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Imitation chicken: presidents

12/22/04

This one needs some explanation. Everyone is, of course, familiar with Kentucky Fried Chicken (now usually called KFC):


Jamaica, Queens

Let's say you wanted to open a low-budget fried-chicken place in a somewhat rough neighborhood and wanted instant name recognition. You might, say, decide to name it after a state other than Kentucky. Or you might pick a name that sounds a little bit like "Kentucky" and has some instant cachet as well:


East Orange, NJ


Flatbush, Brooklyn


East Harlem

From what little I've been able to piece together, the various Kennedy Fried Chicken establishments in New York City (59 such restaurants in NYC are listed in one directory) are not technically part of a single company, or even franchises, but rather loosely affiliated derivatives of one another, run exclusively by Afghans. (I suspect they're about as affiliated as the ubiquitous Tex-Mex fast food places, with names like New Fresco Tortilla II, that are all run by Chinese.)

It appears that Kentucky Fried Chicken took legal action against Kennedy in the UK, but probably not in the US, or at least not effectively. There are dozens more in the New York suburbs, and I've spotted Kennedy Fried Chickens as far afield as Springfield, Massachusetts. Others have investigated the mysteries of Kennedy, including the Times.

As I mentioned, Kennedy establishments tend to be in rather sketchy neighborhoods. What happens when you run one and your neighborhood starts to gentrify? If you it's the one in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, you turn the left half into an abysmal Indian restaurant, and leave the right half as a Kennedy Fried, of course!

And what happens when you want to imitate a fried-chicken chain that is itself an imitation? This:


East Harlem


East New York, Brooklyn


Park Slope, Brooklyn

There are maybe five or ten of these. Paul Lukas on JFK Fried Chicken.

Now I know you're thinking, "Surely JFK Fried Chicken, itself an imitation of an imitation, can't possibly have a knock-off." And yet:


Orange, NJ

What about other presidents? Sure, why not?


Manhattanville

And acronym-based imitators? But of course:


The Bronx


London

But my personal favorite is this one:

The story behind that one, as far as I've been able to piece together: apparently someone decided it would be a good idea to open a place called New Kentucky Fried Chicken diagonally across the street from a real KFC. (Said entrepreneur is the same person who owns the Eleven-Seven deli on a third corner; why mess with a winning formula?) Unfortunately, the real KFC was not amused, hence the change to New Kantacky Fried Chicken. More here.

And I just found this site with lots of photos of badly-named UK fried-chicken restaurants. Don't miss it.

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Omg! This post had me laughing so hard, snot flew out of my nose! There's one in Clinton Hill I remember - as many late nights after I dropped my gf off at her place I'd get soooo hungry and that would be the only thing open. The chicken was never recognisable as chicken, the grease was overwhelming; but there was something cool about getting a boxful of fried dough and maybe (if you were lucky) some chicken flesh at like 2 in the morning.

Didn't know that the guys were Afghans. I'd rouse the poor bastard running the chicken joint at Flatbush but I guess it was ok, because he'd always give me an extra piece or two. I almost always gave this to one of the residents of the A/C just before I got off on Hoyt/Sch. Man, good times. Thanks for posting this (:

Posted by: petrol at December 22, 2004 01:41 AM

This entry is gold. Oh look, the J.F. Kennedy specials include *canned* soda. I dare you to eat that chicken, man. Yikes.

Posted by: Tom Harpel at December 22, 2004 03:47 AM

I'd be more worried about the tuna sandwich at J.F. Kennedy's. You couldn't pay me enough to eat that thing.

I'm really enjoying this series... I hope you get to my personal favorite fraud chicken joint in the city, but I don't want to spoil it if you are by naming it now.

Posted by: Jesse at December 22, 2004 04:54 AM

awesome series -- rewards repeat visits! Lincoln Fried Chicken indeed. I'm waiting for Clinton Fried Chicken (is that Bill or George?)...

Posted by: Joseph Holmes at December 22, 2004 11:09 AM

Whats will all the places that serve chicken AND pizza??

Are these two foods that go together??

Posted by: dallas girl at December 22, 2004 02:24 PM

The best thing about Kennedy Fried Chicken is how at least some of the branches--the one on East 14th Street in Manhattan, for instance--are so ballsy about the almost-infringement. They've got KFC's trade dress down cold on their napkins and boxes and such: the typography, the color scheme. Hilarious.

(Does anybody else remember Charp Charp Chicken? It was a greasy hole-in-the-wall roast-chicken place, I think on the Upper West Side. I never ate there, but I always loved the name.)

Posted by: Andrew Willett at December 22, 2004 03:45 PM

I'm wondering if your photo server's having problems because I'm only seeing place holders :-/

I wonder if the chicken shops run by Afghanis in the USA are Halal (Muslim dietary law) like all the non-KFC shops here in the UK? Some of them are even named "HFC" with the same styling and colours as the Colonel's ;-)

Posted by: recountess at December 22, 2004 03:52 PM

Disregard beginning of my previous comment - I can see the photos now :-)

Posted by: recountess at December 22, 2004 03:56 PM

MIke, this chicken business is an amazing slice of urban life. The pictures and commentary are really first rate. Have you ever tasted any of their chicken?

Posted by: joel at December 22, 2004 06:11 PM

As for places which serve chicken and pizza, we had one down the street from us in Chicago with a big CHICKEN PIZZA sign in the window. They didn't find it amusing when we would go in there and ask for one, but my wee wifey came up with a suitable recipe for making it at home.

Posted by: triticale at December 22, 2004 09:20 PM

That was a fantastic post. Nice pictures and a well told story.

Posted by: David at December 22, 2004 10:19 PM

regarding new kantacky fried chicken...
before the ridiculously placed "a"s on the awning, it almost looks as though the original name was "new KUNTUCKY fried chicken..."

which is really just downright gross.

Posted by: malcolm at December 23, 2004 01:46 PM

it broke my heart the day they changed the name of the kennedy chicken joint in ft greene. it used to be "KENNEDY PIZZA CHICKEN" which was so elegantly confusing. i'll never forget the first time i went in there and ordered pizza, only to find out they never ever served it (at least according to the guys working the counter). "a taste of india"? hmph, no class.

Posted by: Jimmy Legs at December 23, 2004 03:17 PM

i used to live right down the street from kantacky but you could pay me to eat that. also, to recountess kantacky is indeed halal according to all their signage.

Posted by: //sarah at December 23, 2004 11:03 PM

There is a Kennedy Fried Chicken in Baltimore - the first time I saw it, visiting, I laughed out loud. I guess I'd thought it was only a New York thing.

Posted by: cee at December 24, 2004 08:36 PM

Sadly Kantacky went under, and is now a diner-style shithole under the same management. But directly across Coney from where Kantacky stood remains Eleven-Seven, a 24 hour bodega. Between the two, my friends in the neighborhood and I have long called that intersection (Coney and Beverly) the Bootleg Corner.

