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(KIRO-7 Seattle)   "Expect traffic delays" officials warn ahead of Chik-fil-A opening. Also, expect disappointment and a general sense of being creeped out   (kiro7.com) divider line
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2020-05-20 1:59:16 PM  
I remember when one opened up around here. It was worse than when we finally got a Popeye's in town. People lined up into the damn street. I can see the novelty of trying out some over-hyped chain but you're nuts if you think I'm waiting more than three minute to get my shiat.
 
2020-05-20 2:03:41 PM  
Getting fat(ter) to own the libs!
 
2020-05-20 2:35:06 PM  
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2020-05-20 2:50:07 PM  

Subtonic: I remember when one opened up around here. It was worse than when we finally got a Popeye's in town. People lined up into the damn street. I can see the novelty of trying out some over-hyped chain but you're nuts if you think I'm waiting more than three minute to get my shiat.


It's still like that here after a year or so. But I notice that in that huge line, 3 out of 4 automobiles are pick ups. The kind driven only on pavement and the only work they know is loading dirt at the Hone Depo. With big "INFO WARS!" stickers on them.
Wonder what the attraction is???
 
2020-05-20 3:03:56 PM  
That intersection was always congested before the pandemic, a huge casino nearby, using the same street for access. I have no idea how the traffic is now.
 
2020-05-20 3:07:19 PM  
CFA knows how to move drive thrus.  Their record is 180 cars in an hour lunch rush (basically a car every 20 seconds).  Even more amazing is that the orders are probably all correct.
 
2020-05-20 3:19:20 PM  
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2020-05-20 3:57:37 PM  

Combustion: Subtonic: I remember when one opened up around here. It was worse than when we finally got a Popeye's in town. People lined up into the damn street. I can see the novelty of trying out some over-hyped chain but you're nuts if you think I'm waiting more than three minute to get my shiat.

It's still like that here after a year or so. But I notice that in that huge line, 3 out of 4 automobiles are pick ups. The kind driven only on pavement and the only work they know is loading dirt at the Hone Depo. With big "INFO WARS!" stickers on them.
Wonder what the attraction is???


Strange that even in Texas that isn't true.   Who would have known Portland has a higher proportion of rednecks than Houston.
 
2020-05-20 3:59:50 PM  
An In-n-Out opened in Salem, OR in December.  They still have crazy lines.  They have so many vehicles backed up that they set up three lanes and have someone out there controlling who feeds into the drive-through.

They're good burgers, but 5 Guys, Nancy's (local) and Burgerville (also local) are as good or better.  You have to buy an In-n-Out double to match the meat in a 5 Guys little.
 
2020-05-20 4:02:19 PM  

natazha: An In-n-Out opened in Salem, OR in December.  They still have crazy lines.  They have so many vehicles backed up that they set up three lanes and have someone out there controlling who feeds into the drive-through.

They're good burgers, but 5 Guys, Nancy's (local) and Burgerville (also local) are as good or better.  You have to buy an In-n-Out double to match the meat in a 5 Guys little.


Some people really like cardboard flavored french fries.
 
2020-05-20 4:03:12 PM  
Took the opportunity during the stay at home  to try both chik fil a and Popeyes chicken sandwiches fir the first time.  Chik fil a was good but I thought the Popeyes was noticeably better
 
2020-05-20 4:17:27 PM  

lilplatinum: Combustion: Subtonic: I remember when one opened up around here. It was worse than when we finally got a Popeye's in town. People lined up into the damn street. I can see the novelty of trying out some over-hyped chain but you're nuts if you think I'm waiting more than three minute to get my shiat.

It's still like that here after a year or so. But I notice that in that huge line, 3 out of 4 automobiles are pick ups. The kind driven only on pavement and the only work they know is loading dirt at the Hone Depo. With big "INFO WARS!" stickers on them.
Wonder what the attraction is???

Strange that even in Texas that isn't true.   Who would have known Portland has a higher proportion of rednecks than Houston.


Where I live it is. Clackamas is one of the red strongholds. It's far enough away from "those people" but close enough for the Inner City Slickers to drive their big F350 to their accounting job downtown. Tons of trucks that never have and never will be driven off road. Never loaded with anything more than some plants for the wife. And usually has, besides the "InforWars!" sticker, some other sticker about hating Priuses or something pro-gun.
 
