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I went and bought KFC yesterday and was surprised at how expensive it cost. $12 for 2 pieces of chicken, 2 small chips and 1 small potato and gravy. No wonder people don't eat out, it costs too much. And i love kentucky... Tell me your comments on this subject please.

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calannie123

Posted by: calannie123
Posted: 15th Jun 2011

calannie123 says: That does sound really exorbitant - and sometimes when you look at the size of the chicken pieces it would be better dubbed Kentucky Fried Canary. Reply

Tin Tin

Posted by: Tin Tin
Posted: 27th Nov 2011

calannie123 says: That does sound really exorbitant - and sometimes when you look at the size of the chicken pieces it would be better dubbed Kentucky Fried Canary.

Tin Tin says: thats a great name. I think after uve taken all the bones out theres nothing left to eat anyway! Reply

ami

Posted by: ami
Posted: 22nd Aug 2012

Tin Tin says: thats a great name. I think after uve taken all the bones out theres nothing left to eat anyway!

ami says: and why always with a wing piece more drumsticks or breast pls Reply

magnitised

Posted by: magnitised
Posted: 28th Nov 2011

calannie123 says: That does sound really exorbitant - and sometimes when you look at the size of the chicken pieces it would be better dubbed Kentucky Fried Canary.

magnitised says: KFC is always been so expensive and thats why they are not as successful as Mcdonalds or other Fast food chains.. KFC has great food but they really need to rethink their prices before something just as nice pops up and offers better prices.. Reply

Rachel

Posted by: Rachel
Posted: 15th Jun 2011

Rachel says: At least yours was cooked!! I went on Sunday night, got the food home, dished it up, we sat down to enjoy a rare take away night (no dishes, no cooking, and to hell with my very strict budget!) and the chicken was bloody!! No one would eat it!
So out come the pots and pans, the take away is thrown in the bin, and I.m left with a very sad looking budget. Take away had just cost me a fortune and I didn't even get to taste it and yes it was expensive!!!! Reply

Jade Simpson

Posted by: Jade Simpson
Posted: 15th Jun 2011

Rachel says: At least yours was cooked!! I went on Sunday night, got the food home, dished it up, we sat down to enjoy a rare take away night (no dishes, no cooking, and to hell with my very strict budget!) and...

Jade Simpson says: You should have returned it for a refund. At least complained.
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Rachel

Posted by: Rachel
Posted: 15th Jun 2011

Jade Simpson says: You should have returned it for a refund. At least complained.

Rachel says: Well Jade, that's another story!! I did complain. Firstly I went to the website which was very strange as it had no direct way of making a customer complaint. After an hour of searching the internet I found a link I thought might work so I sent an email of to USA head office outlining my problem. In the complaint I had to state what country I was from so this made me think I would never hear from them again.
Alas, yesterday I received an email saying my complaint had been registered and it was labelled feedback number...BLAH< BLAH< BLAH!!! and that was it. No sorry or anything like that. What a waste of time I thought.
But wait, there's more, today was my day off and I would usually sleep in but I was woke by an early morning phone call!!!! Lo and behold the franchisee owner of the actual take away restaurant I had visited.
He said "I bet you thought you wouldn't be contacted!" He had that right! I then had an early morning converstation of my problem and he thanked me for bringing it to his attention.
He was happy because he said that particular store had been losing profits and he couldn't figure out why. Well now he knew!!! I mustn't have been the only upset customer.
Needless to say he went away with valuable information about his business and I was up super dooper early on my day off! Reply

Shezak

Posted by: Shezak
Posted: 16th Jun 2011

Rachel says: At least yours was cooked!! I went on Sunday night, got the food home, dished it up, we sat down to enjoy a rare take away night (no dishes, no cooking, and to hell with my very strict budget!) and...

Shezak says: YOU SHOULD HAVE TAKEN IT BACK IMMEDIATELY. I have a policy now if the product I get is not up to standard or actually the product I ordered..... doesn't matter if it is from a fast food outlet or a supermarket. I complain like hell.

