I’m a little late on this story. Like, seven weeks late.
But I just saw an ad for the Redskins’ new official chicken, and I realized that I had never properly marked the transition from old official chicken (Popeyes) to new official chicken (KFC).
Enemy of the state Dave McKenna exhaustively chronicled the switch in April, writing that “D.C. area Popeyes franchisors ‘did not renew’ ” their deal with the Redskins for budgetary reasons. Once in place, KFC moved quickly, already setting up the KFCRedskinsDraft site for 2011 mock NFL drafters.
Anyhow, it’s not exactly Shake Shack, but FedEx Field will have new concessions in 2011, if there’s a season.