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2013-04-05 01:22:50 AM
Without bones or skin? Are you kidding me? The skin on the Original Recipe chicken is delicious.
 
2013-04-05 01:46:52 AM
I have a constitutional right to food served in a bucket!
 
2013-04-05 01:52:31 AM

Bathia_Mapes: Without bones or skin? Are you kidding me? The skin on the Original Recipe chicken is delicious.


Here's the deal:

The demand for dark meat (mostly wings and drums) has surpassed the demand for white meat for some time, at least a year or so I believe. This is largely thanks to places like Buffalo Wild Wings, and many, many imitators trying to get in on the trend, such as Little Caesar's. In response many restaurants (including chains, esp. chains) have started offering white meat marketed in new ways (e.g. "boneless wings"). This is just a logical step in that direction.

It probably takes KFC about six months to a year (this is a WAG) to bring a new product to market with how big their supply chain is, much less any restaurant refitting and/or staff training needed, so it makes sense that only now are they getting this on the menu.

But seriously, skin or no, I might buy chicken strips if they taste like original recipe.

/craves it fortnightly
//on Fridays I used to get KFC for lunch as a "treat", but since I discovered that Five Guys has online ordering, which dispenses with the 10-15 min. wait, I've started getting lunch there instead
 
2013-04-05 02:07:40 AM
R.I.P KFC


/mcdonalds is not a model to emulate, dipshiats
 
2013-04-05 03:23:56 AM

Sid_6.7: Bathia_Mapes: Without bones or skin? Are you kidding me? The skin on the Original Recipe chicken is delicious.

Here's the deal:

The demand for dark meat (mostly wings and drums) has surpassed the demand for white meat for some time, at least a year or so I believe. This is largely thanks to places like Buffalo Wild Wings, and many, many imitators trying to get in on the trend, such as Little Caesar's. In response many restaurants (including chains, esp. chains) have started offering white meat marketed in new ways (e.g. "boneless wings"). This is just a logical step in that direction.

It probably takes KFC about six months to a year (this is a WAG) to bring a new product to market with how big their supply chain is, much less any restaurant refitting and/or staff training needed, so it makes sense that only now are they getting this on the menu.

But seriously, skin or no, I might buy chicken strips if they taste like original recipe.

/craves it fortnightly
//on Fridays I used to get KFC for lunch as a "treat", but since I discovered that Five Guys has online ordering, which dispenses with the 10-15 min. wait, I've started getting lunch there instead


I've always considered wings to be white meat.  Does BWW serve legs?

Boneless, I'm all for.  Poultry bones freak me out - I don't like them one bit (no problem with beef or pork bones, but they're bigger, so not as weird). I'm not as big a fan of the 'skinless' idea, but I'd be willing to try it.

My local KFC started serving fried chicken livers this past year, that alone has brought me there more than anything else the've done.  The KFC livers are also the best deal going - a big ass box of them, enough for two meals easily, is only like $3.50.
 
2013-04-05 05:30:29 AM
Kentucky Fried Chicken Food Product
 
2013-04-05 06:39:23 AM
Its new ad slogan will be: "I ate the bones!"

boxofficebuz.com
 
2013-04-05 06:50:13 AM
Dear Popeye's,

Please don't do this. Fried chicken should have bones and skin. Please ignore the spoiled delicate flowers who haven't matured past chicken nuggets.

/Nabb1
 
2013-04-05 07:18:49 AM
April 5, 2018 - Today KFC announced the new "Chicken Squeezer" that allows customer to dispense liqufied salted chicken-flavored paste from a cake frosting tube into their own (or a friend's) gaping maw.
"Let's face it, we've been heading this way for a while now," the KFC CEO mused.
 
2013-04-05 07:26:40 AM

RobertBruce: R.I.P KFC


/mcdonalds is not a model to emulate, dipshiats


-quietly sobbing into chubby hands-
 
2013-04-05 07:26:47 AM

RobertBruce: mcdonalds is not a model to emulate, dipshiats


That is unless you want to be wildly successful.
 
2013-04-05 07:27:51 AM
You know who else ate the bone?

GAY HITLER.
 
2013-04-05 07:29:56 AM

Nabb1: Dear Popeye's,

Please don't do this. Fried chicken should have bones and skin. Please ignore the spoiled delicate flowers who haven't matured past chicken nuggets.

/Nabb1


Came to say something like this.

/loves me some Popeye's
 
2013-04-05 07:30:21 AM
2.bp.blogspot.com

At least it'll be much easier to apply those herbs and spices.
 
TWX
2013-04-05 07:31:23 AM
Uh, is April Fools over yet?
 
2013-04-05 07:34:46 AM

Sid_6.7: Bathia_Mapes: Without bones or skin? Are you kidding me? The skin on the Original Recipe chicken is delicious.

Here's the deal:

The demand for dark meat (mostly wings and drums) has surpassed the demand for white meat for some time, at least a year or so I believe. This is largely thanks to places like Buffalo Wild Wings, and many, many imitators trying to get in on the trend, such as Little Caesar's. In response many restaurants (including chains, esp. chains) have started offering white meat marketed in new ways (e.g. "boneless wings"). This is just a logical step in that direction.

It probably takes KFC about six months to a year (this is a WAG) to bring a new product to market with how big their supply chain is, much less any restaurant refitting and/or staff training needed, so it makes sense that only now are they getting this on the menu.

But seriously, skin or no, I might buy chicken strips if they taste like original recipe.

/craves it fortnightly
//on Fridays I used to get KFC for lunch as a "treat", but since I discovered that Five Guys has online ordering, which dispenses with the 10-15 min. wait, I've started getting lunch there instead


I worked at a KFC here in canada til september. We already had strips that were just white meat done up in the original recipe flour mixture and they ARE delish. Way better than the crispy strips they used to use. In other news, kfc canada has had wraps for years.
 
2013-04-05 07:35:10 AM
i knew it was genetically modified! i knew it! meat made in a lab with no bones!
 
2013-04-05 07:35:15 AM
Guys, relax, you can have the skins as a side order.

The question "Would you like some skins with that?" will be commonplace at the local KFC.
I'm sure they can throw in some bones too if you ask them, like they do for salt and pepper.
 
2013-04-05 07:35:37 AM

TuteTibiImperes: My local KFC started serving fried chicken livers this past year, that alone has brought me there more than anything else the've done. The KFC livers are also the best deal going - a big ass box of them, enough for two meals easily, is only like $3.50


Are you shiatting me?

Where do you live?

TuteTibiImperes: Boneless, I'm all for. Poultry bones freak me out - I don't like them one bit (no problem with beef or pork bones, but they're bigger, so not as weird).


My wife is the same thing.  I thought it was the weirdest thing.  Until abotu 2 years ago she was the only person I knew like that.  I have since met a few people who felt the same.
 
2013-04-05 07:41:34 AM

AC21365: Nabb1: Dear Popeye's,

Please don't do this. Fried chicken should have bones and skin. Please ignore the spoiled delicate flowers who haven't matured past chicken nuggets.

/Nabb1

Came to say something like this.

/loves me some Popeye's


I really don't understand this. Popeye's and KFC both already have chicken tenders on the menu. Popeye's spicy strips are awesome; KFC used to have really good tenders, too, but they changed the batter recipe and now they suck (at least at they did when I last ate there a couple of years ago). There aren't any chicken places where I live now besides Church's and it is flat out nasty.(And they don't sell breasts anymore, WTF?)

Why do you need more choices in boneless bird than tenders / strips I have no farking clue.

Usually I get tenders because the only time I'm in position to get Popeye's--I'm on the road. Chicken on the bone is messier. But for real fried chicken goodness: it's best enjoyed on the bone...

/Nuggets are a joke except at Popeye's or Chick-Fil-A.
 
2013-04-05 07:43:44 AM

The Snow Dog: You know who else ate the bone?

GAY HITLER.


But I thought Mary Moon didn't like the meat.
 
2013-04-05 07:44:22 AM
What they say: Customers want this.
What they mean: This will be more profitable to us.

Because:
1) We can make this crap in a factory and ship it out frozen to stores, who will only need to microwave it, thereby drastically reducing the manpower requirements.
2) We can use ground up, processed and re-processed chicken "parts," where we previously just threw those bits away.
3) The leftover bits, such as bones and innards can now be sold to other firms who process them for things like gelatin, pet food, and fertilizer.
4) We think our customers are stupid and won't realize they're being screwed.  Hell, we'll even charge them more despite the fact that the new business model will cost a mere fraction of what we were paying for product and labor.
 
2013-04-05 07:44:36 AM
There are few more succinct ways to sum up change in America in my lifetime than the evolution of the old 1963 Kentucky Fried Chicken shack, purveyor of glorious, greasy, real fried chicken (and real potatoes, cole slaw, biscuits) into the plasticized, televised, branded, drivethrough, entirely synthetic shiatvendor that is the modern KFC. I'm not surprised that they want to change to prefabricated chicken byproduct patties.

I need a time machine.
 
2013-04-05 07:45:43 AM

miss diminutive: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 298x348]

At least it'll be much easier to apply those herbs and spices.


Yea, I figure it's only a matter of time before rumors of "chickens bred to be boneless" rumors start.
 
2013-04-05 07:47:05 AM
Awesome miss diminutive. Thank you.
 
2013-04-05 07:47:35 AM
But what of the failure bowl and the saddness pile!!!
 
2013-04-05 07:51:29 AM
geneticsandliterature.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-04-05 07:55:24 AM

Sid_6.7: The demand for dark meat (mostly wings and drums) has surpassed the demand for white meat for some time, at least a year or so I believe. This is largely thanks to places like Buffalo Wild Wings,


FAIL.  Wings are white meat.  Duh.  It doesn't mean they are good for you.
 
2013-04-05 07:55:48 AM

tillerman35: What they say: Customers want this.
What they mean: This will be more profitable to us.

Because:
1) We can make this crap in a factory and ship it out frozen to stores, who will only need to microwave it, thereby drastically reducing the manpower requirements.
2) We can use ground up, processed and re-processed chicken "parts," where we previously just threw those bits away.
3) The leftover bits, such as bones and innards can now be sold to other firms who process them for things like gelatin, pet food, and fertilizer.
4) We think our customers are stupid and won't realize they're being screwed.  Hell, we'll even charge them more despite the fact that the new business model will cost a mere fraction of what we were paying for product and labor.


This :(

The bone was a good way of telling your meal came from a bird.
 
2013-04-05 07:56:15 AM

miss diminutive: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 298x348]

At least it'll be much easier to apply those herbs and spices.


First thing I thought of.

I've been making fried chicken at least 2x per month and use the boneless chicken thighs. Delicious.
 
2013-04-05 07:56:44 AM
This means the actual ratio of meat to crap will decrease over time, exactly like Taco Bell.
 
2013-04-05 07:56:54 AM
yeah, no. I liked KFC cause of the bones. Shows it's not fake chicken processed within an inch of it's life.

Now i'll just stick with pizza.
 
2013-04-05 07:57:25 AM
"Our Holy Grail is chicken on the bone," says marketing chief Jason Marker. "We are taking our hero product and drastically changing it."

There's the reference I was hoping for.

i171.photobucket.com

Look at the bones!
 
2013-04-05 07:57:41 AM
The funny thing is, their advertising campaign for years now has focused on 1) We use fresh and real Tyson chicken and 2) Buy a bucket and have a nice meal at home with your family.  This new direction is a COMPLETE reversal of these messages, and is pretty farking stupid in my opinion.
 
2013-04-05 07:58:26 AM
 
2013-04-05 08:00:36 AM

Smoking GNU: yeah, no. I liked KFC cause of the bones. Shows it's not fake chicken processed within an inch of it's life.

Now i'll just stick with pizza.