2020-05-20 4:28:49 PM  

johnny_vegas: Took the opportunity during the stay at home  to try both chik fil a and Popeyes chicken sandwiches fir the first time.  Chik fil a was good but I thought the Popeyes was noticeably better


I've eaten at 4 or 5 Popeye's in 3 different states, and the chicken is always dry and crappy. I made no rush to get out and try the Popeye's sandwich.

Chik-Fil-A is a good sandwich, but we hardly ever go there. I definitely like the simplicity of the chicken sandwich though...

I do have to say that I am impressed with the performance of their drive thru team. You drive by, and it looks like a mess, but once you watch for a coule of minutes, you realize just how well they have that dialed in.
 
2020-05-20 4:31:07 PM  

Mikey1969: johnny_vegas: Took the opportunity during the stay at home  to try both chik fil a and Popeyes chicken sandwiches fir the first time.  Chik fil a was good but I thought the Popeyes was noticeably better

I've eaten at 4 or 5 Popeye's in 3 different states, and the chicken is always dry and crappy. I made no rush to get out and try the Popeye's sandwich.

Chik-Fil-A is a good sandwich, but we hardly ever go there. I definitely like the simplicity of the chicken sandwich though...

I do have to say that I am impressed with the performance of their drive thru team. You drive by, and it looks like a mess, but once you watch for a coule of minutes, you realize just how well they have that dialed in.


Interesting, this was in south San Diego and I specifically remember thinking the chicken was moister, thicket and better seasoned.  The Pooeyes bun was better too, but chik fil a's sauce probably had the edge over Popeyes
 
2020-05-20 4:47:15 PM  

johnny_vegas: Mikey1969: johnny_vegas: Took the opportunity during the stay at home  to try both chik fil a and Popeyes chicken sandwiches fir the first time.  Chik fil a was good but I thought the Popeyes was noticeably better

I've eaten at 4 or 5 Popeye's in 3 different states, and the chicken is always dry and crappy. I made no rush to get out and try the Popeye's sandwich.

Chik-Fil-A is a good sandwich, but we hardly ever go there. I definitely like the simplicity of the chicken sandwich though...

I do have to say that I am impressed with the performance of their drive thru team. You drive by, and it looks like a mess, but once you watch for a coule of minutes, you realize just how well they have that dialed in.

Interesting, this was in south San Diego and I specifically remember thinking the chicken was moister, thicket and better seasoned.  The Pooeyes bun was better too, but chik fil a's sauce probably had the edge over Popeyes


Yeah, a couple of people have told me that I must have just picked the wrong one, but Utah, Nevada, AZ(On our yearly trip to AZ), plus a couple of different locations in Utah, have never worked for us. Even my wife quit asking to stop there on our trips because she likes the red beans and rice. Maybe I managed to pick franchises owned by the same group, and they just suck? It's not outside of the realm of possibilities for sure...
 
2020-05-20 4:49:39 PM  

Combustion: lilplatinum: Combustion: Subtonic: I remember when one opened up around here. It was worse than when we finally got a Popeye's in town. People lined up into the damn street. I can see the novelty of trying out some over-hyped chain but you're nuts if you think I'm waiting more than three minute to get my shiat.

It's still like that here after a year or so. But I notice that in that huge line, 3 out of 4 automobiles are pick ups. The kind driven only on pavement and the only work they know is loading dirt at the Hone Depo. With big "INFO WARS!" stickers on them.
Wonder what the attraction is???

Strange that even in Texas that isn't true.   Who would have known Portland has a higher proportion of rednecks than Houston.

Where I live it is. Clackamas is one of the red strongholds. It's far enough away from "those people" but close enough for the Inner City Slickers to drive their big F350 to their accounting job downtown. Tons of trucks that never have and never will be driven off road. Never loaded with anything more than some plants for the wife. And usually has, besides the "InforWars!" sticker, some other sticker about hating Priuses or something pro-gun.


The type of people who think the Calvin pissing on things stickers are the height of wit.
 
2020-05-20 4:51:11 PM  

johnny_vegas: Mikey1969: johnny_vegas: Took the opportunity during the stay at home  to try both chik fil a and Popeyes chicken sandwiches fir the first time.  Chik fil a was good but I thought the Popeyes was noticeably better

I've eaten at 4 or 5 Popeye's in 3 different states, and the chicken is always dry and crappy. I made no rush to get out and try the Popeye's sandwich.

Chik-Fil-A is a good sandwich, but we hardly ever go there. I definitely like the simplicity of the chicken sandwich though...

I do have to say that I am impressed with the performance of their drive thru team. You drive by, and it looks like a mess, but once you watch for a coule of minutes, you realize just how well they have that dialed in.

