gravy. . .saying it was nothing but "wallpaper paste" (he'd previously been very proud of the quality of the gravy at KFC, saying the gravy was good enough to be a meal unto itself. . .but that recipe was time consuming to make and a little more expensive than the cheap recipe they replaced it with).  They sued for defamation, but the suit went nowhere (try suing Harlan Sanders in court in Kentucky for giving his honest opinion of what they did to KFC after he bought it, see if you can get a KY jury to rule against him)

In 1973 he sued the company that then owned KFC for marketing new products by saying he had developed or tested them, when at that point he was nothing more than a spokesperson and figurehead.

KFC has been rolling out new recipes for 48 years and saying they're approved by the Colonel. . .the Colonel disagreed.


The colonel fulfilled the disgruntled 'merikun dream & moved to Canucklestan:

In 1965, Sanders moved to Mississauga, Ontario to oversee his Canadian franchises and continued to collect franchise and appearance fees both in Canada and in the US. Sanders bought and lived in a bungalow - in the Lakeview area of Mississauga from 1965 to 1980.
He could have been in on the ground-floor of the poutine industry.
 
2020-07-07 12:46:52 PM  

Subtonic: grimlock1972: KFC is a sad shadow of what it once was and it has been years since i have eaten at one and i have no plans to change that anytime soon.

I always get this bloated tired sensation after. But I still crave it fortnightly. Off to get a Popeye's chicken sandwich. Let's roll the dice and see if the drive thru is a shiat show again.


...It was a shiat show.
 
2020-07-07 12:57:31 PM  
I never thought the wedges were all that great. (shrug)
 
2020-07-07 1:08:07 PM  

oldfarthenry: Invisible Obama: Just remember, Colonel Harlan Sanders died in 1980.

In 1971 he sold KFC to a large company, both being given a lucrative buyout offer, and getting rather old to be running a company by himself (he was 81 at the time), and thinking he could trust the company because it was run by a fellow Kentuckian (John Y. Brown, who would later go on to be Governor of Kentucky).  They had agreed to keep him on as a spokesperson, mascot, and figurehead.

In 1972 he spoke out against the company that had bought KFC.  He hated the "extra crispy" they invented telling the media it was nothing but fried dough wrapped around a chicken, and particularly hated the new gravy. . .saying it was nothing but "wallpaper paste" (he'd previously been very proud of the quality of the gravy at KFC, saying the gravy was good enough to be a meal unto itself. . .but that recipe was time consuming to make and a little more expensive than the cheap recipe they replaced it with).  They sued for defamation, but the suit went nowhere (try suing Harlan Sanders in court in Kentucky for giving his honest opinion of what they did to KFC after he bought it, see if you can get a KY jury to rule against him)

In 1973 he sued the company that then owned KFC for marketing new products by saying he had developed or tested them, when at that point he was nothing more than a spokesperson and figurehead.

KFC has been rolling out new recipes for 48 years and saying they're approved by the Colonel. . .the Colonel disagreed.

The colonel fulfilled the disgruntled 'merikun dream & moved to Canucklestan:

In 1965, Sanders moved to Mississauga, Ontario to oversee his Canadian franchises and continued to collect franchise and appearance fees both in Canada and in the US. Sanders bought and lived in a bungalow - in the Lakeview area of Mississauga from 1965 to 1980.
He could have been in on the ground-floor of the poutine industry.


That would help explain why my parents met him in a steakhouse in The Soo. in the late '60s.  He was one of the two corporate-food-founders-turned-figureh​eads that they encountered in their travels.  The other was Orville Redenbacher.
 
2020-07-07 6:18:39 PM  
god daayuum, that is a lot of sodium in those fries.  1100mg in a regular size?  I love me some salt, to the point where i really should cut down... but a large mcdonalds fries has 400mg. even I don't dump salt on fast food fries.

You're gonna need a gatorade to wash those down!
 
2020-07-07 11:57:23 PM  

Invisible Obama: KFC has been rolling out new recipes for 48 years and saying they're approved by the Colonel. . .the Colonel disagreed.


I have a wonderful book from 1979 called Junk Food that includes an interview with him about KFC and other fast food. He was absolutely savage when discussing what the new owners had done with his franchise. He said that the extra-crispy was 'like a damned doughball stuck on some chicken' and that the gravy was like wallpaper paste.
 
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