Posted by: Harry at December 27, 2004 11:20 PM

oh god. kantacky. that's great.

Posted by: 990000 at December 28, 2004 01:48 AM

good

Posted by: Claude Peck at December 28, 2004 05:21 PM

This brought back memories. At least the checken sandwhiches were always good. There is one spot I use to always go to called West Harlem, which me and my friends would refer to it as Dirty Chicken.

Posted by: Carena at December 30, 2004 11:14 AM

There is a Kennedy Fried Chicken on Main Street in Poughkeepsie, NY. And, yes, it is a very sketchy neighborhood.

Posted by: dave at December 30, 2004 11:53 AM

Seoul has the best fried chicken in the world. There's one on every block.

Posted by: hooha at December 30, 2004 06:35 PM

There's several Kennedy Fried Chicken joints Baltimore, Maryland as well.

Posted by: Timothy Frost at December 31, 2004 10:50 AM

i live near the kennedy in clinton hill & go there whenever i'm craving some dough, grease, fries and ketchup.

these places make EVERY FOOD KNOWN TO MAN.

AND, they ALL sell ice cream also!

gotta love it.

Posted by: clintonhill at January 4, 2005 04:12 PM

Ah, now I'm fondly remembering the 8-Twelve in Philadelphia, where they'd yell at me for taking more than one straw to go with my soda.

Posted by: ranjit at January 6, 2005 12:20 AM

To Andrew Willett:

There is a place called the Chirping Chicken on the Upper West Side (Amsterdam Avenue). Is that what you're thinking of? (By the way, I'm a regular... I've been known to rhetorically ask, what's for dinner??? "Chirp, Chirp Chicken!!!!)

Posted by: Larry Goldfarb at January 6, 2005 02:40 PM

Once in Paris, I saw several restaurants with the name "Indiana Tex-Mex." Since I am a native Hoosier, this tickled me to no end.

WF

Posted by: Wes F. in Cincinnati at January 6, 2005 11:33 PM

I like FCKF. It sounds kinda dirty, but on the other hand, delicious.

Posted by: Marc at January 7, 2005 11:56 AM

I am eating 2 day old Kennedy's Fried Chicken right now. My friends like to refer to the chain as JFKFC. I have been searching online for about two years now and have only come up with stories on tax evasion and resuraunt listing locations.

The Taste:
Their chicken is actually the best greasy spicy, peppery chick around for the price and will still beat out KFC anyday to me. Their center breast peices are real white meat that has strands like real chicken, not soft in clay like as what you will find at KFC. Also, it beats out chinese chicken from take out anyday, their are no hairs. PS... All of their fried chicken is Halal.

The Price:
Average cost under $4.00
You can get A healthy sized center breast and thigh with french fris and a biscuit (really a dinner roll) for around $3.50. I am cheap so I usually go to the bodega next door to get me a .99cents arizona. FYI...if there is a Kennedys there is always a bodega within 1 minute walk (thats just some strange irony? not at all)

Locations:
You wont find Kennedy's near golf courses, or on the same block as any starbucks if you know what I mean. Clearly these establishments target lower income neighborhoods to peddle thier fried goods. Usually they will have the same 3 people working their the entire time from open to close. Most will stay open to 1:AM at least.

Connection?:
Their appears to be no franchise information available, nor any no Afghans working for them. As a joke, while waiting one day for my order of a 100% plymouth beef burger, I asked the worker/ terrorist guy if they were hiring, he looked at me and gave me the "hell no eye" while saying not at this time. So I asked him about franchise information, and how I could open one up and he laughed with no answer, so i repeated it "who can i call to open my own kennedy's" and he said their is no info. But clearly, all of the Kennedy's share the same menu's chicken boxes (with variations, now since 9/11 some are sporting the stars and stripes box to evade the suspiscion and fly under the radar) they have the same taste at every Kennedy's so they are sharing the same recipies.

Imitatators and Fakers:
* Crown Fried Chicken (#1 competitor)
* US Fried Chicken
* Mama's Fried Chicken
* Florida's Fried Chicken
* JFK Fried Chicken
* Lincoln Fried Chicken
* Hut Chicken Fried
* Chicken Fried in a Kentucky manner

The Mystery:
How does one open a Kennedy's?
whats the deal with the indentured servants?
Is there a Kennedy's Training facility in Afghanistan?
Who is the person behind the Kennedy's Dichotomy ?
Does your money for the chicken box special go to fund secret sleepr cells in the US and Abroad?
While these and other question may go unanswered, sadly the taste and bargain will outweigh my ongoing investigative questions, and I will continue to buy discount fried chicken things from all Afghan chicken joints!!! I will continue my investigation and keep you all posted.

Here is a Hi-Res shot of a Kennedy's in Beacon NY.
http://img17.exs.cx/img17/5713/dscf27591os.jpg

DOWN WITH KFC!!!!

Posted by: GRENDEL at January 7, 2005 02:18 PM

I worry about the quality of the chicken at these places -- hormone and water injected and who knows how safe that is?

Posted by: Doug Weller at January 11, 2005 01:25 PM

in case you guys were wondering, and afghan is actually a handcrafted blanket, usually knitted or crocheted, and the world everybody is so fruitlessly searching for is afghani

Posted by: luke sherry at January 13, 2005 11:50 AM

The first definition for Afghan is "A native or inhabitant of Afghanistan; an Afghani."

Posted by: Mike at January 13, 2005 11:58 AM

on 1/11/05 i went to kfc on 77th ave indianschool rd about 930pm they mesesd up my order they gave me cold food ans hard I called the 1800 no and then I call the store she told me to come in and get a new order i went the day she was not there a girl came out side and said they were not going to give me another order becouse i call before that was my first time ever calling kfc I dont like it they calling me a lyer I am going to get a lawyer becouse I am not a lyer

Posted by: pat at January 13, 2005 11:14 PM

yea there be a Kennedy Fried Chicken in jersey city and a New York Chicken as well. plus i been to a Crown Fried Chicken in bloomfield.
there all halal... but they got a separate halal menu and a regular menu. ooh and a chicken holiday, thas the ish.

im hungry now

Posted by: im hungry at January 15, 2005 06:43 PM

God bless you young man for bringing this to my attention, maybe you are not a young man or even a man, but god bless nontheless.

