KFC Headquarters Lou KY-XL

In our book, YUM! Brands does two things right … make that three.

KFC Original Recipe friend chicken is the best stuff ever, even though it may be a smidge high in salt, calories and fat. (Which of course is why it’s the best stuff ever.)

KFC also has hit a home run with their new experimental KFC Eleven store at Baxter and Bardstown in the Highlands. Great space. Great food. And all the people who work there are pretty.

The third thing the Louisville-based global brand of fast food brands does is fight hunger.

YUM! Brands is a lead sponsor of Dare to Care Food Bank, donating $10 million dollars, and 40 million meals during the last 10 years, according to a news release.

To that end, Yum! is having a big Dare to Care food drive Friday at “The White House,” the original KFC campus at 1441 Gardiner Ln. The drive will also mark 16 years as a company, with Yum! Brands formed out of Tricon Global Restaurants in 1997.

From the release:

Here is the challenge. Yum! is challenging each of their employees and you, to bring in 16 canned goods for their 16th anniversary to help meet our goal of 16,000 pounds collected for those in need. We open this up citywide and ask the Louisville community to help us reach our goal. You can drive-by and drop 1 or even 16 cans in our Dare to Care bins that morning/afternoon or come join us for some Founders Day Fun.

The drive will be in the front parking lot of the HQ from 5 a.m to 2 p.m. And when you see the YUM! execs, tell them to bring back those little moist towelettes for the bucket o’ chicken.