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2003/08/21 12:25:52 (permalink)

Kentucky Fried Redeems themselves

The newest innovation from KFC, ignore the bad TV commercials..but this recipe is actually a variation on one of MRS. SANDERS original recipes...

The Boneless BBQ Wings are definetly the best chicken nugget/tenders that you will find in fast food today, and so far the franchises have been doing very well in preserving the test/quality of these fine pieces.

100% White meat, with a nice crispy/airy breading, and wonderful secret BBQ sauce.

I definetly reccomend these to anyone looking to fall back in love with KFC.
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    danimal15
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    RE: Kentucky Fried Redeems themselves 2003/11/19 16:49:01 (permalink)
    Just for fun, on vacation two years ago, my wife and son and I went to KFC (we never go to fast-food chain restaurants, normally). My review is two words: greasy junk. I'd never go back. Then again, I didn't try the BBQ wings.
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    RE: Kentucky Fried Redeems themselves 2003/11/19 17:09:42 (permalink)
    The best place in the world to eat KFC is in Estes Park Colorado. Buy your chicken and sit out at the picnic tables in that wonderful air with a breathtaking view of the Front range.

    Somehow, it just tastes right there.
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    RE: Kentucky Fried Redeems themselves 2003/11/19 18:37:27 (permalink)
    You really think it's that great? I know we always took picnics up to Estes Park -- with six kids, it was far too expensive to be buying fast food -- even thirty years ago.
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    RE: Kentucky Fried Redeems themselves 2003/11/20 02:28:44 (permalink)
    I like KFC Bonless BBQ wings but they seem to be pricey for the portion if you ask me.
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    RE: Kentucky Fried Redeems themselves 2003/11/20 04:24:42 (permalink)
    KFC has always been pricey, right now you can get a 12 pc bucket for 9.99. That is the best price I've ever seen from them.

    I have 2 KFC buffets around me. I will do one of them every 3 months or so. Get my fill and then forget them until next craving.

    MikeS.
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    RE: Kentucky Fried Redeems themselves 2003/12/04 10:08:44 (permalink)
    I can't believe we're talking about KFC on this site. Isn't eating at KFC the antithesis of everything roadfood is supposed to be about? The whole idea of roadfood, as far as I'm concerned, is helping people find places to eat so they don't get stuck at a fast-food chain. KFC serves up greasy junk. So do all the chain fried chicken restaurants. And the chain hamburger places, pizza places, etc. I recommend that everyone read "Fast Food Nation" by Eric Schlosser to get the facts behind these ubiquitous fry pits.
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    RE: Kentucky Fried Redeems themselves 2003/12/04 10:50:04 (permalink)
    I like the buckets at KFC .... they make great hats !!!


    And, I don't think any food or food place is off limits here ... If you want to discuss it then post about it. People have the choice of posting or ignoring it and moving on !! NO need to be critical of someone that chooses to post !
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    RE: Kentucky Fried Redeems themselves 2003/12/04 11:43:34 (permalink)
    Actually, Danimal's perfectly entitled to express shock and amazement that people bother to discuss KFC at Roadfood, which is, according to the home page, a "site devoted exclusively to finding the most memorable local eateries along the highways and back roads of America." Yes, of course, people are free to post most anything they want (including recipes for "white chili," clothier), but there's no guarantee you won't get called on it.
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    RE: Kentucky Fried Redeems themselves 2003/12/04 11:46:59 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Gator

    Actually, Danimal's perfectly entitled to express shock and amazement that people bother to discuss KFC at Roadfood


    I absolutely agree with you Gator 100%. Just like there are those on this board who decide to trash a specific restaurant or who underates a specific local cuisine. Some may take offense to that. However I believe we are entitled to express our opinions without offensive personal remarks to others on this board.
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    RE: Kentucky Fried Redeems themselves 2003/12/04 13:50:45 (permalink)
    I don't feel offended - your point is well taken. People can discuss whatever they want to on this site. I'm just a little confused why KFC is a topic people want to discuss. But I agree about Strouds being far away and sometimes just needing some fried chicken. I used to like Brown's chicken a lot, but I don't see too many of those around these days.