Posted by: popeye at January 16, 2005 05:47 AM

I AM FROM EAST HARLEM AND THERE IS A COUPLE OF JFKFC. I ALWAYS GO THERE AND EAT. THEY GOT GOOD FOOD AT GOOD PRICES. I DONT CARE WHAT ANYONE ELSE THINK. THEY GOT BETTER HAMBURGERS THAN MCDONALDS AND BETTER FRIED CHICKEN THAN KFC BUT NOT POPEYES. THEIR PIZZA IS NOT ALL THAT BUT I LOVE THEIR PIZZA ROLLS. IF U HAVE NOT TRIED JFKFC, NEXT TIME YOU SEEN ONE GO IN AND ORDER AND SEE FOR YOURSELF. I THINK MOST OF THE PEOPLE THAT GOT A PROBLEM WITH THESE CHICKEN STORES ARE BASICALLY JUST RACIST. YOU CAN TELL BY READING ALL THE COMMENTS PEOPLE POSTED. EVERY OTHER WORD IS AFGHANI THIS AFGHANI THAT. THE HELL THEY EVEN GAVE U A DEFINITION OF THE WORD AHGHAN. MY POINT IS JFKFC GOT GOOD CHICKEN AND THATS WHY THEY GOT SO MANY STORES. EVERYTIME I GOT IN A JFKFC ITS CROWDED. THAT SHOULD TELL U SOMETHING. I THINK THEY MAKE GOOD MONEY ALSO. SO TO ALL YOU HATERS OUT THERE..............KEEP HATING.

Posted by: mike rocabish at January 18, 2005 10:45 PM

Is it possible to start a "kennedy's"? or must you have an in with someone. I have been trying to find info on this for past 2 years---any ideas?

Posted by: kingteeeee at January 20, 2005 12:09 PM

When I lived in Ft. Greene and Bushwick after college I thoroughly enjoyed a bucket of chicken from Kennedy Fried Chicken every Saturday afternoon to cure my killer NYC hangover and their bucket was the only thing I could afford after partying all night.

Glad to see a photo essay on the ole KFC- one of the most ghetto fabulous restaurants ever to run a deep fryer.

Posted by: STP at January 27, 2005 01:43 PM

want to open kennedy chicken, need more info.

Posted by: paul at February 2, 2005 12:15 PM

There is an RFK Fried Chicken in Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Posted by: anon at February 4, 2005 11:06 AM

Good Lord...some people have waaaaay tooo much time on their hands. I barely have time to write this...Who CARES?????????????????????

Posted by: Just Me at February 22, 2005 04:09 PM

I actually called one of the Kennedys and was able to talk to some dude who provided a phone number to call for more info. Unfortunately I wrote that number on a napkin that was used moments later to wipe up a magical mixture of chicken grease and hot sauce...
I think I will get some good ol kennedy's Halal chicken tommorow.

Posted by: GRENDEL at March 4, 2005 01:31 AM

In Baltimore, we now have a joint called "Cluck U Chicken"!!!!

Posted by: Nikki at March 6, 2005 04:50 PM

I know how to open stores as such.If you want one ask me about it i will tell you.

Posted by: mike at March 15, 2005 05:56 PM

I Actually Live right next to the Kantacky Fried Chicken!!!

The story from my roommate is that Kantacky was there FIRST, then changed the name afterwards.

Anyway, that is absolutely awesome, and made my day.

Posted by: Brooklyn! at March 27, 2005 11:56 AM

heck yes . . this made my day too . . who would have thought about the variations.

amazing . . . anyone up from from Bush Fried Chicken?

Posted by: funny at March 28, 2005 01:47 PM

THERE IS A WHOLE SLEW OF RESTAURANTS CALLED 'CHICKEN HOLIDAY' IN NJ/STATEN ISLAND/LONG ISLAND. THEY HAVE SIMILAR MENUS, WITH SEVERAL VARIATIONS ON NAMES OF LARGE FAMILY ORDERS (THE CHICKEN JUBILEE OR THE PICK PACK OR THE NANTUCKET BUCKET, ETC). CHICKEN HOLIDAY IS A FRANCHISE THAT WENT BANKRUPT IN THE 1960'S, BUT NEVER DIED. I HAPPEN TO KNOW A FEW CHICKEN HOLIDAY PROPRIETORS WHO SEEM TO KNOW QUITE A NUMBER OF THE OTHER CHICKEN HOLIDAY'S OWNERS/WHEREABOUTS. THEY DON'T SEEM TO MIND THAT THERE ARE OTHER CH'S THAT HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THEM AT ALL - AS LONG AS A NEW C.H. DOES NOT OPEN WITHIN A 10 MILE RADIUS OF THEIR OWN C.H. - KINDA LIKE A TATTOO SHOP MENTALITY (TERRITORIAL). ANYBODY KNOW OF ANY CHICKEN HOLIDAYS?

Posted by: FB at March 30, 2005 10:31 PM

Don't be dissin' on the Crown FC. Last time I ate Kennedy's it was cold and went throught my GI system like ground glass. Get with the shizzy fo rizzy. CFC is the best. It's fuckin' totally royal! There's nothing like popping in there at 3 AM and having the guy (I don't give a shit where he comes from) say "Hey! This is the chilling place!" and hooking me up with whatever he has in left for $4, and it's always a lot of food. Gimme some hot sauce and I'm on a cloud. I'm just sad he has to deal with all the other haters in the hood throwin shit at him for not putting enough ketchup in the bag. If you want extra, ask! Nicely! Assholes.

Posted by: Sharif at April 4, 2005 02:49 AM

Please let me know all the information about your
franchise.I have a big space in rockaway park.
Currently I own different gas station in Queens,
Long is land and Connecticut.Beside that i have
also SUBWAY.
Financially I am ready to open your franchise,if
you give me a opportunity.

Thanking Yours
Partha Roy-------516-775-8665

Posted by: Partha roy at April 5, 2005 02:49 PM

It all looks greasy to me!

Posted by: Ron Douglass at April 6, 2005 07:53 AM

Don't forget "Kansas Fried Chicken" (Bronx, NY. KFC's "overpriced" chicken has a lot of fatty tissue and the texture is surely that of a chicken that's been pumped with water. I bet if you did a side-by-side comparison of the two, KFC would be greasier and have a lot less meat after getting through with the skin and fat. I would do the analysis, however, KFC IS CLOSED by the time I get home from WORK at 11PM. Besides that, I'd rather spend my $ on gas to get me to a "sketchy" neighborhood where I can purchase "low-budget" chicken that looks and tastes like it's actually cooked!

Anyway, what bought me to this site was the fact that I was doing a search for the "Nutritional Information". I've NEVER seen the "Ingredients" posted at any of these franchises. I noticed that after enjoying a few pieces of this chicken I start wheezing and my chest starts to burn (not heartburn), which leads me to believe the chicken is loaded with MSG.(Check out www.msgtruth.org) Until one of you can tell me where to find more information on the ingredients, I'm going to have to call it quits!

