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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.

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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..


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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.


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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


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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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