Fried Chicken Wars in Shepherds Bush

For fans of fried chicken, Shepherds Bush (London, W12) is strangely blessed. By my reckoning, there are 12 KFC-alikes along the one mile stretch of the Uxbridge Road from Shepherds Bush Central Line station.

Last week the harmonious relations between the purveyors of the deep fried, err, foods, was shattered when interloper, Sammy’s Halal Chicken, opened up next to long-term incumbent, Chicken Cottage.

As you can see (apologies for poor Photoshop skills), the staff at Chicken Cottage were not amused:

Fried Chicken Wars

Since then, there’s been arm-folded stare offs between the polyester-uniformed troops of Sammy’s and Chicken Cottage. If this isn’t fodder for a new sitcom, well, I’m not a TV script writer, which I’m not.

The transfat battle continues…keep your eyes and arteries peeled for updates.


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