In a world of fried chicken, 2 chains have battled it out for decades. They are Kentucky Fried Chicken and Lee’s Famous Recipe.
The colonel and the rooster have been going head to head for generations. But did you know these restaurants were started by related family members?
Today , Food Adventures heats up the family feud again and pits them against each other, head to head. Plus, you get a chance to win a $20 gift card, just by commenting on which one is your favorite.
Yes.. you heard right…..
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So we ask you our patented question ….
WHO’D YOU RATHER GET IT ON WITH?
KFC or LEE’s FAMOUS RECIPE??
Comment at the bottom of the article and you can have a shot at winning a $20 gift certificate to tour favorite restaurant. Don’t be a chicken.. do it !
The Big Ragu from The Food Adventures Crew breaks this one down. Let’s see how the king of deep-fried food voted …
KFC TALE OF THE TAPE:
Founded by Colonel Harland Sanders, a Kentucky entrepreneur from Corbin, Kentucky who sold his chicken during the Great Depression. Sander’s opened his 2nd store in 1952. It was known as “Kentucky Fried Chicken” until 1991 when they changed the name to KFC. Today it is the 4th largest fast food franchise.
HERE ARE THE PRO’s of KFC:
—The Carolina Gold Chicken Little sandwich is a must eat, it is the best thing on the menu.
—Better Biscuits, no contest… but they always forget to give you butter and honey
—The whole wings are amazing, get 2 original recipe and 2 extra crispy
—Slightly better sides, even the alien “mashed potatoes and gravy”
—The apple pies that are offered at some stores are the same ones McDonalsds had in the 70’s and 80’s – deep-fried ones.
—The popcorn chicken is a winner, Nashville hot sauce will burn yo’ ass.
HERE ARE THE CONS’s of KFC:
–corporate made poor decision and got rid of two of their best menu items Honey BBQ Wings and Hot Wings
—KFC is not cheap…they price gouge a little
—They close too early
——————–Now, in the other corner …
LEE’S FAMOUS RECIPE, TALE OF THE TAPE:
After Colonel Sanders sold his franchise in 1962, he agreed to stay on as a promotional employee. His nephew Lee Cummings worked on a new chicken recipe and in 1966 founded the first Lee’s Famous Recipe Fried Chicken in Lima, Ohio. Today, there are currently 142 Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken locations in 13 states across the USA. Dayton, Ohio has been a national hot spot and testing ground for Famous Recipe Chicken stores.
HERE ARE THE PRO’s of LEE’s FAMOUS RECIPE:
—The menu has a wider variety of choices country fried steak, oven roasted chicken, liver and gizzards, white chicken chili, strawberry shortcake, etc..
—They offer an extra crispy SPICY version of their chicken too.
—During Lent they offer Shrimp and fish sometimes
—Nice prices, specials and deals help your wallet.
HERE ARE THE CONS’s of LEE’s FAMOUS RECIPE:
—The chicken is a little to salty
—The biscuits are awful
—The chicken fried steak is like a TV dinner Saulsbury steak
BIG RAGU’S VOTE: – KFC IS BETTER …
But what is your vote? Let your voice be heard. Who’d you rather and why? What items are your favorites?
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