Does anyone remember Kenny King's?

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Kristi S.
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Does anyone remember Kenny King's? - Mon, 08/11/03 9:06 AM
When I was a child in Ohio in the early 70s I seem to recall a chicken place called Kenny King's. Does anyone else remember this, or am I going kooky? I recall it was kind of a KFC wannabe...

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RE: Does anyone remember Kenny King's? - Sat, 11/8/03 2:42 PM
Yes, and I think you are right. Mainly around Cleveland.

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RE: Does anyone remember Kenny King's? - Thu, 12/4/03 1:35 PM
kenny king's was a kentucky fried chicken restaurant on mayfield in the crossroad vicinity of brainard in lyndhurst. good place. been there many times in the 70's. were you from there? i grew up in the mayfield and green area. TStuartTVG@aol.com

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RE: Does anyone remember Kenny King's? - Thu, 12/4/03 1:40 PM
I remember reading about it in Drew Carey's book and he is from Cleveland so it makes sense...

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RE: Does anyone remember Kenny King's? - Thu, 12/4/03 2:18 PM
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Originally posted by clothier

Kenny King? He was a fullback for the Raiders back in the Ken Stabler days, if that helps.


...and Kenny Stabler's life inspired "North Dallas Forty" which starred Charles Durning who was also in "Evening Shade" with Burt Reynolds who was in "Boogie Nights" starring John Reilly who was in "The River Wild" starring, you guessed it, Kevin Bacon.

Thank you. Thank you, very much.

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RE: Does anyone remember Kenny King's? - Thu, 12/4/03 2:21 PM

Wan't he a Houston Oiler at one time? Didn't he have a nightclub here, or was that Pastorini?

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RE: Does anyone remember Kenny King's? - Thu, 12/4/03 2:28 PM
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Originally posted by Lone Star


Wan't he a Houston Oiler at one time? Didn't he have a nightclub here, or was that Pastorini?

i95 - I'm impressed


Yeah, he was an Oiler, too. And I think he played for New Engalnd as well.

I-95- most impressive. You must be a huge hit at cocktail parties. You are invited when I make the veleveta fudge.


Wait until someone puts the Parliament CD on and I start doing my legendary robot dance. Talking about getting the party started. *

(* With the most sincere apologies to Pink.)

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RE: Does anyone remember Kenny King's? - Thu, 12/4/03 2:52 PM
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Wait until someone puts the Parliament CD on and I start doing my legendary robot dance. Talking about getting the party started.
*



'Flashlight'? That was the first 45 I ever bought.
This I gotta see.

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RE: Does anyone remember Kenny King's? - Thu, 12/4/03 3:23 PM
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First 45 I ever bought was by Bobby Sherman. "Julie". As in "julie, julie, julie do you love me? julie, julie, julie do you care?" I think I was in 1st or 2nd grade, and the Julie of my attention was named Julie Carlson.

Remember the show Bobby Sherman did on TV? "Here Come the Brides"?




Holy crap !!!! Clothier, it's me, Julie Carlson !! Finally, my "i95" beard is removed. So, how're you doing? Me? I've gained 370 pounds since then of which 260 pounds is this growth in the center of my back which features both primordial teeth and hair. Say...what are you doing this weekend?


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RE: Does anyone remember Kenny King's? - Thu, 12/4/03 3:30 PM
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Remember the show Bobby Sherman did on TV? "Here Come the Brides"?


No, but I recall Allan Sherman. Surely, you remember:

"Seventy-six Sol Cohens in the country club,
And a hundred and ten men named Levine."

Truly, Allan was the 'Weird Al' Yankovic of the Camelot-era. Oy!

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RE: Does anyone remember Kenny King's? - Thu, 12/4/03 3:34 PM
I'm just kidding. It's really me, Janis Ian. Although I wasn't kidding about the 260-pound growth. Now, if I could only get it to sing harmony with me to "At Seventeen" then maybe, just maybe I could make a come back.

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RE: Does anyone remember Kenny King's? - Thu, 12/4/03 3:50 PM
The growth IS lutefisk and haggis.

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RE: Does anyone remember Kenny King's? - Thu, 12/4/03 4:19 PM
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Originally posted by Kristi S.

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Originally posted by i95

Wait until someone puts the Parliament CD on and I start doing my legendary robot dance. Talking about getting the party started.
*



'Flashlight'? That was the first 45 I ever bought.
This I gotta see.


By the way, KS, I'm working on a virtual version of me doing this dance performance (but to the tune of "You Dropped a Bomb on Me" by the GAP Band*) similar to the computer-generated dancing baby made popular in the 1990s. Look for my upcoming spam e-mail message announcing such (it will be disguised as a Viagra ad).

