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The Saturday Weekend Review #2 January 2013 KFC, KFB No, It’s KFK!

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I’m enjoying my Saturday morning with the windows open in the house for fresh air in January but know that snow is lurking behind. This past week has kept me busy mainly with all the budgeting in our house.

We’ve had to get our 2013 budget in order and customize it for our year. Many fans have contacted me to check out our budget, here’s what one fan Karen had to say, “Mr. CBB I finally really took a look at this budget today it looks amazing”, which was nice to hear.

It’s a simple budget that I put together, nothing fancy, it tells us what we need to know, how much we net and how much we spend and need to save. You can read a recent post I made all about how we designed our new budget for 2013 and it all has to do with K.I.S.S. (keep it simple stupid) and that’s how easy it can be.

There’s tonnes of budgets out there, heck check them out. It really depends on what you want rather than who has the better budget.  Pencil and paper works just as well.

To Eat In or Eat Out

As you know I’m not a fan of eating out as I’d rather cook at home. The reason not only price but I also like to know what goes into making my food. Sometimes when I read articles like I did this morning in the Huffington Post about Kentucky Fried Chicken (<Langoo , a 19-year-old British student was dining at the local Kentucky Fried Chicken in Colchester, Essex when he was picking apart his “chicken” and found what he describes as a “wrinkled brain”.

According to the Huffington Post a Spokespersons from KFC apologized and noted it was not KFB it was in fact likely a”Kidney”. So really it was like Kentucky Fried Kidney, it was breaded and deep-fried. They go on to say, although unsightly it was not a health risk”. Seems to me that sometimes bits might just get past quality control.

I’m sure with this complaint the KFC Corporation will be investigating quality procedures so this never happens again. They should also find out why it occurred in the first place. At least they stepped up to apologize to tell the public what it was instead of saying they didn’t know. Heck, a kidney in some countries is a delicacy.

Things happen, I get it,  people are still eating beef are they not? Did the scare at XL meats with the beef recall back in October 2012 with potential Ecoli stop consumers, I doubt it.

The dangers of Ecoli are serious and can cause severe symptoms, organ failure and potential death. Yet, we are still eating beef. Was it because we can’t see Ecoli as opposed to the unsightly picture Ibrahim took of his meal?

Wait a minute though, don’t knock all KFC’s around the world when you don’t even know if there are cockroaches running around a restaurant you frequent or how often employees wash their hands.

Now you get why Gordon Ramsey is a fighter in his restaurants, albeit not fast food but he demands nothing less than the best with quality and cleanliness. Ruthless, maybe, but Kitchen Nightmares is enough to put a scare into any potential customer. 

Can you really control when an employee picks their nose or itches their bits then starts mixing your food? Are we washing our own hands? (Gosh, I sure hope so).

What we don’t see we don’t think about. Sort of like using a budget, when we don’t use one we don’t see the money we are blowing on things we don’t need. Dump the debt, dump the fast food, picture that. Out of sight, out of mind until it’s in the hands of authority.

Needless to say the poor kid didn’t accept his FREE KFC Vouchers as he no longer wishes to eat there. I think I’ll just stick to home cooking but realize there are establishments out there that thrive on the highest of  standards, kudos to you.

Questions:

  • Would you eat there again after finding that in your meal?
  • How can or can KFC redeem themselves from this?
  • Are Public Health Inspections enough for Canadian Restaurants?
  • Do you have any scary “food”  or “restaurant”  horror stories you want to share?

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Search terms of the week are really a hoot! Here are a few of them for your viewing pleasure.  What are you saying about them? Any typos below are simply the person who searched who made the error or me ;-) Search terms make up a huge amount of my visitor traffic and it keeps increasing month to month so I hope that means I’m doing something right.

Top Pick: Why students on a budget go to Tim Hortons? –Why does anyone? (mind You I do but I go with my $15 a month allowance once in a while) You don’t have to live in a box when you budget, just be smart with your money.

  • What Women Like In Men– I can think of one thing. (bad Mr.CBB)
  • Not buying any groceries challenge– I’d like to see this one. It’s the, I’m not going to eat ever again challenge.
  • The Great Canadian Budget Binder– I’m liking the sound of that… oh ya, oh ya!
  • Healthy weight loss recipes “wright for us“- Ya, you want to stay away from someone who wants to write for you that can’t spell the word, write. I know all the Bloggers reading this are shaking their heads because they get emails like this every day.
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17 Comments

  1. No I would never eat there again. I avoid fast food in general though. I stopped eating KFC a long time ago when I saw a video of the inhumane ways they treated their chickens. I know there is so much more going on behind the scenes that I don’t know about, but at least I can make informed decisions when I see a video like that. Not eating at KFC was a no-brainer (pun intended).

  2. There are days I am so glad I don’t eat stuff like KFC…… not that there is one anywhere near us…. Really I don’t care to eat out so I do know what I’m eating for the most part. Really, I always figure I can make what ever better and cheaper than the restaurant can. Just never been big on that. I do hit up the Timmies in London most weeks as we are in the hospital waiting for our appointment for a while and I want my cup of tea thank you. Lately they have been selling a donut for .49 if you buy a hot drink like coffee or tea so I’ll go that way. It’s a sugar hit, I’ll admit. But I’m staying out of KFC for the foreseeable future if you don’t mind…….

          1. Keeping your money under your mattress losing 2% a year to inflation is my idea of risk! 🙂

  3. Colonel Sanders is rolling in his grave. There was an excellent post, where escapes me, about how he started and sold KFC and was never happy with how it turned out, especially since they moved the headquarters to Tennessee. (Big Southern rivalry) I am not surprised at all. With everything so mass produced and packaged and prepared by minimum wage employees, it’s a wonder it wasn’t a finger or something like that. We do the occasional fast food, but not often since we have such well planned meals and grocery spending now.

  4. I knew there was a reason why we don’t eat at KFC. I would have to be pretty desperate to do so. I worked at a Wendy’s for a few months while in college…suffice it to say I try to avoid fast food as much as possible. We don’t et out much either as it costs more to do so, you have no clue what’s in the food and…have you ever tried going out to eat with three little ones under the age of 5? Not a fun time! 🙂 Have a great weekend Mr. CBB!

  5. Brilliant! It was on the news over here in the past that a guy bit into a piece of KFC and bit right into a chicken cist! Apparently a load of liquid squirted out into his mouth. Sorry if anyone’s eating right now but I had to share that. My wife loves KFC though so I still have to endure it from time to time, I just keep my eyes on what I’m eating. Hope you’re having a good weekend mate and thanks for the mention.

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