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Title: Original American Chicken
Post by: Chuckster on February 25, 2008, 03:37:41 PM
The former legal/notary storefront located at 78-09 37th Avenue (next door to the new health food shop) has a few DOB permits posted on its windows today.  The permits indicate that alterations are being made for a new eating establishment, and according to the DOB website, a permit for new signage has been filed and granted.  Name:  Original American Chicken.  This sounds like it could be a chain restaurant.  Anyone have more info on it?  The name alone doesn't sound too promising.
Title: Re: New fast food on 37th Ave. in the works?
Post by: ECG on February 25, 2008, 04:57:14 PM
So that would be Original American as opposed to Unidentified Frying Chicken? ???
Title: Re: New fast food on 37th Ave. in the works?
Post by: Chuckster on February 25, 2008, 04:59:56 PM
So that would be Original American as opposed to Unidentified Frying Chicken? ???

O.K.  So now you've made me spill my water all over the desk!   :2funny:
Title: Re: New fast food on 37th Ave. in the works?
Post by: jennsch on February 25, 2008, 05:27:49 PM
That's pretty funny. The name of it sounds like backlash against the Korean fried chicken trend.
Title: Re: New fast food on 37th Ave. in the works?
Post by: JoeinQueens on February 25, 2008, 06:08:13 PM
That was 30 Minute Photo for many years, I miss that place.
Title: Re: New fast food on 37th Ave. in the works?
Post by: Chuckster on February 25, 2008, 06:13:04 PM
Rethinking the possibilities here, I wouldn't mind having a chicken wing place similar to Atomic wings close by.
Title: Re: New fast food on 37th Ave. in the works?
Post by: Brian on February 25, 2008, 06:34:34 PM
I actually like Unidentified Frying Chicken.  I hope they continue to have a business. 
They seem to have a hard time because of the location..
Title: Re: New fast food on 37th Ave. in the works?
Post by: kate on February 25, 2008, 07:42:14 PM
I looked it up, doesn't seem to be a chain. I hope it's not just fried chicken.  However, it's better than a pizza place.
Title: Re: New fast food on 37th Ave. in the works?
Post by: jennsch on February 25, 2008, 08:04:46 PM
I actually like Unidentified Frying Chicken.  I hope they continue to have a business. 
They seem to have a hard time because of the location..

I agree -- it's good stuff.
Title: Re: New fast food on 37th Ave. in the works?
Post by: NYCMacUser on February 25, 2008, 08:27:23 PM
Maybe it's a rotisserie chicken place? They could sell all the sides and . . .

**stop wishing**
Title: Re: New fast food on 37th Ave. in the works?
Post by: APG7714 on February 25, 2008, 11:02:52 PM
The name makes me gag just as the 24 hours Broadway place does, sounds like some crappy fried chicken place  :buck2:
I hope I have to swallow my words :D
Title: Re: New fast food on 37th Ave. in the works?
Post by: Avela on February 26, 2008, 03:45:55 PM
The place you are referring to: Broadway bakery&Pizzeria on 37th ave between 80th and 81st Street has a stop work sign on it. I don't know what that's about.
Title: Another Dunkin?
Post by: Chuckster on March 04, 2008, 07:07:25 PM
O.K. so I'm starting to feel like the neighborhood blabbermouth.  I just read a post on Chowhound stating that a new Dunkin Donuts will be opening near Starbucks?  Info on this?  Anyone?
Title: Re: Another Dunkin?
Post by: kate on March 04, 2008, 08:07:53 PM
Yes, I've heard that.
Title: Re: Another Dunkin?
Post by: Bonito Flakes on March 04, 2008, 08:34:29 PM
If that's true, what a major disappointment  :tickedoff:
Title: Re: Another Dunkin?
Post by: Chuckster on March 11, 2008, 10:21:24 PM
I'm a little confused about this.  Someone told me today that Dunkin will indeed open up in the space formerly occupied by the small video club that was near Flagship.  I'm wondering if this is the spot I mentioned in another thread on Original American Chicken.  Anyone know?
Title: Re: Another Dunkin?
Post by: Chuckster on March 20, 2008, 01:54:29 PM
According to permit information from the DOB website, the address of 78-07 37th Avenue (formerly USA Legal) is designated to a restaurant by the name of Original American Chicken, not Dunkin Donuts.  The DOB also lists the owner of the business as Prabir Mitra.  I Googled the name and came across a few articles identifying Mr. Mitra as the owner of various Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins franchises throughout NYC, including many in Queens.  If this is indeed the same Prabir Mitra, it appears as he may be branching out by exploring the chicken market in Jackson Heights.  By the way, I peeked inside the storefront the other day and noticed that the decor so far doesn't resemble anything close to a Dunkin.

