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KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken), 3507 Main Street: late 2000s   7 comments

Posted at 1:02 am in restaurants

I'm not really sure when this KFC closed, but the property looks so distressed that I'm putting it in the early 2000s rather than the last couple of years. I've never been a fan of chicken (or any other bird, come to that), so I have no standing to criticize the chain, but I always felt it was rather pusillanimous to change the official name from Kentucky Fried Chicken to KFC: You sell fried chicken! Stand up for it! (I also didn't like the commercials with the animated Colonel -- I remember the real Colonel in commercials, and it seems disrespectful of your founder to make a cartoon out of him now that he's gone..).

The only other thing I have to say about KFC in general is that every time I see the "Livers & Gizzards" signage up, I think 'Lewis Grizzard'.

It seems a bit odd that there seems to be no attempt to sell the property, or at least I saw no "For Sale" signs in evidence.

UPDATE 7 Jan 2010: Comments say I was wrong about the closing period, so I have changed the post title date from 'early 2000s' to 'late 2000s'.

Written by ted on January 7th, 2010

7 Responses to 'KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken), 3507 Main Street: late 2000s'

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  1. It has been in the last couple of years. -- High prices and the food really SUCKED. As a bonus it was not very clean -- Should have been burned to the ground. Have a nice day!

    Kc

    7 Jan 10 at 8:13 am

  2. Actually it was less than a year ago, believe it or not. I used to stop there now and then. Service was horrible there.

    jamie

    7 Jan 10 at 9:03 am

  3. I agree that it was maybe only a year or so ago.

    badger

    7 Jan 10 at 9:41 am

  4. OK, I'll change post title from 'early 2000s' to 'late 2000s'..

    ted

    7 Jan 10 at 1:10 pm

  5. There's an empty KFC on Rosewood Dr. that closed maybe 8 or 10 years ago. (It was briefly a Chinese place. Main Moon maybe?)

    How did this restaurant drive away all the business it should have had from Hendley Homes across the street, USC students all around it, and the parade of tailgaters on the way to the stadium?

    I'd like to put a Dunkin' Donuts or a Waffle House in that building but I don't have $1 million to get it started.

    Dennis

    8 Jan 10 at 8:59 am

  6. Building has been repainted yellow, but maintains the red stripe.

    tonkatoy

    5 Dec 14 at 8:02 am

  7. @tonkatoy - hey, stranger. Where have you been lately??

    Homer

    6 Dec 14 at 2:18 am

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