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(Adweek)   In fast food, the hamburger could be toast, and fried chicken could be the staple of everyone from McDonald's to Domino's   (adweek.com ) divider line
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2014-05-19 04:32:39 PM  

syberpud: NkThrasher: Honestly, I'd kill for a good doner kebab presence in America.  Screw hamburgers and fried chicken.  Lamb tornado on a spit is where it's at.

DC metro area seems to have a Persian or Afghan kabab place in every strip mall.  Including a regional chain.  I guess it is still a bit too "foreign" for the US yet and still based around ethnic enclaves.  Maybe some smart PR guy could come up with "Panda Express" like chain but with kababs?

/the chain has gone downhill
//different than doner kabab, but some have that too.


Getting close:
http://www.eatgarbanzo.com/menu_restaurant.php
 
2014-05-19 04:35:10 PM  

Korzine: jst3p: The Singing Bush: Funny - that's how I feel about Wendy's.

Say what you want about CFA, but if you're on a road trip and stop at one off the highway (doesn't matter where), the bathrooms will be clean.  Any other fast food chain is a crap shoot.

I will agree with you on Wendy's fries, they are pretty awful too.

Wendy's fries are actually pretty good if you get them fresh and eat them right away. Problem is they go from crispy hot goodness to sodden mush in like 5 minutes. Though I prefer seasoned fries like they serve at Rally's or Popeye's these days.

As for fried chicken, I sometimes get fried chicken from the Brothers when I stop for gas. Not sure if how big a chain it is though.


That's true of everyone's fries really... as for chicken, I like Bojangles.
 
2014-05-19 05:03:38 PM  

MugzyBrown: Popeye's -"The urban fried chicken-and-biscuits brand"

ie if you see one of these, you're not typically in the best neighborhood.

See also - Crown Fried Chicken


The 4 closest to me only one is in a bad neighborhood. I think you're thinking Church's
 
2014-05-19 05:29:33 PM  
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2014-05-19 05:34:25 PM  

MugzyBrown: Popeye's -"The urban fried chicken-and-biscuits brand"

ie if you see one of these, you're not typically in the best neighborhood.

See also - Crown Fried Chicken


The Popeye's nearest to me is in a nice neighborhood and the spicy chicken is damned tasty (also the mashed potatoes with Cajun gravy and red beans and rice). I used to get FF Cheeseburgers back in the day, but they all seem so dry now they just aren't all that good anymore. It's getting hard to find a good fast Cheeseburger. Frankly, beef is getting pretty expensive in general. I do 98% of my cooking at home and I'm not using it nearly as much as I used to.
 
2014-05-19 05:34:38 PM  

MugzyBrown: Popeye's -"The urban fried chicken-and-biscuits brand"

ie if you see one of these, you're not typically in the best neighborhood.

See also - Crown Fried Chicken


Maybe you're thinking Church's?

Wait, no, you're just stereotyping.
 
2014-05-19 06:03:51 PM  

meat0918: MugzyBrown: Popeye's -"The urban fried chicken-and-biscuits brand"

ie if you see one of these, you're not typically in the best neighborhood.

See also - Crown Fried Chicken

Maybe you're thinking Church's?

Wait, no, you're just stereotyping.


Church's is pretty bad ( the one not too far from my house has bullet proof glass in it ) but Williams Chicken takes the cake in Dallas. I hate that place, went in once with a buddy of mine and was politely told to "get your white arse out of here".
 
2014-05-19 06:20:13 PM  
I want a place that has Popeye's spicy chicken and Bojangles's biscuits.  That's the combo I crave.
 
2014-05-19 06:25:27 PM  
Joke's on them. In the future every restaurant will be a Taco Bell.
 
2014-05-19 06:56:37 PM  

chasd00: meat0918: MugzyBrown: Popeye's -"The urban fried chicken-and-biscuits brand"

ie if you see one of these, you're not typically in the best neighborhood.

See also - Crown Fried Chicken

Maybe you're thinking Church's?

Wait, no, you're just stereotyping.

Church's is pretty bad ( the one not too far from my house has bullet proof glass in it ) but Williams Chicken takes the cake in Dallas. I hate that place, went in once with a buddy of mine and was politely told to "get your white arse out of here".


Church's is where its at.  Spicy chicken, fried okra, corn on the cob and a few jalapenos.  How can you go wrong!

//used to walk to the Chicken King in Opelousas to get gizzards and wings for ma grandmere.  That was pretty damned good chicken too.
 
2014-05-19 06:59:11 PM  
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Great place, just don't cross the owner.
 
2014-05-19 07:02:23 PM  
Had a Chick-fil-a chiken biscuit for breakfast. It was yummers.

why do you hate Amerika?
 
2014-05-19 07:09:07 PM  
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Now, around here in SC we've got Bojangles and Zaxby's. I've seen both Popeye's and Church's, but never been. I love me some Bojangles Spicy Cajun Chicken. Zaxby's is all right, but they are a chicken place that doesn't do anything but chicken tenders, and even when I want them, the one by my house is always terrible.
 
2014-05-19 07:09:13 PM  
America is eating more chicken because America can still afford chicken. Beef is $3.50-5 dollars a pound near me, and Chicken tops out at $3/lb for boneless skinless. I can find bags of chicken leg quarters for .69 a pound.
 
2014-05-19 07:29:43 PM  

sendtodave: Muta: jst3p: The other one, it seems like they never change the fry oil or something, anything fried tastes like rubber.

Clean oil is the key.  Clean oil seals the outside of the breading immediately as the chicken is dropped in preventing it from getting absorbed. Deep frying in clean oil is really quite healthy.  Dirty oil doesn't seal the breading as quickly allowing the breading to sponge up the oil.

