Review: KFC, Accrington

Review: KFC, Accrington

Review: KFC, Accrington

First published in Hyndburn takeaways

Address Hyndburn Road, Accrington

Lancashire Telegraph review by Anna Mansell from April 22, 2011

IS it just me, or has KFC become very complicated?

I’ve not been for years, but seem to remember it being as simple as: “X pieces of chicken, chips and a drink, please”, plus a side order or two if you were peckish.

Heading to the drive in this week, I was bewildered by the choice: boxes, buckets, burgers, combos, varieties, twisters, wings, popcorn, platters, and so on (and on, and on).

Taking the easy route, I was swayed by a poster, and chose the Kentucky Jack Burger: Two cripsy and moist chicken fillets padded a soft ciabatta, with mixed leaves, light mayo and a delicious BBQ relish (plenty of both, a good thing in my book), plus a ‘tasty’ Monterey Jack cheese slice – which I couldn’t taste.

The other half, more au fait with 21st Century KFC menus, stayed classic, and asked me for three pieces of Original Recipe chicken, chips and a drink.

When I came home with just that, he was disappointed to not have a combo. His fault for presuming I knew what he meant, mine for utter overwhelmed confusion at the almost blinding range on offer.

It was a nice chance to have Pepsi instead of Coca Cola, but our chips were just on the acceptable side of cool and the corn-on-the-cob was rather insipid.

At £11-plus for two meals and a side, I felt this was rather over priced for fast food, but we did enjoy our treat.


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