Sunday, February 24, 2013

My thoughts on Kenny Rogers

I love Kenny Rogers.  Something about the original citrus infused skin and supposedly "healthiness" of it makes me want to eat it everyday.  And it comes with sidings or at least my automatic choice, "solo b" has two.  Sadly there aren't as many as during its hey day but I still have it the odd times I am at the Duty Free.

Its been awhile since I have had Kenny Rogers but my girl having decided to get on the silly quest of losing weight I decided what better than to have Kenny Rogers Roast Chicken.  To maximize the experience, we walked there from our meeting place in the office, about 5 kilometers.  That is how serious we were about fitness.

Having gotten to Kenny, the weird thing is, I don't remember it being so expensive.  The Solo B was about P200 now.  Is it me or is the price stuck to my head still P120?  Maybe this shift from self serve to sit down has added to their costs or perhaps the move to sit down was to justify the price increase?  Regardless, I was quite surprised at how much it is now with the only added value was the food being served to you at your table.

The thing is, your P120 now still gets you awesome stuff at other chicken places.  My other perennial favourite is the Pan Chicken at Pancake House, matter of fact the only thing I ever order when I am there.  You get two large pieces one huge cup of rice and their delicious and thick gravy.  No drinks but you can be served water at Pancake House.   KFC my other chicken favourite is P125 for two pieces and a coke!  This is the “Fully loaded meal” description from their site  boxed meal with your favorite Original Recipe or Hot & Crispy chicken, KFC's signature gravy, a hearty serving of creamy mushroom soup, any regular fixin, brownie, steamed rice and regular drink.
But Kenny Rogers is healthy!  You may argue that but if is to be believed….

1/4 Chicken With Skin (Kenny Rogers Roasters)
Serving Size: 1/4 chicken with skin, Calories: 480, Fat: 0g, Carbs: 0g, Protein: 0g

VS the other “K”
(No ¼ chicken so lets do the math)
Original Recipe Drumstick (Kfc)
Serving Size: 51 gms, Calories: 120, Fat: 7g, Carbs: 3g, Protein: 11g

Kfc Thigh (Chicken)
Serving Size: 1 thigh, Calories: 250, Fat: 17g, Carbs: 7g, Protein: 17g
= Calories 370

Really?  170 calories more for Kenny?  So much for the roasting being a good way to save on calories.  The chicken is also much smaller. 
I was quite full because of my two sidings but the thing is with the size of the chicken elsewhere I would have been full too.  I guess every so often its ok, but Kenny Rogers is still fast food to me and fast food should be cheap.

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