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Dec 30, 2011 05:26 PM

Who killed Col Sanders?

It has been long time since I succumbed to any urge I had to eat there, but I just noticed that both the Somerville (Lower Broadway) and Cambridge (Inman Sq) locations are boarded up. The Porter Sq place closed 4 or 5 years ago.

I also noticed that there is a Popeyes open on Rt 16 in Everett (Southbound).

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  1. Still a KFC at Union Square Allston.

    1. Condos killed Colonel Sanders, at least in Inman Square. As they say, there goes the neighborhood.

      1. The one on Walnut Street in Newton also closed, one problem they have is that the franchises uniformly appear run down, dirty, and messy.

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        1. re: steinpilz

          Whether it's perception or reality I often feel that fast food chains have gone downhill as compared to my youth. However, for whatever reason KFC leads that charge. I grew up on the stuff yet want no part of it anymore, and I'm far from an anti-fast food snob.

        2. Isn't KFC supposedly all over Asia now?

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          1. re: AsperGirl

            That SO doesn't count as "Greater Boston Area."

            1. re: Allstonian

              To be fair, if Col. Sanders was murdered, he'd be dead everywhere

            2. re: AsperGirl

              They've been all over Asia for years. Mickey D's, Coke and KFC will be our greatest exports (cries in a corner).

              Colonel Sander's remnants do hangout in Quincy, though most are combo Taco Bell / KFCs or something like that. There's one on Hancock St, not too far from Wollaston station. Can't say I miss them much.

              1. re: AsperGirl

                They open one new KFC a day in China. Pizza Hut which is also owned by the same parent company (Yum Brands) is also a huge hit in China but it is a completely different restaurant over there. (in menu and concept)

                  1. re: sun1234

                    KFC in the UK has by far the best fast food chicken sandwiches of the big fast food names, to the extent that I pine for them whenever I see the KFC logo here. They blow McD/BK away (their product being much the same as it is here), with plump, juicy real chicken breast that is almost chowish when you're in a food court / service station. But their fries are absolutely terrible.

                    My one visit to a US KFC was at the Inman Square combo one, and I was shocked at the so-called sandwiches which IIRC were dollar-menu items containing a swab of mayo and overcooked chicken fingers. They are missing a trick not doing the quality sandwiches over here.

                1. The one in Porter closed when nearby bridge construction started and they lost most of their traffic. The others closed quite abruptly, which is weird.