Strange Sauce: The week in national food news
|We know, you just threw up in your mouth a little.|
A team of KFC franchises is pissed that the corporate headquarters are promoting their new grilled chicken options more than the Original Recipe and have thus filed a lawsuit. Apparently, grill marks don't cover the nastiness quite as well as the breading does. A group with nothing better to do than raise money for a Colonel Sanders statue in Corbin, Kentucky -- home of the first KFC -- has met opposition from PETA, who is threatening to "place a life-size rendition of Colonel Sanders made entirely of chicken feces in downtown Corbin [that] radiates the smell of the crowded, filthy sheds in which chickens are forced to live out their short lives before being killed for KFC's buckets." Oh, snap.
CareerCast just released a list entitled Jobs Rated 2010: A Ranking of 200 Jobs from Best to Worst. Restaurant and food industry workers nabbed various spots on the "worst" end of the spread. In fact, their jobs were ranked less desirable than janitors, sewage plant operators and undertakers. Remember that the next time you leave a tip. On the brighter side, nearly a dozen former staff members from Gourmet have joined forces to create a new AOL food website launching next month.
Now thank the Gastro Gods that it's Friday.