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Chester's Fried Chicken downtown?

mary sand Apr 21, 2008 10:36 AM

I live in the Dufferin Grove Park area (south/east of Dufferin and Bloor) and on occasion on the street, I see a distinctive blue paper box with a smiling chicken on it. It's a Chester's Fried Chicken box! Obviously someone in the neighbourhood is enjoying late night fried chicken! I've googled it and there was a Chester's at Dufferin/Bloor but it's no longer there, it's a subpar roti shop now. Does anyone know where I can get Chester's downtown???

  1. Googs Apr 21, 2008 11:17 AM

    I *think* I recall seeing one while I was cycling on Howard St. Howard is this little street that runs east off of Sherbourne, south of Bloor a little.

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      jayseeca Apr 21, 2008 01:59 PM

      Its just south of Dufferin Mall, look for the green Starbank convenience store sign, and you'll find Chesters Chicken inside... yummmmm.

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      1. re: jayseeca
        mary sand Apr 21, 2008 07:26 PM

        omg, thank you Jayseeca. Tonight, Bobby Wham and I biked to The Crossways "mall" where there's a Chester's Express take out place and ordered the chicken but it did NOT come in the special box. And the chicken was really mediocre. Will definitely check out the Starbank store!

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        embee Apr 22, 2008 06:13 AM

        I don't think Chester's exerts any control over places that sell it beyond supplying the recipe. I've had it, though rarely, in quite a few places. I recall it to have been good on occasion. The Chester's chicken at Thorncliffe Market Place went straight into the garbage can the last time I braved it.

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        1. re: embee
          jayseeca Apr 23, 2008 04:17 PM

          the Starbank location is pretty good... for your chain fried chicken places, I'd say its better than Popeyes, KFC... blahblah. and yummy fried wedges!

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          Mintycake Apr 25, 2008 11:24 AM

          There's one at Queen and Broadview, in the east end.

          1. mrbozo Apr 25, 2008 11:41 AM

            Walked by Batala Variety today; north side of St Clair just east of Glenholme and across from Oakwood Collegiate. They make and sell Chester's. Smells and looks good though I can't vouch for the taste since I haven't tried it yet.

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