Qdoba is taking a stand, according to its website. The second-stringer Mexican fast-casual chain is doing a crazy -- except more like business savvy -- new promotion involving free queso dip, which is one of the smartest things any chain could do, ever. Yep, Qdoba is giving up up-charging for extra ... More >>
A couple of months ago, I reported with disappointment that the restaurant under construction at 925 South Federal Boulevard was nothing more than a KFC in the making (according to the construction permit in the window). My disappointment has turned to curiosity, though, because as I drove through t ... More >>
TGI Fridays may have ditched its servers' flair, but it hasn't completely abandoned a flair for really dumbass promotions. The chain recently announced its "Endless Appetizers" summer promo offering all-you-can-eat appetizers for $10 per person. Diners choose one appetizer and get unlimited refills; ... More >>
Federal Boulevard is filled with constantly evolving views of construction, commerce and change. No sooner does a Vietnamese restaurant close up shop than a new pho joint opens in its place. There's a little less churn with Mexican eateries, but new spots occasionally pop up. Driving up Federal this ... More >>
While chicken and waffles haven't overtaken bacon as the king of food fads, they've been a big trend over the last few years, flying into the danger zone between comfort food and high-end food fussiness. Whether or not there's a fathomable reason for why these two foodstuffs originally shacked up on ... More >>
Yesterday we revealed the current Food & Drink leaders in our Best of Denver 2013 Readers' Poll. In the Best Fried Chicken category, for example, the top five vote-getters are:Carrie's Place, Steuben's,White Fence FarmPopeye's and KFC. And those last two just don't fly with one reader. See also: - ... More >>
Customers are very fortunate to have fast-food chains that offer adequate -- if not 100 percent nutritious or gourmet -- breakfast menus for those days when flipping pancakes or cracking eggs at home isn't time-efficient. And fast-food patrons are also fortunate that not every chain offers breakfast ... More >>
The forces-that-be at Kentucky Fried chicken have constructed the ultimate in culinary cross-marketing: combining KFC's fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies with its original-recipe fried chicken to create an original-recipe cookie formula. It's a clucking weird idea, but are these new hybrid cookies ... More >>
Why did the original- recipe fried chicken cross the road? To get away from the breasters and nesters at Kentucky Fried Chicken during its all-you-can-eat Monday special. Any unlimited eat-hole cram promotion will attract a few opportunists short on dining etiquette, but a flock who lacked even ba ... More >>
When Zinger's, a mishmash of chicken wings, chicken nuggets, chicken sandwiches and green chile that wasn't long for this world, shuttered a few months ago at 2075 South University, the corner strip mall space, which was also a Quizno's at one point, opened itself up to another plea for food in the ... More >>
Business Insider's recent list of the most popular fast-food chains in the U.S. -- put together by food industry research firm Technomic -- served up the fifteen biggest earners in the biz. I've definitely contributed dough to some of these establishments -- but eschewed others in favor of my health ... More >>
So what has America's favorite fast-food fried chicken chain been up to lately? Just the usual stuff, like releasing restaurant founder Colonel Harland Sanders' autobiography that was "found" last year, hiring Top Chef alum Edward Lee to pimp it out using Facebook and YouTube, destroying Indonesian ... More >>
The only thing Americans love more than a buffet is a holiday buffet. We also love that the fourth Thursday every November is a thinly-veiled justification for a massive meat-and-starchy gorge by evoking images of shysty Pilgrims and wary Natives sharing corn on the cob. But the real gem of t ... More >>
Yum! Brands -- parent company of such fast-food chains as KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell -- is currently lobbying the Kentucky state government to allow people to use their food stamps in its restaurants. Is this an example of unabashed corporate greed trying to divert state benefits from buyi ... More >>
Welcome to hell on earth.From 1988 to 1992, I attended Girl Scout camp at Tomahawk Ranch in Baily. It was awesome. We made tie-dye T-shirts, ate burnt s'mores and hunted for Snipes (a fictionalized skunk-rat that was rumored to live in the woods and could only be captured in pillow cases by G ... More >>
Is the concept of students bringing lunch from home dying a hideous death -- just like live social interaction and Gilbert Gottfried's career? At Little Village Academy on Chicago's west side, students are not allowed to bring lunches from home unless they have a medical excuse, so they have ... More >>
