Ezell’s Famous Southern Fried Chicken in Seattle Voted America’s Favorite in Esquire Poll
SEATTLE, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Seattle-based Ezell’s Famous Chicken is “The Most Life-Changing Fried Chicken” in America according to the nationwide Internet poll conducted by Esquire magazine’s “Eat Like a Man” blog. Ezell’s walked away with nearly 50 percent of the vote among the eight competitors.
This is the second life-changing national recognition for Ezell’s since the company first opened in the mid 80s. Oprah Winfrey mentioned Ezell’s on her show after she had its chicken flown from Seattle to Chicago for her birthday party at Harpo Studios.
Ezell’s currently has seven locations in greater Seattle and has been serving up “The Most Life-Changing Chicken in America” for more than 25 years. The mission was simple: To provide always-fresh, high-quality chicken along with good, made-from-scratch-daily side dishes and serve them with fast, courteous service. In short, Ezell’s had to be fresh, good and fast.
“From the beginning, we chose to use the best product, the best ingredients,” says Lewis Rudd, President and CEO of Ezell’s Famous Fried Chicken. “Even before trans fat-free was the law, we used trans fat-free oils and continue to use 100-percent vegetable oils for all our frying.”
Each restaurant marinates its own chicken using New Orleans-style Creole seasoning and a dash of cayenne pepper to the breading which gives added zing to the recipe. That marinating process, says Rudd, ensures Ezell’s chicken is flavorful to the last bite – and no doubt key to being named America’s Favorite Fried Chicken.
About Ezell’s Famous Chicken
Founded in 1984 in Seattle’s Central District, Ezell’s Famous Chicken is a family-owned and operated company. Its chain of seven fast-casual restaurants are located in cities throughout the Greater Puget Sound area. For more information on the award-winning company, please visit http://www.ezellschicken.com, on Facebook at EzellsFamousChicken or on Twitter @Ezells_Chicken.
Ezell’s Famous Chicken is a family-owned and operated business that, 25 years later, employs 18 family members spanning two generations.
Photos: Courtesy of Ezell’s
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