Grocery Store Fried Chicken
Planning a party & thinking about getting some Fried Chicken. What's the best grocery store Fried Chicken out there? I'm partial to Ralph's myself, but then I've only really tried that one & Vons...
My coworkers rave about Albertson's fried chicken. I've never tried it personally, but thought I'd put that on your radar.
I've enjoyed the fried chicken at my local Stater Bros. (Long Beach: in the Plaza neighborhood, Spring at Palo Verde)-- and have ordered it for groups many times.
Albertson's fried chicken is good as well, but in my neighborhood Stater Bros. is the better choice (and we've got all the chains within a four square block radius).
As SIMIHOUND notes, it's best to do some sampling before committing to a party purchase.
Second Albertson's but can only ref the one on Venice near Robertson. Even then, you need to take a look and make sure it's all crisp. I've asked for one of the food papers so I could touch a piece and check for crispness. One person let me. One person said no.
I'm with you on Ralph's. Especially if the counter person will fry it fresh for you at around dinner time. I get the 8 pieces of drums and thighs for $4.99 which is a deal IMO.