After reading about new ownership in the chronicle, etc. and remembering chicken King from a few years back having gr8 chicken, we decided to try it once again, esp. since Reds, across from stumpknockers,' down the road was closed on Mondays. BIG BIG mistake. Folks, only the NAME is the same. This place ranks two notchs below McDonalds, and 4 below dennys. My wife is not a breakfast person, so I ordered a Cheese Omelette which was like a lead spongebob version lookalike of the light and fluffy waffle house counterpart. I simply could not eat it all. When the waitress returned to refill my coffee, my wife reached across and took a bite of my omelet and a piece of remaining toast. With that, the server turned over the check and promptly added a $1 PLATE SHARE charge to the bill. That's never happened in all the years we've been dining ANYWHERE and we eat out a lot. At first I thought it was for the extra 1/2 cup of java. Although I left an amenity, I really shouldn't have. My wife, on leaving pointed out the hand scrawled note on the entrance door stating "NO food or drink to be brought in".. Duh! WHOEVER operates this senior dependent business is going to follow the last owners into the dumper as well.. It sucks big time. Chicken king goes directly to the bottom of the list of desirable places in the entire area.. There is another restaurant right next door in the way of competition so the writing is on their wall...literally. Oh yeah the restroom was clean which was the highlight of the visit.One of the servers told us it was owned by the same ppl. as AJ's popular breakfast diner in crystal river. I find that hard to believe as there is NO comparison at all.
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