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(Fast Casual)   KFC's new restaurant concept goes to eleven   (fastcasual.com) divider line 53
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2013-07-31 05:28:54 AM
How about you stop redesigning shiat and figure out a way to give me 2 chicken breasts without trying to charge me 9 dollars?
 
2013-07-31 10:02:25 AM
Or 12....spices.
 
2013-07-31 11:46:12 AM
Wrap it in a new bow all you want, it's still KFC,

/stick to what you do best
//evil delicious chicken that's bad for me
 
2013-07-31 11:52:37 AM
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Peter: Wait, wait, wait, wait! Wait a second! You're telling me, I flew all the way to Kentucky, to get some of your fried chicken, and--and the Colonel isn't even working today??

KFC Employee: He ain't here -- He dead.

Peter: What??

KFC Employee: I say he dead.

Peter: Is Mr. Sanders in?

KFC Employee: What wrong wit you? I say you he dead!

Peter: . . . . THE COL-ONEL!!
 
2013-07-31 12:05:30 PM
Yeah that worked out so well for Jack in the Box.
 
2013-07-31 12:07:14 PM
So it's Chipotle. Only with KFC food?
 
2013-07-31 12:15:42 PM

laughin: So it's Chipotle. Only with KFC food?


My thoughts exactly.
 
2013-07-31 12:35:47 PM

ThatDarkFellow: How about you stop redesigning shiat and figure out a way to give me 2 chicken breasts without trying to charge me 9 dollars?


In my case it's called "70s era Church's". Actually, I have no idea what year the place is, but the Waffle House next door has been on that site 50 years. It's the only place I can go and get 2 piece and a biscuit.
 
2013-07-31 12:40:19 PM
Looks like KFC is trying to appeal to the Hipster demographic.

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/It is better than McDonald's though which redesigned but did nothing to their menu except more coffee flavors
 
2013-07-31 12:47:37 PM
KFC and Taco Bell have the dumbest and slowest staffs in the fast food industry.  Wendy's not too far behind.

The worst ever was the KFC/Taco Bell combo in Atlantic City near an old job.

That place was amazing in an awful way
 
2013-07-31 01:07:13 PM
 People love KFC but it's not a frequent choice for many guests for some reason

I haven't eaten there in over 20 years. It was too expensive and by the time I peeled off all the breading, all that was left were small pieces of greasy chicken. It was original recipe, so I don't know if other versions were less greasy.
 
2013-07-31 01:13:25 PM
The portions of the sides are smaller. Sorry, not interested.
 
2013-07-31 01:14:03 PM
So it's Boston Market. Only with KFC food?
 
2013-07-31 01:24:28 PM

ThatDarkFellow: How about you stop redesigning shiat and figure out a way to give me 2 chicken breasts without trying to charge me 9 dollars?


This and "Rice bowls retail from $5.99 to $6.69"

So, from the thread yesterday, raising the price of a Big Mac to $4.68 or McChicken to $1.17 is just too much for the market to bare(bear?), but KFC is going to charge $6+ for a meal that is mostly rice(cheapest food on the planet) and some chicken with gravy?
 
2013-07-31 01:25:04 PM

DarkSoulNoHope: Looks like KFC is trying to appeal to the Hipster demographic.

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/It is better than McDonald's though which redesigned but did nothing to their menu except more coffee flavors


Be wary of slated wooden chairs.
 
2013-07-31 01:35:30 PM

Hyjamon: DarkSoulNoHope: Looks like KFC is trying to appeal to the Hipster demographic.

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/It is better than McDonald's though which redesigned but did nothing to their menu except more coffee flavors

Be wary of slated wooden chairs.


Not to also mention the "couch sitting" they have. Those squares and rectangles attached to the wall are never comfortable, especially if they look stylish.
 
2013-07-31 02:03:51 PM
There's a KFC/Long John Silvers combination near my home. Everything (and I mean EVERYTHING!) tastes like over salted dead rotting fish. I can't figure out why. You don't suppose that they would use the same oi... THOSE BASTARDS!
 
2013-07-31 02:04:28 PM

ThatDarkFellow: How about you stop redesigning shiat and figure out a way to give me 2 chicken breasts without trying to charge me 9 dollars?


^This.

 FTA "People love KFC but it's not a frequent choice for many guests for some reason."

It's chicken. It's supposed to be cheap. I haven't been to KFC in years for this very reason.

 
2013-07-31 02:24:31 PM

Slayinit: ThatDarkFellow: How about you stop redesigning shiat and figure out a way to give me 2 chicken breasts without trying to charge me 9 dollars?

^This.

 FTA "People love KFC but it's not a frequent choice for many guests for some reason."

It's chicken. It's supposed to be cheap. I haven't been to KFC in years for this very reason.


When I was a teenager KFC was relatively cheap.  You could get the 21 piece meal for about what you would spend at a burger joint for an equal amount of food.

25 years later...not so much.  I wont touch on the questionable "service" reputation the drive-thru window seems to have created for itself.
 
