It is the best thing to have happened to Vijayawada, says a student
The place has been abuzz with boisterous crowds thronging it in droves ever since it was thrown open to the public.
The new Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) outlet opened last Monday on Mahatma Gandhi Road near Benz Circle is a much sought-after fast food destination, especially among the college crowd. Teens huddled at tables and merrily chomping on succulent chicken wings over banter is a common scene.
“KFC is the best thing to have happened to Vijayawada city. I and my friend have been waiting for over two years. I have been eating my food here for the last four days. Good to see a place so fresh, so youthful,” said an excited Harsha, a third year engineering student from a local college.
Harsha is from Hyderabad and he is pursuing an engineering course here. His friend Krishna Chaitanya has even started a KFC Vijayawada page on facebook. “It has already been visited by 400-500 people. Queries like ‘Is the local outlet as good as the one in Hyderabad?' by curious food-lovers, nay, chicken-lovers to be precise, flood the page,” he informed rolling his eyes. Contrary to popular belief that KFC is about all things chicken, it has veg stuff like veg strips, veg zinger meal, twister popcorn meal and veg zing kong box besides the sparkling, crunchy and smoothie ‘Krushers'.
“The best part of the place is that if you want to be taken around the kitchen that dishes out an array of lip-smacking stuff almost at a lightning speed, your wish is obliged,” said Surya, yet another engineering student. “But if you ask them the recipe or the ingredients that go into the items so uplifting, they won't reveal. Trade secret I guess,” Harsha chipped in. A regular bucket (eight pieces) will cost you Rs.399 while for a large bucket (12 pieces), you will have to shell out Rs.575. If the entire family is in a feast mood, pay Rs.585 and gorge into ‘Family Feast' pack and for Rs.685, you get the ‘Best of KFC'. Besides burgers, both veg and non-veg, the KFC offers twisters, veg. rizo meal, chicken rizo meal, chicken strips, desserts and beverages.