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Wednesday, September 18


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KFC wants to open 9 new branches in Sussex

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KFC is aiming to open at least nine new outlets in Sussex by the end of 2020 - most of them drive-thrus. Among the target areas are Brighton, Hove, Lewes and Bolney. A spokesman for the company said: "We have bold ambitions to have over 1,000 stores in the UK and Ireland by 2020. It was understood the chain would offer incentives of £20,000 to people who find a new site in their target areas, as their website states "We pay £20,000 for all recognised introductions." However, a KFC spokesperson has confirmed this is not the case and there will be no financial reward.

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Tuesday, September 17


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KFC to open dozens of new Essex restaurants

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New restaurants - KFC has listed a number of targeted areas. Sarah Bridge, of Billericay, was keen to see KFC come to the little town due to a lack of fast food options. “But yes, lets just open a whole load of new restaurants – its not like KFC ran out of chicken before or anything.”. Chistopher Lovelock, of Basildon, said: “So they close one in Basildon town centre years ago and now they want to open a new one in Basildon town centre.”.

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Pizza Hut collaborates with Kellogg to craft new pizza

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Brands, Inc. has joined forces with Kellogg Co. to create a new mashup for Pizza Hut restaurants: The Stuffed Cheez-It Pizza. Available for a limited time, the pizza features four baked jumbo squares of sharp cheddar Cheez-It cracker crust stuffed with either cheese or pepperoni and cheese. With that knowledge, Pizza Hut’s culinary team worked with Cheez-it to develop a product “that ties the best of both pizza and Cheez-It worlds into one new innovation that’s delivering exactly what customers want,” Pizza Hut said. “Kellogg’s iconic Cheez-It brand brings a whole new dining experience to Pizza Hut lovers and will not disappoint,” said Wendy Davidson, president of Kellogg’s U.S.

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Pizza Hut and Kellogg partner to create stuffed Cheez-It pizza

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Pizza Hut has pizzas for meat lovers, cheese lovers and veggie lovers. The limited-time menu item includes four large squares with a crust infused with the sharp cheddar flavor of Cheez-Its and stuffed with either cheese or pepperoni and cheese. Marianne Radley, Pizza Hut's chief brand officer and a self-described Cheez-It fanatic, sees the item as either an add-on for larger dinner orders or an easy item to grab and go. Pizza Hut, the laggard of Yum's three brands, is in the middle of its own makeover. As food delivery booms and consumers look for more convenient options, the chain is trying to remind customers that its pizza is available for delivery and carry out.

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Sunday, September 15


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KFC plans to open new outlets in Essex - full list revealed

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KFC is aiming to open dozens of new outlets in Essex by the end of 2020. It is understood the chain is offering incentives of £20,000 to people who find a new site in their target areas. A spokesman for the company said: "We have bold ambitions to have over 1,000 stores in the UK and Ireland by 2020. KFC was first introduced to the UK in 1965 with its first branch in Preston, but today it operates 850 outlets in the country.

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Thursday, September 12


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Taco Bell offers a new vegetarian menu

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(CNN/Gray News) – You can add Taco Bell to the list of fast-food chains expanding their vegetarian options. A redesigned menu featuring a new vegetarian section is rolling out at all of Taco Bell’s 7,000 U.S. locations. About 7% of all items ordered at Taco Bell are either vegetarian or made meatless by substitution or removal, the company says. Taco Bell will mark vegetarian items on the menu with a green emblem showing its American Vegetarian Association certification.

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Wednesday, September 11


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Taco Bell now has a vegetarian menu - CNN

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Beginning Thursday, the fast food chain will offer two new vegetarian items: a Black Bean Crunchwrap Supreme and a Black Bean Quesarito. Those are in addition to its two other existing vegetarian options that will be displayed prominently in a new "Vegetarian Favorites" menu. The nationwide expansion of the new menu items to Taco Bell's 7,000 US restaurants comes after a test earlier this year. The chain said that its menu items "can be customized more than 8 million ways" to fit a vegetarian diet. Some of Taco Bell's vegetarian items.

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Tuesday, September 10


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Taco Bell launching a vegetarian menu

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Taco Bell said Tuesday that it is launching a vegetarian menu nationwide. The menu will include items like the Black Bean Crunchwrap Supreme, the Black Bean Quesarito, and the 7-Layer Burrito. Taco Bell is part of the Yum Brands Inc. portfolio. Fast-food and fast-casual chains like fellow Yum restaurant KFC and Restaurant Brands International Inc.'s Burger King have recently added vegetarian and vegan options to their menus, scoring points with consumers.

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Monday, September 09


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Taco Bell launches new Toasted Cheddar Chalupa — and we tasted it

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The dish will make its nationwide debut on Thursday, the same day the taco chain will officially ax nine menu items, including the Cool Ranch flavored Doritos Locos Taco and the Fiery Locos Taco. Yahoo Finance put the new Toasted Cheddar Chalupa to a taste test ahead of the launch. Though it was more impressive than initially anticipated, Guzman admitted that he had a low bar going into the taste test and gave the taco-like chalupa a 3 out of 5 star rating. According to Taco Bell, the Toasted Cheddar Chalupa is the largest international release of a menu item since the Naked Chicken Chalupa in 2017. For a limited time, the cheesy taco will be available in the U.S., Aruba, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Panama and Puerto Rico.

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KFC makes food delivery using drone technology

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Footage has emerged showing a KFC employee in China putting a bag of food into a device for drone delivery. The employee puts the food into the AntWork box, ready for a drone to pick it up and deliver it to the customer. According to reports, the automated delivery can be made within a 25km radius. It is widely hoped that successful delivery of this kind can be mirrored elsewhere around the world, meaning the successful integration can set a precedent.

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