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Farewell to Greatness - The Death of the KFC Potato Wedge

By MyFM in the Morning's Ray Auger - Now, personally, I can't remember the last time I consumed a KFC meal... or fast food for that matter. And not for any specific new age, save the cows, concerned about content reason but for the simple reason that my 48-year old body is starting to get angry with me and I need to start listening to it more ("I won't be ignored Dan!”).

My previous relationship with KFC was always one of convenience, usually offered up by a friend at a get together or Sunday afternoon football gathering, that dates back to the days when they could, in name, identify the main menu item as 1) from Kentucky, 2) fried and 3) actual chicken. But that all changed in 1991 when the chain simplified their famous moniker to KFC with corporate promising that the name change does not imply that there is anything suspect about the quality of their chicken as rumored but indeed actual 100% real chicken from American family farms.

Although KFC was never on my fast food go-to list, there was always a menu item that I would fight a small child to get my hands on… those thick, crispy, just-the-right-amount-of-spice potato wedges.  A true blessing from the fast food Gods.

Well, we can unfortunately say farewell to greatness when KFC scraps their traditional taters for what they are calling Secret Recipe Fries.  Perhaps the sound of a slight death rattle or a sign of an impending expiration.  An “If we’re going down we’re taking the wedges with us” kind of statement.  Perhaps time will change me… but unfortunately, I can’t change time… so be it.

But thank you KFC for leaving your wonderful wedges on your website (as of this writing of this edible obit) for an unnecessary slow ripping of the band aid.   

RIP Potato Wedge.  Gone… but never forgotten.

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