Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Charo Chicken

Fast-food chicken will never reach Mickey D proportions but it's huge in LA, where a buncha chains do grilled chicken that’s semi-not-gross (as in, KFC gross). It started w/ El Pollo Loco, which rightfully has its fans. Then came a wave of clones: Juan Pollo (most shameless), KooKooRoo ("healthy"), Zankou (Mediterranean-ish), etc etc. Charo Chicken is the suburban rendition, spawned in O.C., whose "spec sauce" is lemon garlic butter but whose real claim to fame is that they deliver. Some ringing endorsement for a good meal, eh. Dallas being the ultimate suburban city, and Plano being its suburb / O.C. equivalent, makes the perfect site for expansion, one of the chain’s first outside Cali along w/ las vegas.

2304 Coit Rd #620, near Park, Plano, no fone yet, coming in Feb

12 Comments:

At January 31, 2006 11:41 AM, Anonymous peanut gallery said...

Is this supposed to be named after Charo the singer?

 
At January 31, 2006 11:53 AM, Anonymous Charo said...

Koochee Koochee, baby!

 
At January 31, 2006 12:01 PM, Anonymous peanut gallery said...

Um yeah that.

 
At January 31, 2006 1:02 PM, Blogger Kirk said...

"...Dallas being the ultimate suburban city, and Plano being its suburb / O.C. equivalent..."

Yep, TG, when I think of Plano, I always think of Laguna Beach. And I guess that makes Addison Newport Beach?

Semi-serious question: Do any of the fast-food chicken places specialize in chicken and waffles? Isn't that a "hot" combination in SoCal?

 
At January 31, 2006 1:20 PM, Anonymous Big Momma said...

Did sumbuddy say chicken and waffles? Where!

 
At January 31, 2006 4:43 PM, Anonymous tg said...

hey kirk - in L.A., it's just roscoe's, right? i don't think it's a big trend like this grilled chick thing (unless other places have opened since i moved away) - and then there's the original chick & waffle place in harlem, wells

we did have a start-up who opened down on Loop 12 S of dallas last year, called Big Mike's - but they didn't have much restaurant experience and closed after 6 mths

 
At January 31, 2006 5:31 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

Shit, man. Chicken and waffles is a SOUTHERN thang. Just one more ammenity black people brought with them to the coasts (and second city).

 
At February 01, 2006 9:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

blah, blah, blah . . . chicken . . . waffles, blah, blah (eyes rolling), [gunshot!]

 
At February 01, 2006 9:43 AM, Anonymous m.b. said...

I hate to agree with anonymous, but this really isn't a very interesting piece of news

 
At February 01, 2006 9:56 AM, Anonymous Dick Cheney said...

Yeah, godammit. Let's get back to declaring our Energy Independence. And "anonymous" ... don't think I don't know where you live.

 
At February 01, 2006 10:05 AM, Anonymous Dubya said...

Ur, Dickie, everybody knows where I live, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh [shaking shoulders up and down].

But don't forget, I know where that "undisclosed location" is.

(repeat evil laugh and shoulder movements.)

 
At November 24, 2010 4:00 AM, Anonymous become wardrobe consultant said...

Charo who? I do not understand. But it looks marvelous and delicious.. hmmm...

 

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