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Obama Fried Chicken? Goodbye Colonel

Seems that some folks in the US, as well as in China have hit upon the idea using “Obama” name recognition to peddle fried chicken…

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Sign atop Obama Fried Chicken and Pizza at 110th St. Nicholas Ave. in New York City

NYC’s ‘Obama fried chicken’ restaurants ruffle feathers

Two city fast-food joints are calling themselves Obama Fried Chicken – and the new names are ruffling some feathers.

Eateries in Brooklyn and Manhattan plastered the new President’s last name on their awnings recently.

And some passersby are cringing, saying the name change plays into old racial stereotypes.

“Why name it that? Just because Obama is black, they’re going to put his name on a fried chicken place in a black neighborhood?” said Akilah Nassy, 16, outside the Brooklyn store.

And here, in China –

Obama Fried Chicken? In China, it’s on the menu

For all the grief the Obama administration is getting from China for filing a complaint with the World Trade Organization about Chinese tariffs on American chicken exports, perhaps the president should be suing China for royalties instead.

We’ve seen Obama peddle chicken for Kentucky Fried Chicken in Hong Kong, so it was just a matter of time before he broke loose and got his own franchise here in the mainland.

Obama Fried Chicken, or at least what we assume OFC stands for, was found earlier this week in Beijing and comes with the slogan written underneath in Chinese: “We’re so cool, aren’t we?”

Indeed…

It’s all about selling product.

 
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Posted by on September 30, 2011 in The Post-Racial Life

 

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South Korea…Fried Chicken War!

On top of the whack job regime in North Korea shelling innocent civilians, and threatening to blow up things in an endless sabre rattling…

Move Over Colonel! This Bucket for $4!

South Koreans have a new crisis. A Fried Chicken War!

Latest Korean Crisis: Cheap Fried Chicken

One of South Korea’s biggest supermarkets began selling a bucket of fried chicken for about four bucks this week, which wouldn’t ordinarily seem like a big deal. But “few food products have left so much turbulence in their greasy wake, or revealed so clearly the insecurities that haunt Asia’s fourth-largest economy,” writes Leo Lewis at the Australian. The problem is that the price is about 60% cheaper than any competitor, leading to allegations of “fried chicken dumping,” government intervention, and debates on big-business-vs-small-business ethics.

Lewis places the controversy in context of the aggressive strategies that have brought the country prosperity in the tech world. “The same white-hot competitiveness that made Samsung smartphones readily affordable has also made dinner cheaper,” he writes. “But South Korea has also shown that, at least where food is concerned, it does not want the giants to run amok.” The store, Lotte Mart, caved to pressure from the government’s “co-prosperity committee” and said it would stop selling the wildly popular chicken this week.

 

Personally gave up on the stuff myself, to the benefit of my heart and weight when K-Fried and Popeyes became more expensive than a sit down meal at many lunch restaurants. When “fast food” starts costing more than food that is good for you… It’s time to move on.

 
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Posted by on December 17, 2010 in Nawwwwww!, News

 

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