Posted by: Royal Crown at April 11, 2005 09:36 PM

wHO CARES ABOUT THIS CHICKEN CRAP, THERE ARE TONS OF IMMATATION CHAINS OF ALL KINDS....GET A LIFE

Posted by: CKNHTR at April 22, 2005 03:23 PM

You need to get a picture of Binghamton NY's finest Kennedy Fried Chicken joint, sittin' right on Main St.

Posted by: The Kid at April 23, 2005 04:32 PM

You can't beat Kennedy FC. The snack box or dinner box are bargains at $2.99 and $3.99, respectively.

Posted by: George at April 27, 2005 12:45 AM

All these imitation fried chicken places are run by Pakistanis and Arabics, they sell a lot of different types of fast food like burgers,ribs, and pizzas. I actually tried out one of them and thought the food was ok. I don't think these places are out to copy KFC, there are a lot of other fried chicken chains out there like Roy Rogers and Popeyes, so what is the big deal???

Posted by: ErikDexter at April 27, 2005 08:18 PM

Just an update on New Kantacky Fried Chicken. Looks like KFC wasn't happy anough with that name change, and the eating establishment changed its name to the All Day Cafe. Shortly thereafter, it closed. Guess the name change resulted in a loss of business.

Posted by: Scared Poet at April 30, 2005 05:25 PM

i would like to know more about fried chicken because i am interested in opening one in harlem

Posted by: john Domingue at May 3, 2005 07:00 PM

When I moved from NYC to Baltimore I cracked up when I saw Kennedy Fried Chickens here--I, too, thought they were just a NY thing.

Another goofy name that this posting brings to mind is a place I was always wary about in college in Philadelphia: "Fingers, Wings and Other Things". First and last Buffalo wings I ever had were in that place.

Since a few people here posted about joints in Baltimore, has anyone noticed a trend here of fried chicken places that also serve up "Lake Trout"? They always seem to go hand-in-hand at these places, and these establishments also always seem to be in shady areas, too (always within walking distance of a pawn shop, liquor store, and hair braiding place!) I'd actually love to try some of the trout... seriously, if only for the experience.

(Long live Ben's Chili Bowl--anyone know of THAT one?? I LOVE that place [in DC])

Posted by: mel in baltimore at May 29, 2005 05:34 PM

I am going to have to get some Kennedy's tommorow...
I am heated, they just shut down teh Crown Fried Chicken Here in Mount Vernon, NY...

Posted by: GRENDEL at June 21, 2005 02:40 AM

Foreigners are so stupid. Ha!

Posted by: RMBass at June 21, 2005 03:50 PM

There used to be an insanely hot girl working at this Kennedy Fried Chicken joint in Corona, NY. She loved teh anal!

Posted by: BengaliDude at July 7, 2005 04:51 PM

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!

Posted by: WDS at July 13, 2005 03:44 PM

hi
please can u send me detail about fried chicken is that is halal

Posted by: arshid at July 16, 2005 09:49 PM

He's right!!! Good God, he's right! Malcolm's right. Kantacky was, "Kuntucky"!! Look at the font. So, there's even a bigger reason to need to change the name. I can just imagine the friend who is just a little more in touch with the intricacies of the english language..."Ya know its not lawsuits I'd be worried about..." Hilarious!

Posted by: kev-a-foreigner at July 19, 2005 03:26 AM

chicken holiday is franchise is owned according to the united states trademark and patent office. THE CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS IS LOCATED AT 2300 VICTORY STATEN ISLAND NEW YORK. CHICKEN HOLIDAY INC. A NEW JERSEY CORPORATION IS THE REGISTERED OWNER OF THE TRADEMARKS AND FRANCHISE.

Posted by: richard cohen esq. at July 20, 2005 09:55 PM

Has Kantacky Fried Chicken really closed for good?

Posted by: king william III at August 7, 2005 03:24 AM

How about Kenchicken Fried Ducky. It woul be perfect if run by Chinese.

Posted by: andropovs onkel at August 18, 2005 10:43 AM

Thanks for all of the great pics. Shows what a crazy world we live in :-)

Rob

Posted by: Robert King at August 22, 2005 04:56 PM

sin comentarios

Posted by: sandro at September 13, 2005 03:56 PM

IF I EVER { I AM BLACK ] OPEN A RESTAURANT
IN A LOW INCOME /chicken RESTAURANT/ Neighbor-
hood ~i will name it[BLACK MAN'S DELICIOUS Ghetto
CHICKEN LICKS

Posted by: Ralph at September 25, 2005 06:19 PM

Dead chickens are soooo cooool. I want a job killing them, do you think they'd let me rip the feathers out first? Naw,. first i wanna cut there feet off and then chase them with a knife or a sharp stick. Then when I catch them I wanna pull out all the feathers. Yeah thats what I wanna do. Can I have a job man I work hard reliable and got lots a spit for the take out I can pee a lot when I drink beer. McDonalds makes me poop

Posted by: eaglescout at September 25, 2005 08:26 PM

Mmmm.... lumpy almost chicken globs.

Posted by: Tim at October 23, 2005 01:00 PM

the "kentucky fried chicken" places overseas aren't so great either...ate at a KFC in the Philippines once after an afternoon at the cock fights...i sware to god they were serving the loosers...toughest chicken i ever had

Posted by: mike at November 2, 2005 11:29 AM

yo i am afghan and my dad owns a crown fried chiken and im telling you guys right now the food is alot better that any kfc that i have had and a lot cheaper i personally eat it and enjoy it! And anyone that wants to differ FUCK YALL! any 1 that enjoys it thank you guyz

Posted by: kam at November 3, 2005 09:38 PM

im from NZ and all we have is plain KFC and the wraps are greaser than a bottle of grease

Posted by: Patrick at November 4, 2005 12:11 AM

I gotta admit, I've patronized that JFK Fried Chicken place, tonight too in fact. They make some damn good chicken..and the fries...>.

Posted by: Liz at November 6, 2005 10:56 PM

Oh shit Ralph[I am black}, if you were to ever open a restaurant in ANY neighborhood and name it BLACK MAN'S DELICIOUS Ghetto CHICKEN LICKS I'd be your number one customer, my man!!! Hiiiiilarious!

If I ever [I am Sicilian-American...and proud of my blackness} were to open a restaurant in a working class/Pizza pie joint havin/Lazy Petes on the corner neighborhood I'd name it Greasy Guinea Guido Grub!

Feel the Love/Get the Joke/Grow up People!

Posted by: ChimChimRascalFlatPoop at November 15, 2005 04:30 AM

i would like to open a kennedy fried chicken resturant , i need more info,

Posted by: sullzei at November 28, 2005 10:11 PM

we halal meat company in philly pa please visit us at www.phillyhalalco or by phone 215-456-9001 thank u much
abdul

Posted by: abdul musaitef at November 30, 2005 02:16 PM

There's just something wrong when one place sells seafood, pizza, and beef. Oh, and ice cream. man talk about the runs!

