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KFC says its limited-edition fried chicken-scented sunscreen was a hit. The stunt shouldn't have been a surprise given some of the wacky gimmicks the Yum Brands holding has used in the past to snag attention and stir controversy. Here are six standouts, most of which had something to do with the chain's legendary founder.
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Holly Wagstaff-Bellomo will serve as VP of marketing at the casual-dining chain.

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The struggling chain is changing top management after another bad quarter.
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The brand will debut a revamped menu created by the restaurateur this week.
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The coffee giant hedges its bets on tech as it further expands its base of staffers.

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Virgina's health department say the frozen berries sickened patrons of the Tropical Smoothie Cafe chain.

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Customers bring in crazy cups during the chain's annual promotion.

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Will the looming pumpkin shortage pose a problem for the many chains that bank on autumn LTOs?
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The sandwich-heavy menu will debut this fall.
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The operator cited customers' reactions to the 1% levy.
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NASA isn't the only operation that can attempt a moonshot, as restaurants demonstrated vividly this week.
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Many chefs aspire to open their own eateries, but as Advice Guy points out, cooking is often the easiest part of launching and running a new restaurant. Here are some tips on the best way to approach this feat.