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Lone chicken to avoid Beef O'Brady's fryer for Super Bowl

The Super Bowl means Beef O'Brady's is poised to fry up a record 2-million wings on game day and an army of camera-bearing media will descend on Tampa Bay in search of something, anything, to report the week before. So, borrowing a slow-news-day cue from the White House, Beef's chief executive, Vic Vojnovic, will oblige: He's staging a media event at 10:30 a.m. Friday to officially pardon a chicken. The Tampa chain of 263 sports bars will award the Davis Islands owners of a hen named Loretta with a year's worth of chicken feed at the store at 2819 S MacDill in Tampa. Not that Loretta, a 4-year-old breeding hen that lays blue-green eggs, actually needs saving. Broilers that give up their wings typically are fewer than 45 days old. "Loretta is an upscale chicken worthy of pardon," Vojnovic joked.

Lone chicken to avoid Beef O'Brady's fryer for Super Bowl 01/23/09 [Last modified: Friday, January 23, 2009 8:44pm]
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