Interesting, this was in south San Diego and I specifically remember thinking the chicken was moister, thicket and better seasoned.  The Pooeyes bun was better too, but chik fil a's sauce probably had the edge over Popeyes


Popeyes quality is far more uneven.  And stores often range from "i guess i can touch something in here if I wash my hands very thoroughly" to "time to get my tetanus booster"
 
2020-05-20 4:58:03 PM  

Mikey1969: johnny_vegas: Mikey1969: johnny_vegas: Took the opportunity during the stay at home  to try both chik fil a and Popeyes chicken sandwiches fir the first time.  Chik fil a was good but I thought the Popeyes was noticeably better

I've eaten at 4 or 5 Popeye's in 3 different states, and the chicken is always dry and crappy. I made no rush to get out and try the Popeye's sandwich.

Chik-Fil-A is a good sandwich, but we hardly ever go there. I definitely like the simplicity of the chicken sandwich though...

I do have to say that I am impressed with the performance of their drive thru team. You drive by, and it looks like a mess, but once you watch for a coule of minutes, you realize just how well they have that dialed in.

Interesting, this was in south San Diego and I specifically remember thinking the chicken was moister, thicket and better seasoned.  The Pooeyes bun was better too, but chik fil a's sauce probably had the edge over Popeyes

Yeah, a couple of people have told me that I must have just picked the wrong one, but Utah, Nevada, AZ(On our yearly trip to AZ), plus a couple of different locations in Utah, have never worked for us. Even my wife quit asking to stop there on our trips because she likes the red beans and rice. Maybe I managed to pick franchises owned by the same group, and they just suck? It's not outside of the realm of possibilities for sure...


Or I got lucky!
 
2020-05-20 5:01:50 PM  
Chick-Fil-a's chicken cobb with avocado lime ranch is fantastic, just saying.
 
2020-05-20 6:31:48 PM  

natazha: An In-n-Out opened in Salem, OR in December.  They still have crazy lines.  They have so many vehicles backed up that they set up three lanes and have someone out there controlling who feeds into the drive-through.

They're good burgers, but 5 Guys, Nancy's (local) and Burgerville (also local) are as good or better.  You have to buy an In-n-Out double to match the meat in a 5 Guys little.


We always try to get to a Bugerville for their seasonal specials:  fried asparagus as a choice for the "side", Wally World Sweet Onion rings, fresh berry shakes, and, most of all, rosemary shoestring potatoes.
 
2020-05-20 6:47:44 PM  
The regular chik fila chicken sandwich is good.  They differ because they lightly bread the chicken. Popeyes spicy chicken sandwich is the best chain chicken sandwich Ive had.

/farkin polynesian sauce man
 
2020-05-20 6:58:57 PM  

Combustion: lilplatinum: Combustion: Subtonic: I remember when one opened up around here. It was worse than when we finally got a Popeye's in town. People lined up into the damn street. I can see the novelty of trying out some over-hyped chain but you're nuts if you think I'm waiting more than three minute to get my shiat.

It's still like that here after a year or so. But I notice that in that huge line, 3 out of 4 automobiles are pick ups. The kind driven only on pavement and the only work they know is loading dirt at the Hone Depo. With big "INFO WARS!" stickers on them.
Wonder what the attraction is???

Strange that even in Texas that isn't true.   Who would have known Portland has a higher proportion of rednecks than Houston.

Where I live it is. Clackamas is one of the red strongholds. It's far enough away from "those people" but close enough for the Inner City Slickers to drive their big F350 to their accounting job downtown. Tons of trucks that never have and never will be driven off road. Never loaded with anything more than some plants for the wife. And usually has, besides the "InforWars!" sticker, some other sticker about hating Priuses or something pro-gun.


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2020-05-20 8:51:04 PM  
Traffic delays are to be expected. I assume the chicken deliveries have to cross the road first.
 
2020-05-20 9:12:26 PM  

cyberspacedout: Traffic delays are to be expected. I assume the chicken deliveries have to cross the road first.


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2020-05-20 9:50:32 PM  
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2020-05-20 11:03:15 PM  
They will never get a dime of my money, and I declined a free lunch when the company offered to buy us one from them.
Personally, I hated the one in Santa Barbara because every damn day traffic was screwed up on State Street due to their location ( red arrow ) that could only hold  cars @ the drive through lane, and it would back things up almost to La Cumbre ( purple arrow ) . Sadly, I no longer have that jorb.

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