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User Info: brestugo

brestugo
2 months ago#31
Slayer2111 posted...
dark lancer posted...
When I was a kid and I went with my parents to Canada, there was a KFC somewhere along the way in Burlington, Vermont that had the Colonel's Buffet. We had it once and never again, and ever since then it's been a bizarre memory that I so wanted to experience again just for the novelty of unlimited fast food.

Apparently it still exists in random locations, such as the casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island. It's $13.49 for one person! I don't think that's worth it. I think it's on the opposite side of Providence so it would take forever to get there (for a small state person).

Anyway has anyone else tried the buffet at any Colonel's Buffet location?


I also live in RI, I’ve been to the one in twin river. It’s the same as the other two we used to have here, just more expensive.

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DumpsterMcNuggets 2 months ago#32
Whimsical_Gamer posted...
DumpsterMcNuggets posted...
I've google searched KFC buffets, and the only ones I found in the Chicago area with one is in Vernon Hills(not far from Hawthorn Mall), and another one in New Lenox, IL(on US 30). There are also a few random ones within Illinois, away from the Chicago area too(forget all such locations). Once in a while, I notice on billboards that a KFC is at an upcoming interstate/expressway exit, and has a buffet.

One of these days, I will try one and see what it is like. Not sure why I'm curious, but I am....


My curiosity would be will it be of same quality as if I went to a regular KFC as opposed to a buffet where sometimes the food is "cheapened" for mass consumption without losing money.


Yeah, that is definitely a concern too. If the food is too low and crappy(a la Old Country Buffet, and Ryan's) in quality, for it to return to after a first visit. I guess I will see how it is like, one of these days. KFC has been hit or miss in more recent years, but I would be open at least once to trying a buffet at KFC. Not sure why...

Whimsical_Gamer posted...
A coworker of mine came in with this KFC bowl the other day and it had some watery looking gravy, bit of corn and biscuit. I don't remember seeing chicken but perhaps. It was five bucks. I was shocked by that bold price of diarrhea in a bowl with some biscuit.

Now I don't know where you all are at but last place I knew had best "fast food" chicken was Church's Chicken.


Funny you mention Church's, since in the back of my mind I always wondered how they were like. I'd hope they are better in quality than KFC, and perhaps not far off from being on the level of Popeye's?
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Whimsical_Gamer
2 months ago#33
@DumpsterMcNuggets

I can't speak for every Church's chicken, obviously, but the two I been to by me haven't let me down yet. Same with Lee's Famous Recipe which are in numbers that rivals KFC.

If you do have a Church's Chicken or ever come across one I recommend it at least once. I think many years ago they started sucking and it was dry and everything but that was early 2000s. They had a overhaul and I think as a whole across the country they changed it all up around like 2008 or 2010... anyways I had them couple years ago and it was juicy, nice sized chicken and the sides were fantastic too.

Popeyes I had one time and I'm skeptical to go back again to waste money. My first and last time the chicken was dry, skin like thin leather (you know what I mean where it was like cooked so long the skin is like translucent and chewy but crunchy at same time?) and salty.

I do have a place by me that does chicken and fish and their chicken poppers, fried catfish nuggets and hushpuppies are the s***! Cheap too and healthy size portions. I miss all that side of town.
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User Info: brestugo

brestugo
2 months ago#34
Part of the deal with fried chicken places is how fresh the batch you're getting is.

Of the big 3 nationally, I always liked Popeye's, then KFC, then Church's. To me Church's seemed overly greasy (yeah, yeah, I know we're talking fried chicken).

@Whimsical_Gamer I agree with you: every town has a place in a sketchy neighborhood that makes the best chicken and has the best deals. More power to the mom & pop chicken joints!
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User Info: Whimsical_Gamer

Whimsical_Gamer
2 months ago#35
@brestugo I have learned with some chicken places tell them 1 simply don't give me super greasy chicken but 2nd ask if it's near bottom of the batch where it been sitting in grease and dripped on from other chicken so I am told. I never followed through but I just tell em I don't want it super greasy if I ever have problems with that.

The part of town I have around me, the fast food joints (a couple) have like these sliding boxes for money and food and the drive thru people are behind bulletproof windows because drive thru robberies were getting out of hand at the time. But that was years ago too. It's not too terribly bad now as was at that time.

Thankfully I have a lot of little hole in the wall food joints that make superb food at great prices. One place is 8 dollar all you can eat ribeye. Unless know where you're going you can drive right by it.
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brestugo
2 months ago#36
Whimsical_Gamer posted...
@brestugo I have learned with some chicken places tell them 1 simply don't give me super greasy chicken but 2nd ask if it's near bottom of the batch where it been sitting in grease and dripped on from other chicken so I am told. I never followed through but I just tell em I don't want it super greasy if I ever have problems with that.

The part of town I have around me, the fast food joints (a couple) have like these sliding boxes for money and food and the drive thru people are behind bulletproof windows because drive thru robberies were getting out of hand at the time. But that was years ago too. It's not too terribly bad now as was at that time.

Thankfully I have a lot of little hole in the wall food joints that make superb food at great prices. One place is 8 dollar all you can eat ribeye. Unless know where you're going you can drive right by it.

$8 ribeye! I'd be there once a week. My doctor would have a heart attack.....
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Whimsical_Gamer
2 months ago#37
It's every Saturday. Open to close if I remember right. But yeah dirt cheap... I could be wrong it might be 10. Butt either way it's by far cheaper than if you get it anywhere else with added bonus of all can eat lol

Edit

Oh keep in my mind it's 8 whatever dollars ALL YOU CAN EAT ribeye. Not per.
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DumpsterMcNuggets 2 months ago#38
Whimsical_Gamer posted...
@DumpsterMcNuggets

I can't speak for every Church's chicken, obviously, but the two I been to by me haven't let me down yet. Same with Lee's Famous Recipe which are in numbers that rivals KFC.

If you do have a Church's Chicken or ever come across one I recommend it at least once. I think many years ago they started sucking and it was dry and everything but that was early 2000s. They had a overhaul and I think as a whole across the country they changed it all up around like 2008 or 2010... anyways I had them couple years ago and it was juicy, nice sized chicken and the sides were fantastic too.

Popeyes I had one time and I'm skeptical to go back again to waste money. My first and last time the chicken was dry, skin like thin leather (you know what I mean where it was like cooked so long the skin is like translucent and chewy but crunchy at same time?) and salty.

I do have a place by me that does chicken and fish and their chicken poppers, fried catfish nuggets and hushpuppies are the s***! Cheap too and healthy size portions. I miss all that side of town.


Even if you don't like their fried chicken, you have to admit their sides are pretty decent. Fried pies, mashed potatoes and gravy, red beans and rice, etc. Will say I've been to some Popeye's, where the chicken was off a little bit. Most times I've been to Popeye's while it wasn't my fav ever fried chicken, it still was decent though. And for sure, better than in most recent years when I've been to KFC. I can't believe how much they fell off, in quality. Though I still like a few KFC sides(not to the extent I do Popeye's sides of course), such as their potato wedges. And I wish KFC hadn't eliminated the lemon parfait.

Someone in this thread just mentioned Lee's Famous Recipe, and I went to one once and really liked it. Too bad they don't have a lot of locations, since for sure I liked them more than KFC.
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Whimsical_Gamer
2 months ago#39
Lee's is good. Around me where there is a KFC within eyesight is a Lee's Famous lol
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