And guess what you usually get either a replacement or a free meal another time.
Example: Had a problem with some filo pastry recently.. bought one lot and could not used it, as I was committed to the dish I was making I went to another tore and purchased the same product very similar story.
GOT onto the net and explained the problem, and how disappointed I was.
They sent me a $20 gift card to be used at a supermarket. The TOTAL cost of my 2 purchases was about $8. Same deal with McDonalds ordered seared wrap and received crispy. Got straight on the phone and they took all the details and next time I went through I received a free replacement. DON'T OVER DO THIS BE GENUINE......... Reply

Jade Simpson

Posted by: Jade Simpson
Posted: 15th Jun 2011

Jade Simpson says: They just sent out a sheet of coupons for various different meals, that is the only reason I will go there, if it is on special, because yes it has got very expensive. Reply

nag

Posted by: nag
Posted: 15th Jun 2011

nag says: So, u know KFC is very expensive. very simple, dont buy spend just $10 and get good vegetables with bread and enjoy with your family. how u like this. good luck. Reply

Anonymous

Posted by: Anonymous
Posted: 13th Jan 2012

nag says: So, u know KFC is very expensive. very simple, dont buy spend just $10 and get good vegetables with bread and enjoy with your family. how u like this. good luck.

says: I agreed as home made or cook food is cheaper and healthier than fast food. Reply

ami

Posted by: ami
Posted: 22nd Aug 2012

nag says: So, u know KFC is very expensive. very simple, dont buy spend just $10 and get good vegetables with bread and enjoy with your family. how u like this. good luck.

ami says: i agree nothin beats a great meal with your family Reply

dani

Posted by: dani
Posted: 4th Sep 2012

ami says: i agree nothin beats a great meal with your family

dani says: agreed :) takeaway is last resort when it comes to meals Reply

Niki

Posted by: Niki
Posted: 16th Jun 2011

Niki says: Yes, expensive it is;
Reasons, according to me: Overhead costs increasing; Fuel costs trickle down to every item and get passed on to the customer;
Brand name - as people do continue to pay for consistent & good quality items. Reply

Anonymous

Posted by: Anonymous
Posted: 16th Jun 2011

says: Often the suposedly 'cheaper' takeaway options such as KFC, McDonalds, Burger King end up costing the same if not more than 'gourmet' takeaway options like BurgerFuel, Kebab shops, self-service chinese.
A large burger from burgerfuel for example is $7 - 10 bigger and more filling so you don't always 'need' the addon's like fries etc.
What's better is these other options are usually healthier. Reply

liz

Posted by: liz
Posted: 16th Jun 2011

liz says: Fast does not necessarily equal cheap. We use the vouchers and dockets for cheap meals and get good value from those. It pays to look around and price up the deals to see what is better value. Often in the supermarket you can pick up a roast chook for under $5 if its at the end of its time frame. Add a marked down salad and a reduced packet of bread rolls and thats a cheap feed!! Reply

gone fishing

Posted by: gone fishing
Posted: 16th Jun 2011

gone fishing says: There's gotta be better places to get fast food for less than K.FC, also something that is better for you. Reply

paradox

Posted by: paradox
Posted: 14th Nov 2011

gone fishing says: There's gotta be better places to get fast food for less than K.FC, also something that is better for you.

paradox says: no better take away than catching a nice fish and tossing it in the fry-pan there and then with a bit of butter, garlic, a dash Sauvignon Blanc to keep it juicy and a bit of crusty bread. On the boat , off the beach, where ever you catch fish. Couldn't be simpler. Cheers and Guten Appetit Reply

gone fishing

Posted by: gone fishing
Posted: 15th Nov 2011

paradox says: no better take away than catching a nice fish and tossing it in the fry-pan there and then with a bit of butter, garlic, a dash Sauvignon Blanc to keep it juicy and a bit of crusty bread. On the...

gone fishing says: By Golly,by gosh that sounds like my kind of nosh. Hey, paradox ,i'll drink to that Reply

CAT17

Posted by: CAT17
Posted: 16th Jun 2011

CAT17 says: Fast food at home has been my answer to the rip offs I experienced for too long. I now cook my own "kentucky" and it is twice as nice and takes less time to cook than it takes to drive down to the store. I know how the chicken has been cooked and I know how clean my kitchen and hands are! Fast food has done its dash with me! Reply

paradox

Posted by: paradox
Posted: 14th Nov 2011

CAT17 says: Fast food at home has been my answer to the rip offs I experienced for too long. I now cook my own "kentucky" and it is twice as nice and takes less time to cook than it takes to drive down to the...

paradox says: CAT, Omg, I like your words. When we finally get around to get the OLDIES Political Party off the ground, you can do the press releases. LOL Reply

CAT17

Posted by: CAT17
Posted: 14th Nov 2011

paradox says: CAT, Omg, I like your words. When we finally get around to get the OLDIES Political Party off the ground, you can do the press releases. LOL