Same here. Boneless chicken? Please.

It will be high fructose corn syrup and other non-edible chemicals to make it taste like chicken.
 
2013-04-05 08:03:36 AM
Is it bad that I actually prefer boneless wings?
 
2013-04-05 08:05:10 AM
The target: an ultra-finicky generation of Millennials

Stupid kids ruin everything...

miss diminutive: At least it'll be much easier to apply those herbs and spices.


Winner, winner (boneless) chicken dinner!
 
2013-04-05 08:05:21 AM

PizzaJedi81: Is it bad that I actually prefer boneless wings?


You mean you like imitation chicken sculpted into wing shapes.
 
2013-04-05 08:05:51 AM

tillerman35: What they say: Customers want this.
What they mean: This will be more profitable to us.

Because:
1) We can make this crap in a factory and ship it out frozen to stores, who will only need to microwave it, thereby drastically reducing the manpower requirements.
2) We can use ground up, processed and re-processed chicken "parts," where we previously just threw those bits away.
3) The leftover bits, such as bones and innards can now be sold to other firms who process them for things like gelatin, pet food, and fertilizer.
4) We think our customers are stupid and won't realize they're being screwed.  Hell, we'll even charge them more despite the fact that the new business model will cost a mere fraction of what we were paying for product and labor.


I dnrtfa but you are most likely correct about this^^^. Eww, I won't eat that sh*t.
I hope they don't mess with the coleslaw.
 
2013-04-05 08:11:13 AM
I'll be there when they do chicken ass on a stick, Thai style.
www.norway2thailand.com
 
2013-04-05 08:12:39 AM

dopekitty74: Sid_6.7: Bathia_Mapes: Without bones or skin? Are you kidding me? The skin on the Original Recipe chicken is delicious.

Here's the deal:

The demand for dark meat (mostly wings and drums) has surpassed the demand for white meat for some time, at least a year or so I believe. This is largely thanks to places like Buffalo Wild Wings, and many, many imitators trying to get in on the trend, such as Little Caesar's. In response many restaurants (including chains, esp. chains) have started offering white meat marketed in new ways (e.g. "boneless wings"). This is just a logical step in that direction.

It probably takes KFC about six months to a year (this is a WAG) to bring a new product to market with how big their supply chain is, much less any restaurant refitting and/or staff training needed, so it makes sense that only now are they getting this on the menu.

But seriously, skin or no, I might buy chicken strips if they taste like original recipe.

/craves it fortnightly
//on Fridays I used to get KFC for lunch as a "treat", but since I discovered that Five Guys has online ordering, which dispenses with the 10-15 min. wait, I've started getting lunch there instead

I worked at a KFC here in canada til september. We already had strips that were just white meat done up in the original recipe flour mixture and they ARE delish. Way better than the crispy strips they used to use. In other news, kfc canada has had wraps for years.


I disagree. I liked the crispy strips better. But, you know, different strokes, etc...
 
2013-04-05 08:13:08 AM
Because it's cheaper to toss whole chickens into a meat grinder and glue them back together in fun shapes...
 
2013-04-05 08:14:00 AM
So instead of fried chicken you plan on serving what amounts to basically chicken tenders?

And customers don't realize this?

.....we're doomed as a species
 
2013-04-05 08:14:14 AM
So they're aiming for a certain proportion of the population (millenials) ...good luck with that colonel
 
2013-04-05 08:14:17 AM

Nabb1: Dear Popeye's,

Please don't do this. Fried chicken should have bones and skin. Please ignore the spoiled delicate flowers who haven't matured past chicken nuggets.

/Nabb1

A true patriot for the people right there folks

 
2013-04-05 08:14:44 AM
Kentucky Fake Chicken
 
2013-04-05 08:15:10 AM
I have a feeling they'll have to change their name to KFRCFP - Kentucky Fried Reconstituted Chicken Food Product.
 
2013-04-05 08:16:16 AM

cajunns: So they're aiming for a certain proportion of the population (millenials) ...good luck with that colonel


Yup you're right.  The Millennials (of which I am one) are a very fickle generation.  Getting us to buy anything consistently usually ends in failure and bankruptcy.
 
2013-04-05 08:17:29 AM

tillerman35: What they say: Customers want this.
What they mean: This will be more profitable to us.

Because:
1) We can make this crap in a factory and ship it out frozen to stores, who will only need to microwave it, thereby drastically reducing the manpower requirements.
2) We can use ground up, processed and re-processed chicken "parts," where we previously just threw those bits away.
3) The leftover bits, such as bones and innards can now be sold to other firms who process them for things like gelatin, pet food, and fertilizer.
4) We think our customers are stupid and won't realize they're being screwed.  Hell, we'll even charge them more despite the fact that the new business model will cost a mere fraction of what we were paying for product and labor.


1)Microwaves are very rarely used in fast food. For example there are only two items on the McDondals menu that are microwaved, the bun for the fillet of fish sandwich, and the breakfast burritos.
2)These fillets are have been offered in Canada for a long time and the are exactly what they are described as, boneless chicken in the original flour. They aren't bad really and they are most assuredly real cuts of chicken.
3)Yes in the modern world we generally use almost every part of the animals we slaughter.
4)It takes two people to screw.
 
2013-04-05 08:19:52 AM

Smoking GNU: PizzaJedi81: Is it bad that I actually prefer boneless wings?

You mean you like imitation chicken sculpted into wing shapes.


I'm pretty sure it's just breast meat sliced into wing shapes.

But as the late, great Colonel Sanders once said, "I'm too drunk to taste this chicken."
 
2013-04-05 08:20:53 AM

liam76: TuteTibiImperes: My local KFC started serving fried chicken livers this past year, that alone has brought me there more than anything else the've done. The KFC livers are also the best deal going - a big ass box of them, enough for two meals easily, is only like $3.50

Are you shiatting me?

Where do you live?

TuteTibiImperes: Boneless, I'm all for. Poultry bones freak me out - I don't like them one bit (no problem with beef or pork bones, but they're bigger, so not as weird).

My wife is the same thing.  I thought it was the weirdest thing.  Until abotu 2 years ago she was the only person I knew like that.  I have since met a few people who felt the same.


See a therapist and take your friends/wife with you.
 
2013-04-05 08:23:24 AM
Pah.  Just start feeding us Soylent Green and be done with it already.
 
2013-04-05 08:26:13 AM
Egoy3k:

1)Microwaves are very rarely used in fast food. For example there are only two items on the McDondals menu that are microwaved, the bun for the fillet of fish sandwich, and the breakfast burritos.

When I worked there 20 years ago everything was microwaved.  It goes like this.  You cook the meat and put it into a cabinet.  When the counter calls for 12 burgers, you assemble them (they stopped toasting buns around 1992) and put them into a "Q-ing Oven" aka microwave and then send them across the top of the grill.  From there they go into the bin where they sit some more.  Everything went into the Q-Ing oven except The Big Breakfast, the nuggets, and the fries.
 
2013-04-05 08:26:36 AM
Sid_6.7:
Here's the deal:

The demand for dark meat (mostly wings and drums) has surpassed the demand for white meat for some time, at least a year or so I believe. This is largely thanks to places like Buffalo Wild Wings, and many, many imitators trying to get in on the trend, such as Little Caesar's. In response many restaurants (including chains, esp. chains) have started offering white meat marketed in new ways (e.g. "boneless wings"). This is just a logical step in that direction.


wrong on all counts, boneless chx breasts have been rising in sales for quite a while..
thats why thighs are so cheap at the supermarket
 
2013-04-05 08:27:58 AM
blogs.ocweekly.com
 
2013-04-05 08:28:39 AM
These sound good, but they already had boneless filets available.  The holy grail would be extra tasty crispy boneless filets.
 
2013-04-05 08:29:09 AM
images4.wikia.nocookie.net
Cartman!  You ate the skin off every piece of chicken!!

Ya, but I left the chicken parts for you.
 
2013-04-05 08:29:38 AM
Two things that come to mind:
bbsimg.ngfiles.com
And KFC labs have found a method to grow chicken meat in the lab, and they are preparing people for that...
 
2013-04-05 08:30:53 AM

vert0: Sid_6.7:
Here's the deal:

The demand for dark meat (mostly wings and drums) has surpassed the demand for white meat for some time, at least a year or so I believe. This is largely thanks to places like Buffalo Wild Wings, and many, many imitators trying to get in on the trend, such as Little Caesar's. In response many restaurants (including chains, esp. chains) have started offering white meat marketed in new ways (e.g. "boneless wings"). This is just a logical step in that direction.

wrong on all counts, boneless chx breasts have been rising in sales for quite a while..
thats why thighs are so cheap at the supermarket


No, he's right.  While thighs are cheaper than breasts, they've been rising in price steadily at a rate not consistent with the rise in breast meat price.  Dark meat is in significantly higher demand than it was 10 years ago when it was throwaway junk we shipped to the Russians.  I only buy thighs or whole chickens and I buy them a lot.  To say that thighs are cheap is a very old idea.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/01/dark-meat-chicken-prices_n_ 14 67044.html

Don't even get me started on what's happened to the price of brisket.  I'm waiting until everyone figures out flatiron steaks and jams the price of that up too.
 
2013-04-05 08:33:16 AM
NO!!!!

Factory-floor sweepings glued together do NOT taste as good as on-the-bone chicken you cheap corporate c@cksucking bastards.

That said, I don't eat there but once or twice a year anyway.

Best fried chicken is at Ila Restaurant, sweet potato soufflé too, depending on who's cooking.
 
2013-04-05 08:33:41 AM
I haven't eaten at a KFC in six or so years. This won't get me back into one of their restaurants any time soon.

/Culver's chicken is far superior anyway.
 
2013-04-05 08:36:26 AM
Science has gone too far.
 
2013-04-05 08:36:45 AM

tillerman35: What they say: Customers want this.
What they mean: This will be more profitable to us.

Because:
1) We can make this crap in a factory and ship it out frozen to stores, who will only need to microwave it, thereby drastically reducing the manpower requirements.
2) We can use ground up, processed and re-processed chicken "parts," where we previously just threw those bits away.
3) The leftover bits, such as bones and innards can now be sold to other firms who process them for things like gelatin, pet food, and fertilizer.
4) We think our customers are stupid and won't realize they're being screwed.  Hell, we'll even charge them more despite the fact that the new business model will cost a mere fraction of what we were paying for product and labor.


THIS.  A company that makes garbage and calls it food has just found a way to make their garbage a little garbagy.
 
2013-04-05 08:38:10 AM
It would require them to remove the bones, skin, plus a substantial amount of fat and salt to convince me to eat in KFC. Last time I ate there it was like licking grease off a salt cellar.
 
2013-04-05 08:40:10 AM
It has already been rumors around that they don't use real chicken in the first place and this will just enforce that idea.
/Meat always taste better when cooked with the bone
 
2013-04-05 08:43:00 AM

Nabb1: Dear Popeye's,

Please don't do this. Fried chicken should have bones and skin. Please ignore the spoiled delicate flowers who haven't matured past chicken nuggets.

/Nabb1

 
2013-04-05 08:43:09 AM
both are served without bones
Hmm. Okaaaaaay.....

or skin.
Fark you.  I'm out.
 
2013-04-05 08:43:22 AM

Rapmaster2000: Don't even get me started on what's happened to the price of brisket.  I'm waiting until everyone figures out flatiron steaks and jams the price of that up too.


You're too late. Flatiron is the new trendy cut for foodies. Kind of like skirt steak became in the last decade.
 
2013-04-05 08:44:16 AM
You're paying at least twice the average cost of supermarket fried chicken, but half of the total volume is inedible bones.

As much as I like tenders over boned chikkin, I just hope that KFC doesn't do their's a la McNuggets. Chicken meat shouldn't be sponge-like in consistency.
 