With Valentine's Day upon us once again, love is in the air. Birds are tweeting, butterflies are floating on the gentle breeze, and Internet connections are blinking away as the lovelorn hit up their hard-working little modems and wireless routers to locate a date. Finding that date can be ... More >>
Forget entrance essays: If you're looking for a few extra dollars for college, you might want to dial in your ability to express yourself in 140 characters or less. KFC just announced that it bestow a $20,000 scholarship on the person who blasts out the single best tweet between now and Novem ... More >>
"What we eat is an expression of who we are," said Adam Lerner, director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, by way of introducing the first session in the three-day Art Meets Beast project. "Food is our most immediate introduction to culture." And there was plenty of food for thought ... More >>
Not a food snob.With the advent of the interwebs (big ups to Al Gore), just about anyone who eats -- and yaps about it -- can now be classified as a "Food Expert," or "foodie." Everywhere around us are douchey tools and butter-laden ladies who think that they are far superior to mere mortals ... More >>
Everyone loves to hate on fast-food chains -- but even restaurant ratings experts like Zagat recognize their utility in a rundown now and then. The restaurant rating aggregator just released its third annual survey of fast food faves:
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Want a free Doublicious sandwich from KFC? Put on some other fast food chain's garb and rush over to an outpost, then, because KFC is offering free samples of the boneless chicken filet sandwich to the first ten people dressed in the full uniform of a competitor today. And if you're worried ... More >>
FlickrIt's delicious, sure, but fried chicken has no business at your picnic (we'll explain).Whether you're unfurling a blanket on the grass at your neighborhood park, catching Jazz in the Park on a Sunday night, or taking a basket of goodies to the pool to avoid snack bar food and the 30-ye ... More >>
God grant me patience -- or at least a burger. New research with 57 volunteers indicates there's a real reason it's called fast food. After his study, Chen-Bo Zhong at Toronto University came to the scientific conclusion that "fast food represents a culture of time efficiency and instant gra ... More >>
It's not all bourbon and KFC. Kentucky may know a thing or two about food after all, and it's bringing its know-how to Colorado. Wild Eggs, a Louisville-based breakfast super-mini-chain with Colorado roots is expanding into the state in the near future, according to the Denver Business Journ ... More >>
FlickrThe horses will be running at Churchill Downs this weekend, which means you'll soon find yourself digging through the hall closet for the biggest hat you can find and, later, rooting your ass off for a thoroughbred named after a minor character from The Great Gatsby, only to realize ha ... More >>
South Park's creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone grew up in Colorado and attended the University of Colorado in Boulder, which explains why their celebrated show includes lots of local references. So it was only a matter of time until the duo took on the hottest topic around these parts these ... More >>
We know, you just threw up in your mouth a little.The trailer for Jamie Oliver's new television show, Food Revolution, has been released. According to ABC, Oliver will attempt to transform the eating habits of a bunch of rednecks in Huntington, West Virginia, and rumor has it that he bawls w ... More >>
In case you've been living in a Kentucky Fried Chicken bucket, and haven't heard the news, Chipotle is opening its first London store in April of next year. This got me thinking...which, if any, Brit-Based fast food joints might be cool to have in our humble burg? I haven't been to London, so g ... More >>
Some fast-food ad campaigns work because they're funny -- like the Taco Bell Chihuahua ads from the early '90s, or the more current examples from Jack-in-the-Box, which invite us to send our respects to the fallen Jack (he was hit by a bus on Super Bowl Sunday). Other ads work because they're creepy ... More >>
Update: As an eagle-eyed blog commentor pointed out, the voting for the KFC contest ended yesterday and the winner has already been announced. Turns out we were so awed by the Hulk's majestic green majesty we just plain screwed up. The good news is that our man Komarnitsky won the contest anyway, s ... More >>
"Thanks for the game, little man." "Finally I get to guard someone who's shorter than me!" -- the Chick Who Shut Me Down in Pick-Up Basketball the Other Day If you're anything like me – that is, built like Dakota Fanning – you know the travails of being small. Aside from an ability to accurat ... More >>
On May 14 the Colorado Department of Corrections announced that it would be bringing nearly 500 state prisoners back from Sayre, Oklahoma, where they'd been stored in a private lockup like so much toxic waste for months because of a lack of bedspace in Colorado prisons. At first glance, this is goo ... More >>
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