Yes, this does count.

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Brixton Market, Brixton

Not our normal fare, I’ll grant you, but all the same it meets the criteria and deserves a spot on the blog. Wishbone.. what are we to make of you?

Oh my god! Is that a Fish & Chip shop!

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Lewisham High Street, Lewisham

I’m beginning to see why Western Fried Chicken didn’t survive, what with Morley’s and Chicken Cottage (and a KFC for Sundays) on the very same street.

And I was wrong. That’s not a fish & chip shop, it’s just a fish shop. Gotta get your chips from next door.

Schmorley not Morley’s?

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Lewisham High Street, Lewisham

Luckily there is still demand in Lewisham, and the Morley’s empire is able to supply. I tip my hat to this familiar site.

Gone but not forgotten…

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Lewisham High Street, Lewisham

Oh god. I have no words to describe this. What happened, Western Fried Chicken? Can any one shed light on this? I just don’t understand what could have happened. Supply and demand – is there no longer demand in Lewisham?

 

 

YYCN? Pretty yummy.

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Battersea Park Road, Battersea

I often wondered why Yummy Chicken decided to highlight the Y, Y, C and N. I can’t think of any good reason, other than it’s a lovely design flourish. Yum!

 

Dallas Chicken & Ribs & Sideboards

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Battersea Park Road, Battersea

Where chicken ends and furniture starts, no one can be quite sure.

 

Where do you think you’ve been, eh?

All right, all right, stop your hollering, I know it’s been while. Well, more than a while. But it’s ok, I’m back! The chicken shops are still there and they’re even more of a cultural phenomenon than ever. What have we missed? The Chicken Cottage awards, for one thing*..

 

..and countless odes to chicken..

 

and even a bona fide documentary on Channel 4 (slightly perturbed by this, to be honest. That’ll teach me for going AWOL)

 

So now I make a solemn promise to you that I will continue to bring you the chicken shops of South London, and not rest until the quest is complete.

In the words of Logan Mac, how do you want it? I want it fried.

*I haven’t managed to watch all 12 minutes of this.

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