KFC’s Fried Chicken-Scented Firelog is Back!

KFC is bringing back the famous 11 Herbs & Spices Firelog for the fourth consecutive year.

The viral holiday staple sells out in hours. The 2021 edition features new special packaging and an “enhanced extra crispy scent”.

Created in partnership with Enviro-Log, the firelog is available for purchase exclusively on Walmart.com for $15.88.

Taco Bell Hires Nike Vet as Global Chief Brand Officer

Taco Bell announced Sean Tresvant as its Global Chief Brand Officer, effective January 10, 2022.

Tresvant will lead Taco Bell’s global marketing. From strategic omni channel initiatives to digital customer touchpoints, he will further elevate and differentiate the Taco Bell fan experience as the brand continues redefining innovation in its industry.

Tresvant brings more than a decade of marketing success from his time with Nike as the Chief Marketing Officer of the Jordan Brand. He was responsible for defining the Jordan Brand voice across the globe. Tresvant set the consumer journey and execution of brand campaigns, product marketing, creative collaborations, athlete sponsorships, omni channel marketplace design and social platforms. He led the Diversity Task Force at Nike and helped bring back the Jordan Brand’s Black Community Commitment Committee through “real talk” chats. He has developed strategies and programs that have helped Nike show up to the world in meaningful ways – from revitalizing Nike Running in North America, to creating a local brand voice for Los Angeles.

KFC Halts the “Chicken Sandwich Wars” to Fight Hunger

KFC is calling for a truce among chicken sandwich sellers to fight hunger. On Giving Tuesday (November 30), KFC will donate $1 for each KFC Chicken Sandwich sold* (including KFC Chicken Sandwich meals) to Blessings in a Backpack to provide weekend meals to children who might otherwise go hungry. The organization was selected as the donation recipient by KFC restaurant team members. In addition to the donation to Blessings in a Backpack, KFC is challenging its competitors to join forces to donate to a deserving non-profit organization of their choice to fight hunger.

New Taco Bell in Raleigh, NC Opening Soon!

We are excited to announce the opening of the newest Taco Bell in Raleigh! Located in The Shoppes at Battle Bridge shopping center at 6209 Rock Quarry Road, the new restaurant is sure to be a hit for Taco Bell fans in the community. Come check out the new location and we’re hiring!

Taco Bell Live Mas Scholarship Application Period Now Open

The Taco Bell Foundation announced the opening of its seventh annual Live Más Scholarship application period, offering up to $7 million in scholarships to ambitious students across the country, including more than $2 million specifically for Taco Bell team members.

Applicants are encouraged to submit application videos that show how their pursuit of higher education will empower them to make a meaningful impact. Students ages 16-26 are encouraged to apply for the passion-based scholarship. The application is non-traditional and only requires a two-minute video describing your passion, a positive change you want to make in the world, and how your education will help you achieve that goal. The scholarship does not require students to submit grades, essays, or test scores, and the funds apply to multiple education paths, including community colleges and trade schools.

The application period will close on January 11, 2022, and recipients will be announced in Spring 2022. The awards are $5,000, $10,000 or $25,000 per student. The Taco Bell Foundation will award over $2 million to Taco Bell team members who have been a part of the Taco Bell family for at least 30 continuous days. The previous 90-day employment requirement was reduced to 30 to encourage scholarship applications among team members and incentivize prospective job candidates. In addition to the scholarships reserved for team members, the Taco Bell Foundation will offer up to $5 million in new and renewal scholarships for students nationwide.

For more information on the Live Más Scholarship, or to apply, visit livemasscholarship.com.

KFC Launches ‘Quick Pick-Up’ to Shorten Drive-Thru Lines

KFC is introducing Quick Pick-Up, a faster way to pick-up orders without waiting in line. With KFC’s Quick Pick-Up, you order ahead, park in a dedicated parking spot, grab your hot order and go. Available at participating U.S. locations, to avoid waiting in line:

Place an order for Quick Pick-Up on the KFC app or KFC.com
Head to your local KFC restaurant
Park in a dedicated VIP parking spot,
Go inside where your order will be hot, ready, and waiting on KFC’s new Quick Pick-Up shelf.

New Taco Bell Friendsgiving Party Packs Unveiled

Taco Bell’s Friendsgiving is here with free Friendsgiving Party Packs for our most loyal fans. Fans who have reached FIRE! Rewards status will gain exclusive access to the limited amount of free Taco Bell Friendsgiving Party Packs to complement their spread while supplies last.

FIRE! members will be emailed a link with instructions for how to order their Friendsgiving Party Pack on Wednesday, 11/17 at 10am PST. Once the email goes out, the offer will be available on a first-come basis. Each pack includes Cinnabon Delights Candied Yams, Rolls with HOT! Sauce Packet Butter, Green Bean Casserole Supreme, and Dessert Nachos in reusable ceramic Taco Bell branded bakeware and Friendsgiving decor, and will be delivered to their doorsteps on 11/19.

KFC on Poole Road in Raleigh, NC Now Open!

We are pleased to announce that the KFC at 3416 Poole Road in Raleigh, NC is now open! The fresh new design prominently features the Colonel on the exterior and the traditional red and white color scheme so familiar to KFC fans.

The location was formerly a Taco Bell and KFC. The new building is an attractive new addition to the Walnut Creek Shopping Center.

New Double Steak Grilled Cheese Burrito starting November 11

Following a successful test at select locations in the Houston area last year, Taco Bell is launching the new Double Steak Grilled Cheese Burrito nationwide starting November 11, 2021.

The Double Steak Grilled Cheese Burrito features a double portion of the brand’s marinated steak, plus a double serving of seasoned rice, crunchy red tortilla strips, chipotle sauce, nacho cheese sauce, reduced-fat sour cream, three cheese blend all rolled up in a soft tortilla with cheese grilled onto the outside of the tortilla.

While the Double Steak Grilled Cheese Burrito officially makes its nationwide debut on November 11, Taco Bell is offering Rewards members exclusive early access via the brand’s app for two days only on November 9 and November 10, 2021.

Limited-Edition KFC “Finger Lickin’ Chicken Mitten Bucket Hugger”

KFC customers can receive the limited-edition “Bucket Hugger” with the purchase of a qualifying bucket meal at KFC.com or on the KFC app November 9-11, while supplies last. The Finger Lickin’ Chicken Mitten Bucket Hugger is a knitted sweater featuring a festive KFC holiday design that slides onto a bucket of our world-famous fried chicken. Plus, you can slip your hands into its built-in mittens to safely carry your chicken to the holiday potluck or to keep your fingers toasty while enjoying your bucket meal outdoors with friends and loved ones. Customers who order a qualifying KFC bucket meal for delivery or pickup on KFC.com or the KFC app will receive a confirmation email to claim their Bucket Hugger.