Posts Tagged ‘Kentucky Fried Chicken’

In the current economic crisis in which every other shop has a sale or they are closing down, our food industry seems to be flourishing. Instead of lowering down the prices, or offering packages their prices are sky rocketing. And does it affect their business? No, Because at least in Karachi the only entertainment you get is to eat out and wherever you go, no matter which area, the restaurants/khokas/delis are always bustling with people. So, if anybody wants to invest and start a new business they should start try their hands in the food business.

Anyways, I always bring food from home at office because

  • A) I don’t have to do a single thing as mommy dear just hand me the whole package to take along
  • B) And, when I don’t bring it, I am really not a fan of ordering from average (?) class places (no offence intended to any of those places) like Kaybees, Karachi Food and the likes because you “always” always get/find additional toppings not ordered with the food. The toppings would be appreciated from the citizen of Far East Oriental countries but they don’t go down well with me.

So, in the rare days when I don’t bring lunch from home which is usually Fridays, and we don’t go out for lunch, I have to find somebody who would order from a bit above average places which wouldn’t put a big dent on the pocket. And since I am usually concerned about the serving size, I always have to order extra. Because I do need to eat to live and work! And if somebody is thinking I am putting on weight just because of my eating obsession, believe me I used to eat more in my skinny days!!

And here the sad part about my ordeals of ordering from KFC. A month back they had a deal of Zinger + Cold Drink for PKR. 150/= [The actual meal would cost PKR 280/=]. In my naivety that I’ll get the actual zinger for this lowered price, my KFC-partner and I decided to order the deal. However what we got was a mini sized burger with a tiny piece of chicken in between, something that they would give away in a kiddy meal so that I had to eat more junk food to stop my stomach rumbling. At that time, I decided I am not going to order any more deals from KFC.

The ordeal continued when last Friday, I had to order again and the KFC-partner came up with idea of ordering from their again because now they have a twister deal for 150 bucks. In Urdu there’s a saying about “doodh ka jala chach bhi phonk phonk ke peeta hai” but my glass-is-half-full thinking persuaded me that lightning doesn’t strike twice at the same place, I placed the order for a zinger meal which costs PKR 320/= (I was still cautious) for me and a twister deal for the KFC fan.

Now if you are thinking, my appetite should be satisfied with the whole zinger meal then read the following very carefully. What I received was the same kfc junior that must’ve been left from their deal days, and the KFC fan club member instead of having the twister deal had Zinger Extreme (talk about being lucky!). I was so furious because I had paid too much for a silly little burger and they had charged 10 extra bucks for coming down the road to deliver. However, a resolution now: No more ordering from KFC for me!

A year back I came across Laws of Attraction philosophy which in simple terms means that you attract things in your life which you think of. (They even made a movie out of this concept!). So maybe I was very skeptical of KFC orders, or it was fate or karma or whatever but one thing is decided for sure. No to KFC at least in near future.

P.S. I took the picture of the KFC Zinger I had last week. For unknown reasons, WP would add the image to its gallery and not insert in the post as directed. Will try adding when WP permits a simple act of adding media to the post!