Yesterday afternoon I got to-go food from Krispy Krunchy Chicken, the new restaurant at 51 S. Main. It’s been open about a month. It’s one of 600 stores in the Krispy Krunchy chain. You can view their website here.
I got a 3-piece white meat deal – a breast, two wings, and a biscuit – for $5.49. I added a side of jambalaya. The pieces of chicken, especially the wings, were huge. Really, the two wings were so big, they would have been a meal without the breast. The chicken is spicy – the spicy chicken at Popeye’s would be a good comparison, although Krispy Krunchy is a better value for the money. Biscuit was light and fluffy. It had a honey flavor. Jambalaya was really good, and I wouldn’t mind going back for a large order of it as an entree sometime soon. I also want to try the Boudin bites and red beans and rice on a future visit.
Past incarnations of restaurants at 51 S. Main have been dreadfully slow. I remember days sitting there bored out of my mind waiting 15 minutes for my food. That’s not the case with Krispy Krunchy. Service was so fast that I was standing outside with the restaurant with a bag of chicken before I got around to checking in on Foursquare.
I published my checkin to Twitter, and immediately got a response: “Gus would roll over in his grave.” I wouldn’t put the chicken at KKC on the level of Gus’s, but it was a good value for the money, and it’s one block from my front door. I support and agree with the “eat local” thing, but I also believe Downtown needs to have a few more fast food chain restaurants in order to be a well-rounded neighborhood. I’m happy KKC is here and plan to make a second visit soon.