Huh.   Neat.

http://www.seriouseats.com/2013/09/ask-the-food-lab-how-many-times-c an -i-reuse-fry-oil.html

The more oil breaks down, the less hydrophobic it becomes. At first, this can actually be an advantage. Less hydrophobic molecules in your oil means that it can come into closer contact with foods, allowing them to fry just a bit more efficiently. This is where the wisdom of those tempura chefs comes in-adding a bit of degraded, old fry oil to the new batch will improve it.
Eventually, as this breakdown continues, your oil becomes less and less hydrophobic, and eventually it'll start entering your food too rapidly, causing it to turn greasy and ruining its crispness.


Thanks. Now I'm craving a burger from Dyer's in Memphis.
 
2014-05-19 07:38:51 PM  

Sergeant Grumbles: [www.hcpress.com image 250x175]  [upload.wikimedia.org image 213x170]
Now, around here in SC we've got Bojangles and Zaxby's. I've seen both Popeye's and Church's, but never been. I love me some Bojangles Spicy Cajun Chicken. Zaxby's is all right, but they are a chicken place that doesn't do anything but chicken tenders, and even when I want them, the one by my house is always terrible.


Don't take this wrong, but fark you. Now I want Bojangles, and it's nowhere near here. Their spicy chicken biscuit still haunts my dreams.
 
2014-05-19 08:00:52 PM  
Bojangles is awful for breakfast.
 
2014-05-19 08:01:47 PM  
My fast food rankings:
1. chick-fil-a
2. Mcdonalds
3. TacoBell
4. Arbys
 
2014-05-19 08:08:00 PM  

moefuggenbrew: Bojangles is awful for breakfast.


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2014-05-19 08:13:08 PM  

LemSkroob: jst3p:

The one in the middle is my favorite.


Fully agree. The spicy Asiago is killer.  Wendys makes the best chicken-in-a-non-chicken-joint. They beat McDonalds/Burger King/etc across the board in both chicken sandwiches and nuggets.


Same thing with the fishy sandwich.  i like the BK side salad though, better than Wendy's
 
2014-05-19 08:32:20 PM  
If we are talking chicken in the hood y'all need to go to Sharks or Harolds when in Chicago.

I used to eat Churchs chicken off the roach coach and never became ill.
 
2014-05-19 09:51:57 PM  
I have a vision where a food/restaurant is mentioned on Fark and every person posting loves it and no one can find a negative thing to say about it.

The universe will simply stop.
 
2014-05-19 10:09:52 PM  

Poot beer: I have a vision where a food/restaurant is mentioned on Fark and every person posting loves it and no one can find a negative thing to say about it.

The universe will simply stop.


Sweetpea, that day will never come.
 
2014-05-19 10:39:23 PM  

stonicus: Korzine: jst3p: The Singing Bush: Funny - that's how I feel about Wendy's.

Say what you want about CFA, but if you're on a road trip and stop at one off the highway (doesn't matter where), the bathrooms will be clean.  Any other fast food chain is a crap shoot.

I will agree with you on Wendy's fries, they are pretty awful too.

Wendy's fries are actually pretty good if you get them fresh and eat them right away. Problem is they go from crispy hot goodness to sodden mush in like 5 minutes. Though I prefer seasoned fries like they serve at Rally's or Popeye's these days.

As for fried chicken, I sometimes get fried chicken from the Brothers when I stop for gas. Not sure if how big a chain it is though.

That's true of everyone's fries really... as for chicken, I like Bojangles.


Boganles fries are like WMDs of salt.  Their chicken sandwich was pretty good, though.

As for Chick-Fil-A, I'm umimpressed by their traditional sandwich with nithing but chicken and pickle.  The larger one with lettuce and tomato was tasty delicious, and the waffle fries are good.

/Popeye's rules them all for straight up fried chicken, though.
 
2014-05-19 11:06:41 PM  
People up here in NH are always shocked when I mention treating myself to Chick-Fil-A. No one seems to realize there's one in the state.

My fiancee and I will plan shopping trips on a Saturday just so we can stop and get some delicious Chick-Fil-A for lunch. She'll get the chicken strips, I'll get a spicy chicken sandwich, and I'll probably get a box of nuggets for us to split, because we only go once every couple months.

We only go so rarely because we usually think of going on Sunday.

If they opened one in Manchester, I would be so fat.

They opened up a chicken joint downtown that looked to be a distant relative of Crown Fried Chicken. It opened in a very-lightly-converted former Quizno's, and had about a million items on the menu, various quantities and varieties of chicken and a lot of other stuff. Since then they've rechristened themselves "USA Chicken & Biscuit," but it looks just as poverty as it did before. I haven't been in a long time.

/still want to ask the kid at the Chick-Fil-A counter for a chicken sandwich and some waffle fries...for FREE
//probably too obscure, this may be a test
 
2014-05-20 12:19:30 AM  

Poot beer: I have a vision where a food/restaurant is mentioned on Fark and every person posting loves it and no one can find a negative thing to say about it.

The universe will simply stop.


It wouldn't last longer than 10 posts.
 
2014-05-20 12:28:03 AM  
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I don't know what these guys put in the chicken, but it's super addictive
 
2014-05-20 01:08:45 AM  

The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight: [img.fark.net image 375x360]
I don't know what these guys put in the chicken, but it's super addictive


They say it's love.
 
2014-05-20 07:09:26 AM  

CodeMonkey4Life: The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight: [img.fark.net image 375x360]
I don't know what these guys put in the chicken, but it's super addictive

They say it's love.


Or its secretions.
 
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