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Prince of Wales

Purveyor: Prince of Wales, London, England

Menu Item: Southern fried chicken burger, gem lettuce, tomato, red onion, cholla bun, chips

Price: £11.50

Squawk: The bun on this one is soft and not too sweet. The chicken portion is generous with two breast schnittys fried in a crunchy crumb. Not your typical Southern Fried chicken but hot and crunchy which made us happy. Bonus point for crunchy and non-oily crumb and temperature of the fillets.

Buaawk: The chips were okay but a bit chewy for some reason. Could have done with some slaw to give it the true Southern appeal we are used to. No real memorable sauce.

Genius Invention or Dumbest Thing Ever?

Nobody likes wet buns

Nobody likes wet buns

The Burger Lift is a device designed to elevate the burger above the plate and give one of America’s favorite foods a proper throne to rest upon.  It is constructed from either stainless steel or plastic and is dishwasher safe.  The design is both lightweight and easy to grab, but sturdy enough to withstand the test of time.

We know at least 208 people like this idea. We’re not so sure. Seems like if your burger was good enough, you’d never put it down, but we can see restaurants getting on board to prevent the dreaded “soggy bottom syndrome.” What do you think?

Who You Calling a Chicken?

A Chinese Fried Chicken Chain Is Reportedly Being Investigated for Having a Sexual Name

Via: Fortune

We haven’t checked with General Tso, but apparently, “chick,” or “chicken,” is slang for prostitute in Chinese. So be careful what you order over there. (We heard it was dog.)

Authorities are investigating a Shanghai-based fried chicken chain for possible violations of social order over its sexually suggestive name – “Call a Chick” – and menu items, the Shanghai Daily reported on Tuesday. The newspaper said the restaurant offered menu items that included “virgin chick” (spring chicken) and “chick’s sex partner” (beverages), among others. It also ran a suggestive promotion slogan titled “Satisfying all your expectations over chicks.”

The newspaper said Call a Chick first came under fire in the western province of Sichuan when a woman complained to the media after her 8-year-old son kept asking her its meaning. The Shanghai Industrial and Commercial Administrative Bureau said it had launched an investigation, the newspaper said.

“The content involved could violate social order,” it quoted Li Hua, deputy director of the advertisement department of the bureau, as saying.

Laws ban advertisements that undermine public order or violate ethical standards. Offenders allegedly face fines of up to 1 million yuan ($145,135) and can have their business license revoked.

Another 10/10?

Purveyor: We don’t know. Some legend sent this to us.

Menu Item: We’re calling it the VB Burger, for Very Beautiful.

Price: All we know is that longneck makes it a great value. Full stop.

Squawk: Do you have to ask?

Buaawk: Nothing. There is nothing not good about this.

 

Bennett Street Dairy

The Bennet St. Dairy, Worldwide Chicken Burger Appreciation Society, Chicken Burger Review Food Critic HolyCluck Holy Cluck Sandwich Chook Eran Thomson

These mothercluckers just made Holy-Cluck History!

OUR FIRST EVER TEN OUT OF TEN!

Purveyor: Bennett Street Dairy, Bondi NSW, Australia

Menu Item: Hilda’s Buttermilk Fried Chicken on Lux Brioche

Price: $18.50 AUD

The Bennet St. Dairy, Worldwide Chicken Burger Appreciation Society, Chicken Burger Review Food Critic HolyCluck Holy Cluck Sandwich Chook Eran Thomson

Gran would be proud.

Squawk: We never thought it would happen, but there we were, stuffing our faces trying to find fault with this amazing burger, and we could not. Nothing. Sure, the place isn’t licensed, so no beer. Sure they got the “comes with chips” part wrong. Sure the unevenly weighted presentation with the two squishy pickles isn’t going to blow up on Instagram, but this burger is so good it overcomes all those things. The brioche is sweet – too sweet for most the burgers we’ve reviewed, but it is so perfectly matched with all the other innards, you can’t fault it. The smoked cheddar is fantastic all on it’s own, but factor in the way these guys get it melted to perfection with just the edges a bit burned and crunchy, and you can’t fault it. The Jalapeño Mayo has enough kick to warrant the name. We’d love more heat, but you can’t fault it. The rocket (aka rugula) and roast tomato do the job they’re there to do, it’s a good combo and you can’t fault it. And the house-made onion relish adds the perfect amount of moisture and tang to offset the aforementioned super sweet brioche, and you can’t fault it. Lastly the chicken is pure white meat, perfectly fried with just enough crunch, and without the excess oil that plagues so many other establishements, and you can’t fault it. Congrats to owner James Meek and Chef Cliff Baskin – Grandma Hilda would be proud.

“You can’t fault it.”

Buaawk: No beer. No chips. Pickles aren’t the best. A little bit expensive. And none of this matters.

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