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    RE: Kentucky Fried Redeems themselves 2003/12/04 13:52:59 (permalink)
    quote:
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    Lighten up Danimal.
    If my choice was KFC or Strouds, I'd pick Strouds. But KC is a long way from Michigan. So I KFC it now and again.


    KC may be too far, however Indianapolis is a helluva lot closer. Perhaps a weekend trip and a visit to Dodd's or Hollyhock Hill will satisfy the craving.
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    RE: Kentucky Fried Redeems themselves 2003/12/04 13:55:46 (permalink)
    Reading all these various comments has been a learning experience for me and one that I am grateful for. Everyone has so much to contribute, be their opinions pro or con, but interesting nonetheless. It is a shame when the comments get a wee bit personal.

    I dislike most fast food chains and really like others for various reasons. I love White Castles because, being nearly as old as they are, I relate to my childhood when Dad couldn't afford many White Castles, just five at a time (four of us and he got the extra one because he was buying) and they were such a treat, so I still love them for that reason. I love Steak and Shake burgers because they are thin and remind me of delicious thin burgers I used to get at Lazarus Grill Room in downtown Columbus, large, thin and covered with sweet pickle relish. The Grill Room was one of our lunch destinations when I worked in downtown Columbus. There again, Steak and Shake burgers remind me of my youth. But I certainly honor those who love other chains, or dislike them, as the case may be, as we have free will and can choose what we like.

    Please everyone, continue to be the friendly, good natured group of "friends" as you have demonstrated to be in lo, these many posts. Love reading them, and sometimes partaking by replying.

    Donna
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    RE: Kentucky Fried Redeems themselves 2003/12/04 14:14:37 (permalink)
    If you are talking to me, clothier, that wasn't an insult. I was commenting on how danimal is entitled, short of ad hominem attacks, to express strong condemnation of KFC without being patronizingly told to "lighten up." Especially on this site, of all places.

    My aside to you was meant to suggest that, after the thrashing you administered to that poor "white chili" schmuck, you should probably cut danimal some slack for what you might have perceived as criticism of others.

    If that caused offense, accept my apologies.

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    RE: Kentucky Fried Redeems themselves 2003/12/04 14:53:04 (permalink)
    Clothier, I enjoy your posts, particularly the memorable bad Thanksgiving one. I just saw this situation differently.

    As for me, I'm lucky to eat fried chicken once a year: at the Bon Ton Mini Mart outside of Henderson, KY, on the way to see my Indiana kinfolks over the holidays.

    Sincere regards,
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    RE: Kentucky Fried Redeems themselves 2003/12/04 15:32:47 (permalink)
    Just hope I didn't offend anyone. I certainly didn't mean to. I can get kind of opinionated at times.

    Brown's Chicken (the slogan used to be "it tastes better") was second only to KFC in number of franchises around Chicagoland in the early 1980s, at least by my estimation. The chicken was a lot less greasy and more flavorful than KFC's. It offered its chicken in baskets instead of buckets - one could order the "bounty basket," for instance, which included chicken and various sides.

    The name eventually changed to Brown's Chicken and Pasta - I guess they were trying to sound healthier.

    In 1993, in the Chicago suburb of Palatine, seven Brown's Chicken workers were murdered in their restaurant during a robbery that took place after it closed. I believe someone was finally arrested last year after years of it being an open case.

    At one point, there was a Brown's Chicken kitty corner from Wrigley Field. The building now houses a Taco Bell.

    I know of only a couple Brown's Chicken restaurants still running. One is in Highland Park, where I live. The other is in Skokie. One of these days I'll go see if it's any good.