Posted by: J Dogs at December 14, 2005 08:14 PM

i poop on you

Posted by: abe lincoln at December 18, 2005 05:43 PM

I eat your poop! tastes like CHICKEN.!.!.! FUCK No, I don't, I pick it up and splat it on yer face, then I eat chicken.....NO that not it....I grab yer hair and push yer face in it! then I eat chicken..... NO, um I pay a ho to sit on it, and then sit on yer face! then I eat chicken. yeah um NO WTF um yeah
Eat cHiCkEn, unless it been pooped on then get more ChIcKen furst

Posted by: eaglescout at December 22, 2005 11:33 PM

To the guy who wants to open a Kennedy Fried Chicken and can't get the owner(s) to franchise it: How 'bout just open one up. If there's an owner with rights in the name that'll get their attention. We've already determined they're cheap bastards. They probably haven't properly protected the name.. Otherwise they'll get "I Can't Believe it's a Law Firm" law office and yogurt shop to send you a cease and desist letter, and you can change the name to Kannady Fried Chicken (following the Kentucky / Kantacky business model) - but you're more clever, you'll keep afloat.

Posted by: mfc at December 24, 2005 08:11 PM

As long as certain folks keep eating fried chicken, other more enterprising folks will continue to find ways to market and sell it to those folks who continue to eat it. And that is the sad truth of the matter.

Posted by: Setra at January 3, 2006 12:45 AM

Some very funny pictures all over. I have seen some of these types of eateries in Grand Rapids and Detroit, as I am from Michigan. Some of these places I wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole. (By the way, you should see the "Labarro's Pizza" in a former Sbarro's in Livonia -- tacky lame-o pizzeria to the nth degree.)

Posted by: Bobby at January 15, 2006 12:33 AM

kentucky fried chicken in oaklawn illinois. stay clear aWAYfrom it. they are at 107th and cicero avenue in oaklawn. they do not car about their customersw. stay tuneds for more info ion this store cause im bringing them down hard. They are also wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy over priced./

Posted by: george at February 6, 2006 02:12 PM

i love chicken pizza KFC owns

Posted by: n e w t at February 7, 2006 12:14 PM

do you have real chicken or is it fake.because people is saying that your chicken is fake KFC.

Posted by: porscha at February 8, 2006 04:30 PM

hello we want to open one fried chicken in tunisia it's possible?
thanks

Posted by: romane at February 9, 2006 05:27 AM

WOW! Being from (and currently in) Kentucky, I find all of this amazing. Of course, we have no KFCs or Kentucky Fried Chicken places here...just Brooklyn Pizza...hmmm
Actually, my all time favorite is PVK (KFC in French) which I photographed in Quebec!
Ya'll have a nice, greasy, clucking day, ya'hear?!
PS the photos are awesome!

Posted by: queenvon at February 18, 2006 02:18 PM

Looks like they have branched out to England. Here is a "KFC" in Manchester, near Canal Street:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bribri/103741805/

Posted by: Brian at February 24, 2006 04:30 AM

What's up to all fast food lovers! I am an Afghan and owner of "the original" Crown Fried Chicken located at Broad & Erie in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Our fried chicken joints are not as cheap as you folks think or how they appear. In order to open one...you need the least miminum of $100,000.00 CASH up front. Some already running restaurants cost as high as $500,000.00. All of the food products are delivered to each store from the Crown Foods company in NYC, which is owned by Afghans. In order to get food products delivered to your restaurant...you must sign a contract with Crown Foods, under their rules and regulations. You also have to get city government licenses and a health certificate to prove that your place is inspected by the health department and is 100% clean. When it comes to quality and service...we Afghans are the best at it. In 2000, a Mcdonald's restaurant with a super giant signboard opened right across from my restaurant...and after 5 years later, in 2005, I made that Mcdonald's shut down for good. Now I have another competitor...a Church's Fried Chicken is opening at the same place where I defeated Mcdonald's. We at Crown Fried Chicken, Broad & Erie, don't mind competition at all...because it keeps us working to be better and better. Long Live Fast Food! :)

Posted by: King Nisar at March 18, 2006 12:17 PM

Hey folks, I forgot to mention that the chicken served at Crown Fried Chickens is "Tyson's Chicken", which is prepared and cooked using Crown's secret recipes. For nutrition facts and other relevant information on Tyson's Chicken, log on to: www.tyson.com

Posted by: King Nisar at March 26, 2006 10:40 AM

king nisar your are mistaken in your facts, my father is and always will be the original crown fried chicken owner in new jersey. And also my dad owns crown foods company anything to say about that. Not a franchise.

Posted by: Abe at April 4, 2006 10:21 PM

Here in Anderson, Indiana, we had this restaurant owner named Elmo Flatt. Elmo was originally from the same neck of the woods as the Colonel, who had his business in Corbin, Kentucky. He was one of the first ones to get a franchise from the Colonel and set up two restaurants that sold Kentucky Fried Chicken among their other offerings. The first restaurant was called The Alibi, and it was on the southwest corner of 14th & Jackson Streets where McDonald's now is. That place became so popular that he opened up another one out on 53rd Street (same as State Rd. 67) and Called it The Alibi South. The latter, after many years in business, was destroyed in a fire. It had been made out of an old barn. After it burnt, Elmo built a fast-food-style Kentucky Friend Chicken place. He built one out on the north side as well. Even though their official names were merely Kentucky Fried Chicken, they were affectionately called The Alibi North and The Alibi South. The main Alibi went from waitress service to cafeteria-style. The two places that looked like your Kentucky Fried Chicken places that could be found anywhere had the regular KFC menu of that time. The one in town had KFC as part of its menu but served a lot of other items that are typical of cafeterias. But it also had a carry-out store at the back of it where you could get KFC types of goodies. Actually, Elmo had experimented around with the Colonel's secret recipe and added touches of his own. Because they were old cronies that went way back, the Colonel never threatened to pull his franchise. However, he let Elmo know that he was onto him by, whenever he visited, saying, "I'd like some of that Elmo Fried Chicken!" After the Colonel passed away, the corporation told Elmo that he had to do the recipe the correct way or else lose his franchise. Elmo sold The Alibi North to a merchandise distributor and The Alibi South to someone who turned it into a bridal shop. As for his town location, it was still The Alibi, but he had to change the description of the chicken he was selling. I can't remember what he called it, but I think it was simply something like Southern Fried Chicken. According to his son and grandson (Max & Emory), the recipe stayed the same but it could no longer be sold as Kentucky Fried Chicken because it wasn't.

Posted by: Ainsley Jo Phillips at April 23, 2006 04:16 AM

I've actually got a Kennedy Fried Chicken at the end of the block from my work here in Jersey City.

