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(The Tennessean)   The recession has given us Kentucky Grilled Chicken; Pasta Hut; Domino's Subs; and $5 burgers at Morton's. Recessions are awesome   (tennessean.com) divider line 217
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2009-06-04 09:03:25 AM  
Recessions are awesome

And salty, don't forget salty.
 
2009-06-04 09:04:54 AM  
I'm going to open a delivery chain called Recession Repast, which will serve as a collection point for all the new food items that various restaurants have released recently. If you want a dinner consisting of Kentucky Grilled Chicken, a side of meat-flavored Pasta Hut Pasta, designer coffee from McDonald's, and a little piece of Cheesecake Factory cheesecake for dessert, you just call, we assemble the meal, and deliver it to you. We'll even have central storage facilities where we have the various restaurants ship their food items so we can store it in one place and deliver it quickly. I'm taking investors, so hurry.
 
2009-06-04 09:15:22 AM  
seems like a mix of things to me. fast food joints have been trying to re-invent themselves for a few years now. pizza hut kinda latched onto the dominos model of having a constant rotation of new items to keep people interested. at the same time a lot of places are realizing that there's a growing market for sensible meal choices. between obesity rates, gas prices, the recession, the credit crunch and a general disillusionment with "corporate america", i think a lot of people are really re-evaluating our whole culture of excess right now. hopefully.
 
2009-06-04 09:15:30 AM  
You sound fat.
 
2009-06-04 10:23:14 AM  
Has anyone actually tried the Kentucky Grilled Chicken? Is it any good? It looks delicious on TV.
 
2009-06-04 10:25:41 AM  
tnpir: Has anyone actually tried the Kentucky Grilled Chicken? Is it any good? It looks delicious on TV.

Dripping in extra lard, it's drooly good.....
 
2009-06-04 10:26:22 AM  
Pocket Ninja: I'm going to open a delivery chain called Recession Repast, which will serve as a collection point for all the new food items that various restaurants have released recently. If you want a dinner consisting of Kentucky Grilled Chicken, a side of meat-flavored Pasta Hut Pasta, designer coffee from McDonald's, and a little piece of Cheesecake Factory cheesecake for dessert, you just call, we assemble the meal, and deliver it to you. We'll even have central storage facilities where we have the various restaurants ship their food items so we can store it in one place and deliver it quickly. I'm taking investors, so hurry.

I'll be awaiting the headline: "Recession Repast filing for bankruptcy over high debts of food variety."

/And the repeat headlines on Fark.
 
2009-06-04 10:26:43 AM  
I have no choice but to test these $5 burgers at Morton's.
 
2009-06-04 10:26:46 AM  
I'm still waiting for adult latte promotions at Starbucks
 
2009-06-04 10:27:16 AM  
Chef Boyardee is better than Pizza Hut's Tuscani pastas.


/the one with bacon not included in above statement
 
2009-06-04 10:27:25 AM  
tnpir: Has anyone actually tried the Kentucky Grilled Chicken? Is it any good? It looks delicious on TV.

Meh. The chicken is ok. Kind on a par with a low-grade Boston Market maybe. But oh, dear God are the sides unhealthy for you.

If you care about things like calories counts, grams of fat, and mgs of sodium in your meal, go to their webpage and look up the nutritional info for a 2 piece meal with a side of green beans and a side of baked beans (the two 'healthiest' options)...

wow.

But in their defense, the chicken itself is actually pretty good for you.
 
2009-06-04 10:27:26 AM  
Was baconnaise created during a recession?
 
2009-06-04 10:27:27 AM  
If I wanted grilled chicken, i would make it myself. I can't make fried chicken because the cost of oil and the frying machine is outdone by my want for fried stuff.
 
2009-06-04 10:27:50 AM  
tnpir: Has anyone actually tried the Kentucky Grilled Chicken? Is it any good? It looks delicious on TV.

And?

Have you ever had any fast food that even remotely resembled what it looks like in the menu, let alone the adverts? It comes from KFC chances are it's filthy and full of useless junk.

I'll stick to my Subway thank you very much. Veggie sub for lunch, and a 24oz steak for dinner. That's the american dream!
 
2009-06-04 10:27:55 AM  
i512.photobucket.com
 
2009-06-04 10:28:02 AM  
tnpir: Has anyone actually tried the Kentucky Grilled Chicken? Is it any good? It looks delicious on TV.

Yea, its pretty good, almost on par with home oven baked chicken.
 
2009-06-04 10:28:21 AM  
Has anyone had those new White Castle pulled pork sliders? They look very tasty.
 
2009-06-04 10:28:40 AM  
"pasta-stuffed bread bowls"

WTF?
 
2009-06-04 10:29:44 AM  
tombotia: Have you ever had any fast food that even remotely resembled what it looks like in the menu, let alone the adverts?

Yes, Whataburger advertisements are fairly accurate.
 
2009-06-04 10:29:56 AM  
Morton's really has $5 burgers at the bar??

Holy shiat I know what I am doing tonight.
 
