Female KFC Colonel not an Infringement of Copyright

| August 7th, 2009


[NetEase] KFC has been red hot every since it entered China in 1987. You can find numerous Shanzhai knockoff KFC stores all over China. Recently there is a female version of KFC Colonel. Oriental Morning Post reported on August 7,  a Shaoxin (绍兴) based franchise which sells malatang (麻辣烫) (skewered vegetables and meat cooked in a hot and spicy soup, a street food from Chongqing), its sign is an old lady looks very similar to colonel Sanders. People call it the female version of colonel or colonel’s wife, girl friend etc…

There are already over 10 franchise stores opened up in Shanghai. The administrative department of industry and commerce says even this store’s sign is similar to KFC, but the store itself is totally different, so they do not violate copyright.


Just for fun, here is a compilation of other Shanzhai KFC stores in China.

KFG “Eat His Chicken”20090806--kfc-01

肯德基 vs. “啃德鸡”
slogan: “don’t need to go to KFC to eat fried chicken”20090806--kfc-02


肯德基 vs. 肯麦基20090806--kfc-03







CSC, this one is right next to a real KFC20090806--kfc-11

KDL right across street from a real KFC20090806--kfc-1



Ok one more, OMc McDonoald’s!!!20090806--kfc-13

2 Comments | Leave a comment | Comment feed

  1. they do look like a couple.

  2. 越南新娘 says:

    very cool, I like this site .

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