Tag Archives: fast food

Good Stuff

Good Stuff and lots of it! Here’s the low down on some fine things to see, sip or savour – all of which I’ve recently come across and thought were worth sharing with you. Enjoy. Continue reading

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KFC Me: Clucking Off

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading my short series of posts about my “behind the scenes” visit to KFC HQ. Through KFC Me, I tried to add some nuance to the discussion about what it means to eat fast food and to get past the urban myths and corporate hype to tell the truth about what this global fast food peddler is and does. I don’t think the visit really changed my attitude toward the brand or that I will now begin patronising the restaurants on any sort of regular basis. But it is slightly more positive than it was before. Also, I am more aware of how KFC goes about its business and how those charged with expressing the KFC message perceive its image. There’s value in that, and I appreciate the folks at KFC for opening their doors (and kitchens) to me. Continue reading

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KFC Me: Fry Time

From the headquarters in Woking, we headed out to an actual KFC outlet near Heathrow where I tried my hand at cooking a few products and having a taste of some as well. Continue reading

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KFC Me: Finger Lickin’ What?

For me, the takeaway was this: the chicken you eat at KFC is to the same standard or above that which you get from a typical high street supermarket and probably a lot better than anything from one of the myriad copycat skanky chicken joints spread across the UK. Continue reading

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KFC Me: The Good, the Bad, and the BBC

So it wasn’t just me invited to Woking. A couple of other bloggers – Heidi of Heidi Roberts Kitchen Talk came along as did Jan of A Glug of Oil. There was also a film crew with us – a couple of dudes working on a three-part “fly on the wall” documentary about KFC that’s due to air later this year on BBC One. Continue reading

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KFC Me: Something to Cluck About?

… When an invitation recently came my way for a “behind the scenes” visit to KFC HQ in suburban London, I must admit my own secret recipe of childhood memories and cravings, blended with cynical adult ambivalence amounted to a heaping dish of intrigue and a quick RSVP to take up KFC’s PR wing on the offer. Soon enough I was on my way to Woking to visit the UK offices of Yum International (corporate group that owns KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell) for a talk and a tour and even the chance to have a go at frying up some chicken in an actual shop. Continue reading

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Where to Eat Hot Wings in London (CheapOair)

Winging it for next meal in Central London? Here are five London eateries with chicken-rific menus serving awesome wings that you should give a cluck about. Continue reading

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Jubo (Blue Tomato)

Newbie fast-gourmet outlet Jubo – located at the Bedroom Bar in Shoreditch – wants to bring this K-style treat along with the concept anju to the London table. Continue reading

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New Reasons to Love an Old Favourite: Gourmet Burger Kitchen at the N1 Centre, Angel

Remember when Gourmet Burger Kitchen was virtually the only place in London where you could go for a halfway decent burger? I guess such a time really wasn’t all that long ago but it seems like ancient history given all the choice we have for burgers now. I reckon GBK deserves much of the credit (or should I say blame?) for creating the conditions that led to the burger mania that’s swept London these past couple of years. And now that a number from the recent onslaught of burger joints seem to have eclipsed GBK in popularity and success, is the beefy trendsetter still worth taking a bite out of? Yeah, I’d say so. Continue reading

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Tasty Kids’ Stuff for Grown Ups @ Lazybones, Farringdon

A Ms Pacman table or a Donkey Kong console in the corner would complete the fun times effect, but Lazybones gets bonus points (with some caveats) for its easygoing and tasty menu. Continue reading

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10 Best London Restaurants of 2012

2012, what a delicious year for London! This city – this big old convoluted mess of a city – kept improving its flavour profile and coming up with new and better ways to offer locals and visitors alike more choice … Continue reading

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New Restaurant Review: Tommi’s Burger Joint, Marylebone Lane

Yep, more burgers for London. These latest come compliments of Icelandic entrepreneur Tomas Tómasson, who has launched nearly 20 restaurants and hotels (including the Hard Rock Cafe) back in his native Iceland and reckons now is the time to expand … Continue reading

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Best Fish and Chips in London? (CheapOair)

Hmmm .. there are probably as many opinions about where to find the best representation of England’s most iconic dish as there are actual chip shops in London. Still, few would disagree that Fish House is among this city’s best contenders. … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: White Arches

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New Restaurant Review: MEATliquor (Londonist)

New Restaurant Review: MEATliquor Londonist, November 21, 2011 15 13:00 pm From the folks that brought the Meatwagon to the London masses comes a stationary brick and mortar meat offering. For carnivorous cravings and crafty cocktails, MEATliquor is well worth considering. Just don’t … Continue reading

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What’s for Lunch? Ed’s Easy Diner, Soho (Londonist)

What’s for Lunch? Ed’s Easy Diner, Soho Londonist, September 27, 2011 at 11:30 am C’mon ya know you want it. A bit of American style grease served in a 1950s setting. READ MY COMPLETE REVIEW: What’s for Lunch? Ed’s Easy … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: MMM

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London Daily Photo: Jumbo Hot Dogs

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London Daily Photo: Eat Your Heart Out

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London Daily Photo: Glowing

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London Daily Photo: Peace by Piece

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adagio pizza al taglio for on-the-go dining in soho (lastminute.com blog)

adagio pizza al taglio for on-the-go dining in soho lastminute.com blog, may 11, 2010 – 12:01 pm With the recent opening of this friendly little Greek Street eatery, Adagio Pizza al Taglio brings the efficiently Italian concept of pizza “by … Continue reading

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Bring the In-N-Out to London!

Here’s a link to Chris Pople’s The In’N’Out campaign post on his Cheese and Biscuits blog. Chris was recently in sunny San Diego, California where he apparently (and most understandably) fell in love with “genuine American burger” restaurant, In-N-Out. So … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Village Munch

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