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HoJofan206
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« on: April 04, 2005, 11:07:13 PM »

Here in Evansville we still have an original Kentucky Fried Chicken building standing.  It is sitting empty but it has the original roof (painted an ugly brown) with its cupola intact.
The old restaurants had the sign with the lighted arrow pointing towards the building with the bucket of chicken attached.  Now days, people are in such a hurry to eat we have even shortened the name to KFC, just to save time.
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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2005, 11:08:14 PM »

Kentucky Fried Chicken originated in Corbin Kentucky and are now Headquartered in Louisville Kentucky.  Good ol Mister Sanders.
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« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2005, 12:34:55 AM »

I heard Kentucky Fried Chicken changed their name to "KFC" back in the 70's, when people started to realize fried food was bad for you, and they didn't want the word "Fried" in their name...
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« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2005, 05:21:00 AM »

Take a pic of that KFC! We'd love to see it! :)
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« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2005, 02:45:44 PM »

I could be wrong, but I dont think Kentucky Fried Chicken changed their signage over to KFC until the 1990's.  That is when many retaurants joined the "trend" to shorten their name.  ei: Long John Silvers to LJS
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« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2005, 01:59:44 PM »

Actually, Kentucky Fried Chicken changed their name in 1991 because of the "fried" in the name.
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« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2005, 05:20:23 PM »

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That is when many retaurants joined the "trend" to shorten their name.  ei: Long John Silvers to LJS


Also Dairy Queen now uses "DQ" :yup:
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« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2005, 06:43:39 PM »

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I heard Kentucky Fried Chicken changed their name to "KFC" back in the 70's, when people started to realize fried food was bad for you, and they didn't want the word "Fried" in their name...


they changed it to KFC in 1991 i believe i dont think it was the 70's but anyway i had one near me but it closed down in 1998 and was replced by a car rential place in 2003
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« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2005, 01:49:03 PM »

the Twister is good
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« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2005, 07:18:36 PM »

We only have two KFC restaurants left in Evansville, plus one KFC/Taco Bell combo unit.  In the 1970's and 80's Evansville was home to 7 or 8 of them.
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« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2005, 01:57:08 PM »

We have KFC in New Britain CT and then there's one in Rocky Hill with the classic sign spelling out the name.
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« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2005, 06:44:12 PM »

Don't forget about the bucket  and the original KFC
seen in this trio of pics!:bounce:
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« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2005, 11:50:15 PM »

I very vividly remember the roadside signs with the bucket of chicken at the top, but never saw the mammouth red bird sign like the pic posted.  Where was that store?
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« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2005, 11:19:57 PM »

I was in Louisville KY today (World headquarters of KFC) and I saw the brand new, just opened restaruant on Bardstown Road.  It is the new concept and the name "Kentucky Fried Chicken" is clearly spelled out completely on the building.
So much for the "only" using KFC logo. :hurt:
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« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2005, 07:19:37 PM »

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I was in Louisville KY today (World headquarters of KFC) and I saw the brand new, just opened restaruant on Bardstown Road.  It is the new concept and the name "Kentucky Fried Chicken" is clearly spelled out completely on the building.
So much for the "only" using KFC logo. :hurt:


WOW EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN!:o

THEY'RE PLANNING TO CHANGE BACK TO KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN!?:question::question::question::huh:

maybe this " shortened intials for company name" thing is dying out after all!:o
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« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2005, 10:38:53 AM »

The new location in Louisiville is very different looking from any KFC building I have ever seen before.  Again, I wonder if this has anything to do with the fact that Louisville is the KFC headquarters city, or might this be the "future" look of new KFC stores......It looks really nice.
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« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2005, 06:07:01 AM »

hears what hapend to my old KFC:no:
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« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2005, 09:10:31 AM »

That is funny because one of our closed KFC's also turned into an Enterprise Rental Car outlet.  Who would have tied rental cars and fried chicken together.....:roll:
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« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2005, 08:15:59 AM »

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Has anyone saw the new KFC ad recently?

it starts basically like this:

old black guy comes along stops in front of tennage guys on mpg cell phones etc.

He says this to them " Back then in my day we never heard of  MP3s,or PSPs or KFC......"

The young group stops playing with their electronic gizmo toys and give the old guy a stare.

old guy continues ".....back then we called it Kentucky Fried Chicken."

the young group of teens shoves the KFC buckets towards him with a smile

The annoucer says something like this "Come back to the timeless delicious yet old school taste of Kentucky Fried chicken"

at one point the Bucket in a spinning closeup shot says KFC spins and changes to Kentucky Fried Chicken.

at the end of the ad the announcer says this "Only at Kentucky Fried Chicken"

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY THE FULL NAME WAS SAID AND SPELLED OUT ON TV "KENTUCKY FREID CHICKEN" NO LIE!:saint:


Yep, I saw this ad, it is real. I thought they got sued by the State of Kentucky because they were not allowed to use a state's name to represent a product or something like that. Maybe it was just a rumor.
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« Reply #19 on: July 03, 2005, 09:57:31 AM »

I've heard some scary stories from our local KFC.  The latest one was in the news around here when a lady found a cocroach cooked into her chicken.  Even just being in there it is a very ghetto-ish atmosphere...  I do like the other KFC's in Worcester though, especially the KFC/Taco Bell dual's.
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« Reply #20 on: July 25, 2005, 09:43:38 AM »

Perhaps cockroaches are part of the original 11 herbs and spices that KFC used to brag about.....Cheesy:D
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« Reply #21 on: July 25, 2005, 10:39:17 AM »

This is my favorite sign. :bigsmile:
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« Reply #22 on: July 28, 2005, 12:35:55 PM »

Have you seen that commercial for the 99 cent chicken sandwiches where the two guys are walking past Hall's Dollar Store? Well, I noticed that in front of the store are Ames carts! Look next time you see the commercial.
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« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2006, 04:43:00 PM »

Memphis, TN.

http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/lecentre/kfc.html
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« Reply #24 on: January 07, 2006, 04:43:26 PM »

Antioch, IL.

http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/lecentre/kfc.html
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« Reply #25 on: January 07, 2006, 04:44:07 PM »

Olney, IL.

http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/lecentre/kfc.html
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« Reply #26 on: January 07, 2006, 04:44:44 PM »

Maquokata, IA.

http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/lecentre/kfc.html
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« Reply #27 on: January 07, 2006, 04:45:17 PM »

Tall KFC sign in Elizabethtown, KY.

http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/lecentre/kfc.html
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« Reply #28 on: January 07, 2006, 04:45:58 PM »

Sioux Falls, SD.

http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/lecentre/kfc.html
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« Reply #29 on: January 07, 2006, 04:46:46 PM »

Normal, IL.

http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/lecentre/kfc.html
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