2013-07-31 02:32:02 PM
When I heard the name "KFC Eleven", I figured they were doing some sort of hybrid between a KFC and a 7/11, where you can buy convenience items and a Slurpee with your bucket-o-chicken. The actual concept interests me less than that.

When KFC changed to not using trans-fat to fry the chicken, the taste I sometimes craved was gone. Haven't been back. Now my fried chicken cravings mean I go to Popeye's.

/do I sound fat?
 
2013-07-31 02:32:08 PM

MugzyBrown: KFC and Taco Bell have the dumbest and slowest staffs in the fast food industry.  Wendy's not too far behind.

The worst ever was the KFC/Taco Bell combo in Atlantic City near an old job.

That place was amazing in an awful way


Leave it to New Jersey to make those restaurants worse.
 
2013-07-31 02:35:21 PM
Lots of complaints about service.  Fast Casual Restaurants I attend (mainly Chipotle) are full of rushed, tattooed, gauged go-no-wheres with hardly a smile.  No difference there.

The BIG issue with this concept is the team who created it.  How did they miss the real success of Fast Casual so openly.  It's like they were drunk.  The real and serious reason this new style of eatery is booming is not the atmospere, serving style, or other asthetics.  The real reason fast Casual resaturants are booming is the option of a higher quality of food verse the over produced and cost-cut-to-death slop the standard fast food giants have been slinging for decades.  The millenials do not want to pay a few bucks less for complete garbage now and will stand in lines out the door and pay 8-10$ a meal for something that is perceived (not always is at it's core) as healthier and satisfying.

Work on your menu and culture YUM!.  You all look stupid.
 
2013-07-31 02:46:51 PM
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/just doesn't get it...
 
2013-07-31 02:50:30 PM

ommitay: There's a KFC/Long John Silvers combination near my home. Everything (and I mean EVERYTHING!) tastes like over salted dead rotting fish. I can't figure out why. You don't suppose that they would use the same oi... THOSE BASTARDS!


Some one with a fish allergy will sue their nuts off
 
2013-07-31 02:54:58 PM

drjekel_mrhyde: ommitay: There's a KFC/Long John Silvers combination near my home. Everything (and I mean EVERYTHING!) tastes like over salted dead rotting fish. I can't figure out why. You don't suppose that they would use the same oi... THOSE BASTARDS!

Some one with a fish allergy will sue their nuts off


Someone with a fish allergy would be laughed out of court for going to LJS
 
2013-07-31 02:59:20 PM
Bring back the damn dinner roll!! I loved those things..
 
2013-07-31 03:19:14 PM

MugzyBrown: KFC and Taco Bell have the dumbest and slowest staffs in the fast food industry.  Wendy's not too far behind.

The worst ever was the KFC/Taco Bell combo in Atlantic City near an old job.

That place was amazing in an awful way


Can't possibly be the worst, it's not in the South.  Service there is a whole different thing than in the rest of the world, time ceases to have any meaning.
 
2013-07-31 03:28:06 PM
I want a KFC that sells only the mash potatoes with gravy, biscuits, and the crispy chicken skin.
 
2013-07-31 03:29:19 PM
It doesn't really matter at this point anyway. Popeye's is the superior chicken place. I would murder a diverse group of infants for those biscuits.
 
2013-07-31 03:46:31 PM

DarkSoulNoHope: Looks like KFC is trying to appeal to the Hipster demographic.

/It is better than McDonald's though which redesigned but did nothing to their menu except more coffee flavors


Eh, perhaps Hipsters will ironically eat there because the KFC 11 concept is just following mainstream trends in chain restaurant design.  This looks no different than a Chipotle, and that's as far from hipster as you can get nowadays.
 
2013-07-31 03:59:07 PM

valkore: DarkSoulNoHope: Looks like KFC is trying to appeal to the Hipster demographic.

/It is better than McDonald's though which redesigned but did nothing to their menu except more coffee flavors

Eh, perhaps Hipsters will ironically eat there because the KFC 11 concept is just following mainstream trends in chain restaurant design.  This looks no different than a Chipotle, and that's as far from hipster as you can get nowadays.


I'll eat my hat if I see a hipster at a KFC.

/The big, floppy flannel kind.
 
2013-07-31 04:20:11 PM

valkore: DarkSoulNoHope: Looks like KFC is trying to appeal to the Hipster demographic.

/It is better than McDonald's though which redesigned but did nothing to their menu except more coffee flavors

Eh, perhaps Hipsters will ironically eat there because the KFC 11 concept is just following mainstream trends in chain restaurant design.  This looks no different than a Chipotle, and that's as far from hipster as you can get nowadays.


heh heh...nicely done!
 
2013-07-31 04:20:16 PM
Well, since everyone is biatching and moaning about their crappy fast food service.  It sucks here in Houston.  If they aren't ghetto ass trash with a 3rd grade education, they are teens who don't give a fark, and are on their phones.

You can drive to any fast food place in town, hit up a drive through, and you're almost getting 80/20 odds that they will fark up your order.

