Kentucky Grilled Chicken (?)

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2009/04/14 19:35:13 (permalink)

Kentucky Grilled Chicken (?)

http://www.usatoday.com/money/companies/2008-03-23-kfc_N.htm
 
Give it up YUM Brands.  You are scraping the bottom of the barrel now.  Face it.  KFC sucks...
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    Wabbit
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    Re:Kentucky Grilled Chicken (?) 2009/04/14 19:52:45 (permalink)
    Harlan Sanders is spinning in his grave.  I gave up on KFC long ago... If I am in a hurry BoJangles or Popeyes is the way to go. We have a Mrs. Winners but they too are slipping. I think most people choose to eat at "fast food" places for the taste, not because they perceive it to be healthy.  Sad, when I was a kid a bucket of KFC was a happy treat to be enjoyed at the park for a good report card.
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    Re:Kentucky Grilled Chicken (?) 2009/04/14 20:09:02 (permalink)
    I'm with you, Wabbit. When I was a kid, it was a big deal when Pappy brought home a bucket of the Colonel's chicken. Nowadays... forget it. KFC is just like Arby's - simply hopeless. Popeye's and Bojangle's are both pretty decent, as is Lee's Famous Recipe and Chicagoland's own Brown's Chicken. I've only eaten at Mrs. Winner's once, many years ago, so I not familiar with their present quality. I am familiar with KFC's quality, though, and that's why I'm not going back there. 
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    Re:Kentucky Grilled Chicken (?) 2009/04/14 21:19:06 (permalink)
    Why  oh why is all this stuff about fast food chains showing up in the miscellaneous thread? Could it be because the guys who want to talk fast food chains know that nobody reads that thread?

    Cheers, John 
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    Re:Kentucky Grilled Chicken (?) 2009/04/15 08:50:23 (permalink)
    I've never been a fan of KFC.  If they can't get the fried chicken right, how are they going to get the grilled chicken right?
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    Re:Kentucky Grilled Chicken (?) 2009/04/15 10:17:29 (permalink)
    The original AP story is over a year old and if it's accurate KFC first started test-marketing the grilled chicken back in 2006.  Occasionally I pass a KFC on my way to or from work but I can't recall seeing any promotional signs or posters, so did KFC drop the idea or is still limited to selected markets?

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    Re:Kentucky Grilled Chicken (?) 2009/04/15 10:54:44 (permalink)
    seafarer john

    Why  oh why is all this stuff about fast food chains showing up in the miscellaneous thread? Could it be because the guys who want to talk fast food chains know that nobody reads that thread?

    Cheers, John


    I don't know why it was posted in the miscellaneous section, but your comment reminds me of Yogi Berra.  If no one visits the FF section, why do so many people have the need to add to a FF thread just for the purpose of demeaning the subject of the thread?
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    Re:Kentucky Grilled Chicken (?) 2009/04/15 14:58:35 (permalink)
     Posters and other promo material for grilled chicken are at the KFC/A&W outlet in Owego, NY today.
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    Re:Kentucky Grilled Chicken (?) 2009/04/15 20:01:05 (permalink)
    The "grilled" etc...  is all over my area.  Tri-state SW Georgia, SE Alabama, & NW Florida.  I only noticed the addys posted on the restautants that I pass.  Haven't eaten @ KFC since the name was changed.  They can keep that mess.
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    Re:Kentucky Grilled Chicken (?) 2009/04/16 23:09:31 (permalink)
    Looks like I'm the first person on this thread to actually try the grilled chicken.  I rather liked it.  The skin was nicely browned and the chicken was well seasoned.

    Was it as good as homemade or what you could get at a good bbq place?  Of course not.  But as a single male who isn't going to fire up the grill to make chicken for myself on a weekday night, it's a nice change.

    The breast was very tasty -- better than any of KFC's fried chicken.  At only 180 calories, it was pretty good and I've been back for it several times.
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    Re:Kentucky Grilled Chicken (?) 2009/04/16 23:46:14 (permalink)
    Tried it today in Summerville, SC.  Ironic I just saw this thread tonight.

    The grilled chicken had a nice skin, but the chicken itself was tasteless.  Glad we got a fresh cooked gizzard plate to supplement. 

    We'll not be doing the grilled chicken at KFC again.  Actually, we don't generally do KFC.  Bojangles tends to be much better.  As with most fast food chicken joints...find a good location and stick with it.
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    Re:Kentucky Grilled Chicken (?) 2009/04/17 20:57:02 (permalink)
    "The breast was very tasty -- better than any of KFC's fried chicken."

    Probably so, but it's still KFC.  That alone tells me to avoid it.  They got themselves into their own predicament.  I learned my lesson a long time ago.
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    Re:Kentucky Grilled Chicken (?) 2009/04/21 08:44:53 (permalink)
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    "The breast was very tasty -- better than any of KFC's fried chicken."