Posted by: Chris Coleman at May 8, 2006 01:13 PM

im hungry, I actually live right by the Crown Fried Chicken in Bloomfield. I think there might be one in Montclair too.

I'm also pretty sure there's at least one Kennedy in Harrisburg, Pa.

Posted by: Chris Coleman at May 8, 2006 01:18 PM

I am very interested in opening one of these chicken shacks in NJ,, however i am not
afghan or from the middle east,, any suggestions ????

Posted by: jtmoney at May 14, 2006 09:23 AM

Re: the Ft. Greene, Brooklyn, Kennedy Fried Chicken / Indian Restaurant 2-in-1 takeout place:

You call this an "abysmal" Indian Restaurant, and I can understand why you would guess that -- but it's actually not bad, they're incredibly nice, and they will serve you catering-sized mega-portions for a reasonable price.

Also the number of people who stop by there after leaving a club at 3am, with their car idling on the street right outside the door blasting music, is astounding. This place is an icon.

Posted by: Ben Wheeler at May 16, 2006 10:42 AM

The reason I called it "abysmal" is that I tried it and the food was godawful.

Posted by: Mike at May 16, 2006 10:43 AM

Theres a Kennedy Fried Chicken in Kingston, N.Y as well. So they've defintely started to spread upstate. In fact I live a block away and I love it! The food is great and really cheap!

Posted by: i like the food at May 24, 2006 04:59 PM

all kfc have cloned chicken

Posted by: Tye at August 18, 2006 04:54 AM

www.Poetryisalive.com
They call me that light brown African offspring and some seem to think that all we like to eat is cheap Chinese food

Which is chicken wings and fried rice with salt and pepper
Extra ketchup
Fish on Fridays
Government cheese
Peanut butter
Powdered milk
Churches fried chicken
Kansas fried chicken
Kentucky fried chicken
Kennedy fried chicken
Mama and Papa's fried chicken
His and Hersf ried chicken
King fried chicken
Queen fried chicken
Crown fried chicken
Royal fried chicken
Crispy fried chicken
Extra crispy fried chicken
and Sister Shirley's from the fifth floor fried chicken
And expired boxes of some sweet ass cereal with no nutritional value that you can buy in the slums at the 99 cent store which comes out to a $1.07 after taxes
And the test is to see how I'm going to react when a customer goes in to the corner store and tells Muhammad “Salaam Alikum
Make me a ham and cheese sandwich with oil and vinegar, salt and pepper
Lettuce, hold the tomatoes, mayo on both sides of the bread
And Yo! Give me my free soda!!

www.Poetryisalive.com

Posted by: BLUE at August 23, 2006 01:02 AM

I'm familiar with a fried chicken place in crown heights, brooklyn on franklin street off eastern parkway-opposite, i believe, quisiquiera or quisidera grocery(do you have it pictured here?) i do not know if it is still there. i think it is. it was owned/run by Afghanistanis in the early 90's. they were nice people, in fact, most of the store owners in that area were very nice except for the spooky stores (the storefronts that were not really stores, but fronts for something illegal). now those people were weird if yon happened to mistakenly walk in to buy a meatball hero for $1.50, that did not exist.

Posted by: wendy at August 25, 2006 04:38 AM

I have been to the restaurants in Beacon and Newburgh. Newburgh has two on Broadway. One on lower and one on upper. The one in Beacon is way better, cleaner, and you don't feel like you will be shot...as did really happen at the one in Newburgh a few years ago. The workers always seem nice. I just don't understand how if it all tastes the same, nobody can find any information on it. It has to be listed somewhere. If it tastes the same, the have to be affiliated. Someone needs to get buddy-buddy with a worker or owner and find out some corporate info. It's crazy!

Posted by: HudsonValley at September 12, 2006 06:09 PM

The reason it tastes so good is because it's "halaal". It's the slaughter method that produces the best chicken. "Halaal" is a Arabic term used in Islaam meaning "permissable".

Posted by: Hassan at September 25, 2006 12:56 PM

RE:Abe (claiming his dad is owner of Crown Chicken and Crown Foods Inc.)

Abe, I am NOT mistaken in my facts. I said I'm the owner of Crown Chicken "in" Philadelphia, I didn't even mention anything about New Jersey. There are about 50 or so Crown Chickens in Philly and I 'ONLY' own one (1) single restaurant at Broad & Erie. I was the first person to open this place in 1994, and I'm the only person that could get license (permit) from the city for a canopy signboard, no other person in the city can get it for any shop. If your dad claims he is the owner of "Crown Foods Inc", I find that difficult to believe because Crown Foods Inc is a huge company based in Mid-State USA and is NOT even owned by Afghans, it's rather owned by Americans. Here is their information:

Crown Foods Inc.
5243 Manchester Ave.
Saint Louis, MO
(314)645-5300

Hahahahaha! You tried to make me look as a liar...but in return, I got you for lying...you thought you could lie to a King?

Posted by: King Nisar at October 30, 2006 04:51 PM

Smebody needs to find some information on these joints. There are so many of them, there has to be an affiliation...especially because they all have the same menu...like Hudson Valley said, some1 needs to get to being friends with these guys and find some company info

Posted by: Merv at December 27, 2006 12:27 PM

Hello:

I am thinking of opening a fried chicken restaurant so I searched about Kennedy/Crown Fried Chicken and found your blog.

Most of the comments seemed to be focused on the ethinicity of some of those who work at that restaurant instead of on evaluating the menu and the business in general.

May be some of you are unaware that Afghanistan and Turkey were the centers of ancient civilizations, the region where the ancient astronauts, (the Anunnakis and Nefilims who created modern man) first built their cities, even before they genetically created modern man later.

Of course those cities have since been destroyed by wars among these ancient astronaut beings (aka "Titans", "Nefilims", "gods", "olympians", "anunnakis") contesting for kingship hundreds of thousands of years ago.

One of these ancient astronauts was Jehovah or Yahweh (aka Nanna, Poseidon, Rudra, etc) who the Jews and Christians have been brainwashed, hypnotized and manipulated to worship as God for 2000 yrs.

In ancient times the Afghans and Turks were called the Hittites, the Hurrians, the arys, from where the word "Aryan" originated.

About 4000 yrs ago, the Caucausian race emerged from this region from the Aryans. Some of the aryan tribes migrated to northan India and became the Brahims of modern India. Some to Europe and formed the various countries of Europe today.

So, those of you who enjoy looking down, mocking and denigrading the Afghans, and other Eastern European countries I hope you should realize that you may be denigrading your ancient progenitors, your roots, one of the cradles of modern civilization.

Why can't we all get along?

