One of the first business trips I took after my mother died was to Louisville, Kentucky and Tricon Global Restaurants, who later changed their name to Yum! Brands. You might not have heard of them, but they own Pizza Hut, KFC, and Taco Bell, all of which had been owned by Pepsi, who decided that it was too complicated to run them. I had lunch in their cafeteria while I was there, and despite what you might think, they didn’t serve anything from any of their restaurants, sticking instead with healthier fare. Should tell you something.
Yummy was the house brand at Jewel Food Stores in the Chicago area. About the only things I remember that were branded Yummy were soft drinks and ice cream. The stuff was actually pretty good, and if you were short on funds they were acceptable substitutes.
I tried finding words that contained the letter combination "yum," but aside from "yummy" and its derivatives there weren’t any. Such is life…
Linda Hill runs Stream of Consciousness Saturday. And now a word from Norelco (or, if you prefer, Noëlco). Even our name says Merry Christmas!
It’s just not Christmas until I see Santa riding a Norelco shaver.