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Fried Chicken Fight (Popeye's vs. KFC)

Popeye's or KFC?

  • Popeyes

    Votes: 10 66.7%
  • KFC

    Votes: 5 33.3%

  • Total voters
    15

Peter Deadpan

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Make it yourself, you lazy fucks.

I collect my own mushrooms.

Checkmate.

 

Lark

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I like Popeye, I tried it in the great state of Texas on a recent trip to the US, its very different from KFC which I think, while they specialise in chicken and people rave about their gravy especially, I think is very generic and no different to the chicken fillet burgers you would get in other fast food outlets.

I liked the side dishes from Popeyes and found that they were different to those available elsewhere, like the fact that you got mash potatoes and gravy as an option, it was a little more like a restaurant which had roots as opposed to the big corporate chains which are just really soulless corporate entities which are like nothing other than themselves.
 

Lark

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Make it yourself, you lazy fucks.

I collect my own mushrooms.

Checkmate.


You can make chicken like Popeye chicken?

I found it very different from any of the Chicken Maryland or Chicken fillets my mum or I or my brother have been able to make at home, I dont know how they do it but its very distinctive, we dont have any of that chain here in the UK (the same as we do not have Raising Cains either, which is disappointing too).

It was good while we were on vacation but I'm not sure about eating it as a diet because of the stories I've read about chlorine chicken.
 

Lark

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I don't like fast food chains at all and I never eat there.

When I've travelled in Europe, like Paris or Rome, Brussels and Luxemburg once, I've admired the extent to which it is possible to choose not to and that the food will be really good too. Its very different here in the UK. I also think that the chain stores in those places were really good because they had to keep their "corporateness" more low profile.
 

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In my country KFC is a massive part of our culture. It is synonymous with jumping on a boat enjoying the beach and sun and eating salty fried chicken in the salt water while drinking a rum and coke.
I do have to mention that our kfc is better than anywhere else I've ever tried it. I think we season it extra and fry it longer lol.
what I do appreciate about Europe's food chains is that they are more plant based and not such massive conglomerates.
 

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Of the two, Popeye's without question. They also carry deep fried Cajun turkey during the holidays, which really places them in a different category of chain chicken places. I personally prefer Lee's or a local chicken place.
 

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I want to do a TypoC version of this so badly.

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Up until, probably, 6 months ago, my loyalty lied solely with House Popeyes, yet after having been reintroduced to the elder of House KFC recently, it has caused my loyalty to waiver and question whether or not the one they call "The Colonel" has dabbled in forbidden flavour magic -- His brew of chicken retains a juiciness and distinct flavor, yet at the expense of the skin looki ng like it was assembled by kindergarteners using primarily Elmer's glue, whereas Popeyes has a nice crunchy texture, yet if enjoyed any period outside of its initial preparation, it is better served as a weapon during a home invasion than with the sole intent of providing nourishment.

That said, Popeye's certainly bests the mighty Kingdom of The Colonel when it comes to the feeeex-in's (fixins' for the uninitiated)
 

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I don't like fast food chains at all and I never eat there.
Nor do I, with the occasional exception of getting a sandwich at Subway when I am travelling. But then I avoid eating out at all whenever possible.
 
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I’ve never been to Popeyes but KFC is fast food. I eat fast food at times for the convenience factor but certainly never as a preference over a decent meal at a real restaurant.
 

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I do make my own fried chicken and it’s better than both.

I only had popeye)’s and I like ut better than KFC. But I don’t like KFC muc at all. They are too expensive and the chicken has littke mea5 on it.
 

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Somebody else nailed why I like Popeye's so much better. It's so much crispier. KFC often has soggy skin, even if you get extra crispy, especially with breasts. And Popeye's also gives you a "spicy" option, which is way better than "extra crispy" chicken that isn't really crispy. I mean, I like heat anyway.

Chick-fil-a is better than both (dodgy politics aside), but I've never seen a Chick-fil-a on an interstate. It also occupies a sliightly different niche. They have fried chicken sandwiches and nuggets, but they don't have stuff like legs and breasts. So I'd justify it's exclusion on the fact that it's a matter of comparing apples to ranges. You can't really compare something that doesn't sell the same kind of thing.

Nor do I, with the occasional exception of getting a sandwich at Subway when I am travelling. But then I avoid eating out at all whenever possible.

What if you're on the interstate and the rest stop doesn't have a Subway? My recent travels along Interstate-80 established that Popeye's isn't bad for what it is. It's certainly not healthy, but it's tasty enough. So much better than KFC. Kentucky should stick to Bourbon.

On the East Coast, there also used to be Roy Rogers. They still have a few along Interstate-80 (but they were way more common in the 90s). I think I last had some when I moved to Chicago, and I wasn't impressed; though I liked it as a kid.
 
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