questionsdo you eat kfc?

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there are so many heart attack varieties available. if you only want chicken try the walmart knock off, or certain hardee's do chicken also. my concern is that kfc tends to be franchised with tacobells. are you loosing those too?

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don't worry, within a year there will be a new franchise in your area.

Best damn chicken on the face of the earth.

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@moosezilla: i heard walmart chicken is precooked

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I don't have a franchise within 40 minutes of me, but if I occasionally get a chance I always enjoy one of the mashed potato bowls or a few snackers. I save my heart attack fixes for McD's.

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@w00tgurl: not true. it comes in frozen, breaded and raw. it must be cooked at the store--i use to cook it by the case. tenders take 8 to 12 minutes, and chicken shaped pieces take 19-30 minutes depending on size all in 375 degree oil that is supposed to be changed every two or three days.

wanna taste an amazing product? try the bbq chicken chunks when fresh from the frier. (ask to make sure they aren't substituting a different sauce).

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KFC quality has been dwindling down for a while. They get new products and just stuff more things into other things to prevent it from becoming boring and to prevent us from realizing how saltier and yet blander it is becoming.

I have found many fried-chicken restaurants locally that surpass KFC/Church's/Popeye's. I am sure you have great local restaurants as well. Just go hunting for them. Yelp is a good place to start.

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I live in Kentucky. So no, I will never eat there. Ever.

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@captainsuperdawg: Why....I don't understand...I eat at Big Boy all of the time and I am not a Big Boy lol.

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I will eat there once in a great, great while. I get an occasional craving for popcorn chicken, I don't know why.

Generally, if I need a fast food fix, I make the trek to In-n-Out Burger and am never dissatisfied. The good thing about that is that the closest one is about a half hour away.

Fast food is terrible for you. And I bet that those chickens from KFC are the ones I read about earlier this week that get fed arsenic (it makes the meat pinker), benadryl, ibuprofen and a whole bunch of other nasty stuff.

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@moosezilla: oh nmd, maybe it was their donuts that are precooked ;)

i like the KFC bowl with the mashed taters, corn, chicken bits, and gravy all over in a bowl. delish especially after a cold day out
some KFCs are taken care of really well. i went to one that was a combination KFC, taco bell, and pizza hut. it looked brand new but it had been open for several years, they swore. i was amazed, i was used to rundown KFCs

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@w00tgurl: are you making fun of me and my walmart experiences? yes, the donuts are now precooked, but haven't always been. about four years ago the rings went to precooked (people said it was more of a crispycreme taste, or it was sweeter, but it was just extra vanilla in the mix) it was for uniformity. they couldnt get any two people to cook to the same "golden brown" level, or change oil correctly. the "delux" donuts have been precooked for atleast nine years. ya want fun? ask to see what the chocolate donut icing looks like before it gets put on a donut.

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The same thing here happened with Boston Market, and later, Baker's Square (although there's still a few of each in the metro, just not very convenient to me)

KFC has gotten pretty expensive. Last time Wife and I took the kids there, it was about $35, and we could have eaten more. There's a lot of other options in that price range...

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@captainsuperdawg: have NEVER lived in kentucky, yet was driving thru one evening. had to pull over just so i could say "yes, i have had kentucky fried chicken in kentucky". made dh's day. sometimes it's the silly things we do that make for the good memories later.

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@atd15: Two big reasons I don't like it

1. Colonel Sanders was a Hoosier (from Indiana), so that gets on my nerves about Kentucky Fried Chicken, or KFC. It's like me opening up an authentic New York style Pizzeria, it just isn't right.

2. I cook, and my chicken kills KFC's and to top it all off, it's way cheaper to cook than it is to go through the drive-thru.

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@captainsuperdawg: lol, I went to boot camp at Ft Knox and was shocked to see a KFC on the bus ride from the airport! I just never expected a KFC in Kentucky.

@captainsuperdawg: he was from Indiana, but he was a certified Kentucky Colonel.

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I do sometimes...I will miss them if they go out of business :(

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Sure - extra crispy please... Also the pot pies are pretty good.

Expensive though - best deals are often in grocery stores (Deli dept).

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I used to love KFC, but after watching Kentuckyfriedcruelty.com's movie, I just can't go in there anymore. I am a big time omnivore. Put it on a plate or a bun and I'll eat it, but this film got to me. I'll eat all the animals I want, but I think we can be a little civilized about how we raise and kill them. It's a shame, too because that chicken was mighty good!

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The best KFC is the rare spicy recipe. It's usually only found at restaurants in more "urban" locations, but it is delicious!

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I like KFC, their food is great. The only place I've found that tops KFC is Bojangles. Unfortunately there are no Bojangles in WV so KFC is all we have.

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Haven't been in a long time, but I prefer it to most of the fast food chicken places around here.

This make me want to watch the South park episode "Medicinal Fried Chicken"

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Only on rare occasions. I like making my own fried chicken. But, maybe 2-3 times a year we'll get KFC for convenience.

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I haven't had KFC in probably 5 years or so. There is one around by me, but it is run down. Maybe if they built a newer nicer one I'd be more apt to go. I do like their food though.

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KFC's quality is downright appalling for the price they charge.

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it might be silly but I go there for the mashed potatoes & gravy!!

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I stopped going to KFC when I obtained a clone recipe. It's damn near spot on.

