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NEW YORK (AP) -- KFC is tossing out the chicken bones and the quaint image of founder Col. Harland Sanders as it gets ready to test a slightly more upmarket restaurant.

The fried chicken chain says it's opening a location called "KFC eleven" early next month near its headquarters in Louisville, Ky., that will serve flatbreads with toppings, rice bowls, salads and only boneless pieces of its Original Recipe chicken.

The restaurant's exterior won't feature Sanders, whose bespectacled, white-bearded likeness has long been front and center at traditional KFC locations. But the name of the test restaurant is a reference to the 11 herbs and spices Sanders used in the Original Recipe.

KFC eleven's opening is a reflection of the challenges facing traditional fast-food chains such as McDonald's, Burger King and Wendy's. The problem is that people in their 20s and 30s are increasingly heading to chains such as Chipotle Mexican Grill and Panera Bread, where they feel they get better food for slightly higher prices.

In a note to investors about KFC's test, Janney analyst Mark Kalinowski said that such "fast-casual" chains remain the fastest-growing segment in the restaurant industry. He noted that other chains, included Applebee's and Red Lobster, have recently started testing similar formats as well.

John Cywinski, president of KFC, said in an interview that people often equate KFC with "buckets of fried chicken on the bone," primarily as a dinner or weekend option. He said the company hoped to use the new test location to learn how it can update its offerings and draw in a broader customer base, particularly women.

KFC eleven will serve side dishes such as waffle fries, garlic mashed potatoes and coleslaw along with Original Recipe chicken. But the chicken will be the boneless variety the chain rolled out in April as an easier-to-eat alternative to its traditional breast, thigh and drumstick pieces.

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I haven't been to KFC in over 10 years

 

I'm interested to find out if they'll open additional locations in my area

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Where do the bones go ... hmm :huh: Are they growing genetically modified boneless chickens ?!

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KFC just doesn't appeal to me. I find the smell repulsive and I'm not a great fan of fried foods at the best of times, with the exception of fries. Removing the bones and changing the d

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KFC just doesn't appeal to me. I find the smell repulsive and I'm not a great fan of fried foods at the best of times, with the exception of fries. Removing the bones and changing the d

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Champions eat Double Downs

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How about Popeyes? Their chicken and fries are the best..

I've never seen a Popeyes in the UK.

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^ You are out of luck:

 

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is a chain of fried chicken fast food restaurants founded in 1972 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Often referred to as Popeyes and sometimes as Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits or Popeyes Chicken & Seafood, It was acquired by Sandy Springs, Georgia-based AFC Enterprises, originally America's Favorite Chicken Company, in 1993.

 

According to a company press release dated June 29, 2007, Popeyes is the second-largest "quick-service chicken restaurant group, measured by number of units", with more than 1,800 restaurants in more than 40 states and the District of Columbia, and over 22 countries worldwide including Turkey, Northern Cyprus, Bahrain, China, Hong Kong, Iraq, Indonesia, Jordan, Kuwait,[4]United Arab Emirates, Japan, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Singapore, Canada, Jamaica, Guyana, Suriname, Mexico, Trinidad, Puerto Rico, Honduras, Vietnam, Panama, Peru, and Costa Rica. About thirty locations are company-owned, the rest franchised.[5]

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So it's not even fried chicken now, it's just chicken strips.... you can get that anywhere.

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How about Popeyes? Their chicken and fries are the best..

 

I don't really care for any FF chicken but a friend gave me some of their red beans & rice and I'm hooked.

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^ ;) There ya go ...

 

RED BEANS and RICE
KFC Copycat Recipe

Serves 4-6

1 (30 oz) can of red beans
1 teaspoon white pepper
4 tablespoons butter
1/4 teaspoon paprika
dash of cayenne
dash of garlic powder
1 1/2 cups converted rice cooked

Pour beans with there liquid into a saucepan and cook over medium heat. Add the seasonings and butter. When the mixture begins to boil use a fork to mash half the beans. Cook for 10 to 20 minutes to until it looks like bean paste with big beans in it. Mix in rice.

 

http://kentuckyfriedchickenathome.blogspot.com/2013/01/red-beans-and-rice.html

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^ ;) There ya go ...

 

RED BEANS and RICE
KFC Copycat Recipe

Serves 4-6

1 (30 oz) can of red beans
1 teaspoon white pepper
4 tablespoons butter
1/4 teaspoon paprika
dash of cayenne
dash of garlic powder
1 1/2 cups converted rice cooked

Pour beans with there liquid into a saucepan and cook over medium heat. Add the seasonings and butter. When the mixture begins to boil use a fork to mash half the beans. Cook for 10 to 20 minutes to until it looks like bean paste with big beans in it. Mix in rice.