2013-04-05 08:44:44 AM

PizzaJedi81: The Snow Dog: You know who else ate the bone?

GAY HITLER.

But I thought Mary Moon didn't like the meat.


Mary Moon despite that fact remains quite sexual
 
2013-04-05 08:45:13 AM

drjekel_mrhyde: It has already been rumors around that they don't use real chicken in the first place and this will just enforce that idea.



If someoen is dumb enought obelieve that, none of their marketing will help.
 
2013-04-05 08:45:54 AM
I'm not fat, but sometimes I like to eat like a fat guy.  And when I do, it's KFC and it gaddamned better have greasy salty bones and crispy skin.  And I don't stop until I hate myself.
 
2013-04-05 08:47:29 AM
PS:

If KFC ever comes out with "Original Recipe Skins". I mean, a huge bucket of no meat. Just the skins cooked in original secret recipe herbs & spices, they will have truly enslaved the world.

I'll say it again: KFC Original Recipe Skins

www.nerdtopiacast.com
You're doing this right now, aren't you?
 
2013-04-05 08:47:45 AM

tillerman35: What they say: Customers want this.
What they mean: This will be more profitable to us.

Because: ...We can use ground up, processed and re-processed chicken "parts," where we previously just threw those bits away....


Exactly. Just reading the headline made me think "slurry-tastic".
 
2013-04-05 08:50:03 AM
OBAMA YOU FREAKING MONSTER!!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Oh wait, I prefer Popeye's anyway... Carry on my KFC son..
 
2013-04-05 08:50:11 AM

TV's Vinnie: You're paying at least twice the average cost of supermarket fried chicken, but half of the total volume is inedible bones.

As much as I like tenders over boned chikkin, I just hope that KFC doesn't do their's a la McNuggets. Chicken meat shouldn't be sponge-like in consistency.


Removing the bones from chicken changes the flavor and the texture. I don't think chicken tenders taste nearly as good as real fried chicken cooked correctly. That's why tenders usually come with sauce and fried chicken doesn't.
 
2013-04-05 08:50:37 AM

TuteTibiImperes: Sid_6.7: Bathia_Mapes: Without bones or skin? Are you kidding me? The skin on the Original Recipe chicken is delicious.

Here's the deal:

The demand for dark meat (mostly wings and drums) has surpassed the demand for white meat for some time, at least a year or so I believe. This is largely thanks to places like Buffalo Wild Wings, and many, many imitators trying to get in on the trend, such as Little Caesar's. In response many restaurants (including chains, esp. chains) have started offering white meat marketed in new ways (e.g. "boneless wings"). This is just a logical step in that direction.

It probably takes KFC about six months to a year (this is a WAG) to bring a new product to market with how big their supply chain is, much less any restaurant refitting and/or staff training needed, so it makes sense that only now are they getting this on the menu.

But seriously, skin or no, I might buy chicken strips if they taste like original recipe.

/craves it fortnightly
//on Fridays I used to get KFC for lunch as a "treat", but since I discovered that Five Guys has online ordering, which dispenses with the 10-15 min. wait, I've started getting lunch there instead

I've always considered wings to be white meat.  Does BWW serve legs?

Boneless, I'm all for.

Poultry bones freak me out - I don't like them one bit (no problem with beef or pork bones, but they're bigger, so not as weird). I'm not as big a fan of the 'skinless' idea, but I'd be willing to try it.

My local KFC started serving fried chicken livers this past year, that alone has brought me there more than anything else the've done.  The KFC livers are also the best deal going - a big ass box of them, enough for two meals easily, is only like $3.50.


I feel exactly the same. I'm the wuss at my inlaws dining table that insists on a boneless piece of chicken. I hate even touching chicken with bones. It may be because I have a bird phobia.
 
2013-04-05 08:50:49 AM
The day KFC replaces its chicken with "boneless" chicken-and-sawdust-slurry compressed into chicken-like shapes, is the last day I ever step foot in a KFC.
 
2013-04-05 08:52:03 AM
www.pizzaboys.com

I don't know what a KFC is, but it sounds gross.
 
2013-04-05 08:52:56 AM
Never before have I been more thankful not to be in the target demo. You guys enjoy your nasty-ass frankenchicken, I'll just grab some fresh ingredients from the grocery store and cook.
 
2013-04-05 08:54:33 AM
I haven't been to KFC since I was a kid (20 years or so) but Im tempted to go buy a bucket now before they get rid of it completely.

Best biscuits that I've had we're in MS. Butter soaked through the little wax paper envelope they came. Melt in your mouth. So much better than this carrot cucumber apple juice I'm having for breakfast.

And now I have Mary Moon in my head. Thanks fark.
 
2013-04-05 08:55:15 AM
 
2013-04-05 08:55:18 AM

Nabb1: Rapmaster2000: Don't even get me started on what's happened to the price of brisket.  I'm waiting until everyone figures out flatiron steaks and jams the price of that up too.

You're too late. Flatiron is the new trendy cut for foodies. Kind of like skirt steak became in the last decade.


God damnit.  Well, I've still got head-on whole fish.  Considering people are terrified of fish heads I think I might get to keep that one for a while.  Still, everyone is eating pork cheeks now so fish heads can't be far behind.
 
2013-04-05 08:56:16 AM

liam76: drjekel_mrhyde: It has already been rumors around that they don't use real chicken in the first place and this will just enforce that idea.


If someoen is dumb enought obelieve that, none of their marketing will help.


I was like WTF when I first heard it in person, but it even has been mentioned on here by a few people.
/I think they're meaning to say the strips/tenders
They have over 4 million results on Google
i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-05 08:56:32 AM
Main page links to autoplay videos? In  my Fark.com? It's more likely than you think.

/shakes tiny fist at corporate IT department that won't let me install flashblocker
 
2013-04-05 08:58:02 AM
Ladies, I got all the bone you need.
 
2013-04-05 08:58:38 AM
I prefer bone-in pieces these days because they cook better and are cheaper.  Dark meat quarters are where it's at.  Brine, grill indirect til done then direct for some nice char.  Just ate my last one yesterday damnit.  Sunday might be beer can chicken day.
 
2013-04-05 09:00:04 AM

drjekel_mrhyde: They have over 4 million results on Google


Try with quotes.
 
2013-04-05 09:02:04 AM
I propose a class action lawsuit against KFC for even attempting to change my chicken. I've previously had a disturbing encounter with ghost Harlan, and he was not pleased as to the direction that his product has taken. It appears that Yum Foods is going to be damned to seventh level pretty soon. Sell your stock now.
 
2013-04-05 09:02:15 AM

miss diminutive: At least it'll be much easier to apply those herbs and spices.


And they are easy to catch.
 
2013-04-05 09:02:45 AM

Nabb1: Dear Popeye's,

Please don't do this. Fried chicken should have bones and skin. Please ignore the spoiled delicate flowers who haven't matured past chicken nuggets.

/Nabb1


This
 
2013-04-05 09:03:17 AM

Egoy3k: tillerman35: What they say: Customers want this.
What they mean: This will be more profitable to us.

Because:
1) We can make this crap in a factory and ship it out frozen to stores, who will only need to microwave it, thereby drastically reducing the manpower requirements.
2) We can use ground up, processed and re-processed chicken "parts," where we previously just threw those bits away.
3) The leftover bits, such as bones and innards can now be sold to other firms who process them for things like gelatin, pet food, and fertilizer.
4) We think our customers are stupid and won't realize they're being screwed.  Hell, we'll even charge them more despite the fact that the new business model will cost a mere fraction of what we were paying for product and labor.

1)Microwaves are very rarely used in fast food. For example there are only two items on the McDondals menu that are microwaved, the bun for the fillet of fish sandwich, and the breakfast burritos.
2)These fillets are have been offered in Canada for a long time and the are exactly what they are described as, boneless chicken in the original flour. They aren't bad really and they are most assuredly real cuts of chicken.
3)Yes in the modern world we generally use almost every part of the animals we slaughter.
4)It takes two people to screw.


Can't believe I'm white knighting for that craptastic company, but I used to be a manager, the fillets o fish buns are placed in a steamer, not the microwave.
 
2013-04-05 09:03:21 AM
Eh, Royal Farms makes better fried chicken.
 
2013-04-05 09:03:33 AM

Coastalgrl: Best biscuits that I've had we're in MS. Butter soaked through the little wax paper envelope they came.


The funny thing here is that the Popeye's in Polish neighborhoods have better biscuits  than the ones in Black neighborhoods.
/The Polish neighborhoods still use the old ice cream scoop method so the butter soaks into the nooks and crannies
 
2013-04-05 09:07:47 AM
The only way I'd eat at KFC is if there was no Popeye's, Church's, or basically any other fast food joint in the area.
 
2013-04-05 09:07:49 AM

TuteTibiImperes: Sid_6.7: Bathia_Mapes: Without bones or skin? Are you kidding me? The skin on the Original Recipe chicken is delicious.

Here's the deal:

The demand for dark meat (mostly wings and drums) has surpassed the demand for white meat for some time, at least a year or so I believe. This is largely thanks to places like Buffalo Wild Wings, and many, many imitators trying to get in on the trend, such as Little Caesar's. In response many restaurants (including chains, esp. chains) have started offering white meat marketed in new ways (e.g. "boneless wings"). This is just a logical step in that direction.

It probably takes KFC about six months to a year (this is a WAG) to bring a new product to market with how big their supply chain is, much less any restaurant refitting and/or staff training needed, so it makes sense that only now are they getting this on the menu.

But seriously, skin or no, I might buy chicken strips if they taste like original recipe.

/craves it fortnightly
//on Fridays I used to get KFC for lunch as a "treat", but since I discovered that Five Guys has online ordering, which dispenses with the 10-15 min. wait, I've started getting lunch there instead

I've always considered wings to be white meat.  Does BWW serve legs?

Boneless, I'm all for.  Poultry bones freak me out - I don't like them one bit (no problem with beef or pork bones, but they're bigger, so not as weird). I'm not as big a fan of the 'skinless' idea, but I'd be willing to try it.

My local KFC started serving fried chicken livers this past year, that alone has brought me there more than anything else the've done.  The KFC livers are also the best deal going - a big ass box of them, enough for two meals easily, is only like $3.50.


I remember when they had gizzards, wish they would bring them back.
 
2013-04-05 09:11:38 AM

TuteTibiImperes: Poultry bones freak me out


old.he-man.org

Agrees.

/Fark obscurity check.
 
2013-04-05 09:11:51 AM
Funny, I turn the same way when I see their average female employee.

/*shudder*
 
2013-04-05 09:14:09 AM

Nabb1: TV's Vinnie: You're paying at least twice the average cost of supermarket fried chicken, but half of the total volume is inedible bones.

As much as I like tenders over boned chikkin, I just hope that KFC doesn't do their's a la McNuggets. Chicken meat shouldn't be sponge-like in consistency.

Removing the bones from chicken changes the flavor and the texture. I don't think chicken tenders taste nearly as good as real fried chicken cooked correctly. That's why tenders usually come with sauce and fried chicken doesn't.


Yes.

Meat that's been cooked bone-in, Has. More. Flavor.

\period
 
2013-04-05 09:15:12 AM

tillerman35: What they say: Customers want this.
What they mean: This will be more profitable to us.

Because:
1) We can make this crap in a factory and ship it out frozen to stores, who will only need to microwave it, thereby drastically reducing the manpower requirements.
2) We can use ground up, processed and re-processed chicken "parts," where we previously just threw those bits away.
3) The leftover bits, such as bones and innards can now be sold to other firms who process them for things like gelatin, pet food, and fertilizer.
4) We think our customers are stupid and won't realize they're being screwed.  Hell, we'll even charge them more despite the fact that the new business model will cost a mere fraction of what we were paying for product and labor.


