Friday, 11 October 2013

Friday Five: Cheap as chicken

I like chicken as much as the next person. Or at least, I thought I did, until I moved to Australia, where it seems that the average person likes chicken a lot.

Australia has the second highest number of sheep in the world (after China) and yet lamb is quite expensive here. Australia is the seventh largest cattle rearing country in the world, but beef is still pretty pricey. Australia doesn't even make the top ten of national poultry producers, but chicken seems to be the choice meat of the country. This extends to the number of 'fast food chicken restaurants', of which there are many, without even resorting to the globally ubiquitous KFC.

5 Fast-Food Chicken Outlets in Australia:
  1. Nando's: originally South African, but it has been in Australia for the past 15 years.
  2. Red Rooster: first opened in Kelmscott, WA, this is now 'Australia's largest roast chicken operation'
  3. County Chicken: 'crisp and light with a taste just right', they also fry oter stuff besides chicken, like fish.
  4. Henny Penny: mainly in NSW they describe themselves as'quick service' rather than 'fast food' restaurants.
  5. Kingsley's Chicken: 'unbelievable value; awesome chips' apparently - they are a Canberra and Queenbeyan 'speciality'

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