More info on Mr. Mitra here:

http://www.qgazette.com/news/2006/0426/features/011.html

and here (scroll down to the heading Dunkin Donuts):

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9800EED91031F932A15750C0A9629C8B63&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=2
Title: Re: Another Dunkin?
Post by: toddg on March 20, 2008, 02:35:44 PM
(Begin midday food daydreaming...)

This South Asian-American entrepreneur with experience running fast food franchises, and opening a new chicken business called "Original American Chicken" reminds me of my favorite fast food joint in the San Francisco Bay Area...

Tandoori Chicken USA (http://www.yelp.com/biz/tandoori-chicken-usa-el-sobrante).  They make absolutely heavenly chicken sandwiches unlike anything available in Jackson Heights.  The food is tasty, and the concept is a hoot.  They're located in and old 1950's "Foster's Freeze" on a very run-down commercial strip.  The owner has the truly American dreams of franchising his business.

Here's more...
http://nosheteria.com/2005/03/best-thing-to-happen-to-fosters-freeze.html
(FYI - the big purple eggplant painted on the window in the bottom picture is saying, "Yes!  We have Bengan Bartha!")

It would be great if we could land something as kitchy and tasty as that!

(End midday food daydreaming.)
Title: Re: Another Dunkin?
Post by: Chuckster on March 20, 2008, 02:58:48 PM
The picture of the chicken sandwich on the nosheteria website looks delicious.  I hope that whatever chicken place we get on 37th Ave. turns out to be good.  I love chicken!
Title: Re: Another Dunkin?
Post by: abee on March 28, 2008, 12:15:23 AM
  By the way, I peeked inside the storefront the other day and noticed that the decor so far doesn't resemble anything close to a Dunkin.

You didn't think so? I do admit that when I peeked in I only saw the tiniest bit of inside the door, but the color the wall was painted looked a very Dunkin/Baskin pink (tm).
Title: Re: Another Dunkin?
Post by: Chuckster on March 28, 2008, 09:51:26 AM
abee, when I looked, the walls had yet to be painted.  However, I do recall seeing some paneling, but not pink.  I would be surprised to see another Dunkin open in that spot afterall, as that would be contradictory to information posted at the DOB.  I've been reading lately that Dunkin has expansion plans in its attempts to compete with Starbucks.  Your post now leaves me wondering.  I'd rather have a chicken place though, as we already have a Dunkin on 37th Ave.
Title: New Business on 78th & 37th
Post by: JoeinQueens on March 31, 2008, 10:15:55 AM
In the former law office there is another take out place, possibly Chinese, under renovation.
Title: Re: New Business on 78th & 37th
Post by: DG3000 on March 31, 2008, 10:55:43 AM
I read on the board over the weekend that it was going to be a Chicken place.  Hope it's open past 9pm...
Title: Re: Another Dunkin?
Post by: Shelby2 on April 01, 2008, 07:38:26 PM
You didn't think so? I do admit that when I peeked in I only saw the tiniest bit of inside the door, but the color the wall was painted looked a very Dunkin/Baskin pink (tm).

Today I managed to peek inside through a 2 inch by 2 inch square hole in the paper that's covering the windows and it was very very pink inside there.  Which, IMHO, is not the best choice for walls on a chicken place.  If that's what it really is.
Title: Re: Another Dunkin?
Post by: Chuckster on April 01, 2008, 08:18:25 PM
I noticed the pink wall the other day as well.  But is it the trademark Dunkin pink do you think?  Come to think of it, I've been inside Dunkin practically a million times, but I can't seem to remember if the walls are actually pink or if it's just the tables, chairs and counter. 
Title: Re: Another Dunkin?
Post by: Shelby2 on April 01, 2008, 08:30:26 PM
It didn't really feel like the Dunkin pink to me (maybe a little darker?), and strangely enough I can't remember what color the walls are in existing Dunkin shops either. 
Title: Re: Another Dunkin?
Post by: Shelby2 on April 01, 2008, 09:20:38 PM
Actually, the pink did look very much like this pink on this Dunkin website http://alpha.dickinson.edu/carlisle/DunkNDonuts.html

However, there's always the chance my monitor is not showing colors accurately.
Title: Re: Another Dunkin?
Post by: toddg on April 01, 2008, 10:49:20 PM
Hmm.  In this space, we heard there was a chicken eatery being opened by someone with an Indian surname -- but now it appears to be a Dunkin Donuts and/or Baskin Robins location.  Nearby in the former Baskin Robins space, I've heard that there will be some sort of Indian restaurant.  I wonder if there's been some sort of swap.

