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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
 
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