CAT17 says: Hi paradox! Thanks for your comments. I guess wise words come with age or is it age comes with wise words or words are wiser with age?? I love words and writing down my thoughts and opinions in this forum has become one of my most favourite pass times. As for the OLDIES (but goodies) Political Party I think we could be a good team and would absollutely do a damn sight better job than the mob doing such a lousy job right now. Take care - catch you next time. Reply

Raksha

Posted by: Raksha
Posted: 20th Jun 2011

Raksha says: We only have take away food once a fortnight due to a tight budget. Our favourite take away is one and a half hours away from our property so this is another good reason not to have it more often. We usually have a Kebab on our shopping trip to our nearest big town and this is absolutely great. Good quality food and plenty of flavour. It costs about $15.00 but is worth it. Reply

Adriana23

Posted by: Adriana23
Posted: 26th Mar 2012

Raksha says: We only have take away food once a fortnight due to a tight budget. Our favourite take away is one and a half hours away from our property so this is another good reason not to have it more often....

Adriana23 says: I use to go to Italian Restaurant this is "Papa Victorio"in Oxley QLD very nice and very chip one special meal wich have antre ,pasta ,and desert is just $25 and can't eat all is very worth it Reply

Ermar

Posted by: Ermar
Posted: 29th Aug 2011

Ermar says: If you can cook, at present it is cheaper to buy the food and cook it yourself. Of course when you cook your own food you know exactly what is in it and you don't need to use preservatives to prolong its shelf life.
Despite the cost of takeaway food I haven't noticed any outlets going bankrupt from lack of customers yet. Reply

megzzz22

Posted by: megzzz22
Posted: 29th Nov 2011

megzzz22 says: I agree, i went to burger king once,had one of there coupons and spent $55 bucks there i nearly died when she told me the price, Kfc is also expensive,we dont get takeaways very often because there so expenxsive, cheaper to make ur own, Reply

hotprincess08

Posted by: hotprincess08
Posted: 14th Feb 2012

hotprincess08 says: kfc is an absolute waste of time and money and is expensive and unhealthy. sometimes it can be all oily and greasey and taste so gross. me and my partner and young daughter use to buy it as a treat once a month but we havent had it for quite a while now we are so put off by it that we spend our money elsewhere like mcdonalds or burgerking or subway those places arent so expensive and the food tastes better than kfc. Reply

fleckles

Posted by: fleckles
Posted: 15th Feb 2012

fleckles says: Go down to a local supermarket and get a packet of Tandaco Southern Fried Chicken crumbs [sorry, it has been many years since U bought it, but I think that is the name], get a kilo of chicken [whole/wings/Maryland] and cut into pieces. Then soak for an hour or two in milk. Drain thoroughly!!!

Coat the chicken pieces with the crumb mix [I like to let it rest for a few minutes, your choice], and then deep or pan fry, and then Drain/rest for a couple of minutes.

Mashed potato is easy [boil/mash+butter?], gravy... I's use Gravox.

I like a mixture of sweet [orange] potato and the usual white potato for a change in flavour. Maybe with a bit of cayenne pepper...

Lots of Love,
Kevin... XXXo

Chips/potato and gravy... I'd leave that to you. Reply

PGS

Posted by: PGS
Posted: 16th Mar 2012

PGS says: Happily, I can't eat their muck. Instant headache.
Can't be the herbs & spices, must be the way it's cooked...
But, yes, it is over-priced. The others are no better - for price & often taste.
Stopped Oporto's due to the oil content, Nando's prices are hideous & no McD's for over 2 years.

:-)

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Vicky

Posted by: Vicky
Posted: 20th Apr 2012

Vicky says: The closest fastfood outlet like that is an hour away, so we dont eat it often, though I did take my daughter to McDonalds (her choice, silly me) recently and was apalled at the cost of her happy meal. I wasnt very happy and we wont be going again. Reply

catherines

Posted by: catherines
Posted: 22nd Apr 2012

catherines says: I guess I'm lucky cos I think KFC tastes repulsive and greasy so I won't usually buy it but my daughter asked me to buy her a popcorn chicken combo and I was shocked at the price. Reply

thedarkness

Posted by: thedarkness
Posted: 24th Apr 2012

thedarkness says: Inflation? My KFC doesn't cost that must i don't think.
Actually in the last month or so Mcdonalds breakfast meal i order occasionally I noticed increased 0.50c. If it goes up 0.50c per year one day i might not be able to afford it. That may not be a bad thing. Reply

lucky

Posted by: lucky
Posted: 21st Aug 2012

lucky says: You are correct when you in small amounts it's very expensive. If you buy the family meal for $20 you 6 pieces of chicken 2 large Chips Large potato gravy large coleslaw 1,25L Drink 2 bread rolls. What you can't eat you can take home.Lucky Reply

