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Tribute to the Late Pete Harman, a Franchisee Giant

Colonel Sanders and KFC's first franchisee Pete Harman
L-R: statues of franchisor H. Sanders & KFC's 1st franchisee P. Harman, photo/bmm

Pete Harman struck the first chicken recipe deal with his good friend Colonel Harland Sanders back in 1952, putting them both on course to becoming franchise legends.

Popeyes Spins Chicken into Gold

CNBC's finance guru and co-founder of The Street Jim Cramer speaks with Popeyes CEO Cheryl Bachelder. Popeyes chief alchemist shows how the franchise system can spin chicken into pure gold with same store sales in the double digits!

Bobsledder Eats KFC Chicken Strips on the Go

Two-man team eats KFC Go Cup chicken strips while bobsledding
#HowDoYouKFC. Photo: Business Wire

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Marketers with Yum Brands are using social media and traditional media to link together the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia and KFC's new Go Cup. KFC released a video of what it says is the first ever two-man bobsledding team that doesn't just man the sled but eats chicken at the same time.

Era Ends for Northwestern KFC Franchise

The Colonel watches on
A silhouette in a KFC of Colonel Sanders watching. photo/bmm

Scott Dickenson is shuttering his KFC business, Dickinson Northwest Inc, because of a string of declining sales.

KFC Launches Boneless Chicken Today

Boneless ad coverage the front facade of the Yum Brands headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky
The front of parent company Yum Brands headquarters, Louisville, Ky. Apr 13, BMM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – KFC introduced boneless, skinless pieces of white and dark meat chicken today throughout U.S. outlets.

Popeyes Gets N California and Minnesota Markets Due to Unreliability of KFC Corp

KFC logo taken by BMM
photo of KFC sign by BMM

KFC tried to rid itself of a 28-unit California and Minnesota franchise. Now it has its wish but not the way it wants.

KFC Sinks, Despite New Products

Kentucky Grilled Chicken
Kentucky Grilled Chicken, KFC, or Kentucky Fried Chicken. Huh? photo/bmm

KFC can't seem to figure what to do as it sinks while other boats rise with the tide. It's Double Down and grilled chicken just didn't do the trick. Meanwhile, Chick-fil-A, Popeye's and others are eating into its market share.

KFC Sizzles in Developing World, Fizzles in Rich

Yum Brands headquarters in Louisville
Sunset last weekend at Yum Brands' world headquarters in Louisville, Ky.

CEO of Yum Brands David Novak is watching his home turf wither away while robustly exploiting the restaurant brands' advantages abroad.

Yum to Refranchise U.S. Units, Grow China

A KFC Store in China
A KFC restaurant in Beijing, China. photo/Kyle Taylor

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE: YUM) announced today that it expects to deliver at least 10% EPS growth in 2012.

When KFC Serves Congee, Is It KFC?

Century egg and pork congee by avlxyz on FlickrChina is changing the way business operates, including franchise menus.