Or should I be clinging to the hope that the pink walls are just a primer coat? 
Title: Re: Another Dunkin?
Post by: Chuckster on April 01, 2008, 11:03:15 PM
Pink primer?  Hmmmm...

Shelby, the paneling that appears on the walls of the Dunkin site you posted looks alarmingly similar to the paneling that's in place at the "chicken" place. :o  I'll have to ask next time I walk by.
Title: Re: Another Dunkin?
Post by: Aronan on April 02, 2008, 01:12:04 AM
Walked by the place today the doors were wide open, and now that it has been mentioned it does look like a Dunkin pink.

However... I'm confused... and certainly no fast food mogul or developer...

But with the old Baskin Robins being closed why would an eating and drinking establishment not choose to set up shop in a space that already has that designation / facilities as opposed to redesigning a space that wasn't prepared? espescailly since both spaces seem to be about the same size. Is it a matter of location ?

And is it really good business sense to open a Dunkin so close to another one ? Doesn't the franchise have a rule about that ?

In the end, maybe we're in for a Dunkin Baskin Chickin adventure of some sort :)   
Title: Re: Another Dunkin?
Post by: APG7714 on April 02, 2008, 09:12:32 AM
It's no Dunkin' I have seen the progress throughout the week and they have installed exhaust systems and grills and the kind of resturant materials that would make part of a Fried Chicken place. My predication from what I have seen ( the bright pink walls and the exhaust systems) is that it will be a Korean Fried Chicken place such as UFO Chicken .
Title: Re: New Business on 78th & 37th
Post by: michaelb on April 02, 2008, 12:40:48 PM
I read on the board over the weekend that it was going to be a Chicken place.  Hope it's open past 9pm...

I read on the board that it was going to be another Dunkin.
Title: Re: New Business on 78th & 37th
Post by: ECG on April 02, 2008, 02:59:20 PM
Original American Chicken.
Title: Re: Another Dunkin?
Post by: Chuckster on April 02, 2008, 05:14:14 PM
So now I know where I get my curiosity from.  My dad just called me to say that he stepped into the "chicken" place.  He's nosy like that.  He asked what type of business was going to open, and was told by one of the contractors that it's going to be an Indian restaurant with a grand opening date of approximately 2 weeks. 
Title: Re: Another Dunkin?
Post by: JHICON on April 03, 2008, 01:23:20 AM
I was hoping a Kennedy fried chicken. lolol. nothing beats fried chicken at 2AM lol.

hey any news on what is going to open on 82nd where that jewelry store use to be i dont remember the name exactly, but place look fancy selling godiva chocolates and jewelry.
Title: Re: Another Dunkin?
Post by: Tigoillo on April 08, 2008, 04:10:11 PM
I was hoping a Kennedy fried chicken. lolol. nothing beats fried chicken at 2AM lol.

hey any news on what is going to open on 82nd where that jewelry store use to be i dont remember the name exactly, but place look fancy selling godiva chocolates and jewelry.