THIS. Isn't this obvious people?

I feed my dog whole chickens (cut up, certain ratio of bone/organ/meat) and I am pretty familiar with the price of parts of chicken. The price of wings is ridiculous- there is like no meat but since people like to smother them in hot sauce they are the priciest part. Soon they'll find a way to make chicken backs popular and the price will skyrocket. I have always thought of liver as a bargain- organs are pretty good as a source of nutrients and they are like$ 0.70/lb here...
 
2013-04-05 09:16:19 AM
Now, I don't give a shiat about this, as I don't eat fast food, but I'm really hoping that their ad campaign involves a naked and spread-eagled Clara Peller, shouting "Where's the bone?!?"

\yes, I'm aware she's dead
\\they can hologram her, just like Tupac
 
2013-04-05 09:17:22 AM
"KFC introduces the Why Bother?"

Off to Lee's Chicken.
 
2013-04-05 09:18:13 AM
It's an abomination
 
2013-04-05 09:20:14 AM

CheekyMonkey: Now, I don't give a shiat about this, as I don't eat fast food, but I'm really hoping that their ad campaign involves a naked and spread-eagled Clara Peller, shouting "Where's the bone?!?"

\yes, I'm aware she's dead
\\they can hologram her, just like Tupac


Speaking of Wendy's, they have this new flatbread chicken sandwich thing that looks good.
You should eat fast food.
 
2013-04-05 09:21:43 AM
KFC used to have these farking awesome boneless wings at the Flavor Station; were delicious with their bbq sauce.  They were the only reason I want to KFC really the last 15 years.  Then 5 or so years ago they canceled them for these "sauceless" boneless craps.

:(
 
2013-04-05 09:24:22 AM
i536.photobucket.com

It was a fine summer.  I had a boy on the way, and I spent my days off in the searing 100 plus degree heat soaking in the river current, beer in hand with a close friend of mine.  We'd spend the day talking about single parenting, the ass on that guy, the ass on that girl, talking to strangers.  I won't forget that summer.

On the way, I'd stop at the gas station around the corner.  I'd usually get a corn dog for the road as I would be extremely hung over and I'd be in a hurry to get to the river.  A corn dog was perfect for driving and eating.

Then I spotted this guy.  I don't know what a gizzard is.  I eat the hell outta my Churches.  Clean those bones....am I eating gizzards?

I can't find a good photo of Eddie Izzard.
 
2013-04-05 09:25:47 AM
What are they going to do with all that leftover chicken skin? Cause if you're not going to eat it, I'll take it. I mean, I don't want it to go to waste. So if you're sure you don't want it, I'll have it.
 
2013-04-05 09:26:05 AM
I can't think of the last time I've been to a KFC, but I do remember the chicken to batter ratio was approaching zero.
 
2013-04-05 09:26:49 AM

spidermilk: I feed my dog whole chickens (cut up, certain ratio of bone/organ/meat) and I am pretty familiar with the price of parts of chicken. The price of wings is ridiculous- there is like no meat but since people like to smother them in hot sauce they are the priciest part. Soon they'll find a way to make chicken backs popular and the price will skyrocket. I have always thought of liver as a bargain- organs are pretty good as a source of nutrients and they are like$ 0.70/lb here...


Funny about that. The idea of Wings was actually took off like a rocket because butchers, restaurants, etc.. had these left over parts that often were destined for stock pots.

We are often, our own worst enemy.
 
2013-04-05 09:27:59 AM
......Or maybe this is just a ploy and their borrowing a page from Coke's playbook.  What if they're just announcing a plan to go all boneless in order to get people thinking about how much they prefer chicken on the bone. In that process, people will remind themselves of the fact that the actually enjoy fried chicken.  Then, if all goes well, there will be a significant spike in sales as people try to get in their "last" few KFC meals before the bones are gone.  In response to this outpouring of support for traditional fried chicken, they'll announce that they will now offer the new boneless meat and KFC Classic®.  They might even end up dumping the boneless after a year or two.
 
2013-04-05 09:28:14 AM

Rapmaster2000: Egoy3k:

1)Microwaves are very rarely used in fast food. For example there are only two items on the McDondals menu that are microwaved, the bun for the fillet of fish sandwich, and the breakfast burritos.

When I worked there 20 years ago everything was microwaved.  It goes like this.  You cook the meat and put it into a cabinet.  When the counter calls for 12 burgers, you assemble them (they stopped toasting buns around 1992) and put them into a "Q-ing Oven" aka microwave and then send them across the top of the grill.  From there they go into the bin where they sit some more.  Everything went into the Q-Ing oven except The Big Breakfast, the nuggets, and the fries.


How it works now:
Cook the meat, put it into a tray, put the tray into a heated cabinet and start the corresponding timer (once the timer runs out you toss any meat remaining and cook more)
Once an order comes in take the correct bun put it in the drop through toaster and grab the correct wrapper and add toppings to the bun. Then take the meat from the tray and finish the burger.
 
2013-04-05 09:31:03 AM

White_Scarf_Syndrome: I don't know what a gizzard is.


You're pretty white, aren't you?
 
2013-04-05 09:32:38 AM

drjekel_mrhyde: liam76: drjekel_mrhyde: It has already been rumors around that they don't use real chicken in the first place and this will just enforce that idea.


If someoen is dumb enought obelieve that, none of their marketing will help.

I was like WTF when I first heard it in person, but it even has been mentioned on here by a few people.
/I think they're meaning to say the strips/tenders
They have over 4 million results on Google
[i.imgur.com image 357x255]


Peopel who are saying it seriously are moronr.

The urban legend is that they changed their name from "KFC" since they no longer used what could legally be called "chickens".

Googling it doesn't make it true.

http://www.snopes.com/lost/kfc.asp">http://www.snopes.com/lost/kfc.a sp

One of my brothers professors in college actually talked abotu ti not being chicken based on this BS (guy only taught one year).
 
2013-04-05 09:35:19 AM
What makes KFC taste so good is the high pressure cookers they use to make fried chicken.  The original recipe nuggets and strips are just deep fried, so it doesn't work as well.  If they are taking large fillets and pressure cooking them, it should be pretty tasty.  although it will never replace the taste of skin-on fried chicken, it could be very, very good.  Anyhow, the skin is the worst part healthwise, as it's basically a layer of glorious, delicious fat.  Get 80-90% of the flavor, and people will adapt.

Still, I can't see them phasing out traditional bone-in fried chicken in five years.  Original recipe KFC is simply too popular and a completely unique taste experience than any other chicken.  And unlike Long John Silvers, and McDonald's french fries, it's the one thing from the past that tastes just as good today as it did in the days of cooking in real lard.
 
2013-04-05 09:39:03 AM
Raising Canes meets all my chicken needs. My god, the sauce. I know what I'm getting for dinner tonight.
 
2013-04-05 09:39:08 AM

Rapmaster2000: Egoy3k:

1)Microwaves are very rarely used in fast food. For example there are only two items on the McDondals menu that are microwaved, the bun for the fillet of fish sandwich, and the breakfast burritos.

When I worked there 20 years ago everything was microwaved.  It goes like this.  You cook the meat and put it into a cabinet.  When the counter calls for 12 burgers, you assemble them (they stopped toasting buns around 1992) and put them into a "Q-ing Oven" aka microwave and then send them across the top of the grill.  From there they go into the bin where they sit some more.  Everything went into the Q-Ing oven except The Big Breakfast, the nuggets, and the fries.


Things have changed since you were there.
 
2013-04-05 09:42:48 AM

trentrockport: tillerman35: What they say: Customers want this.
What they mean: This will be more profitable to us.

Because: ...We can use ground up, processed and re-processed chicken "parts," where we previously just threw those bits away....

Exactly. Just reading the headline made me think "slurry-tastic".


They're just using deboned muscle, not processing it. I worked at kfc for over a year, it's real chicken, at least in Canada...
 
2013-04-05 09:46:46 AM
You mean this isn't a national thing already? I've been seeing these "I ate the bones" commercials for 6 months already. Guess I'm in a test market.

/haven't tried them, haven't had KFC for years
 
2013-04-05 09:47:36 AM

vudukungfu: White_Scarf_Syndrome: I don't know what a gizzard is.

You're pretty white, aren't you?


Well no...yeah. I mean I know what a gizzard DOES!
 
2013-04-05 09:47:45 AM
In unrelated news, Olive Garden will premier Chicken Viagra about the same time for those who miss the bone.
 
2013-04-05 09:50:13 AM
Interesting.  KFC thinks people will pay 25 cents per piece for more convenience, but Papa John doesn't think people will pay 25 cents  per pizza to be sure sick workers aren't making their food.
 
2013-04-05 09:51:26 AM
Egoy3k:

How it works now:
Cook the meat, put it into a tray, put the tray into a heated cabinet and start the corresponding timer (once the timer runs out you toss any meat remaining and cook more)


Of course.  *wink*
 
2013-04-05 09:52:23 AM

Great_Milenko: What makes KFC taste so good is the high pressure cookers they use to make fried chicken.  The original recipe nuggets and strips are just deep fried, so it doesn't work as well.  If they are taking large fillets and pressure cooking them, it should be pretty tasty.  although it will never replace the taste of skin-on fried chicken, it could be very, very good.  Anyhow, the skin is the worst part healthwise, as it's basically a layer of glorious, delicious fat.  Get 80-90% of the flavor, and people will adapt.

Still, I can't see them phasing out traditional bone-in fried chicken in five years.  Original recipe KFC is simply too popular and a completely unique taste experience than any other chicken.  And unlike Long John Silvers, and McDonald's french fries, it's the one thing from the past that tastes just as good today as it did in the days of cooking in real lard.


At the store i woked at the boneless filets were done in the pressure cooker too, as are the Zinger sandwiches.

We used the open fryer for the old crispy strips, the popcorn chicken, the "classic", the veggie burger and the bone-in crispy wings, plus of course the fries.
 
2013-04-05 09:54:54 AM
How are women and KFC similar?

Once you are finished with the breast and thighs, all that is left is a greasy box to stick your bone in

/originally heard that one in eighth grade
 
2013-04-05 09:55:28 AM
Well it was never Fried, and very soon it wasn't Kentucky, so I guess it makes sense it will no longer be Chicken either.
 
2013-04-05 09:55:33 AM

earthworm2.0: Can't believe I'm white knighting for that craptastic company, but I used to be a manager, the fillets o fish buns are placed in a steamer, not the microwave.


Some restaurants don't have the steamer and the bun goes into the 'quality oven'.

I'll white knight for McDonalds and I won't feel bad about it. There is absolutely nothing wrong with McDonalds as an employer or as a restaurant. Their food is unhealthy and pretty disgusting but no more so than any other fast food chain and nobody forces you to buy it.
 
2013-04-05 09:59:58 AM

Altman: cajunns: So they're aiming for a certain proportion of the population (millenials) ...good luck with that colonel

Yup you're right.  The Millennials (of which I am one) are a very fickle generation.  Getting us to buy anything consistently usually ends in failure and bankruptcy.


Maybe if they added Bluetooth?
 
2013-04-05 10:01:29 AM

Egoy3k: earthworm2.0: Can't believe I'm white knighting for that craptastic company, but I used to be a manager, the fillets o fish buns are placed in a steamer, not the microwave.

Some restaurants don't have the steamer and the bun goes into the 'quality oven'.

I'll white knight for McDonalds and I won't feel bad about it. There is absolutely nothing wrong with McDonalds as an employer or as a restaurant. Their food is unhealthy and pretty disgusting but no more so than any other fast food chain and nobody forces you to buy it.


Y'all are pretending to be nice to McDonald's so you can bend it over and give it a good rough rogering in the hoohah because you think it owes you something?

