No, this is not an x-rated post!
We had lunch at a fast food restaurant this afternoon. This place specialises in chicken. After hubby ordered the food and brought it to our table, I was surprised that there was no chicken drumsticks or maryland in the serve. Those are the parts which Little D and I enjoy. They only had chicken breasts - Yucks!
But why? The counter staff could not give a reason, except that they didnt have any of the other parts. I remember some 3 to 4 week back, there was an article in the newspapers that said that this same fast food chain was not serving any white meat (ie chicken breasts and wings) as their stocks of it had run out. This, I thought, was very unusual.
I remember many years ago, I had heard from a chicken supplier that this restaurant chain was very specific in their requests. They wanted only chickens of a certain size and they were to be cut up in a specific manner. This I could understand as they wanted to serve a standard size for every serving. So what has happened now?
From what I know, everytime they sell a serve of chicken they always give a mix of chicken parts. They are usually very reluctant to accomodate your requests for certain chicken parts only. So, they could not have sold out all of a certain part, right? Could their buying department have screwed up so badly? - ie by ordering too much of a certain chicken part at the expense of others due to poor projection of demand?
We also noted that the chicken pieces served were more flavoured than usual - it tasted more peppery. Were they trying to mask something? I dont know!! I sure hope they were not serving genetically modified chickens that grew more than one chicken breast!! Looks like we will not be visiting them anytime in the near future. Naturally, I did not enjoy the meal. The only one that did was hubby, as he is a "breast man".