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 August 25, 2017
“KFC should sponsor a soccer team called Kentucky FC”

"FC” usually stands for “football club,” not “fried chicken.” “KFC” fast food restaurants had the original name of “Kentucky Fried Chicken.” Many people have suggested that Kentucky should have a football (soccer) club.

“Kentucky FC (that’s the football club that first introduced wings to soccer)” was posted on the newsgroup alt.folklore.urban on April 4, 1996. “I think there should be a soccer team called Kentucky FC, sponsored by KFC. Hey, it worked for Red Bull New York, and that’s not even a pun!” was posted on Twitter on June 10, 2009.

“KFC should sponsor a soccer team called Kentucky FC” was posted on Reddit—Shower Thoughts on October 31, 2014. “If Kentucky ever gets a soccer team, they should obviously be Kentucky FC” was posted on Reddit—Shower Thoughts on August 28, 2017.


Wikipedia: KFC
KFC, until 1991 known as Kentucky Fried Chicken, is an American fast food restaurant chain that specializes in fried chicken. Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, it is the world’s second-largest restaurant chain (as measured by sales) after McDonald’s, with almost 20,000 locations globally in 123 countries and territories as of December 2015. The chain is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, a restaurant company that also owns the Pizza Hut and Taco Bell chains.

KFC was founded by Colonel Harland Sanders, an entrepreneur who began selling fried chicken from his roadside restaurant in Corbin, Kentucky during the Great Depression. Sanders identified the potential of the restaurant franchising concept, and the first “Kentucky Fried Chicken” franchise opened in Utah in 1952.

Google Groups: alt.folklore.urban
KFC breeds 4-legged chickens?
Arthur Goldstuck
4/4/96
(Kevin Fillips) wrote:
>bha...@fas.harvard.edu (Barbara Hamel) wrote:
>When I introduced this discussion to my Kentucky friends- one had
>heard the reason for the name change was to get Kentucky out of it’s
>name.  Most seem to go for the “fried” reason.
>>Barbara “alternatively it could just be they ran out of chickens from
>>Kentucky and had to obey truth in advertising laws” Hamel

In South Africa, the legend took a distinctly local, err, flavour. The name change coincided with the mid-late 1980s flurry of disinvestment from South Africa due to its apartheid policies. As a result, the firm belief here was that, when Kentucky FC (that’s the football club that first introduced wings to soccer) disinvested and sold out their interests to local management, the locals were forced to change the name to KFC, as they no longer had the rights to the real name.

Twitter
Chad Walters‏
@ChadWaIters
I think there should be a soccer team called Kentucky FC, sponsored by KFC. Hey, it worked for Red Bull New York, and that’s not even a pun!
10:15 PM - 10 Jun 2009

Twitter
Grace‏
@gracarts
kfc = kentucky fc = kentucky football club.
7:16 PM - 16 May 2011

Twitter
Christopher Lin‏
@clizzin
Whenever anyone asks me what soccer team I support, I’m going to say Kentucky FC.
1:25 PM - 20 May 2011

Twitter
miss halawa 2004‏
@jul4yn
Kentucky fc isn’t actually a football team but gods kitchen
6:17 PM - 19 Aug 2012

Twitter
Greg Skiba‏
@skibag22
They should make a soccer team and call it Kentucky FC #KFC #randomthought
1:11 PM - 11 Jan 2013

Twitter
Kaan Kurt‏
@kaankurt0304
if the state of Kentucky had a football club it would be Kentucky FC (KFC) omg
11:07 AM - 2 Feb 2013

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
KFC should sponsor a soccer team called Kentucky FC.
submitted October 31, 2014 by [deleted]

Twitter
Philip Reitinger‏
@CarpeDiemCyber
Replying to @20002ist @saletan
Kentucky FC, a soccer club in the NASL, that sadly went belly up due a spice shortage.
3:54 PM - 6 Aug 2017

Twitter
HasBeenSports‏
@HasBeenSports
Ya know, @loucityfc missed a golden opportunity to name themselves Kentucky FC aka KFC.... just saying.
7:01 PM - 24 Aug 2017

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
If Kentucky ever gets a soccer team, they should obviously be Kentucky FC.
submitted August 28, 2017 by Yakman15

Posted by Barry Popik
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