CSB:

Had a really crappy day at work, it was 110 degrees, and pulled up to a Wendy's to get a spicy chicken combo.  I won't say the race of the staff, but I will tell you they were all trashy ladies in their 40s with brightly painted super long finger nails and enormous hoop earings.  I asked for a combo with a Dr. Pepper, and the lady put Coke on the screen.  So when I got my order, I opened the cup and smelled to check, and she decided to look up from her cell phone and scream at me and make a scene "I DONE TOLD YOU I GAVE YOU DR PEPPER YOU AIN'T GOT NO NEED TO BE ALL SMELLIN' IT!!!!"  And told the girls behind her.

That was the breaking point.  I toss the drink at her, pulled in and asked for the manager to get a refund.  She and her friends were doing the "Nuh uh, no he deeeeeeeeeiiiiiinnn't!"  Until I told the manager they were all on their cells, and I'd be happy to see him pull the video, and didn't trust them because they were farking idiots.

That shut them up, I got my refund, and said fark it...went to Hooters and drank a beer and  had crappy wings.

Yeah, I know it was a crappy story, but it was my story damnit!
 
2013-07-31 04:40:42 PM
If you want good fast food service, timing is everything.  You have to arrive after the pot dealer goes trough the drive thru, but before they go on break.
 
2013-07-31 05:08:28 PM

skinink: I want a KFC that sells only the mash potatoes with gravy, biscuits, and the crispy chicken skin.


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2013-07-31 05:18:05 PM
The KFC near me is always polite, fast, and everything tastes pretty fresh.

Then, we finally got a Publix and I've never been back to KFC, because Publix fried chicken rules. That is all.
 
2013-07-31 05:50:35 PM
Did a long trip last week and passed through Gillete, WY. Saw a KFC Buffet. I was far too terrified to go in, but Christ... a KFC Buffet.
 
2013-07-31 06:07:07 PM
I haven't had KFC for years, but damned if I don't want some crispy original recipe breasts right now. (Heh, breasts).  Churches is better though if simply for the dark meat and sides.
 
2013-07-31 06:35:21 PM
Screw the "casual dining at KFC" mental image. Just dedicate a restaurant to the chicken little.

//and bring back the original chicken little! Chicken little != little chicken sandwich. It's a biscuit thing.
 
2013-07-31 06:59:39 PM

Jizz Master Zero: Did a long trip last week and passed through Gillete, WY. Saw a KFC Buffet. I was far too terrified to go in, but Christ... a KFC Buffet.


One of the three options to narrow your locate store search on their website is "buffet" along with "catering" and "wifi"

5 of the 7 in my city have a buffet.
 
2013-07-31 07:59:37 PM
The best thing about this restaurant?  It's right next door to an amazing beer bar with great bar food.  And across the street from the best dive bar in the city.
 
2013-07-31 08:07:17 PM

FinFangFark: That was the breaking point.  I toss the drink at her


You have some anger issues, D-Fens.
 
2013-07-31 09:56:53 PM
Best fast chicken here isn't fast food, it's grocery store fried chicken - tom thumb or Albertsons better than popeye's or church's.
 
2013-07-31 10:19:10 PM

ThatDarkFellow: How about you stop redesigning shiat and figure out a way to give me 2 chicken breasts without trying to charge me 9 dollars?


THIS
A whole roasted chicken at Fred Meyer's is $6 and you can get boneless, skinless chicken breasts for $2.50/lb (prices in Fairbanks AK, so your local prices will be cheaper). So why is it so expensive? It's not like they pay their employees real well or even bother to train them,.
 
2013-07-31 11:02:19 PM
If I want chicken, I go to Costco and get a whole roasted one. They are delicious.
 
2013-08-01 12:03:37 AM
People love KFC but it's not a frequent choice for many guests for some reason.

Because the employees are scumbags..
 
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2013-08-01 12:42:45 AM
Am I the only person that lives near a Lee's Fried Chicken?

/mmm $7.99 12 piece dark meat box
 
2013-08-01 01:28:44 AM

happydude45: Best fast chicken here isn't fast food, it's grocery store fried chicken - tom thumb or Albertsons better than popeye's or church's.


Have to agree with this, the local Fred Meyer makes better fried chicken than just about anybody, although it does come out wet and nasty about 15% of the time.  You have to learn by sight when it's too moist or too dry, but when it's good, it's great!
 
2013-08-01 02:33:21 AM

ThatDarkFellow: It doesn't really matter at this point anyway. Popeye's is the superior chicken place. I would murder a diverse group of infants for those biscuits.


But a group of white infants would be too steep. I see how it is.
 
2013-08-01 02:37:37 AM

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: happydude45: Best fast chicken here isn't fast food, it's grocery store fried chicken - tom thumb or Albertsons better than popeye's or church's.

Have to agree with this, the local Fred Meyer makes better fried chicken than just about anybody, although it does come out wet and nasty about 15% of the time.  You have to learn by sight when it's too moist or too dry, but when it's good, it's great!


Agreed, but if you're near a Fred Meyer, you must be near a Winco. Their deli --and I mean the 82nd Av. location especially--consistently turns out awesome fried chicken. I think they must throw out the imperfect pieces out the side door to the vagrants.
 
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