2009-06-04 10:30:39 AM  
tnpir: Has anyone actually tried the Kentucky Grilled Chicken? Is it any good? It looks delicious on TV.

The last time I was in a KFC I waited 15 minutes for a couple Snackers, and some old guy wearing shorts pooped himself which ended all over the floor. The counter person refused to believe that it was human poop and kept asking who let the dog in.

I asked for a refund. I cannot even look at a KFC without thinking of their slogan "finger-licken good!" and think of eating a hot pile of old man poo.

That being said I can assure you that I will never know if KFC's grilled chicken is any good. I have probably ruined it for you too.

Enjoy your day!
 
2009-06-04 10:30:57 AM  
I don't think that Arby's Roast Burgers really count here; it's basically their standard roast beef, decked out with burger toppings.

What I've seen that does count, though, are El Pollo Loco's new "chicken sliders". With fried chicken patties. Served with french fries. I was gobsmacked to see that.

Now, if In-N-Out actually expands their menu, that may be a sign of the apocalypse.
 
2009-06-04 10:31:15 AM  
tnpir: Has anyone actually tried the Kentucky Grilled Chicken? Is it any good? It looks delicious on TV.

I have tried the Kentucky Grilled Chicken. It is very similar to the rotisserie chicken that is sold at the local grocery store if you added a great amount of salt to said grocery store chicken.

In agreement with the statements about Pizza Hut's pastas...not very good at all.

But I am going to Morton's to try these burger.

/not fat
 
2009-06-04 10:31:31 AM  
Quizno's is my downfall. Wonderful, decadent, overpriced, oh-so-bad. I'm so ashamed. I am also now craving. BRB
 
2009-06-04 10:31:38 AM  
tnpir: Has anyone actually tried the Kentucky Grilled Chicken? Is it any good? It looks delicious on TV.

*Patiently awaiting KfarkGC reviews*
 
2009-06-04 10:31:42 AM  
tnpir: Has anyone actually tried the Kentucky Grilled Chicken? Is it any good? It looks delicious on TV.

It's pretty good if you cover it in batter and deep fry it.
 
2009-06-04 10:31:54 AM  
Ixly: "pasta-stuffed bread bowls"

with a side of cheesy breadsticks and cinnamon breadsticks for dessert!
 
2009-06-04 10:32:11 AM  
There needs to be some mechanism by which all of these fast food providers can retreat from their salt wars. Salt helps sell food, but it is really unhealthy. It would be nice for me if the Mexican places would reduce their salt output as well.

//sorta fat
//denial mechanisms are healthy
 
2009-06-04 10:32:25 AM  
I drove all the way across town and waited in line for 5 minutes to find out that KFC won't honor my free grilled chicken coupon. Apparently they were shocked SHOCKED to find out that printing anything with the words FREE on it during a recession would draw massive feedback. I hate that company.

Popeyes chicken is farkin awesome though.
 
2009-06-04 10:32:42 AM  
Ixly: "pasta-stuffed bread bowls"

WTF?


I know, huh? "Hey, pasta doesn't have enough carbohydrates, let's encase it in bread!" Who thought of that?
 
2009-06-04 10:33:45 AM  
tnpir: Has anyone actually tried the Kentucky Grilled Chicken? Is it any good? It looks delicious on TV.

It has to be frozen...I just can't imagine some kid sitting in a KFC over an open grill. You'd end up with some seriously farked up chicken.
 
2009-06-04 10:35:04 AM  
signaljammer: the Mexican places would reduce their salt output as well.

Chipotle, I am looking at you. WAY too much salt. Otherwise I like chipotle. Baja Fresh too.
 
2009-06-04 10:35:06 AM  
Yeah, subby... just keep hoping for what this recession is 'giving' up. BHO will love to keep 'giving' you stuff if you keep suckling off the gubment's teat.
 
2009-06-04 10:35:18 AM  
signaljammer: There needs to be some mechanism by which all of these fast food providers can retreat from their salt wars. Salt helps sell food, but it is really unhealthy. It would be nice for me if the Mexican places would reduce their salt output as well.

//sorta fat
//denial mechanisms are healthy


Suddely, I had a crave for Pollo Loco.
 
2009-06-04 10:35:25 AM  
HeartBurnKid: Now, if In-N-Out actually expands their menu, that may be a sign of the apocalypse.

I hate saying never, but that will never happen.
 
2009-06-04 10:35:59 AM  
The Angry Hand of God: tnpir: Has anyone actually tried the Kentucky Grilled Chicken? Is it any good? It looks delicious on TV.

The last time I was in a KFC I waited 15 minutes for a couple Snackers, and some old guy wearing shorts pooped himself which ended all over the floor. The counter person refused to believe that it was human poop and kept asking who let the dog in.

I asked for a refund. I cannot even look at a KFC without thinking of their slogan "finger-licken good!" and think of eating a hot pile of old man poo.

That being said I can assure you that I will never know if KFC's grilled chicken is any good. I have probably ruined it for you too.

Enjoy your day!


You truly are a son of a biatch.
 
