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Kentucky Fried Chicken On Avenue U Closes For Good

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Sorry, lovers of greasy fried chicken and unconscionably decadent “sandwiches” – but our closest outlet to the Colonel’s special recipe is now shuttered.

Kentucky Fried Chicken at 2940 Avenue U (off the corner of Nostrand Avenue) closed for good yesterday. A banner hung from the establishment’s roof announcing that the location was permanently closed “due to lease expiration.”

This has us feeling a little bit like Kenny, but maybe a medicinal marijuana shop can open up and we’ll all bounce around on our hoppity-hop balls. Or maybe we’ll begin smuggling some into the neighborhood. Or maybe – well, more like “probably” – we’ll go to Chicken Masters and support a local business.

Yep. We just watched a whole bunch of South Park and got to call it “work.” Jealous much?

Photo by Tina H.
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  1. Chicken Masters = Best. Wings. Ever.

    “Thank you for calling Chicken Masters — Vinnie speaking, how can I help you?” <— Always music to my ears, that.

  2. Well, now we can’t buy chicken from KFC and watermelons from Pathmark…

    Viva Chicken Masters! Except there is no parking any ware near it.

  3. Vinnie is the man. Chicken Masters is a great establishment and Vinnie works hard, I wish he gets all the KFC business.
    Btw, do not confuse Chicken Masters Vinnie and Vinnie Boombatz who posts here. Boombatz is a very bad man, he is also very rude. I saw him once beat 2 guys on the train station and he curses a lot too. He also whistles at women and calls them sugar tits.

  4. Vinny has really great chicken, but gives rolls – I like biscuits! To find a parking spot over there, is almost impossible.

  5. Being raised by two mothers taught me otherwise. My Kenyan mother said “if you want to impress a girl be polite and attentive”. Her reticently new wife, Ruby, Australian Aborigine, who moved in with us 16 month ago said, if she catches me disrespecting women she will beat me with a chain first and then take my cojones. I’m not sure what that is but I think its Australian word for Xbox.

  6. Let me get this right. They spend all this money to set up a KFC, which requires architectural elements to make it recognizable, and yet they don’t buy the property. Ah, franchising can be such an iffy game. This franchisers may not be able to build another. If he could, then it is like he would take a rent increase.

    I am assuming that the problem was a rent increase.

  7. This Area should be turned in to a Club / Lounge

    like Adam’s Lounge. on coney and U where the market place is now. We need moar clubs in brooklyn! gdamnit !

  8. i went there a few weeks ago for pizza and discovered the pizza hut was gone (had to have chicken pot pie, the stomach can’t handle the KFC chicken anymore). Sorry to hear it’s gone, it was a good place to stop, eat a cheap meal, and read my book.

  9. Wow, you and I have some major league differences…. I couldn’t stand the place and I tried it 3 times. My girlfriend agreed, though her daughter likes the place.

  10. aww man what a bummer. i remember it used to be in a small building at the same corner. i went there all the time coming home kings plaza from 1996-2000. i saw that it moved in 2004. nowadays, i go to the KFC at Coney Island Avenue and Kings Highway because i live at the northwest corner of Sheepshead Bay and the B68 bus provides a quick trip to/from the restaurant

  11. aww man what a bummer. i remember it used to be in a small building at the same corner. i went there all the time coming home kings plaza from 1996-2000. i saw that it moved in 2004. nowadays, i go to the KFC at Coney Island Avenue and Kings Highway because i live at the northwest corner of Sheepshead Bay and the B68 bus provides a quick trip to/from the restaurant

  12. At the rate the synagogue across the street protested the KFC, I can only imagine how bizarre the rage would get regarding a nightclub – especially with those noise pollution laws that they’ve been kindly reminding us about down in Coney Island.

  13. hmmm, after reading this, you might want to re consider eating KFC ever again
    KFC Grilled Chicken Ingredients

    Fortunately for us, and unfortunately for KFC, the ingredients of their food is available on their website. Here’s what’s in KFC’s Grilled Chicken:

    Fresh Chicken Marinated With Salt, Sodium Phosphate, and Monosodium Glutamate. Seasoned With: Maltodextrin, Salt, Bleached Wheat Flour, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and Cottonseed Oil, Monosodium Glutamate, Spice, Palm Oil, Natural Flavor, Garlic Powder, Soy Sauce (Soybean, Wheat, Salt), Chicken Fat, Chicken Broth, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Extractives of Turmeric, Dehydrated Carrot, Onion Powder, and Not More Than 2% Each of Calcium Silicate and Silicon Dioxide Added As Anticaking Agents.

  14. Thank god this craphole is closed. Living up the block from it is nauseating in the summer as all you would smell is the fried greasy chicken oil, not to mention all the animals that would throw their garbage and bones out their car windows all over the street as they drove by. I know I won’t miss it. See ya!

  15. big deal! you guys aren’t too lazy to go to the one on coney and quentin are you?

    this one was bordering the ghetto anyway!

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