Posted by: Restaurant business at January 29, 2007 08:27 PM

So king nisar how am I lying when in the first post you put up said that crown food inc was located in nyc and owned by afghans.. let me ask you where do you get your food from afghan food and crown inc. And if you paid a franchise fee to those manchester people i feel sorry for you, they cheated you out. and also if you really want proof that my dad own afghan food and crown inc why don't you just ask and then talk to me. My uncle works there. So now who is the king.

Posted by: Abe at January 31, 2007 09:01 PM

There's one where I live in Beacon, NY. I used to go there after 1 or 2.. but a gun hold-up and an unprovoked drunken assault later convinced me that late-night Kennedy binging isn't the most healthiest thing to do (not considering the "food" of course).

Posted by: Antar at March 7, 2007 07:48 PM

The hell with this man you all should go look at LEES famous chicken.that company is wired.it was owned by many ppl but then some where in the 90's two guys came along and said we are lees famous chicken.but no one knows who the hell they are!!!oh and yah i wonder all that money that joint you guys are talking about is going id say they are commies maybe.or even a spy ring.it's funny all of those guys are in area's like NY. then in 2001 NY get's attacked by ppl from there country.funny aint it?

and hell popeyes chicken has a link too with the same shit...plus they run some childrens fund.. they could be gettin kids to bleave in there bullshit!!!!

Posted by: matthew at March 12, 2007 12:46 AM

Someone listen to Merv and Hudson Valley and do an investigative report on the affiliation of these places. Someone ask one of the news channels...like Help me Howard, etc....to do a report to find the real deal behind these places. There has to be an affiliation....they aren't that mysterious, cmon now!

Posted by: Mel at April 11, 2007 05:13 PM

HEY GUYS, I actually live 'round the corner from this guy. Apparently, he's decided to stop pissing off KFC and turned his place (which has now encorporated the next-door Indian beauty salon I'm guessing he also owned)into a full-fledged Indian Halal restaurant, not just a food joint. It's called "Madeeha's".

Posted by: Gabe at April 21, 2007 07:05 PM

Classic. But here is my favorite - never eaten there, pass it on the way to Monmouth Race Track- "Cluck U".

Posted by: WBProjects at May 7, 2007 12:58 PM

The US Ambassador to the United Nations '''Zalmay Khalilzad''' is Afghan and he is George Bush's best friend. He is Afghan-American and maybe George Bush is paying Afghans to open these fast-food places. The reason I say this is because Mr. Bush is from Texas and so is most of these huge Poultry companies where these restaurants get their products from. The Afghans peoples are selling Bush's products (mainly chicken) in the inner-cities of USA, something white people from Texas can't or will not bother to do. Does it makes any sense? Afghanistan is now the 51st U.S. State. USA = United States of Afghanistan

Posted by: George Bush at May 10, 2007 04:00 PM

Its really Pigeon. Fuck the Indian pricks. Theyre food blows. Toss a bomb in there...

Posted by: King Up at July 3, 2007 02:39 AM

The whole chicken "culture" in America is funny. Mr. Sanders, the image for Kentucky Fried Chicken, is not even from Kentucky. Furthermore, what "white man" makes fried chicken? It's funny how American culture takes from the people they enslaved, build massive cities, i.e, NYC, LA, Seattle, etc. And allow Middle Easterners and Indians to copy their blueprint. All this talk is making me hungry. I smell some chicken frying...

Posted by: Cmor From Brooklyn at July 7, 2007 06:27 PM

For all you "Fried Chicken" conspirators, all of the low-budget KFC take-offs are simply selling us food that is easy to make and food that is affordable to us peons. They season their chicken with a stock- seasoning purchased from Jetros in Red Hook. Since these "Arab-types" are not 100% black, they do not now anything about black cuisine, i.e., fried chicken. They do not know the basics of frying chicken, but damn, it still tastes good!!! Oh yeah, I opened a fried chicken joint also. Can you hear the money coming in...$$$$$$.

Posted by: Cmor From Brooklyn at July 8, 2007 05:00 PM

They are trying to Move in Millville NJ right in a new Arts District. We do not want the crime, litter and loitering from this crap greasy spoon

Posted by: Mark K. at August 7, 2007 01:54 AM

I came here looking for a picture of Kantacky Fried Chicken and left masturbating to a history lesson.

Posted by: Comedy Blog at September 13, 2007 03:24 PM

Hey don't knock it... there is one in Plainfield NJ and the chicken is sooooo gooooood....

Posted by: Carmen at September 16, 2007 10:50 AM

Do anyone know how to get hold of some of those out of this world pizza rolls. I use to live in ny and moved to NC and I miss them so much. Where do these guys buy there food from. Who is their distributor.

Posted by: Jay at October 10, 2007 05:23 AM

hi
to whom it may concern
my name is azizi and i am from afghanistan living in new york city queens
i work in kennedy fried chicken here in new york brooklyn for five years and i am right now looking for some partnership to do with some body and i am a good worker ege 29 if u have a better job with good sallary and also let me know my cell # 1917 294 2379

Posted by: azizi at November 28, 2007 10:55 AM

How does one open a Kennedy fried Chicken ?

Posted by: sunny at January 28, 2008 02:19 AM

Salam i am ahsan olomi and my uncle and 6 of his partners own afghan food and are the franchise holders of crown fied chicken, new york fried chicken, us fried chicken, united fried chicken,kennedy fried chicken, lincoln fried chicken, royal fried chicken, jfk fried chicken,palce fried chicken,liberty fried chicken. if you wanna open feel free to call me i am vary familir with connecticut and new york, i live in connecicut call me at 203-808-4747 if you need help, a franchise or partnership

Posted by: Afghan Food at February 11, 2008 10:00 PM

if you come down to virginia there's at least three of the new york fried chicken shops in richmond, & it was just name dropped tonight on A&E on crime 360

Posted by: kris-alyx devereux at May 23, 2008 03:11 AM

lol

Posted by: 63532 at July 9, 2008 02:44 AM

I just pooped my pants. srsly. not cuz the article was too funny, but cuz I have an anal control problum

Posted by: Ricky McTavish at October 14, 2008 03:17 PM

I just stumbled across this page and find it hilarious! It's interesting that after 4 years, people (including me) are still commenting.

Posted by: Col. Sanders at January 15, 2009 07:05 PM

Kennedy Fried Chicken, or Crown Fried Chicken, Kantacky Fried Chicken (a favorite of mine...I used to drive by it all the time growing up in Brooklyn) or whatever name it goes by, are staples in New York. The food isn't great, but it isn't terrible. And you definitely get more than you pay for...where else can you get food for 4 people for around $10?! And after a late night, there are few things better than a pizza roll and a snack box to soak up whatever harmful impurities you ingested that evening! I'm not ashamed to say I love Kennedy!

Posted by: Dan W. at March 18, 2009 12:35 PM

well what do you know... this was bound to happen sooner or later. obama fried chicken!
why are people outraged at this? if they had read your great article they would have known this was coming for a long time! can we get some photos of these restaurants posted???