    Probably so, but it's still KFC.  That alone tells me to avoid it.  They got themselves into their own predicament.  I learned my lesson a long time ago.



    I've never been a KFC regular, but from time to time before I left Bainbridge, I would get the pre-fab chicken strips at the KFC on Shotwell St. Usually with the fake sweet and sour sauce.  Maybe because I went only infrequently I did not mind te mediocrity of the product.

    Perhaps I should have stuck to Carter's to satisfy my once a year desire for fried chicken?
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    Re:Kentucky Grilled Chicken (?) 2009/04/24 09:34:01 (permalink)
     
    Discussions about KFC or other brands of the Yum corporation remind me of that old chestnut uttered by Yogi Berra--"Nobody goes there anymore because it's too crowded".
     
    I am not a customer of KFC, Taco Bell, or Pizza Hut, and most of the people on this board may not be customers of those units either, but the customers definitely do exist, based on the continuing profit margins of the Yum corporation.   Even with the sharp downturn in the stock market over the past year or so, my gain on Yum stock is approximately 231% over a period of about 12 years.   Scoff about their food if you wish, but this has proven to be a great investment!
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    Re:Kentucky Grilled Chicken (?) 2009/04/24 14:10:00 (permalink)
    Does anyone know who makes the hot sauce, in those little packets, at KFC??? I have asked many times around here and no one seams to know. I asked a KFC manager and she said it was Louisiana Hot Sauce but... IT's NOT. It is great stuff and the only thing I like so far at KFC.

    I have not tried the grilled chicken yet.

    KFC, like all chains... varies allot by location.
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    Re:Kentucky Grilled Chicken (?) 2009/04/24 14:44:51 (permalink)
    PapaJoe8

    Does anyone know who makes the hot sauce, in those little packets, at KFC??? I have asked many times around here and no one seams to know. I asked a KFC manager and she said it was Louisiana Hot Sauce but... IT's NOT. It is great stuff and the only thing I like so far at KFC.



    PapaJoe, I was in a PortionPac plant in Jackson, MS a few years ago and they were producing a number of items for KFC.  It was my understanding that the Jackson plant wasn't the only PortionPac facility making items for KFC.  I think PortionPac is owned by Heinz.

    Much of what they package are proprietary items developed by their customer.  About 60% of what they produced in that plant were customer-specific.
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    Re:Kentucky Grilled Chicken (?) 2009/04/24 15:13:43 (permalink)
    Jman, thanks for the input! It could help me figure out how to buy a bottle of that hot sauce instead of having to open all those tiny little packets. :~)
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    Re:Kentucky Grilled Chicken (?) 2009/04/24 15:49:38 (permalink)
    PapaJoe8

    Jman, thanks for the input! It could help me figure out how to buy a bottle of that hot sauce instead of having to open all those tiny little packets. :~)
    Joe


    That recipe, per se, may not be available in bottle form.
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    Re:Kentucky Grilled Chicken (?) 2009/04/24 19:19:51 (permalink)
    Shoot Jay! But thanks.

    It's like Louisiana hot sauce w/ an extra kik. I just can't put my mind around such a great hot sauce not being available in a bottle.
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    Re:Kentucky Grilled Chicken (?) 2009/04/26 23:29:10 (permalink)
    I havent been to KFC in quite some time. There are too many other places here in Northeast Wisconsin that make way better chicken than KFC. The grilled chicken looks good but I am sure KFC found some way to screw it up. Better for me to season up some pieces and put them in the Ronco. That turns out very good.
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    Re:Kentucky Grilled Chicken (?) 2009/04/27 07:06:41 (permalink)
    They sure are pushing this hard.  I'm conflicted.  I haven't been in a KFC in 25 years, but the local newspaper had a coupon for a free piece of KGC (no purchase required) included with it the other day.

    Do they still serve the Wonder Bread rolls, and the toxic cole slaw?

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    Re:Kentucky Grilled Chicken (?) 2009/04/27 07:59:03 (permalink)

    After talking to a few people who have tried it, it sounds like it's typical FF fare.  If you get it while it's still fresh, it very good.  If it's been in the warmer for a while, it might be a little dry.
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    Re:Kentucky Grilled Chicken (?) 2009/04/27 08:36:34 (permalink)
    I don't know about the Wonder Bread rolls, but they have the worst biscuits in the fast food industry. Practically inedible.
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    Re:Kentucky Grilled Chicken (?) 2009/04/27 09:29:45 (permalink)
    Last night I saw a TV commercial in which the KFC CEO/head honcho/grand poobah said that today and today only KFC will give 1 free piece of grilled chicken to anyone who wants to try it.

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    Re:Kentucky Grilled Chicken (?) 2009/04/27 17:58:02 (permalink)
    I miss the grecian bread they had in Canada
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    Re:Kentucky Grilled Chicken (?) 2009/04/27 18:11:57 (permalink)
    we got a free piece last night. greasy and tasteless.
    normally sells for $1.89 a piece. i'll continue to make my own.
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