Well, true, after all that grease, it'll be smooth sailing.
 
2013-04-05 10:05:06 AM

Egoy3k: tillerman35: What they say: Customers want this.
What they mean: This will be more profitable to us.

Because:
1) We can make this crap in a factory and ship it out frozen to stores, who will only need to microwave it, thereby drastically reducing the manpower requirements.
2) We can use ground up, processed and re-processed chicken "parts," where we previously just threw those bits away.
3) The leftover bits, such as bones and innards can now be sold to other firms who process them for things like gelatin, pet food, and fertilizer.
4) We think our customers are stupid and won't realize they're being screwed.  Hell, we'll even charge them more despite the fact that the new business model will cost a mere fraction of what we were paying for product and labor.

1)Microwaves are very rarely used in fast food. For example there are only two items on the McDondals menu that are microwaved, the bun for the fillet of fish sandwich, and the breakfast burritos.
2)These fillets are have been offered in Canada for a long time and the are exactly what they are described as, boneless chicken in the original flour. They aren't bad really and they are most assuredly real cuts of chicken.
3)Yes in the modern world we generally use almost every part of the animals we slaughter.
4)It takes two people to screw.


You know, people used to talk fondly of the American Indians because they found a way to use every part of the animals they killed. But when big business does the same it's bad.
 
2013-04-05 10:06:28 AM

vudukungfu: White_Scarf_Syndrome: I don't know what a gizzard is.

You're pretty white, aren't you?


That's not fair. The British eat the hell out of the unsightly parts of animals, and they are as white as rice.
 
2013-04-05 10:08:26 AM
I know there's probably a lot you can do to mess with chicken on the bone, but after seeing the strawberry milkshake mcnugget material, I do not trust chicken that is not connected to the bone. The one exception being buying fresh boneless breasts at the grocery.
 
2013-04-05 10:08:29 AM

This text is now purple: vudukungfu: White_Scarf_Syndrome: I don't know what a gizzard is.

You're pretty white, aren't you?

That's not fair. The British eat the hell out of the unsightly parts of animals, and they are as white as rice.


One of my favorite exchanges ever:

Craig Kilborn (I'm pretty sure.): Why is British food so bad?

John Cleese: Well, we had an empire to run.
 
2013-04-05 10:09:23 AM

brnt00: Main page links to autoplay videos? In  my Fark.com? It's more likely than you think.


Yep, I closed the link in about 2.3 seconds. I can't be the only one that does this.
 
2013-04-05 10:09:47 AM
Highly processed chicken product?

No, thanks. If I want this crap, I'll go to Mickey D's for McNuggets. Stay tuned for the major FAIL announcement.
 
2013-04-05 10:11:19 AM
www.deviantart.com
 
2013-04-05 10:12:00 AM
Rapmaster2000, you are full of shiat.

And what's so sad about your lies is that they are completely unnecessary. Everybody know fast food is crap. No need to gild the lily with your stupid farking lies.
 
2013-04-05 10:15:39 AM

earthworm2.0: Rapmaster2000: Egoy3k:

1)Microwaves are very rarely used in fast food. For example there are only two items on the McDondals menu that are microwaved, the bun for the fillet of fish sandwich, and the breakfast burritos.

When I worked there 20 years ago everything was microwaved.  It goes like this.  You cook the meat and put it into a cabinet.  When the counter calls for 12 burgers, you assemble them (they stopped toasting buns around 1992) and put them into a "Q-ing Oven" aka microwave and then send them across the top of the grill.  From there they go into the bin where they sit some more.  Everything went into the Q-Ing oven except The Big Breakfast, the nuggets, and the fries.

Things have changed since you were there.


I worked there 35 years ago, and we actually GRILLED the meat.  On a grill.  Twelve patties at a shot, timed front and back and seared to perfection and served hot off the grill.  We also deep-fried the pies.  OMG, those were soooooo good [jamesfranco.jpg].  And the fries were made with pure white snow-cap lard.  The "food" you get at McDonalds today is a poor shadow of the awesomeness of golden-era fast food.  I'm sorry you have to eat that crap now.  KFC was one of the last hold-outs.
 
2013-04-05 10:16:18 AM
They can add it to their menu all they want, but I won't go back if they stop serving bone-in chicken including skin.  For me, there's something primal and satisfying about gnawing on a bone.

/yes, I am strange.

//also, extra crispy chicken skin
 
2013-04-05 10:16:20 AM
Unless they copy Roy Rogers recipe, i will never eat KFC
 
2013-04-05 10:18:23 AM
They should offer to blend the ten piece bucket into a slurry while they're at it, so you can drink it like a fly.
 
2013-04-05 10:21:46 AM

bagumpity: I worked there 35 years ago, and we actually GRILLED the meat. On a grill. Twelve patties at a shot, timed front and back and seared to perfection and served hot off the grill. We also deep-fried the pies. OMG, those were soooooo good [jamesfranco.jpg]. And the fries were made with pure white snow-cap lard. The "food" you get at McDonalds today is a poor shadow of the awesomeness of golden-era fast food. I'm sorry you have to eat that crap now. KFC was one of the last hold-outs.


The only thing they don't do anymore from your list is deep frying the pies. Also the small patties are grilled 16 at a time and the grill has a top grill that lowers down to grill both sides of the burger at the same time.  The grills are pretty interesting too, you set the type of patty that you put into it and it adjusts the height of the upper grill and the cooking time. This is from 10 years ago for all I know they have some new high tech meat cooking machine but they were pretty snazzy back then.
 
2013-04-05 10:22:11 AM

The Snow Dog: Church's and it is flat out nasty.(And they don't sell breasts anymore, WTF?)


Naturally Church doesn't sell parts which can be found on women. They are thinking of the little boys children.
 
2013-04-05 10:22:47 AM
Anybody else getting a Popeye's ad in the sidebar?
 
2013-04-05 10:22:58 AM

tillerman35: What they say: Customers want this.
What they mean: This will be more profitable to us.

Because:
1) We can make this crap in a factory and ship it out frozen to stores, who will only need to microwave it, thereby drastically reducing the manpower requirements.



I don't know, man. KFC would deep fry their salads if they figured out a way.
 
2013-04-05 10:24:47 AM

LouDobbsAwaaaay: The day KFC replaces its chicken with "boneless" chicken-and-sawdust-slurry compressed into chicken-like shapes, is the last day I ever step foot in a KFC.


THIS!!! So much This. Thier pot pies are awesome though. I'll miss them.
 
2013-04-05 10:26:06 AM

Shakes: Rapmaster2000, you are full of shiat.

And what's so sad about your lies is that they are completely unnecessary. Everybody know fast food is crap. No need to gild the lily with your stupid farking lies.


Good stuff right here.  This guy doesn't mess around.  He gets right to the point.  He doesn't care whose toes he steps on.   He is totally in my face.
 
2013-04-05 10:27:32 AM
How about torture free chickens?
 
2013-04-05 10:37:02 AM
That will give them room to add more sodium!
 
2013-04-05 10:37:57 AM
how is this different than the strips and popcorn chicken they already have?  do they buy some new molds to form another shape for their boneless chicken?
 
2013-04-05 10:39:43 AM

Smoking GNU:You mean you like imitation chicken sculpted into wing shapes.

JackieRabbit: Highly processed chicken product?


LouDobbsAwaaaay: The day KFC replaces its chicken with "boneless" chicken-and-sawdust-slurry compressed into chicken-like shapes, is the last day I ever step foot in a KFC.


tillerman35: 2) We can use ground up, processed and re-processed chicken "parts," where we previously just threw those bits away.


Kibbler:  I'm not surprised that they want to change to prefabricated chicken byproduct patties.


bmihura: It will be high fructose corn syrup and other non-edible chemicals to make it taste like chicken.



I guess you guys read another article. The one I read says, "The new offering isn't formed chicken patties but made from whole muscle."

There are plenty of reasons to be disgusted by KFC, no need to fabricate them.
 
2013-04-05 10:40:37 AM
So long as all the taste-dead morons out there keep eating wings and breasts, leaving the best parts (legs and thighs) relatively cheap... I'm okay with this. Though wings are good for stock.

KFC has sucked for years. I can't even imagine the last time I went there.

/Popeye's ftw
 
2013-04-05 10:40:44 AM
KFC is garbage.
People who think it is good have obviously never had good chicken.
 
2013-04-05 10:42:40 AM
You mean, KFC is now going "ground up, mechanically-separated, shaped chicken meat patties".
 
2013-04-05 10:46:35 AM

PizzaJedi81: TuteTibiImperes: Poultry bones freak me out

[old.he-man.org image 191x200]

Agrees.

/Fark obscurity check.


By the powers of Greyskull that was a crappy movie.
 
2013-04-05 10:49:27 AM
Begoggle

Stop liking what I like jpg.
 
2013-04-05 10:52:48 AM

Altman: cajunns: So they're aiming for a certain proportion of the population (millenials) ...good luck with that colonel

Yup you're right.  The Millennials (of which I am one) are a very fickle generation.  Getting us to buy anything consistently usually ends in failure and bankruptcy.


What if they included a participation trophy with every meal?
 
2013-04-05 10:53:06 AM
Wait, so some people who aren't drunk eat at KFC? Huh...
 
2013-04-05 10:53:38 AM

Dragonflew: Smoking GNU:You mean you like imitation chicken sculpted into wing shapes.

JackieRabbit: Highly processed chicken product?

LouDobbsAwaaaay: The day KFC replaces its chicken with "boneless" chicken-and-sawdust-slurry compressed into chicken-like shapes, is the last day I ever step foot in a KFC.

tillerman35: 2) We can use ground up, processed and re-processed chicken "parts," where we previously just threw those bits away.

Kibbler:  I'm not surprised that they want to change to prefabricated chicken byproduct patties.

bmihura: It will be high fructose corn syrup and other non-edible chemicals to make it taste like chicken.


I guess you guys read another article. The one I read says, "The new offering isn't formed chicken patties but made from whole muscle."

There are plenty of reasons to be disgusted by KFC, no need to fabricate them.


It's still highly processed chicken product. Already KFCs bone-in birds are treated with a large number of chemicals and this new process with introduce new ones. You are reading a marketing release posing as news and falling for it. Zaxby's has the same product model and their product sucks. Ditto on Chick-Fil-A's chicken-flavored chicken breasts, which also sucks. Bottom line: if it's served by a FF outlet, it isn't real food and hasn't been for nearly 30 years of food science manipulation.
 
2013-04-05 10:55:06 AM

TuteTibiImperes: My local KFC started serving fried chicken livers this past year, that alone has brought me there more than anything else the've done. The KFC livers are also the best deal going - a big ass box of them, enough for two meals easily, is only like $3.50.


I worked at a KFC in high school, and they had livers at that time as well, though they were off-menu.

The staff HATES YOU when you order those damn things because they smell to high heaven when you cook them and the smell will follow you home after your shift.

To this day, I can't even think of chicken livers without deep, abiding loathing - and I'm generally a HUGE fan of liver.
 
2013-04-05 10:56:10 AM

jaybeezey: You know, people used to talk fondly of the American Indians because they found a way to use every part of the animals they killed. But when big business does the same it's bad.


I'm pretty sure the natives of the day weren't placing animal parts into a centrifuge, spinning it until the congealed pieces squeeze through a sieve and then treating it ammonia.

litespeed74: How about torture free chickens?


Anyone who goes on with this shiat needs to be forced to raise chickens. We tried it, by the end of the year I was literally counting the days to slaughter those little farkers.
 
2013-04-05 10:56:59 AM
images.wikia.com

\cousin boneless approves
 
2013-04-05 10:59:54 AM

tillerman35: What they say: Customers want this.
What they mean: This will be more profitable to us.

