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Which is the best?

http://www.businessinsider.com/best-...fc-2017-7?IR=T

I'll agree on #1 and #2. KFC I've only had once and the #3 never. Church's was the first one that I ever tried down in TX in Killeen/Ft Hood. That's the place were I fell in love for Jalapeno Peppers as well.
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..every now and then, at school lunch time, I would walk down the alley to Church's Chicken
I'd go with a friend of mine and I'd throw my bag lunch over some fence [ we weren't supposed to leave the school grounds, I think...]
..IIRC, a piece of chicken, fries, and a roll were 1.25$ [?]...with a drink, I think.....this was the early to mid 70s...I can't believe I would've had too much money back then....[ I '''took''' it from the top of my dad's chest of drawers ]
I would saturate the fries with salt...loved the salty fries and roll!
......I haven't had Church's in a long time...but KFC is good...I don't go often, though
...Chik Fil A service is great...I don't go often, and when I do it's for my kids only
...may I add Raising Caine's menu has no variety at all and I didn't like it anyway
..but, I don't eat out much
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It all looks revolting. KFC used to be very popular in the Gulf - especially in Saudi
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Considering that comes from a Brit were good food is famously missing...
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Fried chicken? That **** will give you a heart attack. The only way to eat chicken is with the skin and feathers removed.
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Considering that comes from a Brit were good food is famously missing...
Still living in the 50s are you?
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No, in the 90's and 70's if wasn't for Indian Cooking in the UK...

T-bone and Brussels Sprouts, both tasted the same or omg in 95 Cod and steamed spinach. Both meals in London. I would have gone out to rule the World too.
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During a Flintlock mission we hired locals to prepare our breakfast meal to give our few cooks a break. They served tripe that first morning and were escorted to the front gate never to be seen again.
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No, in the 90's and 70's if wasn't for Indian Cooking in the UK...

T-bone and Brussels Sprouts, both tasted the same or omg in 95 Cod and steamed spinach. Both meals in London. I would have gone out to rule the World too.
You've obviously had a very limited experience of British cuisine - oh and by the way it isn't Indian Cooking its Bangladeshi - most come from Bengal former East Pakistan but now Bangladesh. Go to India and you'll get very different food.

Come to Ludlow for the food fair or come anytime and visit some of the specialist food shops, Try eating in some of the many pubs in the area that serve food locally sourced from non factory farmed anti biotic p[umped animals (I get sausages made from Gloucester Old Spot pigs that lived in cider orchards and were fed the windfall apples. If I want a steak I can go to a butchers and get one from a local Hereford bullock). Don't reckon on London where you'll get expensive rubbish. I've had rubbish food in Paris too which is why if I'm eating in France I prefer grand mere cuisine in some small country town to poncey nouveau cuisine where you pay a fortune for a pea in a dribble of sauce and the waiter and the chef look down their elongated noses at you.
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Darn could have sworn that was once apart of India.

The spice come from SW Asia and the restaurants advertise as being Indian.

Having stayed with friends, She being from Malta and he from Iran they still couldn't get flavor into their meals.
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To get back on topic, KFC has gone downhill since when I was a kid. Tasty chicken and especially the terrific gravy. It was already crap in the 1980s and greasy garbage by the time I left Canada in 1996. I bet there are plenty of places in the South with good real fried chicken.

Edit: BTW the Japanese do amazing fried chicken (and other things).
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