Exciting plans mean you might be able to pre-order your KFC soon

The end of panic-ordering at the drive-thru

Updated on 04 February 2019 • Written By Thomas Gadd

Exciting plans mean you might be able to pre-order your KFC soon

Ever accidentally panic-ordered a 14-piece bargain bucket at a KFC drive-thru, because you were feeling the pressure during the precious few seconds you had to choose what you want? Well, good news fans of the Colonel, your ordering woes should soon be over.

According to a report by BigHospitality this morning, KFC is planning to release some Netflix-style technology for its drive-thrus in the UK. This technology will allow customers to call prior to visiting their local branch, where they will hear a recording of the menu which will highlight key products and deals.

The ‘Call the Colonel’ project will also include recommendation features similar to Netflix, tailoring the KFC experience to the user. The plan is for the technology to be integrated with KFC’s drive-thru systems, the KFC app and Amazon’s home tech system Alexa.

Currently, the technology is set to be rolled out during the first half of 2019. If you can’t wait for this to happen and fancy something a little more up market, take a look at our list of restaurant and fast-food comparisons below.

Chick 'n' sours

Swap KFC for Chick ‘n’ Sours in Haggerston, Islington and Seven Dials

Why: Instead of Kentucky fried chicken, think Korean fried chicken at this buzzy joint. Fans of sticky, finger licking food from KFC will be right at home in this fried chicken haven. Go big with the ‘Seoul Destroyer’; a monstrous chicken burger containing nacho cheese, melted down chicken fat and kimchi.
Where: Haggerston, 390 Kingsland Road, E8 4AA. Islington, 62 Upper Street, N1 0NY. Seven Dials, 1 Earlham Street, WC2H 9LL.

Burger & Beyond

Swap McDonald’s for Burger & Beyond in Shoreditch

Why: If your burger cravings are usually fulfilled by McDonald’s, you should take a look at former pop-up Burger & Beyond. Now with a permanent site in Shoreditch, this meaty restaurant serves amazing sides alongside its stacked burgers, including the likes of lamb nuggets, fries in bone marrow gravy and dirty tots.
Where: 147 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JE

Casa Do Frango

Swap Nando’s for Casa Do Frango in Borough

Why: When it comes to grilled piri piri chicken, Nando’s rules the roost. If you want to support an independent though, Nando’s fans should find their way to Casa Do Frango for its affordable and delicious free-range half chicken, grilled over wood charcoal then brushed with tongue tingling piri piri sauce.
Where: 32 Southwark Street, SE1 1TU

Craving more chicken? Check out these clucking fantastic chicken restaurants in the capital.