Govt. not working: Yum! Brands pitch to accept food stamps blindly refused by USDA

Govt. not working: Yum! Brands pitch to accept food stamps blindly refused by USDA

Health advocates are happy about this week’s USDA refusal to allow Yum! Brands restaurants to accept food stamps (technically known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP) in four eastern U.S. states, and I agree with them. Nutritionally speaking, fast-food such as that sold by KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell is not the […]

Recommended Bite: The Brown Hotel’s Hot Brown — yes, really, I’m serious

Recommended Bite: The Brown Hotel’s Hot Brown — yes, really, I’m serious

I don’t like the “Man vs. Food” show. I mean, really, in a country suffering from a swelling obesity problem, must we watch an already heavy Adam Richman stuff his gob with absurd portions of fatty, cheesy, salty and spicy food? Yes, when the reason is good enough. And that excuse arrived this past summer […]

What will KFC’s new marketing chief do that his predecessors haven’t?

What will KFC’s new marketing chief do that his predecessors haven’t?

KFC announced today that chief marketing officer Barry Westrum is done pimping the world’s largest chicken chain after just 10 months in the coop. According to the company, Westrum left “to pursue broader innovation opportunities,” which is the most convoluted phrase I’ve ever heard to describe someone getting his walking papers. I guess the innovative […]

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