    Dan
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    RE: Kentucky Fried Redeems themselves 2003/12/05 10:45:05 (permalink)
    Clothier:

    Having not been to Brown's in 15 years, I certainly can't recommend it. If you find one and it's good, let me know.

    The best fried chicken I've found around Chicago (and there's very little of it) is at White Fence Farms in Lemont (see my other message under the chicken forum), and the chicken wings at Leon's BBQ - various locations on the South Side. A place called Glady's on Indiana Ave. also was good 10 years ago, but I haven't been back there since then. Guess I need to plan a visit.

    By the way, I've never had white chili, but at home we make chili out of turkey, not beef. I know that's not the traditional way, but it's far healthier and we've grown to enjoy it a lot over the years.

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    RE: Kentucky Fried Redeems themselves 2003/12/06 20:38:31 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by danimal15

    I'm just a little confused why KFC is a topic people want to discuss.


    You know, I hate to point this out, Dan, but it was you who resurrected this thread from the back burner where it had sat since it's initial posting in August . . .
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    RE: Kentucky Fried Redeems themselves 2003/12/06 23:47:40 (permalink)
    The Colonel was very embarassed by what became of his company. He finally complained publicly about the quality of the chicken, which led to a row with KFC. In frustration, he explored founding a new chicken company, but was legally precluded from doing so. I don't remember the details very clearly, but I think his sell out prevented him from ever competing with the new owners.

    When the Colonel was starting out and just franchising his chicken, there were places that did a great job with it. My mother who made wonderful pan fried chicken liked a Lexington, Ky. place that made chicken his way. It was located where Midland Avenue meets Main Street.

    There's a review on this site of a Shelbyville, Ky. restaurant founded by Colonel Sander's wife. Claudia Sanders Dinner House was originally called The Colonel's Lady, and a college friend worked there while a high school student. The Colonel awarded scholarships to some employees and D. was one of the beneficiaries. Colonel Sanders had an imimitable way of doing things and that applied to these grants.

    D. showed me a copy of the Colonel's letter directing the university to bill him for her expenses. I remember he paid full tuition and room and board so long as D. kept decent grades and deported herself as a proper young woman. There was wording that promised the scholarship for four years, so long as D. didn't drink, smoke tobacco or use bad language.
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    RE: Kentucky Fried Redeems themselves 2003/12/08 17:03:28 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by scbuzz

    I like the buckets at KFC .... they make great hats !!!

    SC, somehow, I can picture you with an inverted Colonel's bucket on your head!

    Just hope you remembered to remove the chicken first. " />
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    RE: Kentucky Fried Redeems themselves 2003/12/08 18:24:48 (permalink)
    [quoteAt one point, there was a Brown's Chicken kitty corner from Wrigley Field. The building now houses a Taco Bell.

    I used to go that Browns every now and then, usually when I had the munchies. Browns catered to a differnt chicken fan, they had fried gizzards, and you could get yesterdays leftover chicken from the cooler, if you liked cold. Fries cooked in chicken fat were awsome.

    They had one across the street from where I worked downtown (Lake and Wells, I think) where you could order a glass of wine or beer with your chicken....lets see the Colonel top that HA!

    Then there was the one near Cabrini Green (or was that a Church's) that had the bullet proof glass and the lazy susan vending window...


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    RE: Kentucky Fried Redeems themselves 2003/12/09 09:32:12 (permalink)
    Literally once every ten years I succomb to the notion that KFC actually tastes good. I order a bucket and me and my wife or girlfriend (depending on the decade) go for it. After two or three pieces we just don't understand how people can eat KFC once a week. We really get nauseated. Are we the only ones? I love fried chicken. Make it myself and eat it out. It just seems the KFC's in Northwest Jersey have this sickening effect.
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    RE: Kentucky Fried Redeems themselves 2003/12/09 09:49:09 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by howard8

    Literally once every ten years I succomb to the notion that KFC actually tastes good. I order a bucket and me and my wife or girlfriend (depending on the decade) go for it. After two or three pieces we just don't understand how people can eat KFC once a week. We really get nauseated. Are we the only ones? I love fried chicken. Make it myself and eat it out. It just seems the KFC's in Northwest Jersey have this sickening effect.


