Numerous KFC Stores Shutting Down Across Broward

Finger lickin' gone?

Information is sketchy right now, but reports are coming in that Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants at more than 20 locations in Broward County are being shut down as I type this.

The only confirmed shutdown so far is at the KFC at 815 Hallandale Beach Boulevard. I called the store moments ago and was told that the restaurant had been closed. When asked when it would open the woman asnwering the phone said, "I don't know," and promptly hung up the phone.

I heard Colonel Sanders frowned on that kind of customer service.

The shutdowns are tied to GE Capital, which made a loan to a major South Florida KFC franchisee. It appears the loan may have gone into default, prompting the GE's financial arm to come down and confiscate the stores' equipment. 

UPDATE: Got GE Capital spokesman Ned Reynolds on the phone and he said: "I'm not going to comment on that right now because it involves active litigation and we generally don't comment on active litigation."

UPDATE II: Just got off the phone with KFC central up in the Bluegrass State and KFC spokeswoman Laurie Schalow put out this statement: "KFC Corporation is not involved in this litigation which we believe is between the franchisee and one of its lenders."

More coming on this one.

In the meantime, inside see photos of -- er, I mean, read about -- Modern Family star Sofia Vergara, girlfriend of massively wealthy South Florida politician Nick Loeb.

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Since I started the Pulp, I've somehow been getting on more and more lists of public relations folks looking for me to pimp their stuff. Usually I delete them before even taking a look, but Shape magazine recently sent one that has some news interest in South Florida.

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Nick and Sofia
In a cover story on Sofia Vergara, the Latina beauty talks a bit about her relationship with trust fund baby Nick Loeb, who has run for and lost in his bids for the state Senate (which he quit during a divorce after spending $23 million of his own money) last year and the Delray Beach Commission in 2005. Loeb you may remember was in a terrible car crash in Los Angeles that broke his leg, his pelvis, and gashed his chest. He has since sued the city saying the road he was driving on was a "concealed trap."  From the Shape interview:

About a year ago, Sofia started dating Florida politician, Nick Loeb, and six months later, they had their first big test as a couple. Nick was in a terrible car accident that left him temporarily unable to walk.

"It was hard for us because it happened in the middle of the most fun, sexy time," says Sofia. "And then he was in the hospital, and you know men, they become such little babies!"

But throughout the whole ordeal, Nick never once got depressed, in fact, quite the opposite. "He kept his sense of humor despite the situation," says Sofia. "I don't know if I could have stuck it out with him if he hadn't been able to laugh at himself and be happy even under the worst conditions. When you see people in difficult times, that's when their true nature comes out."

Now Loeb, a Republican, is talking about a U.S. Senate run in Florida against Bill Nelson. You have to give Loeb credit, at least when he loses politically, he does it upward.  


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ygftin
ygftin

In that first picture of Sofia where the top of her G string runs along the top of her inner thigh is so goddamn delicious looking I am almost choked my chicken to death.

I would hope that she has just a slight trail of hair running along the sides of that beautiful punnani, bald isn't always beautiful.

Just The Facts
Just The Facts

Where and how do you document that Nick Loeb spent $23 million on an abandoned State Senate (or any other race) - polish up the research PULP!

anon
anon

Now i'm not so embarassed when my cleavage shows. Mine is hard to hide, too. Thanks Sophia!

Swampting1968
Swampting1968

a) find the kfc story sort of funnyb) find it really funny that you found it headline worthy.

KennyPowersSays
KennyPowersSays

Most of the fast food franchises are money laundering fronts anyway.

unowho
unowho

Cok-a -doodle -do"......... Wake Up And Get To Work.... Any Arrests Today"

unowho
unowho

The first KFC opened in 1952.... .@ Df3 Popeyes bought Churches Chicken which was second to KFC. Popeyes has one a lot of taste tests over KFC. The flamboyant owner Al Copeland died in 2008 at the age of 64....@ Glitters I have a little KFC encounter myself 3years ago I was at the KFC on 441 near Ives Dairy when I pulled up to the takeout window ordered my food and paid. Less than a minute later I see a guy jump the counter pull out a gun and says give me the fuckin money to the cashier. So I imediately duck and hit the gas to get out of harms way.I dial 911 and see the bandito run behind the store and jump in a dark red Nissan Stanza and take off like a mad man ..I tried to make chase to get a plate number (even though they were probably not the proper plates) but he was driving to insane so I went back to KFC and gave them the info and asked for my food .The nervous freaked out cashier who had forgotten what I ordered filled a big bag of chicken and misc items(enough to feed 10- 12 people) she said enjoy and were closed for the evening and so I flew the coop ....I guess it kinda made up for all the times they screwed up my order in the past!!!

cindermaggi
cindermaggi

What does a lawsuit have to do with closing stores?

DeathFrog3
DeathFrog3

Im more of a leg and thigh man myself but the breasts are pretty good too

DeathFrog3
DeathFrog3

Does this mean there will be more Popeye's? Because that's way better than KFC anyways. If Larryboy were around, he would tell you that KFC is booming in China

Dennisu512
Dennisu512

KFC has lousy service anyway. You never get what you order.

p_nis
p_nis

Ton's of KFC's have been closing in Dade as well over the last five years, strangely enough though almost all the stores that have closed were in great locations. What gives?

dr_augusta
dr_augusta

Somedays this blog is the NY Times, some days it's the Daily news....today it's the National Enquirer...great story btw Glitters.....

