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Bush's Fried Chicken in RR,TX

I was driving on 620, west bound just past Round Rock High School and saw this place. Has anyone tried it?

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  1. These are a chain from Temple/Waco and surround small cities. Alot of people like their Sweet Tea, but I don't drink the stuff, but wouldn't know. Fried chicken isn't that good and their chicken tenders have alot of breading and little meat. The fries aren't good either. If you have a Popeyes near you or Churchs your better off. We don't have Popeye's where I live. :(

    1. I do like Bush's chicken. It's decent for fast food chicken...the problem with popeyes is lack of meat. Popeyes chicken is tasty, but if you compare pieces side by side from other brands you will notice popeyes chicken has much less meat, especially on the white pieces.
      Popeyes biscuits and red beans and rice and great for fast food sides though.

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      1. re: LakeLBJ

        I've been wanting to try Bush's, but I haven't been able to make it. Speaking of Popeye's, did anyone else notice a sharp (negative) change in their chicken, but not the breading, a couple of years ago? The breading tastes the same, but I've wondered if they started skimping on suppliers.

      2. I tried it a few weeks ago when I noticed that it was open. Short review: hated it. I thought the chicken was bland; the mashed potatoes I had as the side dish was just as bland. I couldn't finish it; instead I went and got an order from Popeye's.

        Now, I agree with other posters that Popeye's, unfortunately, seems to be slowly skimping on quality. However, the mashed potatoes with gravy is quite good, for fast food, and the spicy chicken is pretty tasty. But, I don't know what it is about them, but they keep downsizing my order by one piece (order 4 piece chicken dinner, get 3 piece). I would be furious except that they charge me for the smaller order, so it's not like they're trying to cheat me. Maybe I look like I need to lose weight...

        1. I think Golden Chick is much better. I found Bush's to be bland, too. I was most looking forward to the livers and they were dry and over battered. :( The sweet tea is too sweet, IMHO.

          And I really don't like how they have an associate stand outside, next to the ordering board, to take your order (rather than just talking into a speaker) who then runs inside, places your order, and hands you your food while expecting a tip. Somehow it's really awkward that the poor person is standing out there in the rain, just to run 20 ft inside and relay your order. It doesn't personalize the experience --it's weird, just weird.

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          1. re: sweetbasil

            I have to agree that Golden chick is better. And it is weird to tell someone what you want and then give them a tip when a speaker can do that - I guess Bush's is trying to play on the Sonic carhop thing. Plus since I don't go hardly ever, I don't understand their 2 or 3 lanes thing. Sometimes I want to look at the menu and if I am in the second lane I can't see it. I think the 3rd lane if for "tea" only.

            Chicken does have no flavor, but pieces are large.

          2. There is one in Cedar Park too. Very bland chicken. You have to dump a ton of their seasoned salt from the table for any flavor. Big pieces of chicken, but why bother if there is no flavor. Prices are higher than most other places without combo meal type options. The sweet tea has so much sugar it makes your teeth hurt. Went once and won't go back.

            1. Yep, went there for the first time a few day ago, and bland pretty much sums it up. Chicken tenders are large, but prices are too high and service at the counter indifferent.

              1. Tried the one in Cedar Park I thought it was pretty good. They sell sweet icetea by the gallon if you want it also.

                1. I like their 2 dollar a gallon sweet tea deals for the summer

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                  1. re: angelfoodmaker

                    They aren't kidding when they call it sweet tea; I can almost feel the cavities forming.

                    1. re: amykragan

                      we dillute it with 1/2 water and get 4 gallons. my hisbands theory is that in the restaurant they go through so much often times it is hot when the pour it on ice so they make it extra sweet so the ice doesn't make it too watery..purely a theory though.

                      1. re: pickychicky1979

                        You can ask for the tea to be 1/2 sweet and 1/2 unsweet. They will even sell gallons that way. I buy them like that all the time.

                  2. I'm a native Texan, and I've lived all over the state so I'd like to think I know a good bit about fried chicken. This Bush's is just alright if you're in a bind. The breading is scarce and kind of bland, and the chicken is bland too - but juicy. I absolutely HATE the fries, but to be fair I've never liked any crinkle cut fries ever. The other sides are fine though, good fried okra though I don't know if they still have it. Stay away from the sweet tea, it's got to be 100 calories per sip - sickeningly sweet.

                    1. Bush's chicken is fastest and most polite service i have recieved in at a fast food restaurant in a long time! I love how as soon as you pull up there is someone waiting to take your order and how helpful they are with the menu. they take less than 2 minutes to take my order bring my food out and send me on my way. And that's just the drive through. I've dinned in a few times and every time the staff has been extremely kind, the management even came by and check on me and took my trash for me!! There are three locations I've been to, round rock, cedar park, and georgetown, I would have to say that cedar park is my choice to go to. They are just so nice, and the food is always fresh, not to mention that the store is always clean, which means A LOT to me! I will agree that the sweet tea is a bit too sweet for me but they also have half-n-half and even sell it by the gallon! definately check out the cedar park store!

                      1. I disagree!!! The sweet tea is AMAZING!!!! If you don't like sweet then you can get 1/2 and 1/2 and there is always UN sweet! the drive thru service is epic! I can get a tea and be gone in 30 seconds! GO!

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                        1. re: ohsotinee

                          Good god. I can't wait to not go now.

                        2. Place sucks. I used to eat there in Odessa, Texas. They have a whole new management team, and the service and food has gone downhill. I couldn't eat the food. I used to love this place. I brought my food back but they wanted proof that I bought the food there after I just paid for it, and I returned it to the same person I bought it from. They made me dig through the trash to get the receipt. This is the 2nd time I have gone back and the food sucks along with the service. Greasy, stale fries, watery mashed potatoes, dirty disgusting employees and management, ...

                          1. I tried the one in Georgetown and found it to be so bland. Never went back. KFC has gone to hell in a hand basket so I'm left with Golden Chick which I find to be perfectly acceptable. My dogs frequently dine on their chicken livers.

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                            1. re: ericthered

                              Agree about Golden Chick - and they have that spicy sprinkle. For some reason, though, I am always reminded of this:


                            2. I gave up their gizzards for Lent two years ago, and I'm not even Christian.