Wednesday, June 10, 2009

El Pollo Loco - Chicken Sliders ($1.29) Rating: 5

Mark Lim - When KFC introduced Grilled Chicken to their menu it turned their war with El Pollo Loco into one giant soap opera. It was like KFC stealing El Pollo Loco's woman at the altar on horseback, giving her amnesia, and switching their babies at birth all at the same time.

El Pollo Loco has decided to fight back by copying KFC's "Snacker" sandwich and renaming it The Chicken Slider.

Both are pretty decent but I'd have to give the edge to the Snacker because KFC offers a larger sandwich, more flavors, and uses a better chicken chunk.

El Pollo Loco, Chicken Slider, Oh So Fat
These El Pollo Loco Sliders are advertised at 99 cents but that's only for the Original Flavor. Spicy and BBQ are $1.29 which leaves me feeling cheated.

El Pollo Loco, Spicy Chicken Slider, Oh So Fat
The chicken used in the Sliders are comparable with McDonald's frozen chicken but they're not too bad. I actually quite enjoyed the Original Flavor.

Mark Lim, Chicken Slider, Oh So Fat
I have quite a large head so it's hard to judge how big these Sliders actually are.

El Pollo Loco, BBQ Chicken Slider, Oh So Fat

Maybe it's me but fast food sandwiches covered in BBQ sauce are never good. The KFC BBQ Snacker and the El Pollo Loco BBQ Sliders are both pretty gross.

El Pollo Loco - Original Slider, BBQ Slider, Spicy Slider
Taste ------------ (5) Original was by far better than the other two
Presentation -----(5) Lots of mess for a little burger
Price ------------- (6) $0.99 - $1.29 isn't too bad
Quantity --------- (4) They're the size of half a tennis ball
Satisfaction ----- (5) I probably could eat about 5 before throwing up

These aren't my favorite and I believe the KFC Snacker to be the superior mini chicken burger but I probably would get them again if I wanted something small and cheap. What El Pollo Loco should have done was use their superior Flame Grilled Chicken and made that into a sandwich. That would have been a total change of pace and something wonderfully awesome.

Be Fat! Be Happy!


SnapandPrint said...

I agree on the "BBQ sause" not being a good thing on chicken sandwiches.

The only sandwich I like that on is McDonald's McRibs.

Anonymous said...

There is reportedly many hidden things going on at the KFC/A & W located in Wixom, MI!! Sources say that apparently, Diane Purtowski, whom is the District Manager of KFC franchises of many locations, has been forcing employees to make statements against the former General Manager John Harris. Diane is the DM of multiple KFC locations including Sylvan Lake, MI, Caro, MI, Wixom, MI, Walled Lake, MI, Dearborn, MI, 8 Mile & Lahser location, and other locations which were recently closed down due to unknown purposes.

Diane has been reportedly stealing tens of thousands of dollars from the franchise for a number of years, and just last year, she forced a number of employees from some of these locations to write false statements against John Harris, who reportedly had gotten fired due to these false written statements. Diane has reportedly threatened many employees jobs and has forced them to write false statements to explain the money that came up missing last year.
Just since August of 2013, nearly $25,000 has been stolen, in which Diane reportedly used some employees to steal money out of the cash registers as well as the safe, and forced them to give her half of the money.
According to the reports, the KFC Wixom is grossing nearly $4,000 per day, in which 1/3 of this is owed to A & W sales, and more than half of this is not being reported nor accounted for. The store is reporting only $1,200 per day average, in which about $400 in A & W sales is being reported.
Many managers and employees are witnessing Diane stealing on a daily basis, and are afraid to report anything, because Diane has threatened all of their jobs. In the past 60 days, more than 10 employees have quit their jobs at KFC, because they couldn’t handle the stress that Diane is imposing on the managers as well as the employees.
Also, sources say that Diane has been having an affair with Dale, whom is the GM of the Caro, MI location.
More of this unfortunate story is developing!!!