    I haven't had "sludge in a bucket" in years. I always head down to the Richmond VA area whenever I'm in the mood for good fried chicken or bbq for that matter. I consider Richmond to be the closest "gateway" to the South, although rightfully so, some may deem Fredericksburg with that honor. Either way, it appears the North ends and the South begins around exit 150 on I-95 in Virginia at the outskirts of the DC metro area where the HOV lanes end.
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    RE: Kentucky Fried Redeems themselves 2003/12/09 21:18:09 (permalink)
    In my opinion KFC has improved its act over the last few years. Quite frankly I enjoy KFY extra crispy thighs and with a side of cole slaw and potatoes with gravy.

    I recoginize that there is better, but it is hard to find.

    If you can get KFC out of fryer, it is excellent. Maybe all the franchisee's aint got it together, but I have found several that do.
    Paul E. Smith
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    RE: Kentucky Fried Redeems themselves 2003/12/14 03:09:21 (permalink)
    KFC is a hit or miss here in northeast Wisconsin. But more times than not it is so-so. I will go to The Skyview Club and get one of the best chicken dinners made. Culvers is good too though a bit pricy. The Chester Frieds here are good too.
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    RE: Kentucky Fried Redeems themselves 2003/12/16 12:06:36 (permalink)
    "Then there was the one near Cabrini Green (or was that a Church's) that had the bullet proof glass and the lazy susan vending window..."

    That was a Church's - I passed it many times but never stopped there. Later it became a pizzeria. It was torn down years ago and there's now a park at the site. Most of Cabrini Green south of Division Street has been torn down, and good riddance. Unfortunately, many of the sterile 1960's public housing highrises remain north of Division, and from the looks of them I imagine life there remains rough.


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    RE: Kentucky Fried Redeems themselves 2003/12/31 15:05:51 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by clothier

    My personal task for the holiday break (our factories shut down the last weeks of the year, so I basically have two weeks off) is to master the art of frying chicken. I've done it (yes, I have a lodge cast iron skillet) but never to my satisfaction, and that's my holiday plan. That and velveta fudge.



    Clothier... Your couple weeks are up! Did ya master that fried chicken yet? :)
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    RE: Kentucky Fried Redeems themselves 2004/01/01 05:34:42 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by wanderingjew

    ...I consider Richmond to be the closest "gateway" to the South, although rightfully so, some may deem Fredericksburg with that honor. Either way, it appears the North ends and the South begins around exit 150 on I-95 in Virginia at the outskirts of the DC metro area where the HOV lanes end.


    "The majority of Virginians look at anything that goes on north of the Rappahannock with suspicion.'

    - quoted from The Nine Nations of North America by Joel Garreau.

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    RE: Kentucky Fried Redeems themselves 2004/01/01 09:33:02 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by JimInKy

    quote:
    Originally posted by wanderingjew

    ...I consider Richmond to be the closest "gateway" to the South, although rightfully so, some may deem Fredericksburg with that honor. Either way, it appears the North ends and the South begins around exit 150 on I-95 in Virginia at the outskirts of the DC metro area where the HOV lanes end.


    "The majority of Virginians look at anything that goes on north of the Rappahannock with suspicion.'

    - quoted from The Nine Nations of North America by Joel Garreau.




    The South also ends somewhere in northern Florida.
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    RE: Kentucky Fried Redeems themselves 2004/01/02 14:43:32 (permalink)
    has anyone eaten in Bojangles Chicken? I feel they are a lot better than KFC. Most are in the south, but some have creeped northward.(there are about 3 or 4 in Maryland on the eastern part of the beltway, (I 95). The website has locations. They also have real sweet tea, the only place you can get it in the area.
    http://www.bojangles.com/bojangles/intro/index.html

    Matt
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