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Fried chicken chain named 'America's best' debuts new location in Fisherman's Wharf

Photo: Krispy Krunchy Chicken/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on January 28, 2020.

Chicken fans, take heed: A new outpost of Krispy Krunchy Chicken has opened for business at Pier 39 in Fisherman's Wharf.

Founded in Louisiana in 1989, Krispy Krunchy built its brand through convenience stores and gas stations, but is now starting to open standalone locations as well. A year ago, it opened its first non-gas-station SF outpost in the Tenderloin, and now it's arrived at Pier 39.

The chain is a cult favorite among foodies. In 2017, lifestyle site Thrillist named it "America’s Best Fried Chicken Chain," describing Krispy Krunchy's chicken as "the most underrated item in fast food today."

Krispy Krunchy has also earned the approval of SF Weekly food writer Ryan Basso, who dubbed it "some of the tastiest fried chicken in San Francisco" in a 2018 “Go Eat This Now" piece.

At the new location, fans can sample Krispy Krunchy's "Cajun-infused" chicken in combos (8, 12, 16 or 25 pieces) and family platters, with sides of biscuits, mac and cheese, fries, jambalaya and more. Other menu items include hot wings, chicken sandwiches and fried fish and shrimp.

The new location of Krispy Krunchy has garnered fairly positive attention thus far, with a four-star rating out of seven reviews on Yelp.

Ahmed H., who was among the first Yelpers to review the new spot on Jan. 16, wrote, "When at Pier 39, look for this place. You'll be happy you did."

Yelper Amer A. added, "This place is amazing. The food was fresh and so delicious."

Interested? Stop by to welcome the new business to the neighborhood. Krispy Krunchy is open from 10 a.m.–10 p.m. daily.

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