Quite possibly the first and only resturant chain I can think of that had to bow to political correctness and change it's name from "Kentucky Fried Chicken" to "KFC." Thankfully, those who love it will still call it Kentucky Fried Chicken.
It's no secret that Kentucky Fried Chicken is the biggest chain for chicken in the country. Popeyes may be spicy and delicous but it's harder to find and Mary Browns, while it looks good is only in Canada. Buffalo Wild Wings and Hooters are both great but are more bars so I don't like lumping them in the category. Kentucky Fried Chicken is still great but lately, I've been having some problems with them.
First they are really pushing steam on this new grilled chicken they're selling. I tried it once, but thought it was OKAY. They for some reason still have Extra Tasty Crispy and it's way too breaded. Maybe if it was marinated in mild sauce it would be great.
Secondly a lot of their food items are dissapearing. Cornbread is scarce if it's even still around. The Honey BBQ wings are now like little boneless chicken balls and have no bones. They're sauceless hotwings are truly excellent but damn if they like to take them away, bring them back and then they're never ready to go and you have to wait for them.
Aside from that I never really had a big problem with Kentucky Fried Chicken. The food is good, the sides for a fast food francise is surprinsingly good and at least the potato wedges are still around. I like Popeyes more but I only have to walk across the street for Kentucky Fried Chicken.
I think Popeye's is the king of fast-food fried chicken, but KFC isn't bad. I think the extra crispy legs and thighs are the best they have, and the Double Down sandwich is a delicious snack to sink your teeth into for special occasions (these are way unhealthy). The chicken strips are good as well, though like everything else on the menu, you pay too much for what you get.
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KFC Corporation, or KFC, founded and also known as Kentucky Fried Chicken, is a chain of fast food restaurants based in Louisville, Kentucky. KFC is a brand and operating segment, called a "concept", of Yum! Brands since 1997 when that company was spun off from PepsiCo as Tricon Global Restaurants Inc.
KFC primarily sells chicken in form of pieces, wraps, salads and sandwiches. While its primary focus is fried chicken, KFC also offers a line of roasted chicken products, side dishes and desserts. Outside North America, KFC offers beef based products such as hamburgers or kebabs, pork based products such as ribs and other regional fare.
The company was founded as Kentucky Fried Chicken by Colonel Harland Sanders in 1952, though the idea of KFC's fried chicken actually goes back to 1930. The company adopted the abbreviated form of its name in 1991. Starting in April 2007, the company began using its original name, Kentucky Fried Chicken, for its signage, packaging and advertisements in the United States as part of a new corporate re-branding program; newer and remodeled restaurants will have the new logo and name while older stores will continue to use the 1980s signage. Additionally, Yum! continues to use the abbreviated name freely in its advertising.