New Logo For KFC

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  1. beatsme macrumors 65816

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    Here's the link, but I pulled out this quote because I thought it was weird...

    "KFC is hoping to draw attention to the new logo with a giant, 87,000-square foot version of it that can be seen from space. The massive logo consists of 65,000 1-foot square painted tiles that were laid out in the Nevada desert over 24 days."

    Now that's one heck of a publicity stunt. What's it, 16 or 17 square miles?

    EDIT: see EMW's post below for the correct square footage. My math are almost so bad is my English.
     
  2. emw macrumors G4

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    Unless my math is very wrong 87,000 square feet is roughly 300ft x 300ft., or almost exactly 2 acres.

    16 square miles = 446,054,400 square feet.

    ;)
     
  3. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

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    How are you supposed to get publicity if no one can see it except for a few astronauts?:p
     
  4. beatsme thread starter macrumors 65816

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    yea, you're right. I'm way way WAY off...:eek:
     
  5. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Just because it can be seen from space doesn't mean people in planes can't see it. ;) But yes, it's a publicity stunt.

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  6. emw macrumors G4

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    Well, it apparently worked for Apple. :p
     
  7. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    They were kind enough to take a picture, and give you the opportunity to hand over your personal information in exchange for a chance at a sandwich.
     
  8. BengalDuck macrumors regular

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    KFC can't be called Kentucky Fried Chicken anymore because it's not technically Chicken, right? Or is that just some dumb myth I picked up somewhere?
     
  9. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    No, they did it voluntarily for a number of reasons, one of which was that they wanted to move into selling foods other than chicken, so they didn't want to be pigeon-holed by their name.
     
  10. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    http://www.snopes.com/horrors/food/kfc.asp
     
  11. emw macrumors G4

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    Don't know why, but that particular exchange made me chuckle...
     
  12. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Glad someone noticed it...I worried I was being a bit too subtle. I hyphenated it on purpose to draw some extra attention to it, but I thought even that might not have been enough. :D

    +1 for emw
     
  13. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    This sorta reminds me of that publicity stunt Taco Bell did when they placed some sort of floating target in the middle of the ocean. They said if a piece of debris (forgot what it was, some space mission I think) hit the target, every person in the U.S. would get a free taco.
     
  14. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Yeah, that was for the reentry of Mir.

    And there was the Pizza Hut rocket launched by the Russians.

    KFC, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut are all part of the same company (Yum! Brands), so it's not surprising that they've all pulled stunts like this.
     
  15. Clydefrog macrumors 6502a

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    I still hate their commercials with a passion:rolleyes:
     
  16. Mr. Durden macrumors 6502a

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    Seems odd to me that 2 acres can be seen from space. It doesnt seem THAT big... I guess it depends on how clearly you want to see it from space? Most football and baseball stadiums are much larger than that and Ive never heard of being able to see them from space... Seems like I would almost be able to see my yard.:confused:

    By the way, Im not questioning your math. Just wondering about the "see it from space" part.
     
  17. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    It's tough not being tacky. Then again, it's tough not selling burgers.
     
  18. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Lots of stuff is visible from space...with a high enough zoom.
     
  19. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    Its what Google Earth was made for :D
     
  20. thedude110 macrumors 68020

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    This seems like a profoundly wise way to spend money.

    Not only does it tell you just about everything you need to know about our national priorities, but it seems to be a dangerous temptation for alien spacecraft.

    Who on earth thought that when our new overlords arrive "take me to your leader" would mean "take me to Col. Sanders?"
     
  21. Tanglewood macrumors 6502a

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    Do you really think anyone would travel millions of light-years for a KFC Famous Bowl rather than just blow it up to make way for a hyperspace bypass
     
  22. haiggy macrumors 65816

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    Yep. It's quite easy to find too. Look in his tie.
     
  23. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Tch, copies. There is a little amusement arcade in Blackpool that has a giant skull painted on the roof, as to be seen from Blackpool Tower. Shows up on Google Earth. It really is quite big.
     
  24. rdowns Suspended

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    They changed to KFC to lose the word "fried" in heir name. Happened after all the publicity about how bad fried food is for you.
     
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