* Speaking of the GAP Band, anyone ever heard the 1980s band Love Tractor do their version of "Party Train" ? It was awesome !!

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RE: Does anyone remember Kenny King's? - Thu, 12/4/03 8:19 PM
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I find it both scary and amusing that I have heard it, and that I somehow have both tunes running through my head.

Now I'm going to have to think of something really bizarre to make it stop. Oh wait, there it is, "everybody was kung fu fighting, and their kicks were fast as lightening"


Clothier:

Next time I'm in Michigan (OK, the first time I'm ever in Michigan), you and I are having a beer. A Newcastle Brown Ale, perhaps. I've got a feeling that our shared sense of humor and music might just get our asses kicked at just about every bar and tavern in your neck of the woods.

The very next opportunity I can either fake a client meeting in the Wolverine State or convince the missus that my dear Uncle Fester in Detroit just keeled over and died, I'm looking you up, comrade.

Hey, maybe the Motor City's Romantics will be playing some club then. What are they? In their sixties? "What I Like About You, You Share your Matamucil..."

- i

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RE: Does anyone remember Kenny King's? - Fri, 07/28/06 3:19 PM
I remember Kenny Kings, That was the company that owned the KFC francise in Northern Ohio at the time, I use to go to the one In Elyria, Great food, later on the changed the name back to Kentucky Fried Chicken Ron

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RE: Does anyone remember Kenny King's? - Mon, 06/11/07 3:21 PM
Kenny Kings was also closed down for various repeated food prep violations. The nail in the coffin was the seasoned, battered & deep fried field mouse.

Tsk. tsk. tsk.

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RE: Does anyone remember Kenny King's? - Wed, 07/18/07 8:38 PM
I remember Kenny King's There was one on Euclid Ave. by Fisher Body which is now Annabelles in Mentor.And another on Lake Shore Blvd. near Neff. Rd. in Cleveland. When I was little I thought that the face on the bucket of chicken was Kenny King.Where did that name come from anyway?

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RE: Does anyone remember Kenny King's? - Fri, 07/20/07 8:38 PM
Kenny kings was the first seller of colonel sanders kentucky fried chicken. we had one by our house in willowick...near cleveland. Kenny kings was a sit down restaurant/diner type place. The owners sold it and all the rights to colonel sanders and the new owners made a franchise outa it. They bulldozed the old restaurant and built a KFC in its spot. I used to like it as a restaurant. Avoid it as a fast food place though

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RE: Does anyone remember Kenny King's? - Sat, 07/28/07 4:10 PM
Boy do I remember Kenny Kings. I had some great memories there (Mayfield location) with my grandparents. First it was Giant Tiger then Kenny Kings for lunch. YUM

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RE: Does anyone remember Kenny King's? - Thu, 11/8/07 8:10 PM
I remember Kinny King's even better because I worked at their headquarters on Public Square in Cleveland, Ohio. They were located on the 13th floor of the Williamson Bldg - one of the few buildings on Public Square with a 13th floor. I worked in the accounting dept. every other quarter from 1960 through 1963. The alternate quarters were spent at Cleveland State (originally Fenn College)working on my degree in Accounting. And, Kenny King's is where I met Colonel Saunders, who introduced me to Jack Daniels (the whiskey, not the person). Those were the good old days!!!

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RE: Does anyone remember Kenny King's? - Sun, 02/10/08 2:01 PM
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Originally posted by Kristi S.

When I was a child in Ohio in the early 70s I seem to recall a chicken place called Kenny King's. Does anyone else remember this, or am I going kooky? I recall it was kind of a KFC wannabe...

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RE: Does anyone remember Kenny King's? - Sun, 02/10/08 2:03 PM

Originally posted by Kristi S.

When I was a child in Ohio in the early 70s I seem to recall a chicken place called Kenny King's. Does anyone else remember this, or am I going kooky? I recall it was kind of a KFC wannabe...

Your not kooky, I remember a Kenny King across the street from a Kroger store in Ashtabula Oh when I was very one.

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RE: Does anyone remember Kenny King's? - Mon, 06/9/08 9:03 PM
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kenny king's was a kentucky fried chicken restaurant on mayfield in the crossroad vicinity of brainard in lyndhurst. good place. been there many times in the 70's. were you from there? i grew up in the mayfield and green area. TStuartTVG@aol.com


You grew up near Mayfield and Green?? Me too! Actually, just south of Mayfield and Green. But I definitely remember the Kenny King's near Mayfield and Brainard.
~Vicky

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RE: Does anyone remember Kenny King's? - Tue, 06/10/08 11:59 AM
When I was in Parma in the late 80's Kenny Kings was KFC> The carry-out was chicken olny while the dining room was open 24 hours and had a full menu including breakfast all day.