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@bkxanon: Not so much, I go there for the coleslaw. I like Popeyes and Churches chicken better (although it's actually been years since I had a piece of fried chicken), but neither of them can make decent coleslaw. I mostly get my chicken whole rotisserie style from Costco and Sam's. We also have Mexican style rotisserie restaurants here, where the chicken is cooked over an open fire basted with lime and chile juice. Healthier, tastier, and cheaper-- the trifecta.

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I love KFC chicken. Our KFC is together with a Long John Silver's and you can get your sides from either place.

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No, I don't because I have access to a Popeye's. Popeye's > KFC.

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Here in South Florida, we have too many latin grilled chicken places to bother eating fried chicken.

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Usually only on Sundays(only day Chick-fil-a is closed)if at all. Do love their mashed potatoe bowls though.

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I don't see them very often around here, but Seattle isn't exactly a fast food friendly town either. Apart from McD's and 'mall food', things like Taco Bell, KFC, etc. are a rarity. Saw my first Dairy Queen in years this last weekend.

(However there was also a Taco Bell and I wanted to try a Dorito Taco, so I stopped there instead.)

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@kamikazeken: I'm a certified Kentucky Colonel too!

And I was planning KFC for lunch before this post. Now I think I'll eat dinner there too!

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dude, if you want an instant heart attack i'll give you my favorite one. i know its not chicken, but go to Sonic, and order the foot long chili cheese coney dog, then order the large (sonic sized) chili cheese tots. they put the tots in a footlong box and smother it with chili and cheese. i haven't looked up the nutritional information for the same reason i won't watch sausage get made, but i'm sure its got something around 48,000 calories and 17 days worth of sodium. but don't worry, just take a long nap to help your body digest and just sleep it off.

WARNING: don't mistake a diabetic coma for a nap

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Nope, their chicken tastes bad. Haven't eaten there in a long time.

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@kamikazeken: I wouldn't be so sure of that. I live in an area that lost damned near all their Quizno's, and they haven't come back. I used to live in an area that lost all their Dunkin Donuts, and those haven't returned either. I could name other franchised eateries that have followed similar trajectories as well and haven't returned; they just don't always pop back up even in places where they made good money.

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Yes, I do eat KFC on occassion. Not very often because if I am wanting fast food KFC usually isn't fast enough here lol. Also, it's more expensive and I make pretty dang good chicken. That being said, I don't know where Colonel Sanders is from originally, but I do know that he started cooking his chicken in a gas station. I also know that he did live in Kentucky with his wife. I was in FFA and when they had National Convention a few years ago in Louisville we ate at his house. It wasn't his chicken, it was a restaurant after his wife. Sit down style with your sides actually coming in giant bowls to share with everyone. It was really awesome and his house was really nice. So I imagine that when he actually started to cook the chicken he lived in Kentucky. So it shouldn't bother anyone. I'm from Mo, but live in Ms. now. If I were to start some sort of business that had Ms. in it or Mo. I wouldn't expect it to bother either state if it got as big as KFC.

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Just to add in a few facts, here's some (more or less) helpful links.

http://www.kfc.com/about/colonel.asp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colonel_Sanders
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KFC

Yep, he was really a Kentucky Colonel. I loved that he sued Hueblein, the company that had purchased KFC from him, for deviating from his recipe, and until his death, they were careful not to do it again, because they knew he'd sue them again.

Now? I don't much care for it, no. The secret spices are mostly just pepper and WAY too much salt. I miss El Pollo Loco, which I used to visit now and then in SoCal, but I really don't eat fast food anyway, so I don't miss it very much.

Hueblein also tried to sue him (and it didn't go well) when he referred to the gravy as sludge.

The first franchise was in Salt Lake City, in the fifties. and was called Harman's Kentucky Fried Chicken.

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@packman711: Nothing's wrong with being a Hoosier, but don't try to act like you can make "Kentucky" labeled products as well as actual Kentuckians.

@kamikazeken: I know he was a Kentucky Colonel, but that's not saying much. Back then, you could throw a rock and hit at least one Kentucky Colonel. We even let the Hoosiers feel cool by giving them the title.

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KFC was good for lunch but ended up making other plans for dinner.

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Los Pollos Hermanos always has excellent quality and service - Gus Fring really ran a tight ship. I wonder if it'll still be open next season?

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@breila: Although I've never been to KY, your review piqued my interest. Google pointed to the Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville, which is apparently a very scenic 1/2-hour drive from Louisville.

From one of the yelp reviewers who loved it: "The food probably took a year off my life, but it was worth it. I got the all you can eat fried chicken dinner which was a good deal at $13.50. The meal came with unlimited buttery biscuits and honey, chicken 'n dumpling soup that tasted like pot pie filling (awesome), crisp fried chicken, and a belt-busting 8 side dishes including everything from mashed potatoes to cream corn to creamed spinach. My pants are getting tight just thinking about it." http://www.yelp.com/biz/claudia-sanders-dinner-house-shelbyville

Haha! If I'm ever in the area, I'm there!

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@ginawoot: i love being southern. we may be inbred, ignorant and constantly drunk, but we know how to eat :) (we also know how to die at 45 from a massive coronary but if you've ever had a good chicken fried steak with fried okra you won't have any regrets)

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I did until it burned down :(