I think its supposed to be the Ponce De Leon Bank. Originally they had a sign up that it was to open in January of 2008. Oops. Missed that deadline!
Title: Re: Original American Chicken
Post by: toddg on April 24, 2008, 10:47:18 PM
The "Original American Chicken" sign is now up.  Not much we can learn from that, except that they're most likely not a front for Dunkin Donuts.  I'm really curious to find out what type of chicken place this will be.
Title: Re: Original American Chicken
Post by: ECG on April 24, 2008, 11:06:45 PM
Original.
Title: Re: Original American Chicken
Post by: JHICON on April 25, 2008, 04:08:06 AM
i peeped through the window I think they are going to sell burgers, fried chicken and rotisserie chicken and all that jazz.
Title: Re: Original American Chicken
Post by: buddy on April 25, 2008, 08:36:06 AM
Speaking of new chicken and burger places, on Northern at 86th Street, El Rancho is gone and a new Peruvian grilled chicken restaurant is renovating and looks to be opening soon.  It's def. better looking inside than the old El Rancho.  Funny though
because the next corner has Pio Pio which is gotta be stiff competition.  Guess there can't be enough chicken in JHS.  :)
Title: Re: Original American Chicken
Post by: Chuckster on April 27, 2008, 01:37:55 PM
Maybe the new chicken place will be a fusion type place.  That would be awesome, albeit not original American...whatever that means.   ???  Southern fried?
Title: Re: Original American Chicken
Post by: ECG on April 27, 2008, 01:43:53 PM
Original American - would that be pilgrim style, Native American style?
Title: Re: Original American Chicken
Post by: buddy on April 27, 2008, 07:46:43 PM
I drove past it tonight on my way to get my thai food and I thought it said Chilli Chicken or something like that.
Title: Re: Original American Chicken
Post by: earlie on April 27, 2008, 08:08:30 PM
One thing this nabe is not lacking is CHICKEN. :tickedoff:
Title: Re: Original American Chicken
Post by: spanishfish on April 27, 2008, 09:10:43 PM
Maybe the Original means it's a Teradactyl?
Title: Re: Original American Chicken
Post by: Chuckster on May 10, 2008, 01:53:25 PM
It looks like this restaurant will be doing mostly take-out business.  I walked by yesterday and noticed that there's a large grill by the front window and a long counter with no seating leading to the back.  I was hoping to see a few tables...may in the back area?  This place reminds me of the Chirping Chickens fast food restaurants in Manhattan.
Title: Re: Original American Chicken
Post by: ECG on May 10, 2008, 05:04:09 PM
Does anyone think that the Broadway Pizza (if it is ever finished) and the chicken place are being built because of the Renaissance School and PS 69?
Title: Re: Original American Chicken
Post by: Dawnie on May 21, 2008, 05:08:23 PM
Are they opening soon?  Is there an expected date?  It seems like it is taking a very long time to open?
Title: Re: Original American Chicken
Post by: 80thstreet.observer on May 23, 2008, 10:30:26 AM
Yesterday afternoon (05/23), there was a lady handing out menus in front of Original American Chicken.  Does that mean they are opening soon?
Title: Re: Original American Chicken
Post by: buddy on May 24, 2008, 04:05:17 PM
They were open when I walked by today.  Chickens on a grill instead of rotisserie style.  So that is different from most of the other chicken places.  I didn't go inside to see what else they have.  It definitely looks like a take out place. 
Title: Re: Original American Chicken
Post by: spanishfish on May 24, 2008, 04:52:40 PM
ECG-

What is the supposed connection between Pizza, Chickens and Elementary Schools?
Title: Re: Original American Chicken
Post by: kate on May 24, 2008, 08:13:12 PM
It smelled pretty good, and they seem to have a varied menu. Salads, etc.
Title: Re: Original American Chicken
Post by: buddy on May 24, 2008, 11:04:51 PM
all this chicken talk sent me over to UFC for their drum sticks.
Title: Re: Original American Chicken
Post by: 80thstreet.observer on May 25, 2008, 08:43:29 AM
I picked up half a chicken yesterday, with two sides.

Original American Chicken may have to rethink the ventilation system they've installed...it was very smoky (from the grilling) inside the restaurant.  Maybe it was just the first day and the ventilation system just wan't up and running yet.

The chicken was moist, and overall good, but not great.  The sauces (tomato and bbq) weren't very good at all.  The sides weren't very good either.  A great sauce and some good sides may have made all the difference...it didn't look like the restaurant cared about these things.  Oh well, I'll go back and revisit them in a few weeks and see if things have improved.
Title: Re: Original American Chicken
Post by: ECG on May 25, 2008, 10:48:11 AM
ECG-

What is the supposed connection between Pizza, Chickens and Elementary Schools?

The connection I saw was that kids like to eat pizza and maybe chicken. Renaissance school isn't elementary.
Title: Re: Original American Chicken
Post by: toddg on May 28, 2008, 07:11:09 PM
I tried this place on Monday evening.  The food wasn't exciting, but the quality was good and I will probably return somewhat frequently because of its convenience. 