Kinda like a Dennys inside but smaller.
britt

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RE: Does anyone remember Kenny King's? - Wed, 06/18/08 7:53 PM
when I lived in Strongsville, 1962-68 there was a "Kenny Kings" in middleburg Heights I believe.. I thought it was just a KFC under a different name.. in fact I think I thought KFC was actually Kenny Kings.

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RE: Does anyone remember Kenny King's? - Mon, 06/30/08 10:41 AM
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I remember Kenny King's There was one on Euclid Ave. by Fisher Body ...... When I was little I thought that the face on the bucket of chicken was Kenny King.


You and me both! I spent '62-'67 in Euclid and we passd by that Kenny King's several times a month. Never went in it, though. We didn't get into takeout fried chicken until we discovered Golden Skillet in VA in '69.

And yes, I thought "Kenny King" was the white bearded guy's name too.

Oh, and EUCLID RACE DAIRY was th BEST!

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RE: Does anyone remember Kenny King's? - Thu, 07/24/08 8:39 PM
I remember it also, but ours was in Parma near Ridge and Pearl, which isn't that far from where Drew Carey grew up. My family still refers to KFC as Kenny King's. I have since moved away and had to learn KFC because no one had any clue what I was talking about.

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RE: Does anyone remember Kenny King's? - Sun, 08/3/08 5:37 PM
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Originally posted by Kristi S.

When I was a child in Ohio in the early 70s I seem to recall a chicken place called Kenny King's. Does anyone else remember this, or am I going kooky? I recall it was kind of a KFC wannabe...

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RE: Does anyone remember Kenny King's? - Sun, 08/3/08 5:41 PM
Sure do...used to go to the one on Lorain Rd (Rt 10) in Fairview Park, OH in the 60's. Great Place!

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RE: Does anyone remember Kenny King's? - Thu, 08/13/09 3:58 PM
tombomb


kenny king's was a kentucky fried chicken restaurant on mayfield in the crossroad vicinity of brainard in lyndhurst. good place. been there many times in the 70's. were you from there? i grew up in the mayfield and green area. TStuartTVG@aol.com


I used to go that one all the time when I was a kid.



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RE: Does anyone remember Kenny King's? - Mon, 05/31/10 3:27 AM
[color=#c71585 font="ms sans serif"]Glad I'm not going crazy either. lol I'm from NE Ohio, but now in Utah. I was talking about Kenny Kings today w/ my hubby, from east, south-central Ohio (Martins Ferry) , & he had no idea what I was talking about. My Mom called KFC Kenny Kings...........I think she still does. =) Thanks for the message behind it. BTW, I was born in suburb of Akron, Barberton, mid 70's.

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RE: Does anyone remember Kenny King's? - Mon, 05/31/10 10:16 AM
Yes, I remember that, and Allen Sherman, though i don't recall that particular song.
i remember Stan Freeberg too,Doctor Demento used to play him and Sherman on his show,as well as Pro fessor Tom Lehr , who did such songs as Pollution,Poisoning Pigeons in the Park(loved the violin version).My Home Town, Smut,etc.
Doctor Demento's still on, but no San Antonio radio station carries him, bummer.
By the way Tom Lehr was a real professor at MIT.

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Re:Does anyone remember Kenny King's? - Thu, 04/21/11 5:46 PM
Kenny Kings was a regional brand of Kentucky Fried Chicken, like Manners was a regional name for Ohio's  "Big Boy" restaurants.  I am in my mid fifties and remember both.

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Re:Does anyone remember Kenny King's? - Sat, 04/30/11 3:38 PM
My grandfather used to take me to Manners in Akron over by the Rubber Bowl. We used to go on the friday night all you could eat fish. I remember how perfectly cooked they were and the shape, which is much different than what Big Boy serves today. I used to put away quite a few for my young age. Wish I could relive that time again, that's how good it was.

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Re:Does anyone remember Kenny King's? - Sat, 04/30/11 3:48 PM
Does anyone remember Thatcher's in Akron ? Went there in the 60's. They had the best hamburgers around.

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Re:Does anyone remember Kenny King's? - Sat, 03/31/12 5:03 PM
One of my brothers went to school with one of Kenny King's grandsons (Christ the King, in East Cleveland). Here's the story: When Col. Sanders first started his Kentucky Fried Chicken business, he sold the rights to his chicken to any number of regional restaurants. It started out as just one or items on a local menu, but in the case of Kenny King's restaurants, the rest of the business faded into obscurity and Kenny King's WAS Kentucky Fried Chicken. The family held all the rights to KFC in northeast Ohio for decades before either the rights expired or KFC bought them back (not sure which). As Col. Sanders business grew, he started opening his own restaurants, but initially it was the local franchisees that built his business.