The KFC eleven test restaurant at the intersection of Bardstown Road and Baxter Avenue has posted at least part of its menu. Mounted above the registers and clearly visible from the street (no need to forgive us our trespasses, photos were taken from the sidewalk), the menu is broken down into flatbreads and salads, sandwiches, and kids sections. Prices for adult portions range from $4.99 to $6.89.
UPDATE 2:10 p.m.: Here's KFC eleven's menu in its fast-casual entirety.
The test restaurant for KFC's fast-casual concept is slated to open later this summer.
In case the photo didn't do the trick for you, here's what's posted of the menu:
Flatbreads & salads Grilled or crispy chicken
·BBQ Bacon Ranch: Hickory bacon, Monterey Jack, green onions, cilantro, red onion, Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce. $6.89
·Southwestern Baja: Black bean & corn pico, shredded cheddar, avocado, crunchy tortilla chips, chipotle sauce. $6.89
·Sweet Orange Ginger: Crispy wontons, green onions, carrot, baby greens, cilantro, orange ginger sauce. $6.89
·Blazin' Buffalo: Monterey Jack, green onions, tomato, creamy ranch drizzle [Known locally as Pitino Sauce—Ed.], Blazin' Buffalo Sauce. $6.89
·Creamy Garlic Pesto: Shaved parmesan, red cherry tomatoes, baby greens, creamy garlic pesto. $6.89
·Caribbean Tango: Fresh pineapple salsa, shredded cheddar, crunchy tortilla strips, pickled jalapenos, cilantro, chipotle sauce, island BBQ sauce. $6.89
Roll it up: Roll any flatbread flavor to grab & go!
All Kids' meals served with organic apple squeezer
·4 Bites + 1 side. $4.29
·Cheese flatbread. $3.99
·Chicken + cheese flatbread. $4.29
·Cheesy chicken rice bowl. $4.29
Grilled or crispy chicken
·Original 11: Mayo & pickle. Lettuce, tomato and red onion on request. $4.99
·California Club: Fresh avocado, hickory bacon, Monterey Jack, lettuce, tomato, red onion, ranch dressing. $6.49
·BBQ Bacon Ranch: Hickory bacon, Monterey Jack, lettuce, tomato, red onion, crispy onion straws, creamy ranch & Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce. $6.49
·Habanero Jack: Habanero Jack, lettuce tomato, red onion, pickled jalapenos, chipotle sauce. $5.99
The logos on the Twitter and Facebook accounts (at right, on top) differ significantly—no barbed wire!—from the ones on the website and test store itself (at right, on bottom).
While media outlets have made much of Col. Sanders' absence in the logo, "KFC"'s presence might be the bigger problem. Panera Bread and Chipotle don't have the stigma that KFC—with or without the Colonel, followed by numbers or not—does with the clitenele this new concept is trying to attract.
Nevertheless, here are more fun facts, in slideshow form:
- This test restaurant is
- Louisville's health inspector scored the restaurant a 96 (A). Also, there'll be a drive thru, which is where this sign hangs.
- Pepsi products will be on tap.
- The drive-thru's clearance is 8'6". On the metric scale, that's who gives a crap, this is Kentucky.
- Parking lot signs have not yet been updated with new branding.
- KFC eleven might have a moat. Also, photography teachers say lines leading into a picture make it more appealing.
- Despite ranking 213 on the Fortune 500 list, KFC's parent company, Yum! Brands, is apparently sparing quite the expense when it comes to email addresses.
- No expense, however, is being spared on the masking film covering the doors to block prying eyes.
- This garish chicken resides just inside the entrance to scare your kids into eating their dinners.
[Photos: Zach Everson]