Family Feast - King's Arms, All Cannings, 23rd June
Every Christmas, a remote pub in Northern England - the Tan Hill Inn a remote pub along the Pennine Way - serves a traditional holiday meal consisting of pate, turkey, roast beef, trimmings and pudding, under its "Family Feast" menu.
According to reports on Thursday, however, American fast food giant Kentucky Fried Chicken is suing the Tan Hill Inn for trademark infringement over the company's own "Family Feast" -- a cardboard box of fried chicken and french fries, coleslaw, potatoes, gravy and a 1.25-litre soft drink bottle.
A spokesman for KFC was quoted as saying in The Times: "'Family Feast' is a registered trademark of Kentucky Fried Chicken (Great Britain) Limited. KFC devotes significant resources to promoting and protecting its trademarks."
The idea of a KFC Family Feast makes me want to vomit sickly sugared water and prepubescent chicken gobbets all over any kindly white haired Colonel I see. I'm sure the Tan Hill Inn serves a proper family feast, as does my local pub. I'm all for protecting intellectual property but when a common phrase is trademarked then bollocks to them. So why not join us at a "Family Feast" of chilli at the King's Arms 23rd June? No reconstituted crap served.