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KFC to offer beer at two Toronto locations

A customer walks past a KFC store in Shanghai July 22, 2014. The latest food scandal in China is spreading fast, dragging in U.S. coffee chain Starbucks, Burger King Worldwide Inc and others, as well as McDonald's products as far away as Japan. REUTERS/Aly Song

Beer may go splendidly with KFC’s popcorn chicken, but don’t be expecting to super-size it when the fast food chain adds international and domestic brews to the menu at two locations in Toronto this fall.

Patrons can wash down the Colonel’s “finger-licking good” recipes with a bottle of Molson Canadian, Coors or Heinken, at the company’s new KFC Fresh locations – which will play up the less fast food more casual dining vibe (think Swiss Chalet with more grease).

But the brand is just one of several chains that have started looking into adding wine and beer to their menu to bolster sales.

Tim Hortons may have pulled a fast one on imbibers last week when a concept drawing of a future store showed taps and wine carafes, the Toronto Star newspaper reported. The company maintains it has no plans to obtain liquor licenses for franchises.

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