KFC VS Wendy’s
KFC and Wendy’s are very well known fast food branches, especially in the U.S. By now both branches of fast food are internationally known. Each has its own unique menu with differing qualities. The big question on everyone’s mind, however, is which of these two fast food branches is better?
Menu Differences and Growth
KFC, or Kentucky Fried chicken is best known for their fried chicken, hence the name! Wendy’s on the other hand is more renowned for its choice of burgers. However, both fast food branches have burgers and chicken on their respective menus. Based on reviews, KFC had been more popular than Wendy’s for some time, mainly because it was founded earlier. However since Wendy’s became an international fast food branch alongside KFC the popularity of Wendy’s has been growing at a faster rate than KFC. By now, Wendy’s is rated higher than KFC by quite a wide margin! There are even some countries that have rated Wendy’s chicken as 20-30% better than KFCs! As for burgers, Wendy’s wins hands down. There are very few countries that regard KFC burgers as better than Wendy’s burgers.
Wendy’s Saved KFC?
Many lean toward Wendy’s because of the relationship between the founders of the two fast foods branches as well. The founder of Wendy’s, Dave Thomas, was put in charge of four of Colonel Sanders’ KFC fast food restaurants. After changing and simplifying the colonel’s menu, the four KFC fast food restaurants under Dave Thomas became far more successful. It was after this event, that he founded the Wendy’s fast food branch.
Food Quality Issues
You would be surprised how many one star reviews KFC gets based purely on the quality of their food. Both fast food branches cook oily food, quite often deep fried. The difference between the two, however, is that KFC’s chicken is often found to still have oil dripping out of it! Tens of thousands of people have complained about minor digestive issues after consuming KFC food, whether it was their chicken or their burgers. Yes, they are fast food restaurants; but even a fast food restaurant should learn to drain their oil! This reason alone could be the key difference between Wendy’s and KFC that is leaving KFC behind!
Based on the evidence at hand, Wendy’s wins the popularity vote! Their burgers are much nicer, their chicken is less oily, and they have more variety of foods. KFC has been around much longer than Wendy’s, but it seems that they have not been able to adapt to the times as well as Wendy’s has. No matter what country it is in, Wendy’s has something that the people there enjoy. KFC is still a strong successful fast food business; but unfortunately for them, Wendy’s has left them far behind! When it comes down to it, it’s a matter of personal taste, but it seems as though the majority of personal taste leans toward Wendy’s. Good on them!