How KFC’s Double Down Changed Fast Food

KFC’s Double Down appeared in our lives in 2010, and immediately took the world by storm. Food critics were (mostly) disgusted by it, the Internet was (obviously) obsessed with it, and it ended up being one of the most influential fast food dishes of this century. In this episode, we’re covering how the infamous bunless sandwich was unveiled as a potential April Fools Day joke, and proceeded to become a smash sensation, setting the stage for the “stunt food” era that dominated food media for the next decade. We’ll briefly cover the history of KFC itself while highlighting some of the best reactions to the sandwich’s release, and the many variations that have appeared all over the world. Host Janae Price covers all this and more, in just under five minutes.

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Senior Development Producer
Wil Fulton

Associate Producer
Mia Faske

Editorial Assistant/Voice Over
Janae Price

Motion Graphics & Animation
Danna Windsor

Senior Designer
Maggie Rossetti

Brendan Day

Production Coordinator
Charles Ross

Post Production Supervisor
Daniel Byrne

Director of Production
Anna Frangos

Senior Director –
Development & Production
Leo Fernandez

Creative Director
Audra V Pace

Head of Video
Jim D’Amico

Chief Content Officer
Meghan Kirsch

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