Chickens circle Brockley

760 outlets already, 300 more in the next 3-5 years.

It seems a mathematical certainty that KFC will come to SE4.

44 comments:

Monkeyboy said...

Is KFC a premium brand or do our own outlets count as boutique, indepentand outlets?

Headhunter said...

Tis the age of the fried chicken eater

Comment said...

The only issue I have with fried chicken is when, the kids on the bus going home from school, throw the bones on the seats or if we're 'lucky' the floor.

Tressillian James said...

Our own outlets are hardly independent - they are franchises, just like KFC, but not as successful. I'd rather have KFC, as there is some attempt at corporate responsibilty and I think they would keep the premises and the outside cleaner. I'd also enjoy it when we tackle them about a conservation area compliant sign if they opened on Brockley Road.

And their Chicken is better

Anonymous said...

KFC beats the others hands down.

Brockley Nick said...

Have to admit I am partial to a zinger.

Comment said...

The mini fillet, can be very good; a small chicken sandwich with seasoned mayo and lettuce for £1.09, the 'popcorn' chicken is mad though.

Anonymous said...

The Colonel's Meal for me - simple and straightforward.

Monkeyboy said...

Looks like we've found neutral ground where the Brockley Meedja ruling class and the proletariat can resolve their differences.

A peace summit over a family bucket value deal (hold the coleslaw though, it's rank)

drakefell debaser said...

I agree about the bones, they get everywhere. Science needs to intervene to create exoskeletal chickens specifically for the this industry.

Brockley Nick said...

And for that exoskeleton to be seasoned with a secret blend of 11 different herbs and spices.

Anonymous said...

Then the organic crowd would get all in a flap... (as it were)

Anonymous said...

hahahaha

Brockley Nick said...

One of the many problems with people posting anonymously is that it looks as though anon is laughing at his or her own joke...

Monkeyboy said...

Mind you the idea of a family meal served in a bucket tell you all you need to know.

(have been known to scoff a crafty Burker King Angus burger when stumbling along drunk for the last train back to Brockley)

Comment said...

Sorry Monkeyboy, what do you mean it tells "you all you need to know" ?

Tyrwhitt Michael said...

Hugh Fearnley-Wearnley and Jamie Wamie wno't be happy unless the chicken is organic, outdoor, free range, corn fed and molli-coddled which I doubt is the case even for KFC.

On a parallel tack for those of you interested in running a local business the New Cross Inn is for sale today, in the Christies advert in the Metro.

Only £1.8 million.... that's about the same as the Red House isn't it Hugh?

drakefell debaser said...

The bucket helps with the after effects – you can put it next to your bed.

I have had a zinger and they are not bad but the buckets of battered hen taste awful. They use pepper and I think pepper with a little pepper for seasoning.

Hugh and James might condone the exoskeletal chicken idea as it gives them added protection against foxes and other predators whilst they sunbathe by the farmers free range pool.

Anonymous said...

DD - Forget the exo-skeletal chicken. The first to develop a boneless cuboid hybrid will be set up for life.

drakefell debaser said...

Of course, easier to store in the freezer.

Anyone see Richard Hammonds programme on the Airbus last night? The aviation industry has their own chicken gun which fires chicken carcases at around 180 MPH onto fuselage to test its resilience to bird strike.

The left overs make nice chicken nuggets apparently.

fred vest said...

what would a chicken be doing that high up in the air anyway?

(didn't that plane that landed in the hudson the other week end up like that because it hit a bird)

maybe they should fire birds at them instead

Zeus said...

Hope you are not eating the chicken that crossed Brockley road, because these people will tell you why it crossed over.

Hemingway: To die in the rain.
Wordsworth: To wander lonely as a cloud.
Constable: For a better view.
Hamlet: That is not the question.
Donne; It crosseth for thee.
Aristotle: To actualise it's potential:
Buddha: If you ask this question you deny your own chicken nature.

M said...

Christ. You can tell it's half term...

fred vest said...

was hamlet a real person?

Anonymous said...

Not to encourage Zeus, but the Donne one made me chortle.

Dumbo said...

I went to a comprehensive so I don't understand any of it.

Zeus said...

Sorry but I have been encouraged. Listen to what these people said.

Mark Twain: The news of it's crossing has been greatly exaggerated.
Emerson: It didn't cross the road it transcended it.
Pyrrho the Skeptic: What road?
Thoreau: to live deliberately.......and suck all the marrow out of life.
Blake: To see heaven in a wild fowl.
Othello: Jealousy.
The Godfather: I didn't want it's mother to see to see it like that.
Goethe: It's internal hen principle made it do it.

Anonymous said...

Another from Britain's comprehensives here. Not a member of the mung bean crowd.

fred vest said...

you should try making them up yourself zeus and not just nicking them from the internet (http://philosophy.eserver.org/chicken.txt)

e.g.

if you asked JPM why the chicken crossed the road?

so as to not snipe and sarc from the sidelines and have a full and frank, face to face discussion about the relative merits of the topic under hand - do you want to come to my house, i said do you want to come to my house, i'll give you my address i'll give you my address, i'm right i'm right i used to be a.....zzzz

drakefell debaser said...

I thought the chicken riddles were odd given the introduction....

There is a lot of serious shit happening on this planet, when will you carpetbaggers who weaseled your way into Brockley learn. It's always the same old crap from you white politically correct middle classes. Waffling on about your own self importance and nothing else.

Zeus is back.

Half term indeed.

Brockley Nick said...

Anon - not sure that a comprehensive school background is antithetic to liking mung beans, or indeed knowing stuff.

This is the problem with the mung-bean stereotype, the people using it don't even know what they're supposed to be mocking. It seems to embrace anyone who's vaguely interested in walking or eating nice food.

fred vest said...

i agree

it devalues the whole project

Anonymous said...

Totally Nick. I 'get' the chicken/philosopher gags, but wouldn't have understood them whilst still at (non-comprehensive) school. Have come to appreciate other ways of seeing things as I've become older.

Anonymous said...

To the person who called me a cyber terrorist be warned I had a peep on your computer yesterday.

Zeus said...

Hey Fred Vest sure I can make them up, my flight to Peru is in 2 hours so have to be quick.

Charles Bronson: It had a death wish.
Bob Dylan.: It didn' want to work on Maggie's farm no more

Anonymous said...

Just home from work, and what do I find here, nothing but a load of chickenshit.

Monkeyboy said...

ooohhhh Peru! Strangley we found ourselves in a large DIY superstore in Lima. We we're waiting for a coach and were sick of getting shafted by dodgy cabs so we decided to kill three hours there. The DIY store had a KFC so we spent three hours looking at Peruvian wallpaper and eating food we recognised. Had the cleanest toilets in the city too.

These things are important whilst backpacking.

(I know realise that 40 is TOO old for such antics, nice hotels for me from now on)

Anonymous said...

Too many anons on here.


I am the real anon.

Anonymous said...

NO you are not I AM the real ANON!!!!

Anonymous said...

Ah Monkeyboy is 40 - now I know where to place him on a popculture scale.

Zeus off to Peru and only comes on at half term - hmm frustrated teacher perhaps?

Brockley Kate said...

http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/business/britain-to-become-bucket%11based-economy-200902171582/

Anonymous said...

After reading this thread, we went out and got a bucket of the Colonel's finest last night. I must be an ad exec's dream.

Too embarassed to write my moniker (not about the KFC, but about the malable mind), so this is going anon.

Tressilliana said...

What about the chicken?! Won't somebody please think of the chicken!?

Tamsin said...

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