Because:
1) We can make this crap in a factory and ship it out frozen to stores, who will only need to microwave it, thereby drastically reducing the manpower requirements.


Its not microwaved. Boneless filets are cooked exactly like bone-in chicken: raw chicken is breaded up, then deep fired.

2) We can use ground up, processed and re-processed chicken "parts," where we previously just threw those bits away.

Boneless filets are exactly like the boneless filets you buy in the grocery store. They are not "parts" or processed in any way. Think chicken tenders, only bigger.

3) The leftover bits, such as bones and innards can now be sold to other firms who process them for things like gelatin, pet food, and fertilizer.

KFC doesn't own chicken farms or slaughterhouses. The producers of raw KFC chicken are the same producers that provide chicken to your local grocery stores. What they do with "extra parts" left over from the manufacturing process I have no clue...

4) We think our customers are stupid and won't realize they're being screwed.  Hell, we'll even charge them more despite the fact that the new business model will cost a mere fraction of what we were paying for product and labor.

Boneless filets are more expensive than bone-in chicken. For the same reason that boneless-skinless chicken breasts are more expensive than bone-on chicken in your grocery store: it cost more to produce.

/the more you know...
 
2013-04-05 11:00:53 AM
Boneless? Yay! Skinless? No way. And I love Original Recipe. Gonna miss it.

I'll head to BoJangles instead.

\Gimme some skiiiiiiin, baby!
 
2013-04-05 11:00:57 AM

JackieRabbit: It's still highly processed chicken product. Already KFCs bone-in birds are treated with a large number of chemicals and this new process with introduce new ones.


Never said it wasn't. It's just not ground up chicken parts.

What amuses me is the people who say they will get REAL chicken from the grocery store instead - it's the same crap.  If you want chicken that has not been processed and injected with chicken-flavoured chemicals, you raise that chicken yourself.
 
2013-04-05 11:01:05 AM

MyKingdomForYourHorse: jaybeezey: You know, people used to talk fondly of the American Indians because they found a way to use every part of the animals they killed. But when big business does the same it's bad.

I'm pretty sure the natives of the day weren't placing animal parts into a centrifuge, spinning it until the congealed pieces squeeze through a sieve and then treating it ammonia.


Sounds like any other sausage.
 
2013-04-05 11:03:17 AM

Bathia_Mapes: Without bones or skin? Are you kidding me? The skin on the Original Recipe chicken is delicious.


This. Done in one.
Bones and skin keep the meat moist, without them the chicken is much less tasty.  I guess Popeye's will get my business if they add another location that doesn't have the worse service I had ever seen.  I gave Popeye's an extra try because their chicken is good, but I never seen a restaurant that poorly ran.

/Hey Popeye's, your one location in Flint sucks, build another.
//In a part of town not requiring bullet proof glass at the counter.
 
2013-04-05 11:03:35 AM

tillerman35: What they say: Customers want this.
What they mean: This will be more profitable to us.

Because:
1) We can make this crap in a factory and ship it out frozen to stores, who will only need to microwave it, thereby drastically reducing the manpower requirements.
2) We can use ground up, processed and re-processed chicken "parts," where we previously just threw those bits away.
3) The leftover bits, such as bones and innards can now be sold to other firms who process them for things like gelatin, pet food, and fertilizer.
4) We think our customers are stupid and won't realize they're being screwed.  Hell, we'll even charge them more despite the fact that the new business model will cost a mere fraction of what we were paying for product and labor.


Quoted for truth.
 
2013-04-05 11:04:59 AM

notmtwain: Its new ad slogan will be: "I ate the bones!"

[boxofficebuz.com image 660x330]


Awww, they're wearing the same lipstick.  How adorable.

I hit KFC twice a year.  That's about all the time I need to forget that it's overrated.  I do like the "chicken" but the sides are utter slop.
 
2013-04-05 11:05:38 AM

Netrngr: Thier pot pies are awesome though. I'll miss them.


At least at the store I used to work at, the pot pies were made in-shop using the nasty old unsold chicken at the end of the day that had been sitting around.  Theoretically, it was stored properly at safe temperatures.  Theoretically.  It was then deboned by hand by whoever got stuck with that duty.  We usually had gloves, unless we ran out. Hands were most likely washed.

Of course, they hired a staff of entirely high school students (I was a "shift supervisor" and the most senior worker on the floor most afternoons at the age of 16) so.... enjoy.

/couldn't pay me to eat a KFC pot pie.
 
2013-04-05 11:07:29 AM

lack of warmth: Bathia_Mapes: Without bones or skin? Are you kidding me? The skin on the Original Recipe chicken is delicious.

This. Done in one.
Bones and skin keep the meat moist, without them the chicken is much less tasty.  I guess Popeye's will get my business if they add another location that doesn't have the worse service I had ever seen.  I gave Popeye's an extra try because their chicken is good, but I never seen a restaurant that poorly ran.

/Hey Popeye's, your one location in Flint sucks, build another.
//In a part of town not requiring bullet proof glass at the counter.


It won't help.  I think it's company policy to be as poorly ran as possible at Popeye's.

/I used to house the cajun beans and rice til I developed a bean allergy
 
2013-04-05 11:12:29 AM

Freudian_slipknot:  the pot pies were made in-shop using the nasty old unsold chicken at the end of the day that had been sitting around.


No wonder there are no pot pies at my local KFC.  They sell those pieces to the customers.
 
2013-04-05 11:13:20 AM

sleeper2995: But what of the failure bowl and the saddness pile!!!


now you can get this mortal coil's this will end in tears played in the background as you eat for an additional $0.39.
 
2013-04-05 11:13:55 AM
"This will change the way people think about this brand."  It certainly will.  I realize corporate whores see the world in markets, units, brand IDs, flowcharts and inter-relational metrics to product units and, hey, everybody needs some sort of malarkey to make it seem as if they're doing something useful, but keep them out of the kitchen.
 
2013-04-05 11:14:03 AM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: April 5, 2018 - Today KFC announced the new "Chicken Squeezer" that allows customer to dispense liqufied salted chicken-flavored paste from a cake frosting tube into their own (or a friend's) gaping maw.
"Let's face it, we've been heading this way for a while now," the KFC CEO mused.


Hah!
 
2013-04-05 11:14:11 AM

Freudian_slipknot: Netrngr: Thier pot pies are awesome though. I'll miss them.

At least at the store I used to work at, the pot pies were made in-shop using the nasty old unsold chicken at the end of the day that had been sitting around.  Theoretically, it was stored properly at safe temperatures.  Theoretically.  It was then deboned by hand by whoever got stuck with that duty.  We usually had gloves, unless we ran out. Hands were most likely washed.

Of course, they hired a staff of entirely high school students (I was a "shift supervisor" and the most senior worker on the floor most afternoons at the age of 16) so.... enjoy.

/couldn't pay me to eat a KFC pot pie.


There you go sucking the joy outta my life..... welp no mo pot pies for me  ;(
 
2013-04-05 11:17:04 AM

This text is now purple: Sounds like any other sausage.


If I want to see sausage made, I'll turn on CSPAN
 
2013-04-05 11:18:08 AM
www.ghosttraveller.com
 
2013-04-05 11:21:29 AM

Freudian_slipknot: At least at the store I used to work at, the pot pies were made in-shop using the nasty old unsold chicken at the end of the day that had been sitting around. Theoretically, it was stored properly at safe temperatures. Theoretically. It was then deboned by hand by whoever got stuck with that duty. We usually had gloves, unless we ran out. Hands were most likely washed.


What an exaggerated way to say: "home made"

Yes its true: KFC pot pies use REAL chicken that was really cooked right there in the store. De-boned, by hand, just like one would do with their leftover thanksgiving turkey. Would you prefer pot pies be filled with mysterious "cubes" of sketchy "meat" made of god-knows-what?

KFC is one of the last major chain restaurants that actually makes things by hand, and yet still people complain.

Its too bad you worked at some nasty place with apparently lackadaisical cleanliness standards. Note the same could be said of any restaurant anywhere that is poorly operated.

But complaining that the chicken in KFC pot pies ins actually real de-bond chicken is silly.
 
2013-04-05 11:29:43 AM

R5D4: What an exaggerated way to say: "home made"


As someone who actually likes to cook and actually makes from-scratch pot pies at home, I still wouldn't eat one from KFC if you paid me.

At least in my home, we don't set the turkey under a shiatty heat lamp for a couple of days before we get around to dealing with deboning it.

Also, since when I cook at home, I'm the one eating it, homemade generally indicates that at least a single fark is given as to how well it's prepared and the quality of what goes into it.

Oh, and the gravy/pie crusts all come out of a Sysco box.  So it's about as homemade as the ones in your freezer section.  If the ones in your freezer section had underpaid apathetic teenagers sticking their fingers in it over and over before you bought it.

Enjoy your "homemade" pot pies.  I'll be over here not getting food poisoning.
 
2013-04-05 11:42:21 AM

URAPNIS: CheekyMonkey: Now, I don't give a shiat about this, as I don't eat fast food, but I'm really hoping that their ad campaign involves a naked and spread-eagled Clara Peller, shouting "Where's the bone?!?"

\yes, I'm aware she's dead
\\they can hologram her, just like Tupac

Speaking of Wendy's, they have this new flatbread chicken sandwich thing that looks good.
You should eat fast food.


1.  I don't agree with factory farming practices, so I choose not to eat conventionally-produced meats.
2.  If I want a chicken sandwich, I'll make it myself, and it will be far superior to some fast-food restaurant crap.
 
2013-04-05 11:48:28 AM

drxym: It would require them to remove the bones, skin, plus a substantial amount of fat and salt to convince me to eat in KFC.


"If we took the bones out, it wouldn't be crunchy, would it?"
"Well, why don't you try more conventional fast food?"
 
2013-04-05 11:51:37 AM
How long till Chew becomes a reality?
 
2013-04-05 12:03:04 PM

White_Scarf_Syndrome: [www.pizzaboys.com image 573x282]

I don't know what a KFC is, but it sounds gross.


It's actually kind of endearing that you think liking one fast food joint more than another is something you can lord over the plebeians.
 
2013-04-05 12:07:43 PM

liam76: TuteTibiImperes: My local KFC started serving fried chicken livers this past year, that alone has brought me there more than anything else the've done. The KFC livers are also the best deal going - a big ass box of them, enough for two meals easily, is only like $3.50

Are you shiatting me?

Where do you live?



I'm in FL, and apparently some of the KFCs in the south have them, but not all.  There are two KFCs in my town, the one in the black/Mexican area of town has the livers, the one in the old-white-retirees-from-the-midwest area doesn't.
 
2013-04-05 12:12:29 PM

Rapmaster2000: Egoy3k:

1)Microwaves are very rarely used in fast food. For example there are only two items on the McDondals menu that are microwaved, the bun for the fillet of fish sandwich, and the breakfast burritos.

When I worked there 20 years ago everything was microwaved.  It goes like this.  You cook the meat and put it into a cabinet.  When the counter calls for 12 burgers, you assemble them (they stopped toasting buns around 1992) and put them into a "Q-ing Oven" aka microwave and then send them across the top of the grill.  From there they go into the bin where they sit some more.  Everything went into the Q-Ing oven except The Big Breakfast, the nuggets, and the fries.



When I worked at a McD's from 98-2000 the only thing microwaved was the burrito and the pancakes for the Big Breakfast. All buns went through a toaster. Everything else was cooked in an oven, fryer, or clam shell grill. Granted, after it was cooked it went into a warmer that could hold a few dozen burgers at a time.
Also, I hated the 3 people jackasses a day who ordered those stupid Spanish Omelette Bagels. Had to cook separate eggs just for them and they tasted worse than the usual McD's fare.
www.jacksonlocal.com
 
2013-04-05 12:20:46 PM

Freudian_slipknot: At least in my home, we don't set the turkey under a shiatty heat lamp for a couple of days before we get around to dealing with deboning it.


