When did kfc close


#1

When did kfc close?


#2

if memory serves me correctly it was around 8 years ago others may know better


#3

It’s closed?


#4

8-10 years ago now. Wish it would re-open !


#5

Right after the mill shut down. I think it was the first after the pulp mill shut its doors.


#6

Why?.. KFC makes horrible fried chicken these days.

Mary Brown’s fried chicken are the ones to die for. Who knew the Newfies make awesome fried chickens.


#7

Today is Big Mary night! $2.00!


#8

Wow…

sniff tears

I miss Mary Brown’s… wish I haven’t moved back to BC. lol


#9

Any Newfies willing to set up shop in Rupert?


#10

mmmm… Big Mary.

http://i.imgur.com/Bxe86tH.png


#11

The pic… such torture… lol


#12

I remember Brownies chicken in the pride of the north mall waaaaay back in the day. How long since that place was around? That was way better than KFC.

Thumb likin’ good!


#13

yeah we had a lot more here back in the day:) I liked Brownies as well… it was a change from KFC lol now neither


#14

There was one in the Ocean Center Mall where the Instacash store is now, had great tater wedges and fried chicken. It was in the process of closing when I moved here. I forget what it was called though! Some finger lickin’ good chicken !


#15

^
That was the Chicken Factory…the original owners took over the lease for that spot from the Brownie’s franchise that was in there that had been shut down already for some time. The 2nd owners are the ones who shut the Chicken Factory down.


#16

Pre-2005 according to this thread…

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4446&p=61507&hilit=Kfc#p61507


#17

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 2004
"'The Chicken Indicator!
One wonders how much importance to read into the closure of a fast food operation. But here in Podunk every closed business tells a story, this one the continuation of a worrisome trend of economic decline. Podunk’s longest running commercial establishment announced plans today, to cease operations in early spring. The smell of Kentucky Fried Chicken, will no longer waft through the west side of the downtown core, As KFC closes it’s Podunk operation over the next few months, bringing to end a Podunk mainstay since the 1960’s. "

. atowncalledpodunk.blogspot.ca/20 … cator.html


#18

Continue to RIP : PR KFC LOL 2004 FYI we never had KFC in the 60s it was more into the 70s that it arrived here in PR

The Chicken Indicator!
One wonders how much importance to read into the closure of a fast food operation. But here in Podunk every closed business tells a story, this one the continuation of a worrisome trend of economic decline. Podunk’s longest running commercial establishment announced plans today, to cease operations in early spring. The smell of Kentucky Fried Chicken, will no longer waft through the west side of the downtown core, As KFC closes it’s Podunk operation over the next few months, bringing to end a Podunk mainstay since the 1960’s. .

Operating at a 40% less success rate, compared to other KFC franchises, the Podunk operation has been selected for closure, no longer considered financially viable. I’m not an urban issues economist, but when the fast food operations are saying “No Mas, No Mas” perhaps it’s a sign that things in your economy are not going very well. They are traditionally a low cost, entry wage level kind of thing, so if they can’t make a go of things, who can.

Podunk has been suffering a terrible economic storm of late; small and medium commercial businesses have been closing, the chain stores leaving and now the continued erosion of fast food. Or maybe it’s just chicken; it was a number of years ago that the Chicken Factory ended its run in Podunk, now KFC. Perhaps Podunkians just don’t fancy fowl over fish.

Somewhere out there must be an urban/rural economist who can tell us if this “chicken factor” is a sign of a collapsing economy. What can it possibly say to have a town, that doesn’t provide access to the Colonel’s special herbs and spices and down home, fried tasty treats? Then again the many empty store fronts downtown and sprouting lawn signs of homes for sale (please buy us they plead) around town, were early testimony to the inevitable. If no one is working, and the houses sit empty, who is left to eat the Chicken?

While our physical shapes and dietary health may improve with less KFC, the closure of a high profile franchise can only highlight the state of Podunk’s poor economic health.


#19

Thx. Tried to tell people about Mary Browns but couldn’t remember the name…


#20

That would be $2.