Rick Scott
Rick Scott

Who cares ? You never have anything interesting to say anyway ?

therealyaz
therealyaz

This discus is getting real old. I used to be yaz, had to change to therealyaz. My work blocked it. It doesn't work on my blackberry.. Now I am being blocked on my home computer!!! WHAT GIVES???!!!!!

Patti Lynn
Patti Lynn

Sorry for the multiple replies. When I went to post, I received a "System Error" reply, so I figured the post wasn't made...so I tried it a few more times. Sorry folks.

therealyaz
therealyaz

Must be a slow news day. Did any one from KFC get arrested?

Info
Info

Here is info on the company that owns the property where the KFC is housed and most likely the franchisee.

Kazi Foods of Florida, Inc. is located at PO Box 11239 St Thomas, VI 00801. The officers include Brian C Burr, Michael J Cook, Zubair M Kazi. Kazi Foods of Florida, Inc. was incorporated on Thursday, February 23, 1995 in the State of FL and is currently active. Paracorp Incorporated represents Kazi Foods of Florida, Inc. as their registered agent.

Allen Dulles
Allen Dulles

Fun Fact:

GE's 2010 corporate tax rate was 7% because it took advantage of prior loss carry forwards. This rate actually increased from the 2009 tax rate of -11% when it took in more of the prior year's losses. That year, GE, which earned billions, actually received a tax refund from the U.S. Government. Their in house tax lawyers are legendary.

As Yakov Smirnoff used to say: "America, what a fucked up country".

Allen Dulles
Allen Dulles

GE Capital is essentially a derivatives hedge fund disguised as a finance company and their CEO is an infamous asset stripper.

And Sofia Vergara is a goddess!

That sums it up.

Nucky Thompson
Nucky Thompson

What the cluck is going on, Pulp ? .

KFC closes so no breast for me tonight but then you post a very nice pic of Miss Vergara which elicits the same reaction in me as her namesake blue pill.

StonedCEO
StonedCEO

KFC? this could lead to riots in the hood. The banks would never shut down a white mans fast food restaurant.

cindermaggi
cindermaggi

PULP...............Once you date Luis Miguel,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,you r done!

Hungry
Hungry

I thought they were places to eat.

dr_augusta
dr_augusta

I do not live in Deerfield. I do not care nor do I know what any denizen of that city, past or present, is doing these days.

Guest
Guest

Good Story. Just goes to show no good deed goes unpunished! Hope you enjoyed and shared.

cindermaggi
cindermaggi

I agree but the fat in popeyes is amazing!

unowho
unowho

Speaking of the National Enquirer did they arrest or fire old Lady Poitier or was that more just Timmy talking crap!!! ...Enquiring minds would like to know whats up Doc!!!

Guest
Guest

That cracked me up Model!I once met one of the corp. owners of Kentucky Fried Chicken at a club in Boca. I had not idea who he was. At first I thought he was a hick business man from Kentucky. He came over to me and I walk away. When he came back over to me he asked why I walked away. I may be from Kentucky, but I'm wearing shoes . e said he was staying with his business partner in Lauderdale and asked for my number. He called me at 8AM the next day. I loved his line so I couldn't be upset with the hour. He wanted to find out if I was as cute in the daytime as I was at night. He picked me up in a white Mercedes and we went to his business partners home. What a Home! His business partner was John Y. Brown(former Gov. of Kentucky) What a day! Great memory. I've loved KFC ever since!

therealyaz
therealyaz

For some reason, I feel we are being watched. Maybe we are doing something good? I have never had so many troubles making a statement! All I can say is HI ASSHOLES.

unowho
unowho

I see you lost that sense of humour eh!!!

B_tan
B_tan

great story, glitters :)

Model Citizen
Model Citizen

You sound like a nice piece of chicken yourself, Glitters.

Rick Scott
Rick Scott

What did you say when you sucjked his cock...YUM ?

Rick Scott
Rick Scott

Yakov's in Branson Missouri. Has his own permanent theatre there. The guy has come a long way from Siberia.

Guest
Guest

It's a great memory. In fact his name was Larry and really a nice guy. He told me he was producing a documentry on Mohammed Alli(Both from Louisville). We became friends, but lost touch. About a year latter I saw him on TV at the Academy Awards when it won an award. It really was unbelievable. Moral of story: You just never know what could happen and who'll you'll meet when your open and friendly!

Guest
Guest

Wait. This is just the tip. My fear is he'll run the state into the ground and the next Gov will have to do major damage control. He's a DISHONEST MAN! He became wealthy by corruption and run the state the same way!

Model Citizen
Model Citizen

He preached "jobs, jobs, jobs!" and then eliminated the largest potential job-creating program ever in the history of Florida. Where's the practicing?

Rick Scott
Rick Scott

What are you talking about. I just saved the taxpayers billions of dollars by scrapping that useless high speed rail line between Tampa and Orlando. At least I practice what I preach.

Guest
Guest

You're a DISHONEST MAN, Rick Scott!

Rick Scott
Rick Scott

Yes but no spring chicken unfortunately.

Guest
Guest

Lets put it this way if you're a breast man.....

Guest
Guest

Somethings are better left unsaid.

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