What KFC or for that matter what fast food restaurant has heat lamps any more? When I go for my rare trips to KFC I usually wonder if they are out killing the chicken before cooking it because it takes so damn long.

As has been asked before in this thread, there are so many true things to hate about fast food why bother making stuff up?
 
2013-04-05 12:25:01 PM
land.allears.net
 
2013-04-05 12:27:21 PM

R5D4: KFC doesn't own chicken farms or slaughterhouses. The producers of raw KFC chicken are the same producers that provide chicken to your local grocery stores. What they do with "extra parts" left over from the manufacturing process I have no clue...


My company deals with a lot of chicken ranches/feedhouses.  Chicken supply is very regional.  There's a good chance that two opposing fast food joints across the street from each other are getting chicken from the same producer.
 
2013-04-05 12:30:48 PM
This is a terrible idea. It will probably go over well, but I will never go there again. I'm not their target customer anyway. I went to KFC once in a few months. But when I did go, it was to get a big bucket of mixed. I can feed my whole family for about $20 on a day that I'm feeling lazy or whatever.
 
2013-04-05 12:31:47 PM

Egoy3k: What KFC or for that matter what fast food restaurant has heat lamps any more? When I go for my rare trips to KFC I usually wonder if they are out killing the chicken before cooking it because it takes so damn long.

As has been asked before in this thread, there are so many true things to hate about fast food why bother making stuff up?


I worked at a KFC for several years. They keep the cooked chicken under a heat lamp in the front of the restaurant and the counter workers pull pieces from that to serve.  They also have big warming ovens where they keep extra sides and any of the chicken that has been pulled from the front for being out too long to keep it at temperature.  If it's a particularly slow time at a slow store they might be cooking to order which takes 20 minutes in the pressure cookers in the back, but that's FAR from normal.  For what it's worth, the KFC down the street from me which opened last month uses that system as well.

Your random observation from the 2 times you've been in a KFC doesn't mean someone's "making things up" because their actual knowledge conflicts with your tiny bit of anecdotal supposition.
 
2013-04-05 12:37:55 PM

Freudian_slipknot: Your random observation from the 2 times you've been in a KFC doesn't mean someone's "making things up" because their actual knowledge conflicts with your tiny bit of anecdotal supposition.


My anecdotes are no less valid that yours. I have not seen an actual heat lamp in operation since I was less than 10 years old.
 
2013-04-05 12:39:31 PM

Satanic_Hamster: R5D4: KFC doesn't own chicken farms or slaughterhouses. The producers of raw KFC chicken are the same producers that provide chicken to your local grocery stores. What they do with "extra parts" left over from the manufacturing process I have no clue...

My company deals with a lot of chicken ranches/feedhouses.  Chicken supply is very regional.  There's a good chance that two opposing fast food joints across the street from each other are getting chicken from the same producer.


There's a KFC and a Popeyes literally across the street from each other not far from me.  The chicken from the KFC has much more meat per piece than the chicken from the Popeyes.

They may source from the same supplier, but I wouldn't be surprised if different chains have different requirements in terms of average weight per piece, or meat to bone ratio, or other criteria to make sure that there is some consistency in the product.
 
2013-04-05 12:40:34 PM
Render, render chicken tender.

/deep fried beak and feathers
//chicken spleen onion ring
 
2013-04-05 12:40:40 PM

Rapmaster2000: Egoy3k:

1)Microwaves are very rarely used in fast food. For example there are only two items on the McDondals menu that are microwaved, the bun for the fillet of fish sandwich, and the breakfast burritos.

When I worked there 20 years ago everything was microwaved.  It goes like this.  You cook the meat and put it into a cabinet.  When the counter calls for 12 burgers, you assemble them (they stopped toasting buns around 1992) and put them into a "Q-ing Oven" aka microwave and then send them across the top of the grill.  From there they go into the bin where they sit some more.  Everything went into the Q-Ing oven except The Big Breakfast, the nuggets, and the fries.


When i worked there in 95ish it was the same but i think they got rid of the qing ovens awhile back
 
2013-04-05 01:00:10 PM
"If it can't be held in one hand -- or a cupholder -- don't bother making it," says Christopher Muller, dean at Boston University's School of Hospitality Administration. "That's the reality of the mobile world."

fark people forever.

/join the voluntary human extinction moveent today
//i don't care about kfc, just this attitude
 
2013-04-05 01:01:53 PM

tillerman35: What they say: Customers want this.
What they mean: This will be more profitable to us.

Because:
1) We can make this crap in a factory and ship it out frozen to stores, who will only need to microwave it, thereby drastically reducing the manpower requirements.
2) We can use ground up, processed and re-processed chicken "parts," where we previously just threw those bits away.
3) The leftover bits, such as bones and innards can now be sold to other firms who process them for things like gelatin, pet food, and fertilizer.
4) We think our customers are stupid and won't realize they're being screwed.  Hell, we'll even charge them more despite the fact that the new business model will cost a mere fraction of what we were paying for product and labor.


You are, frankly, an idiot.

1) There is absolutely no way to crispy fry battered chicken in a microwave without it getting soggy.
2) If you can't tell the difference between muscle tissue & mechanically separated meat, then you are nobody to be judging food to begin with.
2b) So farking what if they can provide more of what would have been wasted food? Scrapple & head cheese, which is just another way of scavenging otherwise scrap meat, are now enshrined in culinary acceptance, what the fark is the difference with MSM?  Shut your stupid face.
3) So farking what if they resell the leftovers?  It's called thinking ecologically, or should bones, heads and whatnot get thrown into a landfill instead of being repurposed and reclaimed?  Wish you pantywaist PETA-farkers would make up your got dang minds.
4) Watdafuq are you on?
 
2013-04-05 01:04:37 PM

Agarista: tillerman35: What they say: Customers want this.
What they mean: This will be more profitable to us.

Because:
1) We can make this crap in a factory and ship it out frozen to stores, who will only need to microwave it, thereby drastically reducing the manpower requirements.
2) We can use ground up, processed and re-processed chicken "parts," where we previously just threw those bits away.
3) The leftover bits, such as bones and innards can now be sold to other firms who process them for things like gelatin, pet food, and fertilizer.
4) We think our customers are stupid and won't realize they're being screwed.  Hell, we'll even charge them more despite the fact that the new business model will cost a mere fraction of what we were paying for product and labor.

This :(

The bone was a good way of telling your meal came from a bird.


You're as dumb as the OP.  Skinless & Boneless does NOT equal formed chicken patty, and if you can't figure that out you need to stop eating.
 
2013-04-05 01:05:04 PM

macadamnut: [geneticsandliterature.files.wordpress.com image 300x238]


Counterpoint:
images4.wikia.nocookie.net

/double it!
 
2013-04-05 01:05:21 PM

philotech: Because it's cheaper to toss whole chickens into a meat grinder and glue them back together in fun shapes...


yea that way you don't even have to kill them first,just throw them in the grinder,
 
2013-04-05 01:05:21 PM

The Snow Dog: You know who else ate the bone?

GAY HITLER.


Mary Moon? She's a vegetarian.

She don't eat meat but she sure likes the bone.
 
2013-04-05 01:08:06 PM

Altman: The funny thing is, their advertising campaign for years now has focused on 1) We use fresh and real Tyson chicken and 2) Buy a bucket and have a nice meal at home with your family.  This new direction is a COMPLETE reversal of these messages, and is pretty farking stupid in my opinion.


Where does it say they won't continue to use fresh real chicken?  Huh?  Nowhere, that's where.  As for the having a nice meal with your family, I think all of us did the reversal on that one sparky, KFC is just following the trends, and that is less family meals.  But sure, let's have them waste advertising money for your farking stupid opinion's sake.
 
2013-04-05 01:10:31 PM

mat catastrophe: miss diminutive: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 298x348]

At least it'll be much easier to apply those herbs and spices.

Yea, I figure it's only a matter of time before rumors of "chickens bred to be boneless" rumors start.


Those rumors have been going around for years already.
 
2013-04-05 01:13:33 PM
Damn, I really like KFC but I guess I'll have to start going to Popeye's and Church's, even if they aren't as good.
 
2013-04-05 01:25:33 PM

bagumpity: earthworm2.0: Rapmaster2000: Egoy3k:

1)Microwaves are very rarely used in fast food. For example there are only two items on the McDondals menu that are microwaved, the bun for the fillet of fish sandwich, and the breakfast burritos.

When I worked there 20 years ago everything was microwaved.  It goes like this.  You cook the meat and put it into a cabinet.  When the counter calls for 12 burgers, you assemble them (they stopped toasting buns around 1992) and put them into a "Q-ing Oven" aka microwave and then send them across the top of the grill.  From there they go into the bin where they sit some more.  Everything went into the Q-Ing oven except The Big Breakfast, the nuggets, and the fries.

Things have changed since you were there.

I worked there 35 years ago, and we actually GRILLED the meat.  On a grill.  Twelve patties at a shot, timed front and back and seared to perfection and served hot off the grill.  We also deep-fried the pies.  OMG, those were soooooo good [jamesfranco.jpg].  And the fries were made with pure white snow-cap lard.  The "food" you get at McDonalds today is a poor shadow of the awesomeness of golden-era fast food.  I'm sorry you have to eat that crap now.  KFC was one of the last hold-outs.


What I love is now everyone is saying the crap they dumped lard for is terrible and that we should go back to saturated fats like lard and palm oil.  Farking arseholes, they deserve to have crappy food, they ruin everything they touch.
 
2013-04-05 01:27:45 PM

Freudian_slipknot: I worked at a KFC for several years. They keep the cooked chicken under a heat lamp in the front of the restaurant and the counter workers pull pieces from that to serve. They also have big warming ovens where they keep extra sides and any of the chicken that has been pulled from the front for being out too long to keep it at temperature. If it's a particularly slow time at a slow store they might be cooking to order which takes 20 minutes in the pressure cookers in the back, but that's FAR from normal. For what it's worth, the KFC down the street from me which opened last month uses that system as well.

Your random observation from the 2 times you've been in a KFC doesn't mean someone's "making things up" because their actual knowledge conflicts with your tiny bit of anecdotal supposition.


You are unequivocally full of shiat.

KFC chicken is NOT held under a "heat lamp" - it is held in a humidity controlled steam environment. Any lighting in the cabinet is for purposes of LIGHT not HEAT.

Your complaints about Pot Pie preparation are beyond ridiculous. Your sanitation fears would apply to every food service establishment, low-end, high-end, fancy, fast-food, all restaurants in general. A dirty restaurant is a dirty restaurant - the brand is irreverent.

KFC is about the only "fast-food" place that still does many things by hand. That you treat this as a negative is stupid.
 
2013-04-05 01:29:24 PM
I wish I could send a Big Mary and some taters to every one of you.  KFC pales in comparison to Mary Brown's, but MB is Canadian only.

abcouponers.com
marybrowns.com
 
2013-04-05 01:32:47 PM

Freudian_slipknot: Netrngr: Thier pot pies are awesome though. I'll miss them.

At least at the store I used to work at, the pot pies were made in-shop using the nasty old unsold chicken at the end of the day that had been sitting around.  Theoretically, it was stored properly at safe temperatures.  Theoretically.  It was then deboned by hand by whoever got stuck with that duty.  We usually had gloves, unless we ran out. Hands were most likely washed.

Of course, they hired a staff of entirely high school students (I was a "shift supervisor" and the most senior worker on the floor most afternoons at the age of 16) so.... enjoy.

/couldn't pay me to eat a KFC pot pie.


