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Is it true about KFC?
22-Oct-2008, 02:33 PM
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That's life I suppose, it never stays on track for too long.[Wink]

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22-Oct-2008, 07:50 PM
Post: #12
 
To get back on track a little bit....

Where did you hear this news?

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24-Oct-2008, 03:55 PM
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I was told by a girl I work with and several customers knew about it too.
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03-Nov-2008, 02:05 PM
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I thought KFC was supposed to be in that development next to Tesco? New pub, flats and KFC. Or has that been ditched.

I hope not Leyland Lane.
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03-Nov-2008, 02:38 PM
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A new pub would be a bad idea. The existing pubs are struggling to stay open, so another one will only make things worse.

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05-Nov-2008, 04:46 PM
Post: #16
 
Yes a pub would be pretty pointless. We need to get some decent shops in leyland instead of masses of the same, such as estate agents, how many does one town need? We could do with some of the bigger stores like woolworths, new look, etc. It'd provide more jobs too, for teens as well as everyone else.
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07-Nov-2008, 01:40 PM
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I've just had a look on the South Ribble Planning website, and there are no listed planning applications for anything there, KFC, flats or otherwise.

I personally wouldn't like a KFC, but I guess that's purely from a NIMBY perspective. The area isn't really suited, I think, for a KFC; too many houses around and so on. The one on the Docks in Preston is ideally suited - hardly any residential houses around and easy to get to.

If we *must* have a KFC, then I would have thought the old Leyland Motors office blocks, just passed Arnold Clarks as though you were going to Morrison's petrol station might be a good place.

But to be honest, he addition of a KFC, and no doubt a Pizza Hut in the near future, would just about complete the transformation of Leyland to look like everywhere else in the UK.
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20-Dec-2008, 09:36 AM
Post: #18
 
I feel depressed reading about this, that anyone would actually want a kfc in town speaks volumes about England and English food and where it is going. The ugliest corporate design -sign-monument? ever built, must surely be that kfc masterpiece of urban street architecture, the chip bucket on top of a pole - only american junk addicts would like to see that in their street, not that there's a shortage of them. Does anyone ever cook their own chicken dinner these days ?
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20-Dec-2008, 12:02 PM
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gee thanks for that Mick. I like popcorn chicken, so sue me.
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20-Dec-2008, 06:53 PM
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PERHAPS SOME ASSURANCE MAY COME FROM THE KNOWLEDGE, THAT THE GIANT COMPANY KFC, DOES A HUGE AMOUNT OF CUSTOMER RESEARCH INTO THE DEMOGRAPHIC OF ANY NEIGHBOURHOOD, THE GENERAL RULE WAS THAT, THERE MUST BE 35,000 PEOPLE FOR A KFC TO BE VIABLE,

WHETHER THATS THE CASE STILL, I DON'T KNOW, BUT CERTAINLY THE OWNER OF LOSTOCK HALLS KFC, WOULD PROTEST ABOUT ANOTHER SHOP SIPHONING TRADE AWAY FROM HIM.

ALTHOUGH THE LOSTOCK HALL SHOP ITSELF, BREACHED THE 35,000 RULE WHEN IT OPENED. AND TOOK AWAY A LARGE AMOUNT OF TRADE FROM THE PRESTON FISHERGATE KFC AND SHOULD HAVE BEEN LOCATED IN LEYLAND HAD THE SUITABLE PROPERTY BEEN AVAILABLE.

THE QUESTION OF CHICKEN QUALITY IS OFTEN RAISED, WITH VARIOUS MEASURES BEING USED.

MY BROTHER OWNED THE 1ST KFC SHOP IN THE COUNTRY, THE FISHGATE ONE, AND I USED TO 'CHOP-CHICKENS' ON HIS BANDSAW FOR HIM. THE CHICKEN ITSELF MUST BE, BETWEEN 6 & 8 WEEKS OLD, BECAUSE WHEN CUT, THE PIECES MUST BE APROXIMATELY THE SAME SIZE/VOLUME, SO WHEN THEY ARE COOKED, AT APRX 400f AND AT A PRESSURE OF 14lbs/SQUARE INCH. FOR THE CORRECT TIME LENGTH (which I can't remember) IN AN AUTOMATIC MACHINE USING VEGATABLE OIL AS A COOKING MEDIUM.

EVERY SINGLE PIECE OF THE CHICKEN IS 'COOKED-THROUGH', THEREBY DESTROYING ANY AND ALL BACTERIA SUCH AS SALMONELLA THAT MAY (unusually today) BE PRESENT. IF THE PIECES ARE TOO BIG, OR TOO SMALL NEITHER WOULD COOK PROPERLY.

THE BIGGEST PROBLEM FOR CUSTOMERS, IS THAT PIECES SUCH AS 'WINGS' HAVE VERY LITTLE MEAT, BUT THERE IS TWO PER BIRD WHICH HAVE TO BE SOLD SOMEHOW. AND THESE OFTEN UPSET THOSE BUYING SMALL ORDERS, ITS EASIER WHEN SELLING 'BUCKETS', BECAUSE THERE IS OTHER PIECES IN THERE.

BECAUSE I KNOW IT IS 'SAFE' IT IS THE ONLY CHICKEN I EAT, IN USA,(they cut the birds differently in Oregon) CANADA OR UK. IN CANADA YOU PAY EXTRA FOR THE 'KEEL', WHICH IS THE MAIN LUMP OF BREASTMEAT, 4 MOUTHFULLS, BUT TASTY BEYOND COMPARE FOR ME. BUT MORE COSTLY THAN I CAN AFFORD TO EAT REGULARLY.

I HOPE THAT THE SHORT NOTE ON KFC WILL ALLAY ANYONES FEARS OF QUALITY AND PERHAPS ABOUT THE LOCATION IF ANY.

IS THERE ANYONE WHO REMEMBERS THAT SITE, WHEN IT WAS 'COULTONS-TRANSPORT' IN THE 1950's, AND THE TWO DAUGHTERS, PAMELA WAS ONE WHO OPENED A HAIRDRESSERS AT THE CROSS. WHERE ARE THEY NOW I WONDER.
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