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D97B3LI00&show_article=1
NYC fried chicken joints under fire for Obama name

Apr 3 11:35 AM US/Eastern
By SARA KUGLER
Associated Press Writer Comments (8) Share on Facebook


NEW YORK (AP) - Two New York City fried chicken restaurants in predominantly black neighborhoods are under fire for putting President Barack Obama's name on their signs.
City Councilman Charles Barron said Friday that he will organize a demonstration next week outside the Obama Fried Chicken in his Brooklyn district if the sign doesn't change.

Opponents also say they may target Obama Fried Chicken & Pizza in Harlem.


Barron said he has been getting calls from outraged residents in his district.


Posted by: Stephen at April 3, 2009 01:50 PM

kennedy is the funniest place ever. I live in beacon new york and when the city turned into a ghetto 30 years ago, kennedys moved in, the ten years ago it became nice again with artsy folk and kennedys was left over, I once went, I got four pieces of chicken for 4$ and this wired guy howie comes into the shop sticks his hand in the garbage and runs away, pretty funny place and all the heroin addicts hand around kennedys

Posted by: mike at June 17, 2009 09:49 AM

I USED TO EAT AT KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN AND THEIR CHICKEN ALWAYS MESSED MY STOMACH UP...AND SHIT. I MEAN AS SOON AS I ATE THAT COLONEL'S SHIT I WOULD RUN TO THE BATHROOM AND THEN MY BUTT WAS BURNING LIKE FIRE AND SHIT.

SO NOW I EAT AT CROWN FRIED CHICKEN ONLY,,,I NEVER GOT THAT PROBLEM AGAIN,,,,THEY GOT MANY SIDE ITEMS, SANDWICHES AND OTHER SNACKS TO CHOOSE,,,,,AND LOCATIONS JUST AROUND THE CORNER.

Posted by: Carlos Martinez at July 1, 2009 11:52 PM

I USED TO EAT AT KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN AND THEIR CHICKEN ALWAYS MESSED MY STOMACH UP...AND SHIT. I MEAN AS SOON AS I ATE THAT COLONEL'S SHIT I WOULD RUN TO THE BATHROOM AND THEN MY BUTT WAS BURNING LIKE FIRE AND SHIT.

SO NOW I EAT AT CROWN FRIED CHICKEN ONLY,,,I NEVER GOT THAT PROBLEM AGAIN,,,,THEY GOT MANY SIDE ITEMS, SANDWICHES AND OTHER SNACKS TO CHOOSE,,,,,AND LOCATIONS JUST AROUND THE CORNER.

Posted by: Carlos Matinez at July 1, 2009 11:53 PM

I USED TO EAT AT KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN AND THEIR CHICKEN ALWAYS MESSED MY STOMACH UP...AND SHIT. I MEAN AS SOON AS I ATE THAT COLONEL'S SHIT I WOULD RUN TO THE BATHROOM AND THEN MY BUTT WAS BURNING LIKE FIRE AND SHIT.

SO NOW I EAT AT CROWN FRIED CHICKEN ONLY,,,I NEVER GOT THAT PROBLEM AGAIN,,,,THEY GOT MANY SIDE ITEMS, SANDWICHES AND OTHER SNACKS TO CHOOSE,,,,,AND LOCATIONS JUST AROUND THE CORNER.

Posted by: Carlos Matinez at July 1, 2009 11:53 PM

I'm curious about something: why do all of these imitation fried chicken joints prominently advertise the fact that they serve BREYERS ice cream? Often with the actual logo and everything. What is it about Breyer's ice cream that apparently makes it the ice cream of choice at these places?

Also, in keeping with the theme of presidents and the acronym KFC, I propose the creation of Klinton Fried Chicken (KFC)...I think it would be a winner!

Posted by: Mike at November 13, 2009 06:33 PM

I spoke to the people who work at Kennedy Fried Chicken, (Parkchester, The Bronx) and complemented on their service and food. I then ask how does someone go about getting a franchise. The people there where from Yemen.


And he told me that KENNDY FRIED CHICKEN IS OWN BY A RICH FAMILY AND YOU HAVE TO HAVE SOME CONNECTION TO THIS FAMILY OR IT'S ASSOCIATES to open up a franchise. I believe that this is true because never in my life have I ever saw a WHITE,BLACK,OR LATINO RUN A KENNDY FRIED CHICKEN.Always an Afghan or middle eastern and maybe on a rare case an African man.


Hey the food is good( some spots not all because some places is suspect) and yes I would agree that it's Halal diet. I rather go with Halal than chinese food or well know franchise fast food.

And of course they are popping up in the hood. Come on Kennedy Fried Chicken in Times Square,Columbus Circle, Soho,etc( they would make a killing if that happen lol)

A mysterious franchise indeed

Posted by: Polly with the Afghan at December 6, 2009 02:04 AM

we have a crown fried chicken in wilkes barre pa, i swear to god best thing you will ever eat after u get over the fact that u were not shot after going to buy it.. they must put crack in their breading

Posted by: kathlena at January 31, 2010 12:31 AM

I want to know what happened to Kenny Rogers' Roasters. The best chicken ever.

Posted by: Armand at December 14, 2010 05:11 PM

"YOU HAVE TO HAVE SOME CONNECTION TO THIS FAMILY OR IT'S ASSOCIATES"

Sing like a Soprano?

Posted by: Ron Hyatt at May 1, 2011 02:00 AM

Hi,

I usually appreciate food - mostly fast food - delivered by other nationalities. Here in Romania we had a boom of indian, turk, italian, chinesse, etc fast foods - but they sell specialities. They also use unique names for the fast foods like their home country or they awknowledge the names we give them - for example there is this Thurk that has amazingly good shaorma - we used to say: let's go at the Turk :)) So he named his place: At the Turk, after he saw everyone was refering to him like that. I can't see how a rip off on other's firm name could work, especially if they would have a place near to you..come on - a person would see the Real KFC and the fake one next to each other - why would he buy from the fake one if he likes KFC? He would buy only if the KFC was closed, or too crouded, or the prices would be to high, and so on.

Posted by: Alvis at September 6, 2011 04:04 AM

I grew up about three blocks away from Kantacky Fried Chicken. It was there well before the real KFC moved in, and was originally "New Kentucky Fried Chicken". The name change came first, then KFC moved in. Thank you for posting the picture, though - I had missed that sight terribly, and it reminds me of just how much my home has changed.

Posted by: Dodger at December 17, 2012 02:24 PM

The New Kantacky was there before the KFC. They changed the name to "Kantacky" just before the KFC was built. Legal action, we figured at the time.

Posted by: SL at February 28, 2013 12:04 AM

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