The one side I did have, a very lightly seasoned mix of steamed vegetables, was delicious and was not overcooked.  But I agree with 80thStreet.... the overall appeal of the place could be greatly enhanced by a little more loving creativity with the sauces and sides.  It shouldn't take too much effort to develop some top-notch, homemade sauces.  Why not reflect Jackson Heights' diversity and "American"-ness with a killer chimichurri sauce, a spicy Korean BBQ sauce, an Indian tamarind-type sauce, etc.?  Or invent something truly "Original".  Right now, it's almost as if the owners are trying too hard to be generic.  A bit more character (e.g. Chucker's suggestion of a place like Atomic Wings (http://www.atomicwings.com/site/menu.php)) would have been welcome.
Title: Re: Original American Chicken
Post by: Chuckster on May 29, 2008, 09:44:15 PM
I tried the OAC on their grand opening day, Saturday.  The chicken's flavor is reminiscent of your standard outdoor grilled chicken...the kind of taste you achieve during a summer BBQ outing.  Well, at least that's what it reminded me of.  I asked for BBQ sauce, but I think I may have gotten ketchup by mistake.  It appears that I also tried the same veggie mix that Todd tried.  This was a mix of carrots, cauliflower and broccoli.  Overall, not very exciting, but not bad either.  The smoke is an entirely different story, but I'm hoping the ventilation system issue is something OAC will address quickly.

We ordered:

Whole Chicken served with pita bread and one side dish for $10.69
Title: Re: Original American Chicken
Post by: Bonito Flakes on October 05, 2008, 10:22:17 AM
I just had the worst meal since I've been living in Jackson Heights. I decided to try this place out since it's right around the corner from where I live. I ordered the half grilled chicken and the mac & cheese as a side. The chicken was dry and lacked any flavor. The mac and cheese tasted like watered down powdered cheese - really gross. Needless to say, I will never return.
Title: Re: Original American Chicken
Post by: jennsch on October 05, 2008, 07:26:02 PM
Every time I walk by and, ever so briefly, think of going in there, those Pepto Bismol pink walls put me off.
Title: Re: Original American Chicken
Post by: rs011885 on October 06, 2008, 02:39:44 AM
I also went only once and do not plan on returning, ever. I had so-so chicken and (cold!) rice. I think. It was obviously not worth remembering.
Title: Re: Original American Chicken
Post by: Jeffsayyes on October 06, 2008, 06:42:37 PM
i think the problem is that places like this are trying to appease american tastes.
i didnt like all the salads and stuff, a supreme dearth of side items for me.
Title: Re: Original American Chicken
Post by: JHICON on October 08, 2008, 03:14:29 AM
Chicken is alright it needs more seasoning but it does have that summery taste of BBQ. The sides.... I think the generic mac and cheese brand is better than the crap there serving.
Title: The original American Chicken on 37th and 78th
Post by: americanchicken on August 03, 2011, 09:30:48 PM
Hi to all JH friends and residents...If you've been to the restaurant please let us know your thoughts.. open seven days. free delivery with no minimum in the area.....


Title: Re: The original American Chicken on 37th and 78th
Post by: dssjh on August 03, 2011, 10:21:49 PM
truthily?

the rotisserie chicken is good. could use a little more spicing...or at least a little more salt and pepper ... but it's good chicken and a good value. the fried could use a lot more flavoring.

the sides are very good. love the salads, and think the potatoes are terrific...lemon and mashed. just pick up the flavoring a smidge, and everything would be top notch.
Title: Re: The original American Chicken on 37th and 78th
Post by: Queenskid on August 04, 2011, 08:30:04 AM
I love the chicken.  We tried the ribs for the first time and were surprised by how good they were (I'm always worried that ribs will smothered in some sweet sauce).  This is one of the places consistently order from.
Title: Re: The original American Chicken on 37th and 78th
Post by: linette on August 04, 2011, 11:53:51 AM
I'm a big fan. I'm actually ok with the chicken not being too spicy since my kids like it as is--I add the excellent green sauce for more spice on my own.

Also, your staff is always very friendly and helpful.
Title: Re: The original American Chicken on 37th and 78th
Post by: Chuckster on August 04, 2011, 01:51:55 PM
I'm a big fan. I'm actually ok with the chicken not being too spicy since my kids like it as is--I add the excellent green sauce for more spice on my own.

Also, your staff is always very friendly and helpful.

