Press Release – KFC Gets Into The Grilled Chicken Business

16 04 2009

I love this idea.  I love fried chicken, but it will be great to have a “healthier” alternative right down the road.  Can’t wait to see what it tastes like.

From a KFC press release….

The Unfried Side of KFC: Launch of New Grilled Menu Item Revolutionizes Brand

KFC Declares Monday, April 27 “UNFry Day” and Offers America Free Taste of Kentucky Grilled Chicken Nationwide

LOUISVILLE, KY – Kentucky Fried Chicken, the world’s most popular chicken restaurant chain, announced a second secret recipe has been added to its menu – Kentucky Grilled Chicken (KGC). The announcement made today, at New York City’s famed Friars Club (unofficially dubbed the “UNFriars Club” for the event), marks the launch of this revolutionary new non-fried menu item, which is available in KFC stores nationwide beginning today.

KFC’s Kentucky Grilled Chicken is packed with flavor. It’s marinated and seasoned with a savory blend of six secret herbs and spices and slow-grilled to juicy perfection. The cooking process includes a blend of spices that is proprietary to KFC and utilizes custom-designed, patented ovens, making it KFC’s second secret recipe.

“The introduction of Kentucky Grilled Chicken is a defining moment in our brand’s storied history,” said KFC President Roger Eaton. “KGC is the latest menu innovation that showcases our commitment to meeting our customers’ ever-changing needs while staying true to the standards of high quality and great taste pioneered by Colonel Sanders. This product will transform the industry.” Read the rest of this entry »


Work at Charlie Kang’s II?

16 04 2009
Workers painting the old Charlie Kangs II on South Cedar in Lansing.

Workers painting the old Charlie Kang's II on South Cedar in Lansing.

I noticed a couple weeks ago that there was a couple large dumpsters outside Charlie Kang’s II on Cedar Street in Lansing.   We assumed someone was doing so renovating to open a new restaurant, but weren’t 100% sure.  There were no signs or anything, so I didn’t say anything. 

Today, I stopped at the Speedway next door to get a Frozen Coke and noticed some pretty big changes.  There were four guys outside the building painting it bright orange.  I would say that we should be seeing some pretty big changes over the next few weeks.  If anyone knows anything, some info would be appreciated…if not, I’ll keep you updated on what I see.

Blondie’s Barn

16 04 2009
  • 5640 Marsh Road
  • Haslett, MI 48840
  • (517) 339-4600
  • No Known Website
  • No Online Menu
Blondies Barn on Marsh Road in Haslett.

Blondie's Barn on Marsh Road in Haslett.

Looks like we could be going to Okemos a lot more.  I read a story in today’s paper that the company that owns Lansing Mall filed for bankruptcy protection, so who knows what will happen.  Mall operators say it won’t close, but we’ll see.  I’d rather go to Meridian Mall anyway.  J goes back and forth, but generally prefers Lansing Mall because it’s not as big, but it doesn’t have a couple key stores.  This morning, we were heading to one of the stores that Lansing Mall doesn’t have.  We timed it out, so we could do a little shopping, find lunch, and still get J home in time to go to work.

A few weeks ago, the LSJ did a story about a place in Haslett that I had never heard of.  They reviewed breakfast, but I figured if breakfast was good, lunch should be too.

We headed down Marsh Road to Blondie’s Barn which sits across the street from the Haslett Village Square shopping center.  J actually noticed.  I would have drove right by the building.  The front of the store faces away from Marsh Road, so you’re left looking at the back.  She happened to see the sign which is on the side of the building facing Haslett Road.  As you can probably guess, the building looks like an old red barn.  Read the rest of this entry »

Press Release – Cold Stone Creamery Opening in Tim Hortons

16 04 2009

From a Tim Hortons press release…..

Tim Hortons and Cold Stone Creamery to Donate Proceeds from Grand Opening to Make-A-Wish Foundation®

April 17, 2009- Jackson, MI – Tim Hortons is pleased to welcome Cold Stone Creamery, America’s new favorite ice cream destination, to its 1715 W. Michigan Avenue location. To celebrate the opening, Tim Hortons and Cold Stone Creamery are joining efforts with the Make-A-Wish® Foundation Jackson Chapter to help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses. The celebration will provide the foundation with funding to help make a child’s most heartfelt wish a reality.

The community is invited to join the grand opening wish celebration on Friday, April 17 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM where there will be a FREE Create-Your-Own-Sundae bar for kids 12 and under, FREE samples of cakes, shakes and smoothies and the first 50 customers will receive a FREE Like-it Signature Creation with one mix-in and a FREE Gift Bag full of Tim Hortons & Cold Stone Goodies. Also, everyone is eligible to register to win FREE cake certificates! During the Grand Opening event on April 17, 5% of all ice cream purchases will benefit the local Make-A-Wish Chapter.

“Cold Stone Creamery has a long-standing relationship with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Tim Hortons and Cold Stone Creamery support and value the same thing, which includes family, children, and lots of smiles,” says Elias Sayah, Tim Hortons store owner. “I can’t think of a better partnership than celebrating life with sweets, treats and wishes.” Read the rest of this entry »