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William Wheeler, Financial Specialist

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The new restaurant craze among RHS students is the recently opened Chicken Basket, located on the northwest corner of the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Norbeck Road.

In a shopping center that has long been dominated by older restaurants like Big Greek Cafe and Angelo’s Italian Deli, Chicken Basket is diversifying the shopping center’s food options with a nuanced mix of traditional fried chicken and modern Indonesian food.

The menu at Chicken Basket is unique in that it is divided into two distinct sections, with one containing traditional American foods such as subs, fried chicken, burgers and buffalo wings and another section containing Indonesian cuisine staples such as beef Rendang and Shrimp Fried Rice.  

“I love how the menu has almost endless options so I can eat a fried chicken meal one day and then come back the next day and get an Indonesian dish like chicken fried rice,” junior Manoli Athanasakis said.

Despite the large assortment of options on the menu, the trademark food at Chicken Basket is its crispy fried chicken. The restaurant offers a variety of white and dark pieces of the chicken along with serving sizes up to 100 pieces.

Many RHS students could not imagine going to the Chicken Basket and ordering anything other than fried chicken. One popular option is the six piece white chicken dinner, which is only $15.50.

“I have gone to Chicken Basket numerous times and I have never gotten anything besides fried chicken,” senior Kevin Rogers said. “My go to is the six piece white chicken meal with french fries and hot sauce; it is delectable.”

One of the reasons that Chicken Basket has drawn such a quick following is due to the void it has filled as the fried chicken joint in the Norbeck-Olney area. Kentucky Fried Chicken had long served as the popular fried chicken restaurant in the area; however, after its recent closure, residents were left looking for a place to get delicious traditional fried chicken.

One of the reasons it appears that Chicken Basket has drawn such a quick following is due to the void it has filled as the fried chicken joint in the Norbeck-Olney area. Kentucky Fried Chicken had long served as the popular fried chicken restaurant in the area; however, after its recent closure, residents were left looking for a place to get delicious traditional fried chicken.

One reason for the rise in popularity is because Chicken Basket continues to fill the void that Kentucky Fried Chicken left in the Norbeck-Olney area, giving residents a new place to get traditional fried chicken.

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