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In a word: Whose chicken came home in a bucket...

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JM ate two Chicken Little sandwiches, mashed potatoes, and biscuit with a lemonade.
Nichole ate the chicken pot pie and a biscuit.
The bill was $13, or $6.50/person, plus tip.
JM gave KFC a B; Nichole gave KFC a D+ (see our grading rubric).

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Our KFC stories go back a long, long way. JM distantly recalls the one on 53 in Eau Claire. There's a story of the worst buffet ever as a mistake of a lunch break in Bloomington, IL (two words: chicken shortage). There was the one really funny David Letterman top ten list about new names for KFC (samples: Hot Oily Hens and Big Grease Stained Bucket o' Fun). Sure, KFC is a bit of a punchline, but is it any good?

When you get right down to it, KFC is good enough fried chicken and biscuits plus a convenience factor that tips the scales. Would one rather eat at Harold's? Absolutely. Does Harold's have a drive-thru? More like a 30 minute wait. And good luck finding a  family-run place in Madison to get really good fried chicken; at any given time there may or may not be one in operation.

The pot pie was large but less than stellar on delivery of chicken. KFC's mashed potatoes and biscuits are the stuff dreams are made of, provided that your dreams require preservatives. The little sandwiches are fun, but now that there's a Chick Fil-A here (there wasn't one when we went), it'll be harder to justify those.

KFC is staple fast food -- fine when you are in a hurry, disappointing most of the rest of the time.


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