Just chicken

Bit old-fashioned, probably still works, though the pollo doesn’t look too happy about being faxed to hungry consumers:

[Fastfood shop called Pollo Fax, Collblanc, Barcelona]

Still on chickens, Satan’s Laundromat, an excellent phlog, notes Kennedy Fried Chicken and Kantacky Fried Chicken in Brooklyn, KyFC in the Bronx, JFK Fried Chicken in various places, and J.F. Kennedy Fried Chicken in Orange, NJ. We can’t euphemise this away as eggcorning, but the phrase “wilful trademark abuse” does sound so harsh.

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  1. The various Kentucky-a-like’s come (in general) from the early 90s, when Kentucky Fried Chicken (in part of the same “realignment process” as changed the brand from the words to the acronym) sold almost 70% of its franchises to the franchisees. The new individual owners of generic chicken restaurants found themselves needing to rebrand quickly, and it’s not surprising that many of them had very little imagination – Kenickie Fried Chicken, Southern Fried Chicken, Tenessee Fried Chicken, et al…

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