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Pioneer Chicken Sunset near Fountain

Burger Boy Dec 13, 2009 03:50 PM

When did it close? I just noticed the fench around the place yesterday. Are there any left? Should we all bow our heads in a moment of silence?

Pioneer Chicken
4376 W Sunset Blvd-out of business, Los Angeles, CA 90029

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    reality check Nov 20, 2010 04:08 PM

    There is a fence around the Sunset Blvd location and a sign in the window says, a public hearing about a Del Taco is going to be held.

    The Pioneer Chicken in Echo Park is now a Little Ceasar's pizza.

    Pioneer Chicken
    4376 W Sunset Blvd-out of business, Los Angeles, CA 90029

    1. g
      glutton Nov 15, 2010 02:48 PM

      There is still a pioneer chicken on Whittier blvd in east la. No tears -- your dreams are still alive.

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      1. re: glutton
        reality check Nov 15, 2010 05:47 PM

        That's the Soto, location. It's on the corner of Soto and Whittier Blvd.

      2. fgrade Dec 15, 2009 10:02 AM

        there's one on florence ave. east of the 710, i think it's bell gardens

        1. JAB Dec 14, 2009 08:24 AM

          I think that there's one on Soto and 6th.

          1. RacerX Dec 13, 2009 11:11 PM

            Oh man, say it isn't so!! The branch just a mile away on Echo Park Ave. closed last year. I heard that there was supposed to be a location somewhere on Olympic and another in Bell Gardens.

            I know Pioneer has a lot of detractors but I'm so bummed that they're gone.

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            1. re: RacerX
              mc michael Dec 13, 2009 11:37 PM

              Where else can you go for that lumpy orange batter?

            2. m
              mc michael Dec 13, 2009 09:38 PM

              The headquarters used to be on 6th Street in K-town if I recall correctly. If there are no more, we'll have to rent "Dusty and Sweets McGee" for a nostalgic seance.

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              1. re: mc michael
                kevin Dec 13, 2009 10:35 PM

                i could have sworn the sunset and fountain location was still in operation as i was barely across the street and distinctively smelled fried chicken fumes, that was within the last two days or so.

                1. re: kevin
                  kiwi Jan 12, 2010 10:47 AM


                  The pic was posted to yelp on 11/12/09.

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                bu dat Dec 13, 2009 05:01 PM

                not sure - i think the one just east of fairfax on san vicente is still open. i really need to go more often b/c i don't want it to totally die! i love pioneer chicken. too bad the westwood/pico location is no more!

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                1. re: bu dat
                  JeetJet Dec 15, 2009 09:50 PM

                  It is open but the address is Olympic, although you can pull into the parking lot from San Vicente also. That location is very clean and the wings are perfect. .

                  PIONEER CHICKEN
                  5970 W OLYMPIC BLVD
                  LOS ANGELES CA
                  Phone:(323) 954-0454

                  PIONEER CHICKEN
                  904 S Soto St.
                  Los Angeles, CA.
                  (323) 262-4562

                  PIONEER CHICKEN
                  6323 Florence Ave.
                  Bell Gardens, CA. 90201
                  (562) 927-9135

                2. c
                  cls Dec 13, 2009 04:59 PM

                  I think it died years ago, they just pulled plug recently

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                  1. re: cls
                    missyp Dec 13, 2009 07:24 PM

                    no, i think the branch on sunset in east hollywood/los feliz just closed in the last couple of weeks.

                    1. re: missyp
                      WildSwede Dec 14, 2009 02:52 PM

                      Yeah, it was open about a month and a half ago when I went to KCET.

                      1. re: WildSwede
                        carter Dec 14, 2009 04:08 PM

                        Definitely out of business - maybe a Del Taco to replace it?

                  2. maxzook Dec 13, 2009 04:13 PM

                    There is still a branch in Burbank, at Verdugo and Hollywood Way. And I think the branch at Hollywood Blvd. and Cahuenga north of World News is still there.

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                    1. re: maxzook
                      Public_Offender Dec 13, 2009 04:55 PM

                      you're thinking of Popeyes, not Pioneer.

                      1. re: Public_Offender
                        maxzook Dec 13, 2009 07:52 PM

                        Oops. I guess you're right.

                        If Wikipedia is to believed, there's a branch in Boyle Heights that is still open:


                        904 S Soto St
                        Los Angeles, CA 90023
                        (323) 262-4562

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