September 14, 2011 14:22 ET

Never "Nugget-Ized" KFC's Popcorn Chicken Always Made With 100 Percent Breast Meat Chicken

Tasty Bite-Sized Pieces Feature Real Premium Chicken Breast Meat Off the Bone

LOUISVILLE, KY--(Marketwire - Sep 14, 2011) - KFC, the world's most popular chicken restaurant chain, never serves "nugget-ized" chicken. Each piece of KFC's Popcorn Chicken features 100 percent off-the-bone premium breast meat chicken. It's prepared fresh everyday by real cooks in every KFC kitchen and is perfectly sized for eating on the go.

"At KFC our popcorn chicken is marinated for a tender inside and breaded for a flavorful, fun crunch on the outside," said KFC Corporate Chef Bob Das. "We're proud to say that our popcorn chicken is never 'nugget-ized' -- it is not pressed or formed, and each bite is a unique piece of the world's best chicken, fried to golden perfection by our cooks in every kitchen. It's always important to us to stay true to the commitment and high standards set by Colonel Sanders decades ago."

Try a large order or Popcorn Chicken for just $2.99 at participating restaurants. Sign up for the Colonel's email club and on the week of September 19, receive a coupon for a Popcorn Chicken Combo for just $3.99 plus tax. Combo meals include a large order of Popcorn Chicken, a side item and a medium drink.

For more information and to sign up for the Colonel's email club, visit

About KFC
KFC Corporation, based in Louisville, Ky., is the world's most popular chicken restaurant chain specializing in Original Recipe®, Extra Crispy™, Kentucky Grilled Chicken® and Crispy Strips with home-style sides, Hot Wings, and freshly made chicken sandwiches including the Double Down® and the Doublicious®. There are more than 15,000 KFC outlets in 109 countries and territories around the world serving some 12 million customers each day. KFC Corporation is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc., Louisville, Ky. (NYSE: YUM). For more information, visit Follow KFC on Facebook ( and Twitter (

About Colonel Sanders
The Kentucky Fried Chicken concept was pioneered by Colonel Harland Sanders (1890-1980), whose cooking career began at age six. Sanders held jobs ranging from streetcar conductor to insurance salesman, but his cooking skills were a constant throughout his life. In 1930, Sanders operated a service station in Corbin, Ky., and filled the stomachs of hungry travelers who stopped in to fill up their gas tanks. Sanders soon moved his restaurant across the street when he could no longer keep up with the demand from travelers who he had been feeding at his kitchen table. In 1935, the Kentucky Governor made Sanders an honorary Kentucky Colonel for his contributions to the state's cuisine. Over the next decade, the Colonel perfected his secret blend of 11 herbs and spices and the basic cooking technique still used at KFC today. When Sanders was 65, a new interstate highway forced the closure of his restaurant and he was left with only his recipe for fried chicken and a $105 Social Security check. The Colonel hit the road and struck handshake deals with restaurant owners who agreed to sell his fried chicken. What began as a dream fueled by the Original Recipe, a no-quit attitude and a Social Security check grew into the world's largest chicken restaurant chain. Until he passed away in 1980 at the age of 90, the Colonel still traveled 250,000 miles a year visiting KFC restaurants around the world.

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