Forget Kentucky Fried Chicken…KFC stands for Kettle Fried Chicken! I’ve been here twice and so far, mmm mmm finger lickin’ good.
First time around, I opted for their chicken strips meal. They don’t make these until you order so be prepared to wait a while. The 2nd time around, I opted for their 2-piece meal which was served up a lot faster since the chicken pieces are already cooked and sitting under a heat lamp. The strips are super juicy and have a great crunchy coating. For chicken that’s been tanning, the 2-piece was still crispy n’ moist. I wouldn’t mind a little more kick to their batter mixture but overall, I would say these were definitely better than what you get at the Colonel’s. The fried chicken here is greasier, though, which just makes it all the more better. I mean, if you’re gonna eat fried chicken, you mind as well eat FRIED chicken, y’know?
The 2-piece meal (choice of breast, leg, thigh, drumstick…though isn’t the leg and drumstick the same? Ask them. *shrug*) comes with fries and a biscuit as well as a side of sweet pickles. It’s $8.change which is on the pricier side but considering how much food you get, it’s actually worth it. The pieces are HUGE. It’s hard to finish the entire thing. For $9, you can get the 2 breasts option. Split the fries and order an extra biscuit and you have a meal fit for 2 people.
The fries are not quite steak fries but are meatier than regular fries and are coated with a nice spice (paprika?). The biscuits here are bigger than KFC’s and are fluffy with a nicely browned exterior. Drizzle on some honey and OMG… Biscuits like how Mama used to make them. That is, I imagine that they would be like that if I were from the South and had a “Mama” that made biscuits… My mama makes rice instead.
They have a pump station with honey, hot sauce and secret sauce. The secret sauce seems to be a blend of sweet n’ spicy and it’s oh so good for adding a little kick to the chicken.
There’s no fountain soda service; you order bottles. They have some sort of cola, Bubble Up, grape soda…
There’s an array of other stuff on the menu including sweet potato pie. I have yet to try anything else beyond that…yet. Stay tuned for an update cuz I’m sure I’ll be going back there again.
Honey’s KFC gets 4 NOMs and a lot of finger-licking…and used napkins.
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