I'm OK with the mildly flavored chicken also.  It's a change from some of the spicier options we have in the neighborhood.  I hit other spots when I'm in the mood for spice and/or heat.
Title: Re: The original American Chicken on 37th and 78th
Post by: blackandyellow on August 04, 2011, 03:25:46 PM
The chicken is OK, I also agree that it needs a bit more flavor.  I personally prefer to order chicken from "La casa del pollo peruano", there it is much more juicer and tastefull, unfortunately they don't deliver.
Title: Re: The original American Chicken on 37th and 78th
Post by: Mary Poppins on August 04, 2011, 06:42:10 PM
I love the chicken the way it is.   Also love the creamed spinach

The mac and cheese scared me... it was watery and orange and strange
Title: Re: The original American Chicken on 37th and 78th
Post by: Jeffsayyes on August 04, 2011, 08:06:09 PM
ate there once. wasn't into it.
seeing about 35 chickens on the grill and few customers makes me suspicious of how juicy it can be.

Check out Chirpin Chicken or Chicken Lovers in Bayside. They have really juicy chicken. If you guys made chicken like that, you'd be very popular.
Title: Re: The original American Chicken on 37th and 78th
Post by: toddg on August 04, 2011, 10:02:53 PM
I like the flavor/juiciness of the various rotisserie places, but American Chicken's straightforward and less greasy grilled chicken is a welcome change from the others.  I also tend to eat at American Chicken when I'm looking for takeout that's kid-friendly.

I didn't know about the green sauce, and look forward to trying it.  I think your sauce selection (ketchup, bbq, etc.) has been a real missed opportunity.  (See my original commentary (http://www.jacksonheightslife.com/community/index.php?topic=515.msg6954#msg6954) when you first opened).  Overall, I think you serve a well-prepared chicken, but I'd love to see you get more creative with your sauces, sides, and preparations.  A well-prepared grilled chicken sandwich, with high quality bread and other ingredients, would be especially welcome.
Title: Re: The original American Chicken on 37th and 78th
Post by: bellabella on August 05, 2011, 03:15:38 PM
I have to agree with Jeff. The chickens did not look fresh and frankly I was afraid to buy any.
Title: Re: The original American Chicken on 37th and 78th
Post by: mrleefromny on September 21, 2011, 10:28:28 PM
So I went into the store today to order a half chicken with two sides.  When I went to go pay, I only had $2 on me and TOAC does not accept AMEX.  I apologized for not having cash and proceeded to leave the store (without my half chicken in tow), when the cashier gave me the food and said to pay him tomorrow.  Of course, I went home, ate my meal, went to an ATM, and paid for my meal within an hour.  Just thought I would share since this is not something that you see everyday.

PS - I agree with the majority of posts that the chicken is just fine the way it is, but they should incorporate some variety in terms of the sides and the sauces they use.
Title: Re: The original American Chicken on 37th and 78th
Post by: Mike V on September 22, 2011, 07:26:32 AM
I like Chickenfest at 40-36 82nd St across from Movie Theater.  1/4 dark with 2 sides is $4.85 which is what I usually get.  You choose from 18 side dishes both hot & cold.  For those with big appetites 1/2 chicken with 2 sides is $6.25.  Place is always very busy being so close to the hospital.  They also have fried chicken meals with 2 sides for the same price. 
Title: Re: The original American Chicken on 37th and 78th
Post by: Jeffsayyes on September 22, 2011, 09:09:01 PM
do you guys marinate or brine the chickens? that might help.
also, I know you want to show lots of chickens in the window, but I think people would appreciate if it was fresher. Look at chicken lover in bayside. they have it all right.
Title: Re: The original American Chicken on 37th and 78th
Post by: Jeffsayyes on October 25, 2011, 04:02:19 PM
You guys can't have that many chickens out on the grill, especially if the grill isn't even on! Seriously, it's dangerous. How often do you cook teh chickens?? there should be one grill man, grilling to order. especially at the amount of people coming in. That's not a bad space at all. I'd love to make sandwiches for you guys.
Title: Re: The original American Chicken on 37th and 78th
Post by: LisaShmu on October 28, 2011, 04:15:50 PM
My husband and I are big fans. It is close to our apt and on the way home from work.
Sometimes if we want a quick dinner, that's the first place we think of.
LOVE the green sauce.
The tostones and maduros are really good too.
And the owner is a real nice genuine guy.
Title: Re: The original American Chicken on 37th and 78th
Post by: pidrissi on October 28, 2011, 04:25:10 PM
I LOVE the Original American Chicken!  I've never had a bad meal there.  The chicken is always fresh to me and is never dry or overdone.  Love their sides that are all homemade and fresh.
Very grateful that they are open and serving later in the evening.  Great Job!   :rockon: