By Kyle Peveto, Arts Editor
Chicken Express opened its doors in December, weeks after KFC reopened its doors. Now students are faced with a small dilemma: which chicken joint should get my money, and why?
Chicken Express’ service is so good, it could be considered stalking. In the drive-thru, an employee comes out to take your order, and if your food is ready before the person ahead of you in line, they bring it out, let you pay and leave.
The restaurant also serves fried okra and sweet tea, two of my favorite Southern sides. And both are great – possibly the best this side of my grandmother’s house. My roommate and I often visit Chicken Express just for the sweet tea. Express also serves fried apple pies for desert, which are comparable to McDonald’s apple pies (the crown jewel of fast food).
Biscuits at fast food chicken restaurants are pretty standard fare and the biscuits here are better than most. They are thick and light, not too salty or buttery.
The staff at Chicken Express also cares about students. The student special of four chicken strips, fries, a biscuit and a medium drink becomes five strips, a side of your choice, a biscuit and a large drink.
While KFC and Popeye’s may have chicken that is spicier, Chicken Express is always fresh and as light as fried chicken is expected to be, not overly greasy.
The only drawback at Chicken Express is the scary, yellow hued tanning lights that shine outside at night. Just go during the day and everything will be all right.
Chicken Express is located at 1034 E.N. 10th St.