You have just described the kitchen process of 90% of the educated free world there sparky.  Even if some germs were introduced to the chicken being processed, the fact it's being recooked pretty much makes it moot.
 
2013-04-05 01:36:56 PM

Freudian_slipknot: R5D4: What an exaggerated way to say: "home made"

At least in my home, we don't set the turkey under a shiatty heat lamp for a couple of days before we get around to dealing with deboning it.

So it's about as homemade as the ones in your freezer section.  If the ones in your freezer section had underpaid apathetic teenagers sticking their fingers in it over and over before you bought it.

Enjoy your "homemade" pot pies.  I'll be over here not getting food poisoning.


Why don't you just make some shiat up why don't you?  I swear this thread is packed with narcissistic food fascists and PETA humpers.
 
2013-04-05 01:38:19 PM

Daemonik: You have just described the kitchen process of 90% of the educated free world


THIS.

Thank you.
 
2013-04-05 01:42:20 PM

bagumpity: I worked there 35 years ago, and we actually GRILLED the meat.  On a grill.  Twelve patties at a shot, timed front and back and seared to perfection and served hot off the grill.  We also deep-fried the pies.  OMG, those were soooooo good [jamesfranco.jpg].  And the fries were made with pure white snow-cap lard.  The "food" you get at McDonalds today is a poor shadow of the awesomeness of golden-era fast food.  I'm sorry you have to eat that crap now.  KFC was one of the last hold-outs.


I remember those days.  I have only eaten 1 or 2 pies since they stopped frying them.
 
2013-04-05 01:42:26 PM

Daemonik: Freudian_slipknot: R5D4: What an exaggerated way to say: "home made"

At least in my home, we don't set the turkey under a shiatty heat lamp for a couple of days before we get around to dealing with deboning it.

So it's about as homemade as the ones in your freezer section.  If the ones in your freezer section had underpaid apathetic teenagers sticking their fingers in it over and over before you bought it.

Enjoy your "homemade" pot pies.  I'll be over here not getting food poisoning.

Why don't you just make some shiat up why don't you?  I swear this thread is packed with narcissistic food fascists and PETA humpers.


Every food thread on Fark has them, especially when it concerns restaurants. It's cute and sad listening to them preach like they intimately know everything about how all fast food works and assume everything is done while knee-deep in rat turds with bats on the ceiling shiatting on everything, and how they proclaim decades-old urban legends as the gospel truth as part of their reasons for hating fast food. Their woeful and likely intentional ignorance of reality makes one weep.
 
2013-04-05 01:48:51 PM

Keizer_Ghidorah: mat catastrophe: miss diminutive: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 298x348]

At least it'll be much easier to apply those herbs and spices.

Yea, I figure it's only a matter of time before rumors of "chickens bred to be boneless" rumors start.

Those rumors have been going around for years already.


Naw, those rumors are about mutant 8-breasted chickens...
 
2013-04-05 01:53:25 PM

jpo2269: OBAMA YOU FREAKING MONSTER!!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Oh wait, I prefer Popeye's anyway... Carry on my KFC son..


static01.mediaite.com
 
2013-04-05 02:04:08 PM
Good. Boneless chicken is harder to fark up, and as someone who worked at KFC as a teen, let me tell you. THIS IS A GOOD STEP. I may actually eat KFC for the first time in 15 years now.
 
2013-04-05 02:13:25 PM

TuteTibiImperes: Satanic_Hamster: R5D4: KFC doesn't own chicken farms or slaughterhouses. The producers of raw KFC chicken are the same producers that provide chicken to your local grocery stores. What they do with "extra parts" left over from the manufacturing process I have no clue...

My company deals with a lot of chicken ranches/feedhouses.  Chicken supply is very regional.  There's a good chance that two opposing fast food joints across the street from each other are getting chicken from the same producer.

There's a KFC and a Popeyes literally across the street from each other not far from me.  The chicken from the KFC has much more meat per piece than the chicken from the Popeyes.

They may source from the same supplier, but I wouldn't be surprised if different chains have different requirements in terms of average weight per piece, or meat to bone ratio, or other criteria to make sure that there is some consistency in the product.


Yep.  Even from the same source you can also buy different grades.
 
2013-04-05 02:46:11 PM

PizzaJedi81: This text is now purple: vudukungfu: White_Scarf_Syndrome: I don't know what a gizzard is.

You're pretty white, aren't you?

That's not fair. The British eat the hell out of the unsightly parts of animals, and they are as white as rice.

One of my favorite exchanges ever:

Craig Kilborn (I'm pretty sure.): Why is British food so bad?

John Cleese: Well, we had an empire to run.


I always liked Douglas Adams' take on it: "British sandwiches are the penance for some long-forgotten national sin."
 
2013-04-05 02:49:06 PM
KFC is correct to 'modernize' their offerings, as the 1950s style bucket of KFC may have been fine then, but is unappealing to today's consumers.

But people didn't cease eating KFC in the 21st Century because of the bones, they're eschewing it due to the excessive use of grease and salt.
 
2013-04-05 02:52:24 PM

Dr_Gene: KFC is correct to 'modernize' their offerings, as the 1950s style bucket of KFC may have been fine then, but is unappealing to today's consumers.

But people didn't cease eating KFC in the 21st Century because of the bones, they're eschewing it due to the excessive use of grease and salt.


I think if Harlan Sanders was still alive, he'd run across the country kicking ass. Hell, he used to shut down franchisees if the gravy wasn't up to his personal snuff.
 
2013-04-05 02:59:51 PM

Dragonflew: I wish I could send a Big Mary and some taters to every one of you.  KFC pales in comparison to Mary Brown's, but MB is Canadian only.

[abcouponers.com image 586x425]
[marybrowns.com image 590x524]


KFC in Canada also has poutine, darn Canadians getting all the good stuff.
 
2013-04-05 03:01:39 PM
"The target: an ultra-finicky generation of Millennials. "

Farking Millennials are ruining everything!
 
2013-04-05 03:01:50 PM

TuteTibiImperes: Poultry bones freak me out



i.imgur.com

Welcome to my nightmare.
 
2013-04-05 03:11:16 PM
Dear KFC: I got a bone for you to eat. Right here in my pants.
 
2013-04-05 03:14:34 PM

TuteTibiImperes: Dragonflew: I wish I could send a Big Mary and some taters to every one of you.  KFC pales in comparison to Mary Brown's, but MB is Canadian only.

[abcouponers.com image 586x425]
[marybrowns.com image 590x524]

KFC in Canada also has poutine, darn Canadians getting all the good stuff.


The only reason I get the "poutine" at KFC is to erase the disgusting taste of the fries.  KFC poutine is easily the worst poutine I have ever had, but it's slightly better than the fries without anything to mask the taste.
 
2013-04-05 03:22:49 PM

Johnny Bananapeel: TuteTibiImperes: Poultry bones freak me out


[i.imgur.com image 576x443]

Welcome to my nightmare.


Is that Alive Cooper drinking beer with Colonel Saunders?
 
2013-04-05 03:30:37 PM
KFC is gross and that coming from someone who would probably pick a wing off the ground and eat it.  I remember it being really good long ago but now the meat is waaaay to moist and the meat color is just unnatural looking.  The super crispy outside is a nice compliment to the moist inside  but the 1/4" thick mesosphere of slime is absolutely disgusting.
 
2013-04-05 03:40:20 PM

IRQ12: the meat color is just unnatural looking.


i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-05 04:10:24 PM
Like shootin' pool with a garden hose...
 
2013-04-05 04:21:39 PM
I don't give a damn about their bones. I'd like it if they'd get rid of the MSG... Then I could eat KFC again.
 
2013-04-05 05:34:33 PM
bmihura * * Smartest * Funniest 2013-04-05 08:00:36 AM Smoking GNU: yeah, no. I liked KFC cause of the bones. Shows it's not fake chicken processed within an inch of it's life. Now i'll just stick with pizza. Same here. Boneless chicken? Please. It will be high fructose corn syrup and other non-edible chemicals to make it taste like chicken.
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Any boneless chicken is exploded off the bone. Then... there's a crap load of additives to basically glue it back together.

It's bad for you, it tastes bad, etc.
 
2013-04-05 06:33:51 PM
Its new ad slogan will be: "I ate the bones!"

What sort of dumbfarks do they have on their marketing team?  The guy in the video thought that saying is "hip" and "trendy".  What is wrong with these people?

/Hate stupid marketing teams that are obviously overpaid for the crap they come up with
 
2013-04-05 06:56:05 PM

LtDarkstar: Its new ad slogan will be: "I ate the bones!"

What sort of dumbfarks do they have on their marketing team?  The guy in the video thought that saying is "hip" and "trendy".  What is wrong with these people?

/Hate stupid marketing teams that are obviously overpaid for the crap they come up with


listverse.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com
 
2013-04-05 07:35:30 PM

ciberido: White_Scarf_Syndrome: [www.pizzaboys.com image 573x282]

I don't know what a KFC is, but it sounds gross.

It's actually kind of endearing that you think liking one fast food joint more than another is something you can lord over the plebeians.


Fetch me some more gravy, knave!!
 
2013-04-05 08:01:19 PM
thetastingbuds.com

//that is all
 
2013-04-05 09:42:03 PM
Bone in, Bone out, Leave the heads on, make them get up and dance, as long as an eight piece bucket cost $20, while I can go to Popeyes and get it for $10, or WinCo grocery and (still tastes better) pay $6, it's no mystery why you aren't getting business.

Just like the dollar menus.  Everyone tries to compete with McDonalds, but if I'm broke, Doesn't matter how many items are on the dollar menu, if your Coke costs over $2 while McDonalds has it or an even buck, where am I going to go if money is tight?
 
2013-04-05 10:56:21 PM

LeglessDog: //that is all


Bojangles sucks.

/THAT is all
 
2013-04-06 02:09:42 AM

Sid_6.7: Bathia_Mapes: Without bones or skin? Are you kidding me? The skin on the Original Recipe chicken is delicious.

Here's the deal:

The demand for dark meat (mostly wings and drums) has surpassed the demand for white meat for some time, at least a year or so I believe. This is largely thanks to places like Buffalo Wild Wings, and many, many imitators trying to get in on the trend, such as Little Caesar's. In response many restaurants (including chains, esp. chains) have started offering white meat marketed in new ways (e.g. "boneless wings"). This is just a logical step in that direction.

It probably takes KFC about six months to a year (this is a WAG) to bring a new product to market with how big their supply chain is, much less any restaurant refitting and/or staff training needed, so it makes sense that only now are they getting this on the menu.

But seriously, skin or no, I might buy chicken strips if they taste like original recipe.

/craves it fortnightly
//on Fridays I used to get KFC for lunch as a "treat", but since I discovered that Five Guys has online ordering, which dispenses with the 10-15 min. wait, I've started getting lunch there instead



thanx Obama
 
2013-04-06 02:59:35 AM
Boneless chicken? How did it walk?
 
2013-04-06 12:34:08 PM

Nabb1: Dear Popeye's,

Please don't do this. Fried chicken should have bones and skin. Please ignore the spoiled delicate flowers who haven't matured past chicken nuggets.

/Nabb1


Oh, so you're one of the two people who likes that tripe. Fried chicken is not supposed to be spicy.
 
2013-04-06 04:32:12 PM

PizzaJedi81: The Snow Dog: You know who else ate the bone?

GAY HITLER.

But I thought Mary Moon didn't like the meat.


/Came for the Deadeye Dick reference
//does not leave disappointed
 
2013-04-06 06:08:48 PM
found that there is a popeyes not too far away.

there is a god!
 
2013-04-06 10:53:03 PM
How are women like KFC?

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When you get through with the breast and the thigh there is nothing left but a greasy box to stick your bone in.
 
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