Kentucky Fried Chicken

In Salem, some restaurants use profanity to sell their products. Other restaurants have names that are so profane, they can't even put them on their signs. There's a new three letter word(well not really a word) that national marketers must have found to be so awful, that they would never associated it with dining. Those three letters are KFC, aka Kentucky Fried Chicken. I think, that they opened a new KFC on south Commercial where the old one used to be, but there's no sign with the name of the restaurant. The sign is just a picture of an elderly gentleman that I can't figure out if it's Kenny Rogers or Orville Redenbacher. Maybe it's Orville Roth. Let's just call him The Colonel Formerly Known as Kentucky Fried Chicken. What are we supposed say now when we're hungry for some extra crispy chicken and biscuits? How do I describe where I want to go? How do I look it up in the phone book? They must want us to come up with our own names for their restaurant, I can think of a few. Here's my ideas, The Greasy Bucket, The Place That Never Rings Up Your Order Right, Soggy Corn, Chicken Parts, Napkins Needed, Skip Your Workout. I must admit, of all the fast food in town, this is probably the one I crave most often. Thank goodness that my wife hates it, we almost never eat there. I know I'm not supposed to talk about fast food on this blog, but a restaurant without a name or a name that they don't want to use is pretty funny to me. Mostly I was surprised at how fast they rebuilt that thing. I wonder if it's a prefab. If you're one of the Eat Salem readers on a boycott of national chains, there is a local alternative. Roth's grocery store sells a whole eight piece fried chicken for under $8 and it's as good as The Greasy Bucket. Pick up some produce for a fresh salad and maybe some crisp locally grown corn and you're doing even better.

5 comments:

jeff said...

If you are lucky it's an A&W, like a similar one out north by Walmart...

Anonymous said...

nah its just a KFC now A&W here. Donald is to cheap to put up another combo and i have to say after working for a KFC on Broadway you don't want to know all the stuff that goes on behind the scenes at all of them.

Alex said...

I think I've gone here twice. Once I got a grilled chicken sandwich, it was fine. Another time I got a bucket of fried chicken; it was way greasy and gross.

I guess my fast food tastes trend towards burgers rather than chicken. And no burger place has anything as vile as KFC's "Famous Bowls" - they look like what a mama bird regurgitates for her chicks.

Anonymous said...

I Love there Coleslaw. BEST in town. It doesn't taste like someone used a half a gallon of milk and added Cabbage. If I analyzed every thing I eat. I wouln't be eating....Yes, the KFC bowls were like what I used to make edible, when I was in the Navy. "Put everything in a bowl and stir it up". Thats how I survived eating Navy chow....Makes a turd!!!

Anonymous said...

Come on. It is great chicken, my kids love it. And for fast food, it is closer to home cooking then any other place. Great for picnics in the summer, pot lucks at the office. Try the new grilled it is great.