Restaurant brands reach fast-forwarding viewers with savvy placement

KFC ran several product placements on prime-time TV shows this fall, and its integration into the Oct. 14 episode of NBC’s comedy “Community” was less subtle than others. In fact, it was impossible to miss.

The episode’s turning point occurs when the gang from Greendale Community College gets trapped in an old flight simulator from the 1980s, the “Kentucky Fried Chicken 11 Herbs and Space Experience.” The simulator’s on-board guide, an artific

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