Monday, February 28, 2011

Overpaid for KFC & Taco Bell

On Saturday evening my wife and I headed down to Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) and Taco Bell (7028 Yonge Street, Vaughan, Ontario).  This location is a shared counter serving both KFC chicken and Taco Bell products. 

We hadn't been to either a Taco Bell or KFC for quite sometime so we thought we would give it a try. 

We entered around 5:00 P.M. on Saturday to a small, yet manageable, line and had our order taken within five minutes.  But the fun part is getting from the front door to the cashier to type in your order.  You go through the usual que line similar to that of the bank.  However, at this location the front of the line ends where you pick up your order, yet you want to be at the other end of the counter. So there is quite often jockeying for position in order to get from the wrong end of the counter to the cashier while others are going the other way to pick up the orders.  Really it isn't a very orderly process but we did somehow end up ordering. 

The Order:  two hardshell tacos, fries, pepsi and a Caramel Apple Empanada and a two piece chicken with fries, cole slaw and a Pepsi. 

The tacos were the usual hardshell tacos I remembered as teen growing up in Aurora.  The tacos are normally $0.99 each and are packed with ground beef, lettuce and cheese.  Pretty good substitute for a simple hamburger.

The fries were dissapointing as they were the usual KFC fries and not  the Taco Bell fries I remembed from yesteryear.  The package size was smaller than a small fries at your local McDonald's.  The fries were also not very tasty and semi cold.   

The Caramel Apple Empanada was better.  It tasted like a mexican version of the McDonald's apple pie except it hasn't been warmed.

My wife had the two piece chicken meal.  It looked sad looking in terms of portion size.  There was two smallish pieces of KFC chicken with a thimble full of neon green cole slaw.  Really for over seven bucks it was a dissapointing amount of portions. 

We left feeling a little dejected that we still hadn't found a good fried chicken place in the Toronto area (Church's chicken in Vancouver is awesome!).  We definately will not return for a long time.

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