KKC also offers a unique set of sides -- another aspect that sets the chain apart (though not every side is available at every location). Like Popeyes and KFC, the chain offers mac & cheese and biscuits, though the latter comes coated in a cocoon of honey. But the menu also includes surprising items like rice-and-pork stuffed boudin bites, jambalaya, peach cobbler, sweet potato pie, and even breakfast empanadas filled with egg and chorizo.
Those in the know are obsessed. “Their fried chicken is ill,” exclaims former Top Chef contestant, New York-based restaurateur, and unabashed KKC fan Dale Talde. “The first time I had it was in Brooklyn," he explains, but he prefers a Miami location that stocks "mounds" of the fried chicken. “I go there every time that I’m in Miami, and I’m in Miami once per month," he adds. "It’s bomb-as-fuck.”