 

http://kentuckyfriedchickenathome.blogspot.com/2013/01/red-beans-and-rice.html

 Looks good but I'd definitely use Land O' Lakes Light and somehow you have to get the Andouille flavor. Don't know how popeye's does it, they don't use the sausage. I don't know if there's such a thing as Andouille seasoning, but that's what really made me love it.

 

Never liked RB&R before. I'll work with that when I'm going high on carbies.

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When I was a child, we were so poor; mum and dad would take us down to KFC on a Friday night so we could lick other people's fingers.

 

 

Anyway, I prefer Los Pollos Hermanos - their sauce just seems to have an extra kick....

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How about Popeyes? Their chicken and fries are the best..

 

Popeyes makes KFC look like mush...

 

Love my shrimp @ Popeyes

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Where do the bones go ... hmm :huh: Are they growing genetically modified boneless chickens ?!

Your late they been doing this for years now. The chickens they use have no beaks or feathers. The animal has been modified to the point where they can not call it chicken. Why do you think they dont spell out what KFC stands for anymore? ITs because they are not allowed to actually call it chicken.

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You have big sheds, but nobody

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In some asian countries KFC did tries to replace the Colonel Sanders logo with a new one: A white-colored, fat, smiling, bi-pedal chicken like creature.

But in following year Avian Influenza outbreak happens, then those outlet reverts back into Col.Sanders logo.

 

A question: why its 'eleven'? would that has something to do with 7-eleven chains?

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A question: why its 'eleven'? would that has something to do with 7-eleven chains?

The name of the test restaurant is a reference to the 11 herbs and spices Sanders used in the Original Recipe.

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KFC Jamaica is the best, the chicken is the seasoned properly down to the bone. Its an expensive treat you have every now and then. I have learned to avoid the side orders, you save money. To be honest though, KFC is not like what it use to be growing up. When I was young and drive in the vicinity of a KFC with my dad, you could smell KFC just driving by. It just had a classic taste, but I think that classic smell and taste was probably bad for your health that's why the taste has evolved so much. Then again, its a rare treat, but when I was at community college, I had it almost every day, reason being, I had to walk past it everyday, so I couldn't resist. Not to mention, it was cheaper. In 2003 KFC cost Jamaica $176 for a 2 piece meal deal. In 2013, a 2 piece meal deal cost $500, 650 if you add side orders such as coleslaw. That's US $6.50.

 

It still works out cheaper though than say Dominoes and other restaurants. Chinese is the most expensive and the worst. I tried a Chinese restaurant last month, spent $40 US (4,000 Jamaican) on lunch boxes and it was only good enough for my dog.

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KFC was good when I was younger, but as the years have gone on it has gotten greasier and greasier.  It also seems like some of their side dishes have gotten kind of generic tasting.  I live in Kentucky and don't have easy access to one, and have found that Lee's chicken, in my opinion, tastes much better, and you don't have to pat the grease off with a paper towel before you eat it.

 

Will have to check out a KFC to see if they're improving though, haven't been to one in a couple of years.  Would like to see them succeed, if only out of a mild sense of home-state pride since they're based out of Kentucky.

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Where do the bones go ... hmm :huh: Are they growing genetically modified boneless chickens ?!

 

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Your late they been doing this for years now. The chickens they use have no beaks or feathers. The animal has been modified to the point where they can not call it chicken. Why do you think they dont spell out what KFC stands for anymore? ITs because they are not allowed to actually call it chicken.

Honestly unsure if you're serious or not...if you are then do you have some legit links to some articles?

 

Assuming you are being serious, from what I remember they changed their name to KFC due to licensing reasons since Kentucky trademarked their state name.  They also mention chicken dozens of times on their website so their goes your theory on why they supposedly don't call it chicken anymore.

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In the US El Pollo Loco Whether you're looking for a burrito, a salad, a quesadilla, a family chicken meal or healthy dining choices, we've got something delicious for everyone.has knocked out KFC with there healthy flaming of chicken rather then frying the KFC way 

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A friend of mine who use to breed chickens told me a lot of what goes on for those chicken farms. Normally a chicken takes many months to fatten up and be the right size for slaughter. He told me how they used to feed the chickens special food that makes them grow up from a chick to full chicken in 6 weeks. They did this because 6+ months is way too long a time for a return on investment. He also told me about how chickens were modified to not have feathers because the de-feathering takes too long to do by hand. I don't have links but when he gets back from vacation I will try to get him to share where he got the KFC info from.

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I really don't want to see the farms where Kfc gets their chicken from. Kfc does have good chicken, it tastes good in the beginning, but I feel sick after eating it.

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