A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from May 09, 2011
Ken-Taco-Hut

Yum! Brands licenses KFC (a fried chicken franchise restaurant), Taco Bell (a Tex-Mex franchise restaurant), Pizza Hut (a pizza franchise restaurant), Long John Silver’s (a seafood franchise restaurant) and several other bands. The restaurants are often combined together to give customers more food choices. The combination restaurants were officially called “All ‘n One” in 1990.

The restaurant combination of KFC + Taco Bell + Pizza Hut has been called “Ken-Taco-Hut” (or “KenTacoHut") since at least 1992. The restaurant combination of KFC (represented by Colonel Sanders) and Taco Bell has been called “Colonel Sanchez” since at least 2004.


Double-Tongued Dictionary
Ken-Taco-Hut n. a fast-food restaurant that combines three Yum! Brands restaurants, KFC (formerly Kentucky Fried Chicken), Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut. Also Kentacohut.
Subjects: English, Food & Drink, Slang
Editorial Note: Yum! Brands was spun-off from PepsiCo in 1997.
Citations:
1992 Steve Everly Kansas City Star (Mo.) (July 4) “Its name doesn’t fly, but eatery stays” p. B7: It was called All ’n One because Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and KFC restaurants were all under one roof. But the official name didn’t last long with teen-agers. They soon nicknamed it the Ken-Taco-Hut and still call it that. 

Everything2.com
KenTacoHut
(place) by generic-man Sun Mar 04 2001 at 22:31:06
Slang term used by CMU students (as opposed to Pitt students, who say “KF Taco Hut") to refer to a new fast-food eatery that just opened up on South Bouquet Street. Basically, it is a combination of KFC, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut, with a menu taken from portions of each restaurant’s offerings. The novelty factor is that you can order pizza, fake Mexican food, and fried chicken on the same order. It also takes Pitt funds, an added plus for Pitt students.

Urban Dictionary
kentacohut
Kentacohut is a name given to the merger of kfc, taco bell, and pizza hut to create one of the greatest eating establishments in all of connecticut. Started first in Cheshire C.T., this term has floated the hallways of many schools and is commonly used today as the un-offical name of this establishment.
(...)
by chug-a-lug house Mar 13, 2005

Wikipedia: Yum! Brands
Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) or Yum! is a United States-based Fortune 500 corporation. Yum! operates or licenses Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut, WingStreet, and Long John Silver’s restaurants worldwide, and A&W Restaurants (excluding A&W in Canada).

Based in Louisville, Kentucky, it is the world’s largest fast food restaurant company in terms of system units—nearly 38,000 restaurants around the world in more than 110 countries and territories. In 2010, Yum!’s global sales totaled more than US$11 billion.

Google Groups: rec.sport.basketball.college
Newsgroups: rec.sport.basketball.college
From: (Michael Doel)
Date: 28 Dec 92 17:31:47
Local: Mon, Dec 28 1992 5:31 pm
Subject: Re: UNC versus Ohio State(late)

Curtis Hill writes:
> My good friend Todd, who scored the tickets for me, and I arrived very
> early for the game, after a delicious meal at the local “All in One” (that’s
> a combo Hot’n’Now/Taco Bell/Pizza Hut/KFC for all you non-gourmands).

we always called it Kentucky Fried Taco Hut.  The Hot’n’Now part is new I guess.

Google Groups: alt.food.taco-bell
Newsgroups: alt.food.taco-bell
From: (Karl Bontrager)
Date: 1996/02/06
Subject: Re: Ever seen those white TB/KFC/PH trucks?

We used to call ours (before it left) The Ken-Taco Hut.

Google Groups: alt.food.taco-bell
Newsgroups: alt.food.taco-bell
From: (wjb)
Date: 1996/04/09
Subject: Re: KFC/Taco Bell combos

There’s a KenTacoHut in KC—KFC/TB/Pizza Hut

Google Groups: alt.food.taco-bell
Newsgroups: alt.food.taco-bell
From: gr8fljed
Date: 1996/04/10
Subject: Re: KFC/Taco Bell combos

Kentucky Fried Taco Pizza Bell?

Google Groups: rec.arts.tv.mst3k.misc
Newsgroups: rec.arts.tv.mst3k.misc
From: “Chris Gleason”
Date: 1997/09/29
Subject: Re: WOTP: Nudie bars? I don’t think so…

Or like the one in one of the several military bases in San Diego, where there’s a combination KFC, Taco Bell *and* Pizza Hut.  It’s known affectionately as the “Kentucky Taco Hut.”

Google Books
Marketing Hospitality
By Cathy H. C. Hsu and Thomas F. Powers
New York, NY: Wiley
2002
Pg. 183:
Many local residents call this colocation of KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell the “Ken-Taco-Hut.”

forum.optica8.com
The Reverend
posted on 3-15-04 at 02:49 AM
KenTacoHutDunkinBaskinRobbins
I’m sorry. These things exist. They’ve sprouted up like weeds (and not the good kind) in the Chicago area and a good portion of the Midwest. They are now starting to take over Interstate travel plazas, too. They exist in various permutations: Kentucky Fried Taco, Dunkin Robbins, Pizza Bell, and, as you mention, KenTacoHut. They are vile vile vile.

Google Books
Cow Defender
By Steven Long
Lulu.com
2006
Pg. 210:
While we were at KenTacoHut that night, the burrito fairy of inspiration landed upon our collective shoulder and sneezed a bag of pixie dust into the noses of Steve and me.

Posted by Barry Popik
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