Basket Review No. 38: KFC

I guess I’ve been on a fast food bender for the last few basket reviews.

Nearly all the fast food restaurants in Fargo-Moorhead have been covered. Arby’s is the only one I can think of that I haven’t reviewed. I’ll look over my records. Once I check all of them off my list, I’ll release a blog post ranking the fast food places. You’re welcome in advance.

Anyways, I ate KFC for the first time in a real long time. I have mixed feelings about the place. I’m not a huge fan of its chicken, but it gets the job done. The sides are always great.

Turns out the strips are pretty dang good. This basket reminded me of Popeyes. The strips were thinner and seasoned differently, but the breading was very similar with a nice crunch. They are dubbed “extra crispy tenders,” which is a scam. They weren’t extra crispy. They were normally crispy. Or does this just mean KFC’s normal chicken strips aren’t crispy at all? Whatever.


The “fries,” or potato wedges, were OK. They tasted good, but didn’t have much crunch. That’s the risk with having a thicker form of potato such as a potato wedge, it’s going to be hard to get that crunch I long for.

I had ranch, too. That’s about all I have to say about it. It was ranch.

Overall, I give KFC’s basket a 7.5. The strips were solid, the “fries” were OK.

This Basket Review was nearly a disaster. I went through the drive-thru and ordered the 5-piece combo. I got back to my apartment, opened the box, and there were three strips and zero biscuits inside (it supposedly comes with a biscuit).

My initial reaction (other than a couple expletives), was to just bite the bullet, swallow my pride and attempt to enjoy my incorrect order. KFC is about a 10-minute drive from my place, so it’s not like I could just walk across the street to have them right their wrongs.

But I changed my mind. I paid like $8 for this meal. Being the Chicken Strip King comes with a cost.

That’s pretty much the end of the story. I went back and, thankfully for KFC, the nice guy working the drive-thru apologized and added three more strips to my meal. The extra strip made up for the fact that there was still no biscuit to be found.

Oh and I say “thankfully for KFC” in the above paragraph because it would have been a real shame if I had wasted my time and fuel driving there and back only to get a “Sorry, I don’t know if I believe you, so we can’t do anything about our mistake.”

Would have been a real shame indeed if I’d have written an angry review and be forced to hand out a 0.0.

Bye. 7.5.

Author: thrillswithjmills

Food lover located in Fargo, N.D. Chicken strip aficionado; blogger; aspiring TikTok superstar.

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