KFC Announces The Return Of Colonel Sanders For New Ad Campaign

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(PCM) KFC is gearing for the 75th anniversary of their famous Original Recipe fried chicken and to go along with the celebration they are bringing back their beloved spokesman Colonel Sanders for a new advertising campaign.

The new Colonel Sanders character will be played by Saturday Night Live actor Darrell Hammond and is based off the the fast-food chain’s original founder Harland Sanders.

The new ad’s, which can be viewed on YouTube, feature Colonel Sanders wondering about all the new technology that has been developed since he has been gone such as double-sided tape and cargo pants.

The new KFC campaign for the 75th anniversary celebration will also include TV ad’s, a new website, new packaging and of course a few new menu items. The company is also planning a redesign of their restaurants across the country over the next few years. The plan is for them to feature a more retro design and of course images of the beloved Colonel Sanders.

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Google’s Self-Driving Cars Set To Hit The Road This Summer

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(PCM) The notion of self-driving cars is one that has been on the minds of car manufacturing engineers for quite a long time. We have always heard news that this type of technology was in the final stages for mass production and that we would see these types of vehicles in the very near future, however nothing has really come out it until now.

Google’s full self-driving cars will finally be hitting public roads for official test drives this summer. If you happen to live near the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, California then you could become on of the very first people to see this kind of technology in action.

The cars are said to move at a speed of no higher than 25 miles per hour and all the test drives will be supervised by a human driver, who has the ability to take over immediately if necessary.  The self-driving cars have a design that allows them to work with out needed a steering wheel or gas and brake pedals. Due to California State Law, however the cars must come with a detachable steering wheel and pedals just in case a human would need to take over operation of the vehicle at any time.

Google has made the self-driving cars from scratch by experimenting and expanding upon the software used by engineers for Lexus and Audi, who have revealed plans for similar model cars.  It is Google’s plan to have these cars fully operational and mass produced for consumers by the end of the decade.

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Mexico Opens An Underwater Oxygen Bar

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(PCM) Definitely taking a unique approach to the bar scene, Mexico has recently opened up their first completely underwater oxygen bar.  Customers who visit the bar can put on an oxygen mask and casually sip on an oxygen-infused smoothie, all while never coming to the surface.

The new aquarium lounge is located in Cozumel, Mexico and features a 13,000 gallon transparent aquarium tank, where the helmets worn by customers are pumped with 70% oxygen. The customers also have the choice to breathe aromatherapy scents as well. Thus far they are offering mint or citrus flavors that provide customers with revitalized, refreshed and rejuvenated feeling.

No reservations are required for the new underwater oxygen bar and they will provide bubble guns and board games for customers to play with while getting their O2 fix underneath the surface.

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McDonald’s Brings Back The Hamburglar!

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(PCM) Fast-food chain McDonald’s have released the first promotional video featuring the all-new humanized Hamburglar!  The beloved character has just been resurrected by the company after a 13-year hiatus.

In the new promo video, the Hamburglar can be seen attempting to talk about a McDonald’s hamburger, but is constantly interrupted by his wife on the telephone. Now, we just have to wonder who exactly is the Hamburglar’s wife? (Wonder if her name is Wendy??)

The Hamburglar character was brought back to promote the chains new Sirloin Third Pound burgers and they are making it a game across the nation to discover the Hamburglar’s whereabouts and using his famous catchphrase #RobbleRobble as a trending hashtag on social media.

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Olive Garden Announces New Breadstick Sandwiches

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(PCM) Who doesn’t love those delicious breadsticks from the Olive Garden restaurant chain? Now, Olive Garden has come up with a way to make them even more appealing by creating a breadstick sandwich!

The company knows that their breadsticks continue to be one of their most popular menu items, so faced with a steep decline in sales over the last few years, the company made the decision to incorporate them into a few other menu items.

The new breadstick sandwiches will be added to the Olive Garden lunch menu beginning in June. Customers can choose between both chicken parmigana and meatball varieties, which will be priced at around $8 dollars.  Olive Garden plans to use breadsticks that are both shorter and wider than the typical ones we are used to seeing for the new sandwiches.

Don’t worry, like always even the new sandwiches will come with unlimited breadsticks so you will surely get your fill!

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Ellen DeGeneres Teams Up With GapKids To Launch A Children’s Clothing Line

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(PCM) Ellen DeGeneres has revealed that she has teamed with clothing retailer GapKids to launch a new children’s clothing line. The new clothing line will be one of the first partnerships under Ellen’s new ED lifestyle company, which will officially launch in June.

The GapKids/ED clothing line will be available in August launching just in time for the back to school shopping season. According to GapKids, the new line’s collection for girls will feature tops, bottoms and outerwear, but is not just a clothing line, but more of a social movement.  It is designed to help all girls realize they have the power to do extraordinary things.

When speaking with WWD (Women’s Wear Daily) Ellen said “I am thrilled that my lifestyle brand, ED, is partnering with Gap to encourage young girls to pursue their passion, whether it’s math, science, sports or the arts. Following my passion allowed me to be exactly who I am today — a talk show host with a vibrant side business as a party mime.”

The new clothing line will also include apparel for boys and adults as well, which along with the girls collection will be available in all Gap stores and Gap.com.

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