Kentucky Fried Chicken Complaint - 2 Bad Experiences at KFC
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TEXAS -- Like a large number of other people, my wife and I tried to use the Oprah coupons, and we were turned away from using them. That was upsetting, but occasionally a marketing ploy goes wrong and the company isn't ready for it, so we understood when we were told that we'd have to fill out a voucher and the company would mail us replacement coupons.
We opted to wait awhile after that, so that the hype could calm down, demand slacken, etc. We waited nearly a month, in fact, finally purchasing a 10 piece bucket last night. We had no real trouble placing our order at the store, though we did have to wait about fifteen minutes for the order to finally get to us.
When we got home, we were stunned by how small the pieces were. The bucket was only filled to slightly past the halfway point, despite the fact that we received the full measure of 10 pieces. Our bucket contained 3 wings, 3 drumsticks, 3 thighs, and only 1 breast. Our dismay only grew when we began to eat.
All of the pieces were puny, so puny in fact, that I went to the freezer to pull out a pair of cornish game hens so that I could compare. The drumsticks on the cornish hens were larger than those from the bucket. ALL of the pieces from KFC were the same size or smaller than on cornish game hens.
As bad as the size of the pieces were, the taste and texture were even worse. The wings contained so little meat, what was left had been melded into the bones by cooking. The breast was so dry and tough, I could only liken it to eating some sort of chicken jerky. The drumsticks and thighs were OK, but the drumsticks aren't much larger than what you'd get in an order of buffalo wings from Wing Stop or Hooters, and you can't get very far on just 3 thighs.
On whole, our bucket contained very little meat, and much of it was badly cooked. As we finished dinner, I remarked that we should have gone to Market Street. For 2 dollars more, we could have purchased 16 pieces of rotisserie or fried chicken, and we would have gotten to choose the pieces. Not only would we have gotten 3 or 4 times the meat of our KFC bucket, but every piece would have been edible.
We won't be going back the KFC. This was last time we're going to get burned by them.
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