Advantages Good selection, good food, good service, good prices..
Disadvantages Small outlets in slightly inconvenient places. Only "good".
If you’re somebody with exotic (and expensive) taste buds then you are probably reading the wrong opinion, because this is the third (and probably final) of my opinions on fast-food, to see how the Colonel’s chicken joints shape up to the more traditional beefy delights of McDonald’s (4 stars) and Burger King (3 stars). Now it might go without saying, but Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) isn’t exactly Szechwan or Peking, it is distinctly Kentucky. What on earth is that meant to mean? I mean it is convenient, fattening and of course tasty. Obvious? Well there you go then, still 20 words short of the minimum.~The Long March~
The institution that we know as KFC began in 1952 when Colonel Harland Sanders’ first sold the franchise to the KFC “special recipe”. Over the relatively few years since it has achieved fantastic success, based upon the solid foundations of the Colonel’s secret recipe. The food is excellent and the range of fried chicken delights on the menu is the basis of what makes KFC so great. From the “original recipe” meal of 2 chicken drumsticks, chips (known as fries) and a drink (sprite, pepsi or fanta, the rivals to McDonald’s drinks selection) at just £2.99, to the “Bargain Bucket” of 6 chicken pieces, four “fries” and four soft drinks at £7.99 KFC has a superb range of products. My personal favourites are the twister meal (£3.49) and the zinger (spicy) tower meal (also £3.49). The twister is also available as a vegetarian version and the tower meal can just be plain (non-spicy). So what are they, well the twister is chicken in KFC batter strips rolled up in a tortilla with lettuce and a fantastically nice mayonnaise-based sauce, while the tower is a chicken burger and a hash brown with salad and sauce. Simple but surprisingly nice. Also available are a plain chicken burger meal (normal or zinger, both £3.29), and various size chicken piece meals similar to but bigger than the aforementioned Bargain Bucket. I’ll discuss the latest release, popcorn chicken, later on. All the chicken stuff is very nice, thanks to the KFC recipe, which makes for a ‘tangy’ batter and although incredibly unhealthy saves any of the food from being in the slightest bit bland.All burgers etc. are available on their own, but I always have them as part of a meal so I’m afraid I’m not too sure about the prices. Every meal can be increased to a large (i.e. a large chips and drink) for just 30p, as with McDonalds. The chips are certainly up to standard, not as thin or salty as the McDonalds ones, but sadly still referred to as fries for some obscene reason. The drinks are pretty much the same as anywhere else, much as you would expect. Personally I think that KFC have better food than McDonalds or burger King, and they have a better variety to, rather than simply selling burgers with slightly different sauces. A children’s meal is available that consists of one chicken drumstick or two crispy chicken strips, a small fries, drink, tube of what is apparently strawberry custard (?
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