caity

Posted by: caity
Posted: 22nd Aug 2012

caity says: its not that expencive if you get the $2 pieces of the new chicken, im sure it wont last long, but thats a cheaper way of getting kfc Reply

luke

Posted by: luke
Posted: 22nd Aug 2012

luke says: I agree there doesnt seem to be value in take away anymore. To get a meal where you feel full afterwards you seem to need to spend alot of money. Reply

ami

Posted by: ami
Posted: 22nd Aug 2012

ami says: i know buying dinner for a family is almost impossible Reply

nag

Posted by: nag
Posted: 22nd Aug 2012

nag says: Yes, I am with u. KFC is very expensive. The best take away food is subway and few local restaurants. Infact Banjara restaurant or any Inidan restaurant is much cheaper and best quality tasty food we get foa low price. Try once. GoodDay.
Nagendra Reply

Rusty

Posted by: Rusty
Posted: 28th Aug 2012

Rusty says: KFC is one of the worst things you can buy! It's full of msg & preservatives along with a lot of other really horrid things that aren't good for you!!!!! The recipe has changed dramatically since it started in Australia in the 60's, It's nowhere near as good! Buy a cooked chook from a supermarket, It's better for you! Reply

lugs

Posted by: lugs
Posted: 7th Sep 2012

lugs says: We would have takeaway once every 3 months and are always dissapointed ,we always say we shouldnt have wasted our money what you spend on takeaway you could go out to a cafe etc and get a healthier decent meal Reply

Glowz

Posted by: Glowz
Posted: 26th Sep 2012

Glowz says: If that is the cost for 2 pieces of chicken then mate that is dare! stop ripping your self and go buy you a pack or bag of chicken, put a cup of flour and a sachette of your favourite mix into a plastic bag together and mix throw in your chicken mix until the chicken is coat in the mixture lev for a while go throw some oil into a pot wait till hot when ready throw your chicken in and cook till crisppy making sure also your chicken is cooked, how? take chicken outta the pot poke with a folk to see if any blood running if not YOUR DONE!! if it is throw chicken back in heated oil for nother min or so, make sure the coating is crips golden too, DELICOUS!!. I have family of 6 and we call this Homemade Kentuky Chicken, emmmmmm!!!! Just think of all the money you save rather then whether you wanna cook or not. ;) :) Yes as family we save money by buying the ingerdients ourselvs and making it at home, hope this helps you. Reply

boo

Posted by: boo
Posted: 4th Oct 2012

boo says: it is not that expensive because i went to kfc the other day and got a all stars box. also what is with putting the wing in a dinner box because there is hardly nothing on it and they should put more bigger peices in like: breast, leg and rib Reply

amyfadime

Posted by: amyfadime
Posted: 15th Oct 2012

amyfadime says: KFC is the dearest fast food chain but, unfortunately I still find takeaway cheaper than fresh fruit and veg! Reply

annie

Posted by: annie
Posted: 9th Nov 2012

annie says: I feel the same as you do the cost of take away food has really increased.My family have experienced the cost of food at Mcdonalds has gone up and is quite expensive as well.I agree that now it costs to much to eat out or to get take away food Reply

shadow0666

Posted by: shadow0666
Posted: 29th Jan 2014

shadow0666 says: I know what you mean. Recently they had $5 lunch menu and all it had was small chips, small popcorn chicken, a wing and a drink. I mean come on thats not a lunch box thats more like a snack box Reply

pookybby

Posted by: pookybby
Posted: 30th Jan 2014

pookybby says: Yes take out has become pretty expensive these days. I bought a meal from KCF a while back a think a normal popcorn meal and it was nearly $15! It is probably a good thing though because you would eat out less. And less face it takeout inst the best food, it taste so good but isn't the healthiest Reply

fatafehi

Posted by: fatafehi
Posted: 9th Feb 2014

fatafehi says: Even though KFC is expensive I think it more affordable for larger families e.g. Buying a big bucket Reply

SimDiesel

Posted by: SimDiesel
Posted: 14th Feb 2014

SimDiesel says: End of the day, Kentucky is ab-so-lutely delicious and we'll buy it regardless true?? ;)
Best... Food.. Ever! Reply

bailies

Posted by: bailies
Posted: 15th Sep 2015

bailies says: The only item i get from KFC is the ultimate box, $12 something, 1 peice of chicken (usually a leg or breast) and a burger and large chips a potato and gravy and a 600m drink (I'm a pepsi max kinda guy) Reply

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