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KFC Releases Free Col. Sanders Autobiography, Cookbook

KFC(NEW YORK) -- If you were hoping to snag the recipe for the Colonel’s secret blend of spices, you’re not going to find it in his latest cookbook.

Colonel Sanders, the face of Kentucky Fried Chicken, has a cookbook and autobiography that will be released June 4 on Facebook. Facebook users that “like” the KFC page will be able to download the online book for free.  Viewers can get a sneak peak of the book before its release on the site.

In November, KFC announced that they had found the autobiography in their archives.  Although the book is only available for online printing, they will be offering 11 hard copies of the book to Facebook fans.

“This book, written in 1966, is about a man’s life and the food he’s cooked, eaten and served. That man is me. The food I’ve liked, the work I’ve done and the way I think are all the same things. It’s not such a farfetched idea. A lot of learned men think people really are the food they’ve eaten,” Sanders writes in the intro.

Harlan Sanders died in 1980.

Even without the spice blend recipe, the Colonel’s recipes sound pretty good.

“But there will be cornbread stuffing, light bread, hot biscuits with honey butter, chicken pot pie, hushpuppies, fried tomatoes, potato pancakes, pecan pie (and the flaky crust that goes with it), baked apple dumplings and a whole lot of other just plain American country cooking.”

The Colonel’s upside down peach cobbler and potato pancake recipe from the book are currently available on the Facebook page.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio


KFC Japan's New Bar Serves Chicken and Whiskey 

KFC(TOKYO) -- A new KFC restaurant in Japan has given fast food a boozy boost with a fully-stocked bar featuring whiskey cocktails.

Located in Tokyo, the three-story restaurant opened Wednesday and is the company's first location to include a bar.  The first two floors of the restaurant feature an original KFC while the top floor functions as a bar after 5 p.m.                                                                                                                  

Called KFC Route 25, the bar is named after U.S. Route 25, which runs in front of the original Sanders Cafe in Kentucky.

The KFC Japan website notes that it aimed for a "good-old USA" approach with a casual and welcoming feel.

KFC Route 25's menu features classic items like the original recipe chicken and crispy strips in addition to pizza and pasta.  New items include a pizza with six kinds of cheese and maple syrup and a dessert menu that includes tiramisu and cream puffs.

The drink menu features a variety of typical bar options like tequila, rum and vodka.  Specialty cocktails include the Early Times High Ball or Mint Sparkle, which gives nod to the Mint Julep and the restaurant's Kentucky origins.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio


Fast Food Chains Offer Bargains for Weary Spenders

Thinkstock Images/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The holiday season is over and with it goes unfettered spending by consumers.

Fast Food chains tend to be affected more than other businesses in the month of January says a report by USA Today. People who have spent their money on gifts and holiday travel, now look to curtail that spending in January by avoiding eating at fast-food restaurants and opting instead to eat at home.

As a result of a drop in customer visits, several restaurants are offering deals on their meals. Taco Bell and Wendy's are offering under a dollar deals including the 99-cent Beefy Crunch Burrito and a 99-cent Value Menu respectively. Pizza Hut, Burger King and KFC are also offering bargains.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio


Which Fast Food Chain Ranks Highest?

Thomas Northcut/Photodisc(NEW YORK) -- When it comes to fast food eateries, just which of the nation's most popular restaurants reign supreme?

In its first-ever ranking of the major American fast food chains, Consumer Reports says Irvine, California-based In-N-Out Burger is tops -- ranking it higher than Wendy’s, Burger King, and even McDonald’s when it comes to the traditional, all-American choice of hamburgers and fries.

The biggest losers in Consumer Reports’ overall ranking included, perhaps surprisingly, some of the most popular names in the industry.

“That includes Burger King, KFC, McDonald’s and Taco Bell,” Consumer Reports senior editor Tod Marks tells ABC News Radio.

“They had uninspiring food, according to our readers,” Marks said. “And their service...was kind of so-so.”

The rankings were based on feedback collected by Consumer Reports on the topics of food, service, value, and speed.

Other chains to earn top spots in their respective categories include Chick-fil-A for chicken and Chipotle for Mexican food.

“They earned very high marks -- the highest possible marks, in fact, for food, for value, for quality of help, and very high marks for speed of service,” Marks said.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

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