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Why is chicken so expensive?

LuluTheMagnificent Aug 26, 2011 03:44 PM

2 pieces at honey kettle with sides is $10
about $9 or $8 at KFC.

What gives?

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    ns1 RE: LuluTheMagnificent Aug 26, 2011 03:46 PM

    bought 6 pieces on tuesday for $3 at popeyes. Whole chicken at zankou for 9.19.

    not sure what the problem is here.

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      LuluTheMagnificent RE: ns1 Aug 26, 2011 03:47 PM

      Fried chicken....Roscoe's one breast $5. Let me guess for the $3 at popeyes it was all dark meat.

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        ns1 RE: LuluTheMagnificent Aug 26, 2011 03:49 PM

        I find (dark meat only) to be a positive thing.

        Roscoe's is a rip-off.

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          LuluTheMagnificent RE: ns1 Aug 26, 2011 03:50 PM

          what? dark meat? maybe that's the problem.

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            ns1 RE: LuluTheMagnificent Aug 26, 2011 04:15 PM

            the only white meat fried chicken i ever loved came in a whopping $100 for 2 fried birds.

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      slwes RE: LuluTheMagnificent Aug 26, 2011 03:59 PM

      Yeah, I happened to be at Popeye's yesterday and they had a one day - 8/25 - special. $5 for 8 pieces -- 2 wings,breasts, thighs, drumsticks. Don't know how often they do it but a great deal. For the others -- they'll charge what people will pay

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        ns1 RE: slwes Aug 26, 2011 04:13 PM

        re: popeyes, it was a one time deal.

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        manku RE: LuluTheMagnificent Aug 26, 2011 04:30 PM

        Every supermarket has 8 pieces for between 5-8...depending on whether it's fresh or not, I find ralphs, albertsons and gelsons pretty good...vons/pavillions is not.

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          SIMIHOUND RE: manku Aug 26, 2011 05:17 PM

          If you just buy chicken the cost isn't as bad . They make their money on drinks and sides.
          The Popeyes deal yesterday repeats from time to time. I have resorted to internet deals. coupons and e-mailings to keep costs down. If anyone see a Brent's deal someplace let me know. :)

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            foodiemahoodie RE: manku Aug 26, 2011 07:37 PM

            Pavillions is decent if you get it fresh out of the fryer. If it's been sitting there for a while - you could choke the breasts. And that's no exaggeration. Awful, nasty stuff. Only slightly (and tolerably) overcooked when it first comes out. Just ask how long it's been out, or wait for the new batch.

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              TuteTibiImperes RE: manku Jan 20, 2012 09:07 PM

              As grocery store fried chicken goes Publix is pretty good.

            2. soniabegonia RE: LuluTheMagnificent Aug 26, 2011 05:20 PM

              at Honey's, I find a la carte to be a better deal. 4 thighs for 8.50? a side of bread & butter pickles for less than a buck? yes, please. I guess for 1 person, that would be too much food... but their fried chicken is so yummy. Their sides not so much. And gimme moist, succulent & meaty thighs only! No breast for me - dry & flavorless. Dark meat is so much better than white meat. I will never go to a KFC or Popeyes or Pioneer ever again.

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                PandanExpress RE: LuluTheMagnificent Aug 26, 2011 05:22 PM

                $4.50 for half a chicken, deep fried in butter from Banh Mi My Tho. Comes with broken rice or bun, pickled carrots & radish, and a few slices of cucumber.

                Maybe your'e going to the wrong places.

                Honey Kettle has to pay downtown Culver City rent and their apathetic workers.

                I didn't know people still went to KFC.

                Banh Mi My Tho
                304 W Valley Blvd, Alhambra, CA 91803

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                  Jack Flash RE: LuluTheMagnificent Aug 26, 2011 07:08 PM

                  A 2-piece meal at Popeyes, which comes with biscuit & one side, runs around $5.

                  Current coupon is 5 Pcs Mixed Chicken or Louisiana Tenders, 2 Reg Sides & 2 Biscuits for $6.99.

                  1. westsidegal RE: LuluTheMagnificent Aug 26, 2011 10:13 PM

                    go to Dino's on pico
                    2575 W Pico Blvd
                    Los Angeles, CA 90006

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                      carter RE: LuluTheMagnificent Aug 26, 2011 10:41 PM

                      an approximatelly 3 lb chicken at Costco is still only $4.95 plus tax - from the rotisserie.
                      No better deal in town, and better tasting than most all those mentioned on this post!.

                      1. PommeDeGuerre RE: LuluTheMagnificent Jan 20, 2012 12:18 AM

                        I concur with the Costco ($5 for a whole rotisserie chicken), Popeye's (on Tuesdays it's a leg and a thigh for 99 cents) and Dino's (for about $6 you get half a charbroiled chicken, a mountain of fries, a side of coleslaw and three corn tortillas) recs.

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