2009-06-04 10:37:16 AM  
Tatsuhiko: I'll be awaiting the headline: "Recession Repast filing for bankruptcy over high debts of food variety."

Or maybe, "Recession Rapist Still at Large".
 
2009-06-04 10:37:26 AM  
The absurdity of pasta inside bread is somewhat offset by the sheer volume of energy one can get from it. It's like 8 bucks, but could feasibly keep you at least alive for a day, if not well fed.

Also, maybe it was just my Dominos, but the sub was farking awful. Like 3 ounces of dry meat on chewy toast. Ech.
 
2009-06-04 10:38:11 AM  
dragonaut: I drove all the way across town and waited in line for 5 minutes to find out that KFC won't honor my free grilled chicken coupon. Apparently they were shocked SHOCKED to find out that printing anything with the words FREE on it during a recession would draw massive feedback. I hate that company.

Popeyes chicken is farkin awesome though.


Nobody beats Bojangles not nobody not nohow!

/if i lived closer to one i would probably weigh like 300 lbs
 
2009-06-04 10:38:29 AM  
The grilled chicken at KFC is more expensive, i'm not understanding how a recession has somehow created a more expensive product.
 
2009-06-04 10:38:30 AM  
Pizza hut pasta is awful. Pasta in and of itself is not too hard to cook, yet they somehow get it wrong.

/they must use the same "cheese" they use on their pizza
//nasty oily "cheese"
 
2009-06-04 10:38:56 AM  
Thank god for high viscosity mayo.

i44.tinypic.com
 
2009-06-04 10:39:01 AM  
And yet, the double-cheeseburger is now off the dollar menu, replaced by something consisting of two rancid slices of dog meat they call the McDouble. With good food getting cheaper and bad food getting more expensive, it feels like my life got flipped-turned upside down, and I liked to take a minute, just sit right there, I'll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel Air. In west Philadelphia born and raised; on the playground was where I spent most of my days. Chillin' out maxin' relaxin' all cool, and all shootin some b-ball outside of the school... When a couple of guys, who were up to no good, started making trouble in my neighborhood. I got in one little fight and my mom got scared! She said "You're movin' with your auntie and uncle in Bel Air."
 
2009-06-04 10:39:52 AM  
I like Boston Market chicken way better. I had a bad experience with the KGC.
 
2009-06-04 10:40:00 AM  
DrewFL: tnpir: Has anyone actually tried the Kentucky Grilled Chicken? Is it any good? It looks delicious on TV.

It has to be frozen...I just can't imagine some kid sitting in a KFC over an open grill. You'd end up with some seriously farked up chicken.


It is frozen. They apparantly flash fry it so it will thaw then they grill it.

I found it kinda greasy. It was ok..not mindblowing
 
2009-06-04 10:40:13 AM  
MindStalker: tnpir: Has anyone actually tried the Kentucky Grilled Chicken? Is it any good? It looks delicious on TV.

Yea, its pretty good, almost on par with home oven baked chicken.


I wasn't impressed. still tasted "fried" and very greasy to me. I'm staying with the extra crispy.
 
2009-06-04 10:40:18 AM  
wmoonfox: And yet, the double-cheeseburger is now off the dollar menu, replaced by something consisting of two rancid slices of dog meat they call the McDouble. With good food getting cheaper and bad food getting more expensive, it feels like my life got flipped-turned upside down, and I liked to take a minute, just sit right there, I'll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel Air. In west Philadelphia born and raised; on the playground was where I spent most of my days. Chillin' out maxin' relaxin' all cool, and all shootin some b-ball outside of the school... When a couple of guys, who were up to no good, started making trouble in my neighborhood. I got in one little fight and my mom got scared! She said "You're movin' with your auntie and uncle in Bel Air."

I looked for a cab and when it came near the license plate said "fresh" and some dice on the mirror.
 
2009-06-04 10:40:19 AM  
LasersHurt: The absurdity of pasta inside bread is somewhat offset by the sheer volume of energy one can get from it. It's like 8 bucks, but could feasibly keep you at least alive for a day, if not well fed.

Also, maybe it was just my Dominos, but the sub was farking awful. Like 3 ounces of dry meat on chewy toast. Ech.


It was Dominos, I assure you: that place sucks no matter which franchisee runs it.

/Fark Dominos
//Domino Fark?
 
2009-06-04 10:40:20 AM  
GalFriday: It is very similar to the rotisserie chicken that is sold at the local grocery store if you added a great amount of salt to said grocery store chicken.

interesting. -1 to KGC

/oh who am I kidding. my sodium levels match the Great Salt Lake

The Angry Hand of God:
I asked for a refund. I cannot even look at a KFC without thinking of their slogan "finger-licken good!" and think of eating a hot pile of old man poo.

mmmm, gravy.
 
2009-06-04 10:40:53 AM  
SeamusFerrell: Has anyone had those new White Castle pulled pork sliders? They look very tasty.

All I know is, the 'Furry' commercial for that creeps me out.

Link (new window)
 
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